Fuchsia – bright flower
Fuchsias are known for their brightly colored, hanging flowers. They can be found in New Zealand, Central America, South America, Europe, and the United States. People grow fuchsias in gardens and window boxes. Fuchsias need to be kept away from strong winds and be protected from heat.
There are about 100 species of fuchsia. They can be small plants, shrubs, or trees. Fuchsias have very colorful flowers and come in many sizes (from 15 centimeters to 5.5 meters). Flowers can be monochrome, bi-color and tri-color.
The main part of a fuchsia flower is shaped like a tube or a bell. At the end are four brightly colored petals. The colors attract hummingbirds and insects.
South American Fuchsia triphylla was brought by conquistadors as a gift to the king of Spain.