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Welcome to The Northwest Fuchsia Society Website! 10 new hardies on the Hardy List in shocking pink!   NEW SPECIES BOOKLET under "Fuchsia Books".


Aculops fuchsiae Resistant Hybridized


 fuchsia gall mite (Aculops fuchsiae-Keifer)


                Growing fuchsias highly resistant to fuchsia mite (DAMAGE)…completely negates the need for spraying.

                                                                                                 Carlton Koehler, Entomologist,

                                                                                                 University of California at Berkeley, 1985

The following information has been gathered from the American Fuchsia  Society, Dr. Peter Baye  (San Francisco Botanical Garden/Strybing Arboretum), Mary Cooke (Redwood City), Regine Plows (1998- Ft. Bragg), Marjorie Wickham (1985- Mill Valley) and other AFS sources in California. Both Peter Baye and Mary Cooke currently maintain a mite garden to test resistance.  Previously, Regine Plows and Margaret Wickham had used microscopes to detect mites and compare their numbers to the severity of the damage.  They found mites on some plants that showed no symptoms of mites.  (In other words, with the mites there and no symptoms, the resistance is really to the damage, not the mites themselves.  Think of it as a "carrier" of some disease that does not seem to affect the host.)   From 1982-4, University of California entomologists formally tested plants’ resistance and response to various controls.  

This is not a complete list, and there are conflicting reports. Some fuchsias seem to be resistant in one garden but not in another.  Mites are transported passively and need insects, birds, wind or gardeners to move them around.  Because of this, even in the midst of a mite infected area, they may have never been exposed to mites. The following list will be updated and corrected as more information is gathered.

Along with information from PNW gardeners who have had fuchsia mite infestations, THE REALLY GOOD NEWS IS THAT it has been  found that the mites are killed when frozen (in the low 20's or teens for 6-8 hours) for 3-4 nights on hardy fuchsias outdoors all year.


R= resistant.  Fuchsia gall mites will attack this plant, but damage is lessened to various degrees and at various stages in their growth pattern.  The ornamental value of the plant is retained.

I= immune.  Mites may be present but no galls are produced; little or no damage seen.


Section Fuchsia

            R- F… ayavacensis, cinera, crassistipula, decussata, dependens, gehrigeri, loxensis,  nigricans,  petiolaris, tincta,


            I-  F… boliviana & F. boliviana ‘Alba’, canescens,  denticulata, hirtella, mathewsii,

                                                 rivularis subsp rivularis , simplicicaulis, sylvatica, vulcanica.


 NOT resistant-  F. triphylla cultivars; F. harlingii;  andrei, hartwegii, santae-rosea, scabruiscula  & sessilifolia- conflicting  information- from ‘immune’, ‘resistant’ to ‘not resistant’).


Section Quelusia from Brazil  

            R- F… alpestris, coccinea, regia subsp. reitzii, regia subsp. serrae &  regia ‘Radicans’     

            I-  F…brevilobis, campos-portoi, glazioviana,  hatschbachii, regia subsp. regia.

                                    (F. magellanica from Chile & many of its hybrids are NOT resistant. Although not in this section, but also from Chile, F. lycioides is NOT resistant.)


Section Schufia

.           R-  F arborescens

            I-   F. paniculata


Section Skinnera

            I- F. excorticata


Section Encliandra

            I-  Encliandras (& cultivars).


Section Jimenzia

            R- F. jimenzii


Section Procumbentes

            R- F. procumbens


Section Ellobium

            R- F. fulgens

            IF. splendens


Section Hemsleyella

            R- F. membranacea, F. tilletiana



 Encliandra cultivars:

            Chance Encounter, Cinabarina, Coral Baby, Goodness Gracious, Hinnerike,, Isis, Lottie Hobby, Mason’s Tiny Tots, Mendocino Mini, Miniature Jewels, Minutiflora, Ocean Mist, Panylla Prince, Peaches & Cream, Reflexa, Think Pink, Tomarama, Variegated Lottie Hobby… too many to list.

OTHERS: Background included, if known. Checking the species above, one can see where resistance originated.   

I- if known as immune


Andenken an Heinrich Henkel  (F. boliviana x  F. triphylla ?)

Angel’s Earrings & Dainty Angel’s Earrings-

            from Suntory, Japan, believed to be crosses of a regia and F. glazioviana.

Aurora Borealis (F. splendens x F. fulgens)

Baby Chang (F. splendens x)

Baby Tutu

Baby Two Step

Balkönkoningen) (aka Balkon)- I

Bell Buoy

Bergnimf (F. sessilifolia x F. fulgens)

Beth Robley

Bow Bells


Cara Mia

Carnival- I

Chang (F. splendens x)



Constance (Sport of Bright’s Pink Pearl)

Curly Q

Curtain Call

Daisy Bell

Eleanor Leytham


Eternal Flame

Exoniensis (F. splendens Cordifolia x Globosa)

Fabian Franck (Gottingen x F. pilaloensis)

Fanfare (F. denticulata x)- I

First Success (F. paniculata x F. splendens)- I

F. x colensoi  (F. perscandens x F. excorticata)

Golden Anne

Golden West  (Fanfare x)

Graf Witte


Hidcote Beauty


Jubie Lin


Lady Boothby  (F. alpestris x Royal Purple)

Lechlade Chinaman (F. splendens x F. procumbens)

Lechlade Gorgon (F. paniculata x  F.  arborescens)- I


Leverkusen [Andenken an Heinrich Henkel   (F. triphylla x F. boliviana x?)  

Little Ronnie (Sport of Lorna Doone)

Lord Byron

Machu Picchu [Speciosa (F. splendens x  F. fulgens) x unknown]

Mantilla (F. boliviana x San Francisco?) or  F. triphylla x F.pringsheimii?)

Maori Pipes (F. excorticata x F. triphylla)

Martin’s Yellow Surprise  (F. piloensis x F. fulgens)

Mary Fairclo


Meip Aalthuizen (F. arborescens x F. venusta)


Mood Indigo [(F .lycioides x F. magellanica) x  Florentina]

Mrs. Victor Reiter  (Amy Lye x Mrs. Rundle)

Netalla (Sport of Chang)

Nonpareil (aka Gypsy Queen)

Other Fellow


Pink Jade

Pink Link

Pink Marshmallow

Praesident Walter Mario- I


Purple Rain [(F. lycioides x F. magellanica)  x  (F. excorticata x Ting-A-Ling)]


Red Fanling

Rubra Grandiflora  (F. fulgens x)

San Francisco (Robert Blatry x Mrs Victor Reiter)

Santa Cruz

Scarlet Ribbons (F. boliviana x Mary)


South Coast


Space Shuttle (Speciosa x F. splendens)- I

Tangerine (F. splendens var. cordifolia x)- I

Tarra Valley (F. x colensoi x F. splendens)

Texas Longhorn

Tinkerbell- Hodges



Wave of Life

White King


Fuchsias with waxy or hairy leaves are more likely to show less fuchsia mite damage.


Note that some plants have a parent that is resistant and one that is not.  To determine which characteristic the offspring received, it has to be tested in a mite infested garden and even better, directly inoculated with mites.


If you notice errors here, please do contact us:

NWFS Gall Mite Committee- Salli Dahl,; Frankie Dennison,; Gwen Jensen,;


2024 NWFS Calendar of Events - Events may be canceled without notice.

Important Dates of the Northwest Fuchsia Society



MAY 2-31

Pilchuck Fuchsia Society presents 'Along the Garden Path' a Fuchsia display

Marysville Sno-Isle Library, 6120 Grove Street, Marysville WA

Come look at this wonderful Fuchsia Display at the Library, maybe join a club!


Puget Sound Fuchsia Society Plant Sale at Highline Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale

11am - 2pm 13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac WA


Pilchuck hosts Skagit Audubon Society at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave

Snohomish, WA 2pm-3:30pm Come join the fun and learn how to attract birds to your garden all year long.

Contact: Margaret Johnston 425-210-6272 (text)



Sno-King/Pilchuck Fuchsia Society Show & Plant Sale, OPEN TO ALL NWFS MBRS

Show Judging 10am-Noon ~~ Viewing & Plant Sale Noon-2pm

Renew Covenant Church, 2721 – 164th Ave SW, Lynnwood, WA

AUG 16-18

Oregon Fuchsia Society Show & Sale, Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark, Portland

Fri Noon-6:30pm, Sat 9am--6:30pm and Sun 9-2

Contact: Sue Randall 503-246-7920,

**Plants will be available for sale**

AUG 17

Eastside Fall Show & Plant Sale, OPEN TO ALL, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Aaron Education Center,

12001 Main Street, Bellevue WA 9am-3pm Contact: Caroline Zebroski 206-715-6475

**Selling Fuchsias, Bearded Iris, Daylilies!**



Tahoma Fuchsia Society Show at Point Defiance Zoo Display Garden (just by the Rose Garden)

'Garden At It's Finest'

AUG 31

Olympia Fuchsia Society Show & Plant Sale OPEN TO ALL, 2513 Thurston Ave NE, Olympia WA 10am-4pm

Contact: Dorothy McMann 360-570-0068



Crescent City Fuchsia & Epiphyllum Society Show & Sale, Del Norte Cty Fairgrounds,

421 Hwy 101 N, Crescent City, CA    Contact: Mark Danner 707-954-8455



NWFS Show & Sale, SHOW OPEN TO ALL NWFS MEMBERS, Lake Wilderness Arboretum,

22520 SE 248th St, Maple Valley WA   10am-4pm   Contact: Tammy Brown 253-226-1210 



Lake Wilderness Arboretum Fall Plant Sale, 22520 SE 248th St, Maple Valley WA

10am-4pm   **We hope you will support the Arboretum and enjoy the Hardy Fuchsia Garden!**



2024 - NWFS Board/Annual Meeting & Potluck ~ TBD



The Northwest Fuchsia Society was established in 1983.


Mailing address:

Northwest Fuchsia Society

12735- 1st Ave. NW

Seattle, WA 98177-4221