We were so thrilled when the Japanese began hybridizing fuchsias to tolerate hot, humid summers, that we did mental backflips. Over two decades later, these amazing plants still thrill us with both their tolerance of our harsh summers and winters. Here’s a photo of Fuchsia ‘Sanihanf’ in the garden today. Good siting (part sun and good drainage) is still important for success.
Has this been crossed with other fuschias to create more SE friendly types?
Yes, since typical F. magellanica has no heat tolerance. The breeder did not disclose their crosses in a matter that would be useful for other breeders.