Fuchsia Fuchsia 'White Gold' (v)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
fuchsia 'White Gold'


The Fuchsia 'White Gold' is a striking plant known for its elegant and distinctive foliage and flowers. The leaves of this plant have a lush green color with a radiant gold or yellow margin that creates a brilliant contrast, giving it a vibrant and eye-catching appearance. These variegated leaves serve as a stunning backdrop for the plant's iconic flowers. The blooms of the 'White Gold' variety dangle gracefully and are tubular in shape, typically with a lovely blend of soft pink and white hues. The flowers hang in clusters from the branches, resembling dainty earrings swaying in the breeze. Each flower has a long, slender tube with a flared skirt-like structure at the end, and they often have a slight pendulous nature, which adds to the overall elegance of the plant. This combination of brightly variegated foliage and delicate, dual-toned blossoms makes Fuchsia 'White Gold' a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of color and sophistication to their garden spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Lady's Eardrops, Fuchsia

    • Common names

      Fuchsia 'White Gold' (v).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Fuchsia 'White Gold' is generally considered non-toxic to humans. There are no well-documented cases of poisoning from consuming this plant. Therefore, ingestion of fuchsia, including the 'White Gold' variety, typically does not lead to symptoms of poisoning.

    • To pets

      Fuchsia 'White Gold' is also generally regarded as non-toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. It is not known to cause serious poisoning if pets ingest it. Thus, pet owners usually do not need to worry about serious health issues arising from pets consuming parts of the fuchsia plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central and South America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Adds visual interest to a garden with its striking variegated foliage and pendulous, teardrop-shaped flowers.
    • Attracts Wildlife: Invites hummingbirds and butterflies, which are drawn to its brightly colored flowers for nectar.
    • Versatility: Suitable for growing in containers, hanging baskets, and border edges, offering flexibility in garden design and placement.
    • Long Blooming Period: Produces flowers from late spring to early fall, providing a long season of visual enjoyment.
    • Shade Tolerance: Thrives in partially shaded areas, making it ideal for underplanting or brightening up dim garden spots.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it suitable for novice gardeners or those with limited time.
    • Color Variety: Provides a range of flower colors, from pink and purple to red and white, allowing for customization of garden color schemes.
    • Easy Propagation: Can be easily propagated from cuttings, helping gardeners to expand their planting without additional cost.
    • Cultural Significance: Has a long history of cultivation and a place in traditional cottage gardens, offering historical and cultural value.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Crafting natural dyes: Fuchsia 'White Gold' flowers and berries can be used to create gentle, light-pink or purple dyes for fabrics and yarns.
    • Edible decoration: The flowers of Fuchsia 'White Gold' can be used as colorful, edible garnishes for salads, desserts, and cocktails, adding a unique twist to culinary presentations.
    • Bee and butterfly attractor: Planting Fuchsia 'White Gold' in gardens can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Photography subject: Fuchsia 'White Gold', with its distinctive flowers, can be an excellent subject for botanical photographers and artists looking to capture the beauty of unique plant varieties.
    • Candle embedding: Fuchsia 'White Gold' flowers can be dried carefully and embedded in clear candles to create visually appealing and decorative items.
    • Plant competitions: Fuchsia enthusiasts may grow Fuchsia 'White Gold' to enter plant and flower shows, competing for recognition based on the health and beauty of the plant.
    • Teaching tool: Botany educators can use Fuchsia 'White Gold' as an example when teaching about hybridization, plant care, and horticulture practices.
    • Fairy gardens: The whimsical appearance of Fuchsia 'White Gold' makes it an excellent addition to fairy and miniature gardens, enhancing the magical atmosphere.
    • Jewelry making: The small, delicate flowers and berries of the plant can be preserved in resin to create unique and natural jewelry pieces.
    • Art inspiration: Artists can take inspiration from the structure and colors of Fuchsia 'White Gold' to create paintings, textiles, or sculptures.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Fuchsia is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Fuchsia is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Elegance: Fuchsia 'White Gold', with its delicate white and gold blooms, often symbolizes elegance and grace due to its exquisite appearance.
    • Good Taste: The sophisticated color combination of this particular fuchsia variety suggests a refinement and good taste in aesthetics and design.
    • Astuteness: Due to its unique variegation, Fuchsia 'White Gold' can represent astuteness or cleverness, highlighting an appreciation for complex and beautiful patterns in nature.
    • Confiding Love: Fuchsias in general can symbolize confiding love, and the White Gold variety, with its soft tones, reinforces this message with a gentle and pure touch.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Fuchsia 'White Gold', commonly known as hardy fuchsia, requires consistent moisture without being waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch, which in moderate temperatures might be once or twice a week. Use a watering can to gently apply water directly to the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, using about half a gallon for a medium-sized plant each time. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant is not actively growing. During hot weather, plants may need watering several times a week to keep the soil evenly moist.

  • sunLight

    Hardy fuchsias like Fuchsia 'White Gold' thrive best in a spot with morning sunlight and afternoon shade. Providing some protection from intense midday sun will prevent leaf scorch and ensure the plant's blooms retain their vibrant color. Aim for a location that is bright yet shielded, especially in hotter climates, to provide the ideal balance of light for these plants.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Hardy fuchsias, including Fuchsia 'White Gold', require temperatures that are usually between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and no lower than 50 degrees at night. They can survive short periods of colder weather, but prolonged exposure to temperatures below 50 degrees may damage or kill the plant. It's best to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 80 degrees for extended periods, as this could stress the plant and impede blooming.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune hardy fuchsias like Fuchsia 'White Gold' to maintain their shape and encourage bushier growth. Lightly prune in spring after the last frost and more heavily in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Removing dead or damaged branches can be done at any time. Pruning stimulates new growth, which leads to more flowers, so it is a beneficial practice for the health and aesthetic of the plant.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Fuchsia 'White Gold' thrives in a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. A combination of peat moss, loam, and perlite or sand will create an ideal environment. This variegated fuchsia prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Fuchsias, including 'White Gold', should be repotted annually to replenish nutrients in the soil and accommodate root growth. It is best to repot in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Fuchsias like 'White Gold' prefer a high humidity environment, ideally between 60% to 70%. They flourish in moist air but not wet foliage, so maintaining consistent humidity without directly misting the leaves is important.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Bright, indirect light and consistent moisture for best growth.

    • Outdoor

      Partial shade, sheltered spot, and protect from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Fuchsia 'White Gold' (variegated fuchsia) begins with seed germination, which occurs under warm and moist conditions, usually in spring or early summer. Following germination, the seedlings grow and develop into young plants, with their distinctive foliage and variation in leaf color becoming apparent as they mature. The variegated fuchsia enters a vegetative growth stage, wherein stems and leaves expand, and the plant establishes a strong root system. As the plant matures, typically within a few months of growth, it starts to produce buds that will blossom into the signature fuchsia flowers, usually in late spring to summer. After pollination, often by hummingbirds or insects, these flowers can develop into small, dark-colored berries (fruit), which contain seeds for the next generation. Finally, in areas with a cold winter, the variegated fuchsia may enter a dormancy period, shedding leaves and ceasing growth until warmer temperatures return in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Fuchsia 'White Gold' is through softwood cuttings. This is typically done in late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. To propagate, select a healthy shoot and cut a 4 to 6 inch (10 to 15 cm) length, making sure it includes at least two sets of leaves. Remove the lower set of leaves to expose the nodes and dip the cut end into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. Plant the cutting in a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite or a well-draining potting mix, ensuring that the nodes where the leaves were removed are buried in the soil. Water the cutting and cover the pot with a plastic bag or place it in a propagator to maintain high humidity. New roots usually form within a few weeks, after which the cutting can gradually acclimate to normal conditions before being planted in its permanent location.