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Except in places where severe frosts are not experienced, Fuchsias do not grow to any great size, and cannot be classed as hardy shrubs. In those favoured localities where they will thrive, they form magnificent bushes 8 to 12 feet high, and as much through. The commonest species is Fuchsia macrostemma, a native of South America. It has small, elegant, red and purple blossoms. Fuchsia Riccartonii is a handsome hybrid, and probably the best for all round work. It forms a lovely, isolated bush, a fine mass, or a pretty, informal hedge. Fuchsia belongs to the order Onagraceae.