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Spanish Fuchsias


By nariz


Just a little something I picked up in town this morning when I told a Senora how pretty her little courtyard was with all the pots of geraniums and fuchsias: She told me the Spanish name is ‘Pendientes de la Reina’ literally ‘Earrings of the Queen.’ How expressive! Much bicer then ‘fuchsia.’ :o)

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Could we see a photo please Nariz...

23 May, 2011


I can see why they would be called that, although i'd have never thought it without you posting this.

23 May, 2011


Lovely name nariz, but I`d never remember all that so fuchsia will do

23 May, 2011


Yes, Stroller, I agree - 'fuchsia' is so much easier to say!

Motinot - if you look at my blog "Still Mooing and Blooming in My Town' theres a photo of a very old-looking balcony heaving with pots of pelargoniums - that's where the little courtyard is beneath with the 'pendientes.' I didn't have my camera with me yesterday but - you never know - perhaps I'll remember it next time we go to town.

Bill, yes it was new to me too.

24 May, 2011


I have also heard them called 'queens ear rings' and also 'droppers' lol
They were named 'Fuchsia' after a German botanist - Leonhart Fuchs, and I agree it isn't a very nice sounding name ....

25 May, 2011


Wondered where the name came from! Thanks Hywel! :o)

25 May, 2011


I wrote a blog, back in Dec 2009 on this very subject :

A neighbour told me their name. This year I have only 4 or 5 plants that survived the winter. I'll take some cutting during the summer.

27 May, 2011


I'll re-read it, Balcony - I'm sure I must have read it at the time. The old memory seems to be fading fast since I was 21. ;o)

29 May, 2011


When was that, last year? LOL! :-D

30 May, 2011


I wish! ;o)

31 May, 2011



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