Oregon Fuchsia Society


2023 CLUB PLANT
'Golden Herald'
Fuchsia 'Golden Herald' is a yellow-leaved sport of Fuchsia 'Herald' discovered at Brock Nursery in the UK in 1994. It's a single-flowered upright-growing fuchsia with a medium red calyx over a coralla that first opens to a darker reddish purple but then ages to a lighter violet-purple. Its parent plant, 'Herald', was first introduced in the UK in 1889 but has somewhat darker-collored flowers than its sport.
What is a club plant?  Every year members of the Oregon Fuchsia Society grow a club plant. This is a plant that has been chosen by the club leadership. Upon arrival, they are the same size. Members take them home and transplant them into a pot, also determined by the leadership. After that every member grows them according to their own style and practices. At the judged fuchsia show in August, members bring their club plant and there is a friendly competition to see whose plant grew the best. It is always interesting to see how differently all the plants grow.