Fuchsia x species

Botanical Name: Fuchsia x species

Common Name(s): Fuchsia

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Description:

Fuchsia hybrids are among the most beautiful flowers in the world, offering a tremendous variety of colours, shapes and forms. There are over 100 species, with many thousands of hybrids, resulting in flowers of all sizes, from dainty singles to large doubles with vivid colours and striking colour combinations. Flowers are usually pendulous, but more and more erect and very floriferous varieties are becoming available. Their foliage is also interesting, varying from lush green to bronze, and even variegated.

Family: Onagraceae

Botanical Pronunciation: FOOKS-ee-uh

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

Description:
Flowers are usually pendulous, but more and more erect and very floriferous varieties are becoming available.


Foliage

Description:
Their foliage is interesting, varying from lush green to bronze, and even variegated.


Interesting Info

Fuchsia hybrids are among the most beautiful flowers in the world.

 

Maintenance

They must be fed regularly during summer with fertilizer high in nitrogen and potash. In frost-prone areas, prune fuchsias at the end of August. Prune four weeks ealier in frost-free areas. Upright and bushy types usually need to be staked.

Origin

Garden origin

 

Planting Instructions

Planting: Prefers a south- or east-facing position, with morning sun and afternoon shade. It needs rich, moist but well-drained soil, sheltered from wind. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.

Watering and feeding: Water regularly; keep mulched. This heavy feeder needs to be fed regularly in summer with a high nitrogen and potash fertiliser in order to flower well.

Pruning: Prune in early spring by cutting back by two thirds.

Recommended Varieties

‘Lady Beth’ has a weeping growth habit, and double flowers with pale rose sepals with a violet-blue corolla. ‘R.A.F.’ has a bushy growth habit with double flowers with red sepals and a pale pink corolla. Fuchsia fulgens, F. triphylla.

 

Size

0.2-0.4 m * 0.3-0.6 m

Soil Conditions

They require rich, moist, but well-drained soil.

 

Uses

Ideal for hanging baskets.

 

Uses in landscape design

Fuchsias make excellent tub subjects for a cool, light patio. Cascading hybrids are excellent in hanging baskets. 

 

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