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Some Fuchsias


By AndrewR


Fuchsias have done very well in my garden this year – they loved the mix of warm temperatures and rain. Here are some that are still performing despite the lateness of the season.

I posted a photo of ‘Preston Guild’ back in August; if anything, it’s carrying even more flowers now

I think ‘Trebah Hedging’ has a lot of fuchsia magellanica in its blood. The leaves have purple tints, especially noticeable early in the season

This is fuchsia magellanica ‘Versicolor’ which also has non-green foliage. Keep a watch for any green shoots; if left unchecked the whole bush will gradually revert

‘Hawkshead’ is from the same parentage. The flowers are pure white with no pink creeping in. I find this one needs a good, moist soil to perform at its best

Going back to fuchsias with coloured foliage, ‘Genii’ is probably the best. Grow it in shade to prevent the leaves from scorching

‘Tom West’ may not be hardy but how about this for a foliage plant?

‘Lady Bacon; is an old Victorian variety that always attracts attention in my garden. I’ve found it flowers best in part shade with a dressing of garden compost in early spring

Fuchsias can be pretty tolerant of a wide range of soils. These have been growing in a warm, sunny corner of the garden in really heavy clay for at least ten years.

For easy-going plants with a long flowering season, fuchsias are surely hard to beat.

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Thats a very good selection you have Andrew,thankyou for all the info as well, added to my favs for future reference....

20 Oct, 2011


lovely fuchsias, especially preston guild; and a very helpful blog ~ thanks andrew.

20 Oct, 2011


Like the blog Andrew and all the info that comes with it.Now I know why my Hawkshead did not perform well in too dry and sunny spot.

20 Oct, 2011


Some lovely fischias there. enjoy the while you can before they die off or go dormant until Spring.

20 Oct, 2011


I was just thinking the same about 'Hawkshead'. Although it's in part-shade, it's too dry where it is. :-(

You have some beauties there, Andrew.

20 Oct, 2011


Lovely plants, easy to grow and so many uses, especially the hardy varieties......thanks for the blog.

20 Oct, 2011


Have to admit i also think fuchsias take some beating, they are one of my favourites.

21 Oct, 2011


I have just had a week in St Ives; the Fuchsias down there are looking amazing, especially the magellanicas.

23 Oct, 2011

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