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Fuchsia Magellanica Alba Ladies Eardrops

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  Fuchsia Magellanica Alba Ladies Eardrops (Fuchsia Magellanica Alba)



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Fuchsias are not usually my thing but I like this :)

21 Jul, 2012

 

That is gorgeous DRC - it reminds me of our shopping mall when all the lights are up and looking pretty - strange how my mind works :D

22 Jul, 2012

 

It is quite a large shrub Scottish, I have to cut it to the ground every spring to get it to flower each year. Thanks Paul its a very pretty pale pink close up.

22 Jul, 2012

 

Think its a lovely shrub.

22 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Clarice.

22 Jul, 2012

 

Isn't that just elegant? (putting on Marilyn Monroe voice) A truly pretty plant. How hardy is it, Denise?

23 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Gattina, In colder climates F. magellanicas will generally loose their leaves in winter, but still thrive as a die-back perennial, I have had mine for at least 3 winters now. I dont touch it till the spring to protect it. I cut it down to the ground in spring as I found it will not flower if I dont. If you want a showy plant than this will disappoint, but I like it because it looks very good with its new foliage every summer and its very pale pink (almost white) eardrops all over. Can be used as low hedges too.

23 Jul, 2012

 

I don't have much shade in the (at the moment very hot, dry, dying) garden, and I guess perennial fuchsias wouldn't survive without it, but I'd love to find a spot for one as pretty as this. Do you think she'd survive in a big pot?

23 Jul, 2012

 

Fuchsia roots needs protection, so would depends on the pot and the level of protection. I dont think you would really like it in a pot unless it was very near by as the flowers dont stand out from a distance Gattina.

24 Jul, 2012

 

Mmmm - good point, Denise. You can scarcely find our front door for pots at the moment - the only bit of the garden where shade-lovers (or even shade preferrers) have the slightest chance of survival.

25 Jul, 2012

 

Hywel posted a photo of - Lechlade Magician - hardy fuchsia, which forms a large bush up to 6 ft tall Gattina?

25 Jul, 2012

 

Oh Yes, I seem to remember seeing that one!

25 Jul, 2012

 

I have seen F.M. alba growing against a sun drenched west facing wall and covered in flowers for a number of years. It's roots were in shade though so may be that helped.

23 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Timothy they are quite popular around here and thinking about it, those I have seen most seen to be growing against a stone wall. Although mine is just in a bed in full sun.

23 Dec, 2012



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