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Fuchsia id, if possible

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By Balcony

Cambs, United Kingdom Gb

Can anybody identify this Fuchsia? I've been growing it on my balcony for at least 8 years. I have two standards (at least 5 years old) grown from my own cutting of this variety but have never known their name.

I thought it might be Dollar Princess but it isn't, I planted 4 or 5 in the hanging baskets this spring. This is similar in colour at the beginning but DP flowers fade as they age but the flowers on my standards don't, they are also smaller.

Thanks to those people who identified the last plant I put up here!



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my dp doesnt fade, does this mean? that the one i was sold was mis labelled. I hope not.

12 Jul, 2009

 

Or yours were mislabelled or mine were as all the flowers on all the 4 or 5 plants I have fade. If you look at the photos I've uploaded of DP you can see for yourself how some are much lighter than others on the same stem.

My standards are the same colour when they fall off as when they opened.

12 Jul, 2009

 

I think it could be 'Beacon', a cultivar that makes an excellent standard and is classed as hardy, for the showbench.

12 Jul, 2009

 

Iwould say it's balcony queen it looks identicle to one of mine.I use it as a trailer in baskets.

13 Jul, 2009

 

I've no idea but it would be great if it was Balcony Queen - a description of yourself!

13 Jul, 2009

 

It would wouldn.t Lily I didn't notice that until i'd posted.

13 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks for the possible id as Balcony Queen. I'm not sure that it is as it doesn't trail at all, it's quite a stiff, upright plant & pretty vigorous. I haven't grown it for many years now as a bush so I don't remember what its shape looked like. I've only had these two standards for the past 5 years or more. But there is a cutting of it, in the same pot as one of the standards, which has a couple of buds about to open only stretching for enough light has made it very elongated.

14 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks, BB. I've done a search on Google & I believe you are right! Thanks very much. :)

As I was on my way home from doing some errands in town I saw some identical looking Fuchsias in somebody's garden. They were small plants still but had some very stiff branches, just like my standards have, too.

18 Jul, 2009

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