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can you help Hywell?

east yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have inherited this fuchsia 6 years ago and was my father-in-law's. I know he bought it from Morrisons 4 years earlier. but which variety is it? it is a largish flower a good 2" long and almost as wide.



Fuchsia_24.10.9

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if any one else has a suggestion please feel free to comment. :o)

24 Oct, 2009

 

It looks to me like swing time. which isn't hardy . is it trailing or upright ?

24 Oct, 2009

 

it is upright and has been in a large pot outside all the time. so it is definitely hardy. It rarely dies down fully.

24 Oct, 2009

 

Swingtime sprang to mind for me too, but it definitely isn't hardy.

24 Oct, 2009

 

Fuchsia snowcap is another one it might be, but that doesn't have such frilly and full"skirts", I didn't think, though it does have the veining as shown at the top of the white petals. It is hardy. I just checked online and got shown various pics for Snowcap, most of which looked quite different from one another.... Not Madame Cornelissen?

24 Oct, 2009

 

Back to the drawing board.

24 Oct, 2009

 

could be Rhapsody looks very much like it.

24 Oct, 2009

 

I don't think Swingtime has so much pink streaking down the corolla. Maybe Spion Kop?

24 Oct, 2009

 

Could be Spion Kop; It is upright and pinker than Swingtime, But it isn't hardy.
If fuchsias are in a sheltered spot even the tender ones will regrow. I've sometimes forgotten to take one in and it's been out in the snow and frost, but still comes back the following year. It is difficult to identify them exactly because so many are similar.
Actually this does remind me of Swingtime - which has an arching sort of growth, The leaves look like it too

24 Oct, 2009

 

the stems do arch up and outwards Hywell. so swingtime is the most likely candidate. I have two and they arent against the wall as such but they are a good 3ft tall now as i rarely prune them. should i consider bringing them into the greenhouse to be certain. I woud hate to lose them.
I might have a distance shot of it somewhere so I 'll have a mooch through the photos tomorrow. failing that i'll take another photo.
thanks for the help.

24 Oct, 2009

 

A fuchsia in a pot ( even a hardy one ) should be put in shelter, or prefferably in a frost free shed/greenhouse. That is because if the root freezes it will be killed. There is a good chance the soil in the pot will freeze, especially if it is in an exposed place, and then the root will be killed. However many are tougher than you think - but it's not really worth the risk. I would put it in somewhere just to be on the safe side.

25 Oct, 2009

 

Another possibility is Connie. It's hardy and forms an upright bush - quite tall and the flowers are big. I had it in my previous garden. It's a particularly nice one.

25 Oct, 2009

 

I'd go for Swingtime - I have three, now very large, but they go inside over the winter, potted down, cut down, and well protected. I'd hate to lose them.....

25 Oct, 2009

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