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I am told "Mrs Popple" fushia is hardy and does not need to be kept inside in winter?




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Yes, Mrs Popple is classed as a hardy type though it may die back to the base in colder winters, shooting from here again in spring rather than higher up the stems. This isn't a problem normally as once they have a large rootball, they produce vigorous re-growth and flower on new shoots anyway.

21 Feb, 2010

 

I've seen them flower at Christmas, very tough and so popular, the best usually are.

21 Feb, 2010

 

Mrs Popple is one of the toughest - I've been growing it for many years and it has come through every winter so far

21 Feb, 2010

 

Yes, I have as well. It's very reliable. I leave the dead top growth on until I see new shoots appearing from the base.

21 Feb, 2010

 

I've only just seen your question - they're all right, it is very hardy - but not in a pot. All fuchsias are susceptible to frost via their roots, so in a pot, they're not so hardy.

9 Mar, 2010

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