ID for this hardy fuchsia?
It doesn't look like a hardy fuchsia to me - Hywel will know. I think hardy fuchsias tend to be more shrubby with smaller flowers.
Now I'm not sure - but I can't remove this!!! :-ooo
25 Jul, 2012
It doesn't does it - but it is - it was growing in a shrub border in St Davids and is still there this year. Not all hardy ones have small flowers - look at Dollar Princess and Lena for example.
Well - how lovely! Thanks for that, I've learned something! The hardy ones I've seen have always seemed - dare I say it? - a bit boring!
Sorry i don't know the answer but i have the same or very similar one and it is winter hardy in a south facing sheltered spot in North cambridgeshire
Here it is
Most hardy fuchsias are a bit dull with small flowers but I have another quite large flowered one which I think may be "Mrs Popple" and it's been in my north cambridgeshire garden for the last 12 years.
and here it is flowering as a 2 foot tall mini hedge in one of my customer's gardens in Wisbech.
Wow, Anchorman - that's some hedge! I shall have to try Mrs Popple here - parts of the garden are very sheltered.
I believe Mrs Popple is the hardiest one of them all. Your photo looks like Lena, Anchorman. Does it have a very lax habit? Its not the same as the one I was asking about though. Another nice double hardy is Heidi Anne but as I've only just got it I don't know just how hardy it is. I know it doesn't survive over winter in Ayreshire but its milder here so I'm hoping.
Still don't know what my nice pink one is though! I have another double too that was here when we came and it looks like a slightly smaller version of Swingtime. And there is New Millenium, a really dark one that has been happy outside for several years. There are others too but these are the only showy ones I have myself. And you can't really call Alice Hoffman or Beacon boring...
Mind you, they may not fare as well in Lancs as in Pembs.
Which one do you mean is Lena ,Stereagram?
Neither of my two hardy fuchsias haver a lax habit.
The darker one grows quite tall and fairly vertical with pencil thick stems. The light pink one not as tall with generally thinner stems .
I have just been googling images of hardy fuchsias. I really had no idea there were so many! I thought they were all small, dark and single-flowered. I think I'll be looking out for one!
26 Jul, 2012
Melchisedec - the hardy ones I'd recommend are Madam Cornelissen, Mrs. Popple and 'Genii' which has yellow foliage, although the flowers are the small 'riccartoni' type.
Thanks for that, Bamboo! I shall keep an eye out for one of those. I need to make some space first, but I have got an idea about that!
Anchorman I meant the first one of the links you quoted. It isn't like the one I was asking about but the flowers are quite like Lena, and she does tend to change colour a bit too - but if yours is upright it must be something else. I agree on Mme C - and would also add Dollar Princess as its so free flowering and earlier to flower than most.
I saw a lovely one today at an open garden - it was a creamy/pinkish white with light green foliage. Beautiful. And a huge plant!
It looks like Rose of Denmark to me. It can be semi-hardy in a sheltered place. I haven't got it any more :o( Must get it for next year ...
It's surprising how hardy many of the 'tender' ones really are
27 Jul, 2012
Oh yes, Hywel, that's the one! Thank you. The one in my friends garden is growing in a shrub border within sight (just) of the sea, so although it is windy it doesn't usually get as cold as further inland. We are only 4 miles inland here but its surprising how much difference it makes.I must remember to mulch well and take cuttings to be on the safe side - I do love it. If you remind me in the spring I hope to be able to send you a cutting. I think I'll overwinter it inside until its a bit bigger.
No photo Melchi?
Yes , Steragram - on my latest blog :-) Not the best photo - conditions weren't ideal, but it'll give you an idea.
28 Jul, 2012
Thanks. I'd like a cutting.
Wasn't sure if I was right about the name lol
I had a look Melchi - check out Hawkshead. It can get over five feet tall.
Wow! No room for anything like that, I'm afraid!
Will you remind me in the spring Hywel? I only have fluff where the memory should be. Don't know about you but I find them difficult to root at this time of year even when the flower buds are taken off.
Mechi I suppose you could cut it down every spring and then it wouldn't get as big? Actually up in Lancs you might have to do that anyway so why not give it a try if you really like it?
I'll have to get rid of something else first. And I saw so much I really liked in that lovely garden, I'll have to have a really long mull over!!!
I also find them difficult to root in the summer.
I will probably have forgotten myself by the spring lol
29 Jul, 2012
Ah well Hywel I will try to remember but don't hold your breath!
How do I say thanks?
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