Fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Fuchsia - Fuchsia  'Riccartonii'

Common Name: Fuchsia
Genus: Fuchsia
Cultivar: 'Riccartonii'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Small single scarlet and dark purple flowers hang from arching stems from June to October among bronze tinted dark green leaves. In frost-free areas this upright hardy fuchsia makes a lovely long-flowering informal hedge. It performs best in fertile moist well-drained soil in partial shade with protection from cold drying winds.

  • Garden care: To encourage bushy growth pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.

  • Goes well with: Geranium 'Multibloom Pink', Geranium 'Multibloom Mixed', Nicotiana x sanderae 'Fragrant Cloud', Trachelospermum jasminoides, Cerinthe major 'Purpurescens', Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'.


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