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Hi looking for a fuchsia that i can plant outside in the garden and leave out in all seasons any advice will be very helpfull.
I've got Mrs Popple, I've had this in my garden since 2003 and it never lets me down. It is very hardy and flowers very well. I cut it back this time of the year and it quickly sends up new shoots. I love it.
Ricartonii and magellenica are words that spring to mind. I think one may be a cultivar of the other. They've been alive here for years. Alive, not thriving but I think that's down to my naff dry soil.
Have a look at Delta Sarah ,just bought some from Brookside Nursery really nice plants.
Thanks everyone i will decide which one i pick and will let you know.
Genii and Tom Thumb are dwarf hardy fuschias, Winston Churchill is also hardy, this is a larger growing one with double white centre and red outer petals. There is a lovely, small flowered very pale pink one, no idea what it is called so not much help.
Fuschias like a fairly rich soil and prefer growing in cool or semi shaded situations. Having said that, my Winston Churchill is growing in one of the hottest summer corners in my garden, it was there when I moved in, that may be why it survives the winters, we do not have too much severe winter weather down here in the South West, it is fairly close to a drai so the ground is always damp.
Think i will go for Ricartonii after having a look at some thanks everybody for your help.
Verdun just when i thought problem sorted i will have a look at it thanks.
Yes have to say Gennii and its foliage is stunning Andy and Hawkshead its a white single and hardy to.
And Phylis which I am growing as a standard its come through the winter also hardy.
I will be take tip cuttings if you would like 1.
Many years ago I was growing a fuchsia cutting and I'd taken it from a friends plant with the intention of growing it as a standard - it was doing really well and I was very proud of it, even if it was still only very much a cutting - a friend of (ex) OH came around and OH showed him the cutting I was so proud of and he reached out his hand and said .... "You should've nipped the tip out .... like this"
OH thought it was very kind of his friend to pass on his expertise like that as obviously I didn't know what I was doing
Hi Brumbull i whould be very interested on how u do your standard fuchsia as i fancy having a couple.
A few minutes afterwards he said, 'Unless you want to grow it as a standard you should always pinch the growing tips out." He was a right Knowitall in every direction.
Dove think everybody knows someone like that but it's great when they do something wrong the look on there face is funny.