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22/06/2012 at 14:41

i have ms and would like to know if fusias do well in large plastic pots?

any help/advice is welcome



22/06/2012 at 15:01

Yes fuschias are fine in pots- they are not all frost hardy and even hardy ones in pots will suffer if the pot gets frozen.

There are hundreds of varieties to choose from and they are relatively trouble free,

22/06/2012 at 15:06

Yes absolutely fine in large pots.

I'd use a decent compost & mix in food granules, unless you're prepared/remember to feed every couple of weeks, plus water retaining granules.

Bush varieties or trailing look fine. Vine weevils can be a pest- you would see the tell-tale leaf notches if the pot got infested.

Hardy ones can survive a reasonable winter in large, well insulated pots, but I always take cuttings of mine every year to be on the safe side. J.

22/06/2012 at 17:53

I grow a lot of Fuchsias and all of mine are in black plastic pots and thrive really well. As sotongeoff said, not all are frost hardy so I over winter mine in a heated greenhouse and even the Fuchsias that are meant to be hardy go into the greenhouse. I love them and find them so easy to grow and look after.

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