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Fuchsia 'Deep Purple'

Trailing fuchsia

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

The huge frilly flowers of 'Deep Purple' are sure to make an impact in your summer displays. The velvety royal purple skirts are set off beautifully by the contrasting white petals. The stems are naturally lax in habit, making this an excellent variety for hanging baskets and the edges of containers where it will trail down the sides. Native to South America, this type of fuchsia is not hardy in the UK. To ensure a show the following year, take cuttings from your plants in late summer and overwinter plants in a light, frost-free place.

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Fuchsia

Cultivar: Deep Purple

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: March to August


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