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Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Hardy fuchsia

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by S & O, copyright GAP Photos (40302)

Plant details

Hardy fuchsias grow well in many positions and soils, and are a popular choice for shaded borders, especially where they are also shielded from cold winds. Even the hardiest kinds usually lose their top growth to frost except in the mildest gardens, but provided the roots are safe new growth will revive in spring. 'Mrs Popple' is a well-established and favourite variety, free-flowering with large single blooms - the tube and sepals are scarlet, while the corolla (skirt) is violet purple. In a sheltered area, this makes an impressive hedge.The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Fuchsia

Cultivar: Mrs Popple

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to take cuttings: March to August

Time to prune: March to April

Flowering period: June to September


Reader reviews


Eve Christmas

Simple to grow, lovely to look at this fuchsia is simple to propagate, and is very forgiving. It grows just as well in a pot as in the soil, the flowers are plentiful and prolific, the leaves a darkish green which form a lovely background for the flowers. You won't regret buying or aquiring this one.:D


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