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

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Plant details

Fuchsias are a popular choice for summer bedding schemes and containers, due to their attractive, usually pendent flowers from summer to autumn. Some are hardy enough to be used in perennial planting schemes, and may even be clipped into a low-growing hedge.

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' is a popular fuchsia, bearing masses of large single blooms with scarlet tube and sepals, and a violet purple corolla (skirt). In a sheltered area, it makes an impressive hedge. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Like all fuchsias, Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' thrives in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in a sheltered spot in partial shade. For best results, grow in a sheltered spot away from cold winter winds, and mulch the roots with a thick dressing of well-rotted manure or compost in autumn.

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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