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Fuchsia 'President'


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






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Fuchsia 'President'

Plant details

Bushy upright varieties of fuchsia are perfect for a striking summer bedding display, whether planted as 'dot' plants to stand out above smaller surrounding flowers, or in small groups at the front of the border. Strong stemmed kinds are needed, with upright bushy growth and weather-proof colours (white varieties tend to scorch in the sun, for example). Pinch out after three pairs of leaves 2-3 times to induce branching, and remember to water and feed regularly during flowering. Introduced in 1841, 'President' is a sturdy free-flowering variety that is almost hardy.

Family: Onagraceae

Genus: Fuchsia

Cultivar: President

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 38cm

Time to take cuttings: February to August

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