Fuchsia 'Swingtime'

Fuchsia 'Swingtime'

Fuchsia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Fuchsia 'Swingtime'
  • Common name: Fuchsia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colours:
  • Red
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Fuchsia 'Swingtime' is a trailing fuchsia bearing large flowers with double white frilled skirts and contrasting bold red sepals. It's perfect for growing in a mixed container display including a window box or hanging basket. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Fuchsia 'Swingtime' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Water regularly and feed fortnightly with a potash-rich fertiliser to promote flower growth. Deadhead spent blooms.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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