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Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’

Fuchsia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Fuchsia 'Swingtime'
  • Common name: Fuchsia
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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).

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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.

How to grow Fuchsia 'Swingtime'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Fuchsia 'Swingtime' and wildlife

Fuchsia 'Swingtime' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Fuchsia 'Swingtime' poisonous?

Fuchsia 'Swingtime' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Fuchsia 'Swingtime'