Fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Fuchsia (Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt')
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Genus:  Fuchsia

This cultivar boasts single, long-tubed, brick red flowers and dark bronze-red leaves and stems.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

This vigorous, upright shrub tolerates the heat of summer better than other fuchsias. 

Care: 

Grow in a lightly shaded site in moist but well-drained soil. It may be used as an annual in cooler climates.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in spring; root softwood cuttings in spring, and semi-ripe cuttings in late summer with bottom heat.

Problems: 

Spider mites, scale, thrips, whiteflies, fuchsia gall mite, aphids, root-knot nematodes, rust, gray mold, crown gall, crown and root rots, Southern blight, Verticillium wilt.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'