Fuchsia Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fuchsia (Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt') FEW-shah 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'View the discussion thread.