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Fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

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

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

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

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

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

  • Genus : Fuchsia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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