This cultivar has dark green leaves with a faint bronze sheen. Its narrow, dangling, red and purple flowers bloom throughout the season.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsPerforms well in containers or as a hedge in frost-free regions.
CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full morning sun to partial afternoon shade. Prune plants back to 12 to 18 inches in late winter to produce fresh foliage. May survive a zone colder if it is given an east-northeastern exposure, planted deeply, and mulched over the winter.
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 Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
- Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
- Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Flower Color : Red
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest