The Fuchsia 'New Millennium' is not winter hardy. Before the first night frost, we put the plant in a dark and cool place (5-10 degrees). We prune off half of the branches and remove all the leaves. Place the plant so that is in partial shade. Protect the plant against bright sunlight. Give the fuchsia sufficient water in the summer. The soil should be kept damp. Give it extra water during dry periods. For even more profuse blooming, we add fertiliser to its water every week.
|Latin name:||Fuchsia ‘New Millennium'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 25 cm|
Plant Fuchsia 'New Millenium' in a large planter with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro-pellets to promote drainage. Use fresh potting compost or special fuchsia compost to ensure abundant flowering. Add some potting compost to the pot and plant the fuchsia at the right depth. Fill up with more potting compost and press firmly in. Water immediately after planting. This plant with thrive anywhere - sun or (part) shade.
Fuchsia 'New Millenium' in a pot
The large, spectacular flowers of the Fuchsia 'New Millenium' are indispensable and create a fabulous feature in a mixed flower planter or window-box. The large double flowers reach up to 8 cm across! This hanging fuchsia goes well with other fuchsias, busy lizzies (Impatiens) and foliage plants like Ivy. With porous planters use a plastic inner pot to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly.
Fuchsias require a lot of water in the summer. Always keep the compost fairly moist but do not allow the roots to become water-logged. Protect the plants from very bright sun. For abundant flowering, we recommend adding plant food on a regular basis when watering. Regularly remove the dead flowers plus the seed ball and this will encourage your fuchsia to flower all summer long
Keeping fuchsias over the winter
Fuchsias 'New Millenium' will not tolerate frost but it is possible to keep them over the winter. They need to be transferred to a cool, frost-free place before the first frosts and kept at a minimum of 5-10° C - an unheated greenhouse, dark shed or garage will suffice as they loose foliage anyway. Prune all branches back to half and remove all leaves. Do not allow the pot to dry out completely.
You could also dig your plants in for the winter. Place them pot and all in a 60 cm deep trench and cover with peat. Cover the whole trench with plastic sheeting to prevent things getting too wet. Pot up in spring with fresh potting compost and stand the pot in the warm, watering regularly. Your fuchsias can go outdoors again from mid-May.
Fuchsias are one of the most popular patio plants. They are one of the few flowering potted plants that do well in a semi-shade while producing several flowers. This plant is native to damp mountain forests around the equator and is named after the famous botanist Leon Hart Fuchs.
The large-flowered fuchsia species that we know of for the garden are all cultivars. There are over 8,000 types of fuchsias, single-flowered, semi-double or double-flowered. The sepals of fuchsia are always beautifully coloured, usually in a different shade than the petals.