The Fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven' 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 'Seventh Heaven'|
|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|
Choose a large flower pot or planter with holes in the base for fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven'. Cover the base with a layer of gravel or hydro pellets. This will allow the water to drain away properly. Use fresh potting compost to guarantee a rich flowering. Sprinkle the compost in the flower pot and place the root ball of the fuchsia at the correct depth. Fill with more potting compost, press down firmly and water the fuchsia generously immediately after planting. A spot in the sun, partial shade or shade is appreciated.
Fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven' in a flower pot
To show off your beautiful 'Seventh Heaven' double flowers, choose a large pot or hanging basket. The double flowers can reach a diameter of no less than 10 cm! This hanging fuchsia complements other fuchsias, busy Lizzies (Impatiens) and foliage plants like ivy. Use a plastic inner pot in porous flower pots, the potting compost will dry out less quickly.
Fuchsias require a lot of water in the summer. Always keep the compost fairly moist. However, do not allow the roots to become water-logged. Protect the plants from very bright sunshine. For an extra rich bloom, 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 continue to flower all summer long.
Keeping fuchsias over the winter
Fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven' is not frost resistant, however, it is easy to keep it through the winter. In October (before the first night frost), place the pot in a cool room (5-10 °C). This can be a dark location, as the fuchsia loses its leaves in winter. Prune back stems by half and remove all the leaves. Make sure the root ball in the pot does not completely dry out during winter. You can also keep the fuchsia through the winter by storing it in a pit. For this, dig a 60 cm deep pit in the garden and place peat dust on the bottom. Place the pot in the pit and scatter peat dust on top of it. Cover the pit with a layer of plastic so the pot will not get too wet. In April you should place the plant in a slightly bigger pot (use fresh potting compost) in a warm spot and water regularly. From mid-May the fuchsia can be moved outdoors onto the patio or in the garden.
The fuchsia is one of the most popular patio plants. It is one of the few richly flowering potted plants that also produce many flowers in partial shade. This shrub originates from the humid mountain forests around the equator and has been named after the well-known botanist Leonhart Fuchs. The large-flowered fuchsia types that we know from our gardens, are all cultivated varieties. There are more than 8000 fuchsia strains: with single, semi-double or double flowers. The sepals of the fuchsia always have a beautiful colour, usually in a different hue than the petals.