The Fuchsia 'Voodoo' 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 'Voodoo'|
|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 pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of gravel or hydro granules to provide adequate drainage. Use fresh potting compost or special fuchsia compost to ensure a rich bloom. Sprinkle the compost into the pot and place the fuchsia at the correct depth. Fill with compost and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. This plant grows well in a shady or semi-shady area.
Fuchsia 'Voodoo' outstanding in flower pots
For the full effect of the gigantic flowers, Fuchsias 'Voodoo' are at their best when grown in a well-filled flower pot or window-box. These double flowers are on average 12 cm in diameter! This particular variety combines well with other Fuchsias, Impatiens (Busy Lizzie), and leafy plants such as ivy. Use a porous plastic flower pot in order for the soil to dry out more slowly.
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
Fuchsia 'Voodoo' cannot tolerate frost. However, you can protect them. They need to be transferred to a frost-free place before the first frost and kept in a cool place at a minimum of 5-10° C in an unheated greenhouse, shed or garage. Here the plants will be kept just above freezing and go into dormancy. Prune the branches to half their size and remove all their leaves. Make sure the compost is not too dry during the winter.
Fuchsias can also be overwintered in pits. Dig a 60 cm deep pit in the garden and lay mulch on the bottom. Place the pots in the pit and sprinkle with compost. Cover the pit with a layer of plastic so the pots do not get wet. In April repot into a slightly larger pot using fresh potting compost and keep in a warm place, water regularly. From mid-May it will be time for your fuchsia ‘Voodoo’ to be put outdoors again.
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.