The Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley' is a winter hardy plant when planted in open ground. For even more profuse blooming, we add fertiliser to its water every week. We prune the flowers that have finished blooming regularly to encourage continuous blooming. 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.
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||50 - 70 cm|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Latin name:||Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley’|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
The semi-hardy fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ not only grows well in a flower pot, but also in the garden! The root ball of the fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ should be well-moistened before planting. Prepare a spacious planting hole in the garden and loosen the soil. Plant the root ball of the fuchsia at the right depth in the planting hole, the upper roots should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water generously. If you decide to plant the fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ in a flower pot or patio pot, choose a wide pot with holes in the base. Preferably use special fuchsia compost. Fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ grows well in nutritious soil, rich in humus in a spot in full sun or partial shade. Plants in pots are more susceptible to frost, therefore we suggest over winter they are stored in a frost-free area preferably in the dark.
The fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ is semi-hardy and easy to cultivate. This shrub has an even richer flowering if you regularly add plant food to the irrigation water during the flowering period. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out as soil that is too dry is not tolerated well. Dead head regularly to encourage a continual flowering. Cover the plants in wintertime with a layer of fallen leaves. Completely cut back in early spring and new shoots will develop rapidly from the roots, which will flower abundantly the same year.
The new fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ is one of the best fuchsias for the garden and large flower pots. The plant is a very strong grower and produces masses of flowers! In a short time, there will be many stems richly decked in elegant buds. These develop into hanging flowers with white sepals and a coronet of pinkish red petals in the centre.
Exceptional to this variety...it is hardy when planted directly in the garden. A hardy fuchsia grows into quite a tall shrub. It can be affected by frost but always comes back again strongly in the spring and flowers just as prolifically the same season.