This Fuchsia flower mix is not winter hardy. Before the first night frost, we put the plants in a dark and cool place (5-10 degrees). We prune off half of the branches and remove all the leaves. Place the plants in partial shade. We protect the plants 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.
This mix contains:
- 1x Fuchsia 'Bella Rosella'
- 1x Fuchsia 'Blue Mirage'
- 1x Fuchsia 'New Millennium'
- 1x Fuchsia 'Pink Marshmallow'
- 1x Fuchsia 'Swingtime'
- 1x 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|
Plant the 'Giant' Fuchsia selection in large pots with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro pellets to help drain water. Use fresh potting compost or special fuchsia compost to ensure profuse flowering. Add some potting compost to the pot and place the fuchsias at the correct depth. Fill with compost and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. These fuchsias grow well in a shady or semi-shady area.
Fuchsia 'Giant' selection in planters
For the full effect of this selection, they are at their best when grown in a well-filled flower pot or window-box. These double flowers are on average up to 10 cm in diameter!
These particular varieties, both hanging and standard, combine well with other Fuchsias, Impatiens (Busy Lizzie), and leafy plants such as ivy. Use a plastic pot in a porous planter to prevent the soil drying out too quickly.
These fuchsias require a lot of water in the summer. Always keep the compost fairly moist. However, do not allow their roots to become water-logged. Protect the plants from very bright sunshine. For an extra rich bloom, we recommend to feed plant food along with water on a regular basis. Regularly remove the dead flowers plus the seed ball. These beautiful fuchsias will then continue to flower all summer long.
Keeping fuchsias over the winter
These fuchsias 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 or shed. Fuchsias loose their leaves so it is fine if this is dark. 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 dug in to survive the winter. Dig a 60 cm deep pit in the garden and lay turf on the bottom. Place the pots in the pit and cover lightly with compost. Cover the pit with a plastic liner so the pots do not get too wet.
Transfer the fuchsias to a slightly larger pot in April, using fresh potting compost. Then place them in a warm spot and water regularly. From mid-May onwards, your fuchsias can be planted outside again.
The Fuchsia is one of the more popular patio plants. They are one of the few flowering plants that also flower in semi-shade. This plant is native to the rain forests of the equator and is named after the famous botanist Leonhart Fuchs.
The large-flowered fuchsia species that we know of is one of several hybridised varieties. 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 to the petals.