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Gartenmeister Fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

This vigorous, upright shrub tolerates heat better than other fuchsias. Dark bronze-red leaves and stems provide striking contrast to vibrant clusters of deep coral-red tubular flowers in late spring and summer. A must for the hummingbird garden! Performs well in containers. Use as an annual in cooler climates.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical PronunciationFEW-she-uh
Average Size at MaturityGrows 1 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through fall; nearly year-round in warm winter regions.
Design IdeasBeautiful when combined with plants with lime green or grey foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

Provide a lightly shaded site in moist but well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In containers, check often to maintain moist conditions. Shear lightly occasionally to shape and feed with a general purpose fertilizer to encourage blooms. May be used as an annual in cooler climates.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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