Hardy Fuchsia

Fuchsia genii 'Aurea'

SKU
04986
Frost hardy and grown for its radiant lime-yellow foliage on contrasting red stems and brilliant cherry-red and purple flowers. Its light colored foliage creates a striking contrast with deep green plants and will surely liven up a shady area in the garden!
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Botanical PronunciationFEW-she-uh
LoreIn the Victorian era, fuchsias took on the common name of "lady's eardrops" referring to their resemblance of the elaborate dangling earrings so popular at that time.
Average Size at MaturityArching stems form a shrub 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasUse in niches in rock waterfalls or let the branches hang over the edge of a water garden. Perfect for edges of mounds and retaining walls or in raised planters. Ideal for window boxes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorYellow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

In the landscape, 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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer to encourage blooms.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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