Hawkshead Hardy Fuchsia
Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||FEW-she-uh ma-jell-AN-ee-kuh|
|Lore||In 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 Maturity||Forms a compact shrub 3 feet tall and wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through late fall.|
|Design Ideas||This splendid woody perennial is as diverse as it is beautiful. Use as an informal hedge, a unique specimen in a flower bed or as a elegant container planting.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant, Pet Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep 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