Island Sunset Fuchsia
Fuchsia hybrida 'Island Sunset'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Lore||During Victorian times the fuchsia was commonly called Lady's Eardrops because of the flower's resemblance to women's earrings of the day.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Rapid growing to 18 inches tall, to 3 feet wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer to frost|
|Design Ideas||Not shy, this Fuchsia grows to three feet wide so beware of using it in narrow spaces. Excellent to hang outside windows to screen an undesirable view. Make it the centerpiece of a shaded patio or hang from large, old tree limbs to add interest. With this much mass, it can provide the backdrop for a fountain or fill an entire niche in the architecture. Hanging more than one is a showstopper.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Use flowering vines to extend the effects of this Fuchsia, such as Lavender Trumpet Vine (Clytostoma callistegioides) or the infinitely exotic Giant Burmese Honeysuckle (Lonicera hildebrandiana). In sheltered areas, plant with the unusual Tom Knudsen Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Tom Knudsen') and the bushy Roseus Flowering Maple (Abutilon x hybridum 'Roseus').|
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: 9-11