Santa Claus Fuchsia
Fuchsia hybrida 'Santa Claus'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Requires regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.
We no longer grow this plant
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|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||Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to fall|
|Design Ideas||Don't sequester this Fuchsia in baskets; it grows very well right in garden soil. Use 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 and French terra cotta herb troughs as well.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Requires regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.|
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