Water your plants immediately upon receipt from us. If it is not yet time to plant them, for whatever reason, do remove the packing and keep them out of the sun. Definitely do not allow them to dry out.
If you plan to plant up in hanging baskets, flower pots or planters, then these young plants are ideal. Make sure that the pot has holes in the base to supply adequate drainage and then layer the bottom of the pot or basket with potsherds or clay pellets followed by a layer of fresh potting compost up to 3/4 of the pot. Remove the young plants carefully from their nursery pots and divide equally over the compost, keeping sufficient distance between plants (15-20 cm is about right). Fill up with more potting compost and press the root balls well in, and then pack the potting compost around the plants taking precaution not to damage the plants. Keep at least 2 cm free under the rim of the pot, then water immediately.
For the first few days, keep the plants in the shade so that they gradually become accustomed to outdoor temperatures. After 5-6 days they can be moved to your chosen place which should be in the sun. In summer place a saucer of water under the pot and fill it again when it is empty.
These plants will also feel at home in the border, add fresh potting compost to the plant hole. Recommended spacing between the plants should be about 15-20 cm. Water immediately after planting.
12 Giant Fuchsia, 6 Var. - Young PlantFuchsia
They are conspicuous for their unusually shaped flowers and long flowering time. They will thrive anywhere, even in shady spots and dark corners.
Fuchsias are undemanding and very low-maintenance plants. You can enjoy their beautiful flowers for months.Show more
These varieties are supplied:
These varieties are supplied:
- 2 Bella Rosella
- 2 Voodoo
- 2 Blue Angel
- 2 Swingtime
- 2 Pink Marshmallow
- 2 Royal Mosaïc
Planting and flowering details
Fuchsias in flower potsThe dainty fuchsia flowers will look fetching in a well-stocked flower pot or planter. This particular fuchsia will blend well with other fuchsias, Impatiens and foliage plants such as the ivy. It’s best to plant in porous pots with a plastic inner pot, as the soil dries more quickly.
Show moreWater the young plants only when the soil feels dry. Young plants are fast growers, so during development and in flower, feed them once or even twice every two weeks with fertiliser for flowering plants.
Regularly remove faded flowers to stimulate new flowers. When they have finished flowering, prune the plants by cutting the stems back (1/3 or even to ½ of the plant). The plants will then regrow and flourish.
Getting through the winterThese plants in large planters on the patio can be overwintered. Stand them, pot and all, somewhere frost-free - an unheated bedroom is also suitable. Evergreens need light but plants that lose their leaf can be stored in the dark. Water them regularly but sparingly (once every three weeks should suffice). When all chance of frost is passed they can go outdoors again after they have been potted on using fresh potting compost. Increase watering and resume fertiliser (for flowering plants).
Show moreFuchsias are one of the most popular patio plants. They are one of the few flowering plants that also grow in semi-shade while producing several flowers. This plant is native to damp mountain forests around the equator and is named after the famous botanist Leon Hart Fuchs.
The large-flowered Fuchsia species that we know of is one of several varieties. There are over 8,000 types of fuchsias, single-flowered, semi-double or double-flowered. The sepals of fuchsia are always beautifully coloured, usually in a different shade than the petals.Fuchsia is classified under Onagraceae along with Evening Primrose (Oenothera).