Hardy Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley’ - PlantFuchsia 'Celia Smedley’
The wonderful flower colours will amaze you!
The semi-hardy fuchsia 'Celia Smedley' has an abundance of wonderful reddish-purple flowers with striking white pistils. The flowers create a wild explosion of colours! This variety is fabulous for the garden but will also do very well on the patio or decking. In bloom it is a joy to behold! Even planted directly in the garden, this variety is hardy!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe semi-hardy fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ not only grows well in a flower pot, but also in the garden! The root ball of the fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ should be well-moistened before planting. Prepare a spacious planting hole in the garden and loosen the soil. Plant the root ball of the fuchsia at the right depth in the planting hole, the upper roots should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water generously. If you decide to plant the fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ in a flower pot or patio pot, choose a wide pot with holes in the base. Preferably use special fuchsia compost. Fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ grows well in nutritious soil, rich in humus in a spot in full sun or partial shade. Plants in pots are more susceptible to frost, therefore we suggest over winter they are stored in a frost-free area preferably in the dark.
Show moreThe fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ is semi-hardy and easy to cultivate. This shrub has an even richer flowering if you regularly add plant food to the irrigation water during the flowering period. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out as soil that is too dry is not tolerated well. Dead head regularly to encourage a continual flowering. Cover the plants in wintertime with a layer of fallen leaves. Completely cut back in early spring and new shoots will develop rapidly from the roots, which will flower abundantly the same year.
Show moreThe new fuchsia ‘Celia Smedley’ is one of the best fuchsias for the garden and large flower pots. The plant is a very strong grower and produces masses of flowers! In a short time, there will be many stems richly decked in elegant buds. These develop into hanging flowers with white sepals and a coronet of pinkish red petals in the centre.
Exceptional to this variety...it is hardy when planted directly in the garden. A hardy fuchsia grows into quite a tall shrub. It can be affected by frost but always comes back again strongly in the spring and flowers just as prolifically the same season.The Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' is among the most popular patio plants. It is one of the few flowering plants that can bloom with plenty of flowers while in a semi-shady area. This plant is originally from mountain rainforests located around the equator and is named after the famous botanist Leon Hart Fuchs. The Fuchsia flower species that we know of are all cultivated garden varieties. There are over 8,000 Fuchsia species, including single-flowered, semi-double or double-flowered.
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Latin name Fuchsia 'Celia Smedley’ Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Red, Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - October Growing height 50 - 70 cm Planting distance 40 - 50 cm