Fuchsia Genii (Hardy Fuchsia)
A gorgeous hardy variety that has the added benefit of bright golden foliage that almost seems to glow, a perfect backdrop for the inky blue and and magenta flowers that start to appear in June and continue right through the season until Autumn. This is a very easy plant to grow, ultimately making a handsome, bushy shrub of 90cm x 90cm that will give many years of pleasure iin the garden.
The Hardy Fuchsia Genii has all kinds of uses, add them to a shrub or mixed border where there foliage and flower colour will bring interest all season long, or plant them in a generous sized container (our plants are already well established in 2 litre pots, not little plugs) for a prize specimen that will look great on a patio or terrace. Like all of our Fuchsia varieties this also makes a good little flowering hedge, simply plant 3-4 plants per metre and our strong bushy plants will soon develop to make a fantastic low growing hedge feature in your plot.
Fuchsia Genii grow well out in the garden in any good well drained soil, these are hardy shrubs but a cold winter and hard frosts may well kill of the top growth back to ground level, new growth will emerge from the base in Spring, probably even stronger than before. This is not something to be disheartened about, the most important thing is to get a strong and healthy root system established from which the new growths will emerge. As we can never predict what kind of Winter is in store each year, we recommend pruning Hardy Fuchsia Genii shrubs in the spring, even if the top does get killed off over Winter, it will still provide useful protection for the crown of the plant and is best left in situ until the longer, warmer days return.
All Hardy Fuchsias do well by the sea.
How to grow Fuchsia Genii
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves drop from the plant in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any average well drained soil.
Flowering time: June to September ( and often later)
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 90cm high x 90cm wide.
Hardiness: Frost hardy. May get cut to ground level by Winter frosts but new shoots will emerge from the base in Spring.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim hedges and shrubs back to strong new growth in late Spring .
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.