Fuchsia magellanica Seeds
Useful gardening information
Plant the hardy fuchsia in a site with partial shade.
Maintain a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to maintain moisture in the soil.
Water the hardy fuchsia regularly when rainfall is inadequate or whenever the soil about an inch below the soil surface feels dry to the touch.
Fertilize monthly with a complete, balanced, water-soluble fertilizer when it is actively growing and flowering or less frequently with a granular, slow-release fertilizer sprinkled over the ground around the shrub and watered in.
Pinch off the tips of growing branches regularly, as desired, once growth begins to emerge each year, to encourage dense, bushy growth and more blooms. Always pinch the tender growth back to just above a pair of leaves. Stop pinching in summer or once flower buds begin to develop.
Cut off flowers when they begin to fade. Removing the spent flowers encourages further blooming and keeps the fuchsia from devoting energy to seed production.
Prune in late winter or early spring once the danger of cold damage has passed but before spring growth begins. Cut off any crossing, rubbing, damaged or dead branches and shape the shrub as desired. Make each cut at a slight angle and just above a branch junction.
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TRN033 Hummingbird Fuchsia ( Fuchsia magellanica )
Also known as hardy fuchsia, it is prized for its showy flowers, which attract hummingbirds and butterflies and an ability to perform well even under foggy conditions or with maritime exposure.
The hardy fuchsia is cultivated as a deciduous shrub in zones 6 through 9 and grows 4 to 10 feet tall with a similar spread. Proper site selection and preparation and excellent cultural care will help you to successfully grow a vigorous, profusely flowering hardy fuchsia.
Hardy fuchsia prefers partial shade and heavy mulching to maintain moisture in the soil.
Pinch off the tips of growing fuchsia branches regularly, as desired, once growth begins to emerge each year, to encourage dense, bushy growth and more blooms. Always pinch the tender growth back to just above a pair of leaves. Stop pinching in summer or once flower buds begin to develop.
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