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Redbush Fanling Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Redbush Fanling'
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A striking fuchsia variety featuring nodding flowers in two shades of red against the green foliage flushed with red and red veins; very attractive to hummingbirds; a dense self supporting round shrub that has shown to be resistant to mites
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia features dainty nodding dark red trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson overtones and white anthers along the branches from mid summer to mid fall. Its attractive pointy leaves remain green in colour with distinctive red veins throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia is a dense multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Redbush Fanling Fuchsia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.