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Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’

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This beautiful hardy fuchsia boasts dark green leafy stems, hung with dainty white flowers that are suffused with a trace of green at the tip. Upright and bushy, Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' blooms non-stop from early summer to autumn, growing in stature with the passing years. A lovely addition to borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 90cm (36").

Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ | Blaenavon, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4
Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ | Blaenavon, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4
Pot Size
0.45 litres

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Common names

Lady's eardrops

Description

Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ (Lady's eardrops). A bushy variety with small serrated leaves. Tubes and sepals are white tinged green, and pure white rounded corolla.

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5C, Most of the species will need a sheltered partially shaded position, with fertile moist but well drained soil. Prolonged low temperatures cause loss of top growth. If top growth dies in winter, cut back to ground level in spring. When grown as pot plants in a green house, fuchsias also need high-nitrogen feeds.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, usually borne from early summer to early autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ | Blaenavon, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

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Blaenavon, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4
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