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Fuchsia ‘R.A.F’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.8m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourRed, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fuchsia ‘R.A.F’. This is a low growing shrub fuchsia with red tubes and sepals and pink ruffled corollas.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Grown as a shrub for summer bedding and for its showy flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This plant prefers semi-shade. Water and feed regularly, as needed. 'R.A.F.' can be dug up and kept over winter in a frost free place for replanting in the summer.

Propagation

Sow seeds in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings in any season.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Glasshouse whitefly, vine weevil grubs, fuchsia gall mite fuchsia rust, red spider mite, aphids, capsid bugs, grey mould and mealybug.

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