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Fuchsia ‘Quasar’

Lady's Eardrops

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, lilac
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fuchsia ‘Quasar’ (Lady's Eardrops). This is a larger half-hardy fuchsia with large white tubes and sepals and double, violet corollas which are faintly tinged pale pink at the bases.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Grown as a summer bedding plant for its showy flowers. Suitable for borders, containers and hanging baskets.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Keep moist and feed regularly during the growing season. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Trim back by a third and overwinter in a cool, dry, frost free place.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, glasshouse leafhopper, thrips and vine weevil, capsid bug, rust and caterpillars.

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