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Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’

Lady's eardrops

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1.5m to 7m
  • Spread0.75m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed and dark purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’ (Lady's eardrops). This is a tall upright shrub about 3m high, this plant has bronze-tinted green leaves and masses of small single flowers with red tubes.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Suitable for hedging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy in sheltered areas, it can be grown as a hedge.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to whitefly, red spider mites and aphids.

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