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Fuchsia ‘Rose of Denmark’

Lady's eardrops

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourLilac mauve pink cream
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Fuchsia ‘Rose of Denmark’ (Lady's eardrops). Delicate flowers with mauve petals and semi recurved cream sepals are borne in long pendant clusters from mid green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

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

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.

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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