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Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’

Lady's eardrops

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed and white
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’ (Lady's eardrops). This variety is a vigorous shrub with medium to large double flowers with red tubes and sepals with creamy white, red-veined petals. It has a spreading habit and is considered to be one of the best choices for a hanging basket or window box. It is also marginally frost hardy and will grow to about 60cm in height.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Hanging baskets.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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