Fuchsia Magellanica Riccartonii P7
Flowering profusely throughout summer this medium sized, deciduous shrub has arching stems drippingwith exquisite,tubular pendent flowers, the sepals are scarlet red and the petals violet-purple,it’s dark green leaveshas a faint bronze sheen. These shrubs are quite cold-hardy only top die back in hard frosts.
Details Fuchsia magellanica Riccartonii P7
- Blooms: July – October
- Flower colour: purple
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 120 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Riccartonii P7
Fuchsias grow best in semi shade to filtered light in a sheltered position. Plant the base of the stem 5cm (2in) below the soil surface. It’s half-hardy so you still need to protect the crown from frost in autumn with a winter mulch of compost, bark or straw.
Plant Fuchsias into humus rich, moist, well-drained soil and shelter from cold drying winds. Deadhead regularly to ensure it flowers throughout the summer and add a little fertilizer once the main flush has finished to encourage a second round of flowers in autumn.
Prune back dead or broken branches in spring, especially on plants that were left outside in areas with mild winters. Keep moist at all times. Apply a dressing of general fertilizer in spring and again in summer.
Take cuttings (see below) of hardy fuchsia in early autumn as insurance against frost damage