Fuchsia x hybrid | Wendys Trailing
Many fuchsias are half hardy (tender) types, used as bedding in pots or borders for summer and autumn displays. Bush types have an upright habit that makes them useful for pots and borders while others have a trailing habit, perfect for hanging baskets or spilling over the edge of a pot. This sweet fuchsia is a trailing type and is often used in pots on pedestals and in hanging baskets around the Puriri Lane @ Addenbrooke gardens.
Fuchsia plants prefer free-draining soil that is not too wet or too dry. They're not keen on strong winds either, as it burns their leaves and discolours their blooms.
Fuchsia plants prefer a shady spot and should be kept out of direct sunlight. If you'd like to grow them indoors, the room should be below 24°C and out of direct sunlight, also to prevent burnt leaves and blooms.
These are hungry feeders in the growing season and should be fertilized once a week or every other week to stay healthy and produce more flowers and stems.
So nostalgic, who doesn't remember squeezing their buds and hearing that little pop as they burst open into flower as kids? Great memories. This one grows to about 30 tall and spreads and trails to about 60 cm. keep trimming lightly to keep it bushy in the growing season. cut back hard in the spring and feed again to get it going for the following year. Perennial in sheltered areas.
Pot size: 1 litre.