We took a break from Fuchsias for a few years, but its time to bring back some of the best. This compact, dense growing Fuchsia is a blooming workhorse. Sepals emerge green then take on terra cotta tints while the downward facing corolla is made of intense velvet plum petals. Cold hardy and it returns as a robust clump. To 2′ x 2′ forming a rounded outline. Excellent performance in full sun to part shade. It becomes a little less compact in shade. This Dutch selection has survived all of the 16 years that we’ve grown it. An open north exposure is the best- open to the sky but no direct heat. Very good in containers. Rich soil and regular summer water. Do not cut back until new growth emerges in spring. Then remove frost damaged material. Wonderful Dutch selection. Beautiful plant.
Family: Onagraceae Genus: Fuchsia
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial, Sub-shrub
Biomes/Growing conditions: Mesic, Oregon Coast
Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn7b 10º to 5ºF
Foliage color: Dark Green
Foliage season: Winter Deciduous