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Fuchsia

 

Fuchsias are used often in bedding displays and in hanging baskets during the summer months. However the varieties used are rarely hardy, which means that they cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.

┬áSo it’s good to know that there are quite a few varieties that are hardy enough to cope with our Winter weather. The image above is Fuchsia magellanica ‘Tom Thumb’.

 

Hardy Fuchsias can make a significant impact. Were you to visit the West Country during the Summer Holidays, you would see them on roadsides everywhere.

This well known Fuchsia is Fuchsia magellanica ‘Mrs Popple’. She has been around for some time now, and collected her first horticultural award in 1934.

This one is Fuchsia magellanica ‘Hummingbird’