A vigorous free-flowering plant, lovely colour combination in a compact and classic hardy fuchsia. Good genuinely hardy garden plant and ideal for quarter standard. Small flowers in proportion with plant, stems more brittle than average, so avoid windy sitesTube: Fairly short, crimsonSepals: Crimson..
Superb, free flowering, with palest pink, fully double flowers held on a slightly lax vigorous upright bush. (It has a variegated sport too - see Michael.)Tube: White, pink stripe, fairly long.Sepals: White, pink blush, pale green tip, horizontal to slightly down, recurved, slight twist.Corolla: Whi..
Popular, vigorous fuchsia which well deserves its RHS AGM. Noted for its free production of smallish flowers, which give a good display all season.Tube: Cardinal red.Sepals: Cardinal red, held slightly up and slightly reflexed.Corolla: Indigo-violet, fully flared.NKvF 1118..
Superb fuchsia for brightening up a dull or shady corner, performs especially well in dappled shade. Like most plants with golden leaves, foliage tends to burn in strong direct sunTube: Scarlet (46a), slenderSepals: Scarlet (46a), held ¾ downCorolla: Dark purple (83A) pinkish red (64B) at base, held..
When fully flowering the weight of flowers this fuchsia produces change an otherwise lax bush into a trailer, so needs support if grown as bedding or as a bush. Flowers profusely and makes a superb large basket display.Tube: Scarlet, shortSepals: Bright scarlet, held 1/2 upCorolla: Purple blue w..
Not such a baby, a tall strong growing fuchsia, reliably hardy, flowers its socks off.Tube: Red, slim, tapering.Sepals: Red, held ½ up and recurved.Corolla: Rich lavender blue, little flare.Parentage: Erecta x Wood Violet.NKvF 1039..
An outstanding hardy with quite large, dramatic pink flowers, this easy to grow, self dead-heading fuchsia is very good for standards, bedding, and containers.Tube: Short, pale pink. Sepals: Pale pink with green tips, held horizontal and slightly reflexed. Corolla: Tangerine pink and cherry, 1/2 fla..
Very distinctive hardy fuchsia which shows its graceful flowers well. Bees particularly like this one. Profuse smallish single flowers on short pedicels are produced continuously over the season. Several flowers from each leaf axil and small leaves, give a good flower to leaf ratio. Neat, bushy gr..
Very vigorous upright grower, sometimes used for hedges and boundaries within gardens. One of the very best hardies, self branching, lovely flower colouring, and an asset to any garden.Pity about the name, which is singularly uninspiring.Tube: Pale pink blending to rosy red medium length.Sepals: ..
Strong and sturdy garden plant. Wonderful dark colours, easy to grow. Also good for training into standards, pillars, fans etc.Tube: Crimson, short, slender.Sepals: Crimson, held slightly down and well recurved.Corolla: Rich dark purple fading slightly with age, 3/4 flared when mature.NKvF 1263..
An easy free flowering plant, with distinctive flowers in clear bright contrasting colours. A very versatile and popular hardy with vigorous upright growth.Tube: Medium length and thickness, greenish white.Sepals: Very pale pink, almost white, held half up, recurved greenish tipsCorolla: Smooth pet..
One of the very best hardy fuchsias for sheer flower power, very vigorous and free-flowering, a typical Lye cultivar in this respect.Tube: Deep carmine pinkSepals: Dark carmine pink, held ¼ down and well recurvedCorolla: Dark indigo-purple with raspberry base. ½ flaredParentage: Arabella Improved x ..
Flowers freely and is very easy to grow, a great garden survivor, lovely. Looks good used as bedding or in containers.Also ideal cultivar for fuchsia hedges with its strong upright growth habit.Originally called General Tom Thumb, but renamed by HG Brown after Chillerton in the Isle of Wight. He fou..
A dependably hardy fuchsia bearing flowers with attractively veined corolla petals. Good upright growth and dark stems/foliage contrast well with the flowers. This grand old timer is a distinctive plant, and still popular after nearly 150 years. Often has single and semi double flowers.Tube: Cr..
Bright, bold flowers of substance – wow, what a hardy! Free-flowering (two per axil) and reliable, upright and bushy. Good for exhibition as well as bedding, containers and training as standards, fans etc. Has smaller flowers, shorter tube, and darker corolla colour than James Lye.Tube: White with ..
This hardy, semi trailing fuchsia is an excellent plant, as recognised by its RHS AGM. This is the original plant, which has produced several sports (including the well known 'Tom West'). Distinctive low, arching growth habit.Tube: Slender, rich dark purple red.Sepals: Rich dark purple red, fairly ..
An excellent cultivar with small flowers produced generously and dependably over a long season. Individual shoots are strongly upright, but the plant remains tight and densely bushy.Tube: CeriseSepals: Cerise, held 1/2 down with slightly reflexed tipsCorolla: Vivid purpleParentage: Pumila x Venus ..
Very free flowering hardy with good quality flowers and bushy growth.Tube: Deep red, very short.Sepals: Deep red, broad, horizontal, concave, tiny reflexed tip.Corolla: Burgundy, dark red basal star, smooth, well incurved petals, 1/4 flared.Parentage: Empress of Prussia x unknown.NKvF 1195..
Outstanding, highly recommended. Flowers freely and continuously over a long season, each leaf joint has six to eight flowers. Strong growth, self branching, with careful pinching can be grown to an excellent shape.Tube: Scarlet with darker stripes.Sepals: Glossy scarlet above, dull scarlet below, h..
A hardy fuchsia with a particularly upright growth habit, ideal for hedges and borders. Produces masses of small brightly coloured single flowers and gives a superb display.Tube: Thin, pale magenta red.Sepals: Pale magenta, slightly recurved.Corolla: Bright magenta/red.Foliage: Smallish slightly ser..
Very pretty and easy to grow, lovely. A compact and bushy little plant.Tube: White with hint of rose blush.Sepals: White with rose blush.Corolla: Pale lilac-pink.Parentage: Flash x F. magellanica AlbaAFS 977, NKvF 1246..
Naturally bushy, freely produces bloom early in the season and carries on until frosted.Tube: Pale pink darker stripes, short and rounded.Sepals: Pale pink through white to pale green tips, darker below, horizontal to sup>1/2 up with slight recurve.Corolla: Pink purple, darker edges, blending to..
Foxgrove Wood freely produces the most enchanting single small flowers. Fully merits its place in the garden and definitely one of the prettiest hardies. Does anyone know its parentage?Tube: Pink, with darker stripes, peg top shape.Sepals: Cream with pink speckles and veins towards the tube. above,..
A species hybrid with lots of cute little flowers from fat round buds. Berries are said to be among the best tasting of all fuchsias, although they don't seem exceptional to us. However, there are many forms of Globosa.All fuchsia berries are edible, and most taste fine (a bit like Kiwi Fruit) provi..
A reliable hardy fuchsia that flowers very freely, medium sized upright bush whose longer stems arch attractively.Tube: Red.Sepals: Red, held slightly down from horizontal when mature.Corolla: Burgundy-purple, scarlet towards base of petals, little or no flare.Parentage: Unamed seedling x Mrs W R..
Slender, smallish flowers in profusion, strong wiry stems, a very vigorous and elegant fuchsia.Tube: Scarlet red, shortish.Sepals: Scarlet red, held ¾ down.Corolla: Purple, shading scarlet purple towards base of petals.Parentage: F. magellanica x unknown...
This charming little hardy fuchsia, (one of the well known “Seven Dwarves”), often grows wider than tall, though that's not a drawback. Free flowering, usually with two buds per axil, so in the right place it looks superb. Ideal for rockeries, small borders etc.Always popular, and a true dwarf, with..
Freely produces medium sized boldly coloured blooms. Very easy fuchsia to grow and very rewarding, easily trained, we have seen some superb standards winning shows. A thoroughly dependable classic hardy fuchsia, lovely.Tube: Scarlet, plump.Sepals: Scarlet, held horizontally, tips recurved.Corolla: ..
A super little hardy, flowers larger than you would expect, good strong colours.Tube: Scarlet 46B/C, mefium length and thickness.Sepals: Scarlet 46B/46C, held fully up.Corolla: Bright violet-purple, scarlet veining, blending to reddish-purple and 1/4 flared. Beautiful bell shape Foliage: Mid green, ..
Excellent and unusually coloured hardy, long and slender flowers. Very free flowering.Tube: White blushed with pale rose pink, ltubular.Sepals: Very pale rose, held horizontally.Corolla: Crimson raspberry, 1/2 flared.Parentage: ?NKvF 1676..
Great fuchsia, often described as a climber. It is very tall, vigorously upright, and has flexible stems with long internodal gaps so it can be trained up a wall, trellis etc. Interesting and useful growth habit, but doesn't actually climb anything.Free flowering, can look spectacular when wall trai..
Good rockery or border edging fuchsia, a neat and compact grower that flowers well. Makes great mini or quarter standards.Tube: Reddish light carmine, short.Sepals: Reddish light carmine, held half down.Corolla: White with pale carmine veining near the base of the petals. Half flared when mature.Par..
Well named, compact and neat grower, easy to grow, early and free flowering. Best colours in shade. Tube: Bright red, short.Sepals: Bright red, held horizontally and slightly recurved.Corolla: Strong lavender blue, 1/4 flared when mature.NKvF 1567..
Substantial, easy, and distinctive hardy that's tall enough to make a good fuchsia hedge. Free flowering, best planted outdoors, too vigorous for most long term pot culture.Tube: Carmine scarlet, short, bulbous.Sepals: Carmine scarlet, very broad, fully up, well recurved right back to the ovary.Cor..
Margaret Brown flowers generously on dense, strong growth, with small to medium sized neat and compact single flowers which make a lovely display. Highly recommended reliable hardy fuchsia. Quite light green foliage, green stems and veins.Tube: Rose pink, proportionately long.Sepals: Rose pink, hel..
Some sources say this is hardy, some say it isn't. Well worth growing either way, and in any case, hardiness is all about whether a fuchsia is hardy where you plant it. It's a delightful, cheery little fuchsia. Small flowers of substance, not in the least flimsy, and freely produced.Tube: A little ..
Vigorous and easy to grow, produces lovely long slender flowers with bright attractive colours. Hardy enough to be on the BFS Showbench Hardy list, new RHS H3 rating (Minimum 1°C to -5°C) is a cautious estimate. It may be tougher than this.Tube: Proportionately long, rose red with faint orange red..
A classic. Very free flowering, upright and bushy, reliably giving a wonderful display all season. Recommended.Tube: Scarlet, glossy, slender and short.Sepals: Scarlet, glossy on top, short and broad, held 1/2 down with slight recurve.Corolla: Violet-purple fading to rose-red at base, 1/4 flared.Fol..
Long buds and prolific flowering. Charming hardy fuchsia, distinctive pink and white blooms.Tube: Pale pink blush, fairly short, peg top.Sepals: Pale pink with tiny green tips. Distinctively long, fairly narrow. Held horizontally and recurved.Corolla: White, 1/4 flared, petal edges make a bell shape..
Small single or semi double flowers, but plenty of them, carried on quite low and graceful, slender growth suitable for espalier training.Tube: Rosy red, slim.Sepals: Rosy red, pale green tip, 1/2 down, recurved.Corolla: Rich rosy pink, 1/4 flared, petals slightly ridged.Parentage: F. magellanica x ..
A delightfully cheery and solid little flower. Each can have up to seven sepals, and there are lots of them, freely carried from early in the season. Vigorous, easy, and stiffly upright growth.Tube: Strongly flushed dark pink red 53C, peg top, chunky appearance.Sepals: Dark pink red 52A below, flush..
This upright and sturdy fuchsia has (for a hardy) unusually large frilly double flowers, in shades of pink and white.Tube: Rich cerise pink, medium length.Sepals: Rich cerise pink, fairly broad, short and concave, held 1/2 up, tips recurved.Corolla: White or pale pink, veined and splashed with rich ..
An exceptional hardy fuchsia bearing many very beautiful, intensely coloured flowers of substance on a vigorous plant.Tube: Crimson, fairly short, rounded.Sepals: Crimson, broad, concave, 3/2 up or more.Corolla: Flushed pink and veined rosy red, 3/4 flared.Parentage: Bishop's Bells x Strawberry Deli..
Cute little flowers, shorter, but more substance than typical very slim F. magellanica type. Very vigorous, and useful garden plant. Probably the hardiest fuchsia available, and a real whopper in the right place.Tube: Bright red, fairly short, peg top.Sepals: Bright red, horizontal to 1/2 up, sligh..
Free flowering and strong growing, with flowers capable of a dramatic, colourful display.Tube: White with a touch of green.Sepals: White with pink tinge above and greenish recurved tips, broad, held horizontal to 1/4 down.Corolla: Violet with red bias and pink veins at petal base. Smooth, overlappin..
Generous production of medium sized and beautifully coloured blooms. An upright bushy fuchsia of great character.Tube: Rose red, short.Sepals: Rose red, held slightly down and slightly reflexed.Corolla: Purple red blending to rose pink at petal base...
Beautifully bold coloured semi double to double flowers that hold their colour well. If you could bear to, it makes a good cut flower. Easy to grow, an old favourite.Tube: Rose red.Sepals: Rose red, darker tip, held horizontal with strong recurve.Corolla: Opens and matures rose red at base then vi..
It may not have a white tube, but Scarcity has other hallmark James Lye features - quality and robustness. A classic, one of his best cultivars, especially recommended for a 1/2 standard.Free branching, vigorous, ample flowers of excellent form and colour, responds well to training, what's not to li..
A reliable, upright, vigorous and free flowering hardy with very distinctive blooms beautiful at every stage.(The photo of Sealand Prince flowers at different stages of maturity shows how difficult it can be to choose, photograph, and describe a “typical” flower of just about any cultivar.)Tube: Med..
Delightful, similar size and habit to its parent, but not quite as hardy, particularly when young. Young plants with their very thin stems will appreciate a little extra protection to get them through their first winter or two. Needs a rather more clement spot than most. Fabulous foliage plant that ..
A charming colour sport of Tom Thumb, and otherwise identical to that dwarf cultivar. Masses of beautifully coloured little flowers, with up to three per axil.Tube: Purple red 58B, short, peg top.Sepals: Purple red 58B, 1/2 down, reflexed.Corolla: Purple pink N74C, paler base, darker veins, 1/4 fla..
Very strong growing, abundant very attractive flowers. One of the prettiest hardies.Tube: Pale pink, fairly short.Sepals: Pale pink top, rose underside, long and narrow, horizontal to 1/2 down.Corolla: Violet-blue, rose at base.Parentage: Venus Victrix x unknown.AFS 1148, NKvF 2136..
Well known compact hardy, an excellent choice for small containers and the front of beds and borders. Also makes good mini standards.Tube: Carmine, short and slender.Sepals: Carmine, fairly short and held 1/4 down with slightly reflexed tips.Corolla: Mauve with purple bias.NKvF 2916..
Flowers profusely, slim dark flowers complementing the foliage. An exhibition banker that's versatile and has something for everyone. Needs good light.Many fuchsias sold in the UK as 'Sunray' turn out to be 'Tom West' instead, but they are very different cultivars. Tom West is a Corallina sport, and..