Beautiful naturally bushy cultivar with strikingly bold and brightly coloured double flowers. Best colours in a slightly shadier position.Tube: Rose pink 144D, slender.Sepals: Rose pink blending to cream with apple green tip, broad, held 1/4 up and slightly reflexed.Corolla: Violet 74B with purple b..
Smallish upright, naturally short jointed growth and dark foliage, needs only light pinching to shape well. Good for smaller containers. Numerous blooms have rich, eye-catching colours, a real beauty.Temporary photo.Tube: Bold pink.Sepals: Bold pink. Held horizontally with slightly reflexed tips.Cor..
Masses of gorgeous single flowers. A popular exhibition fuchsia and an exceptional beauty, cascading habit.Tube: Pink red, slim.Sepals: White with scarlet edging, horizontal, recurved, often have slight twist.Corolla: Violet with pale pink base, 1/2 flared. Smooth, overlapping petals.Foliage: Sm..
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..
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..
A charming and unusual fuchsia with a lazy, almost creeping habit. The petite flowers are produced freely, and look like a miniature version of Chang. If you prefer your fuchsias neatly shaped, it will need frequent pinching out. We think it looks lovely left to its own devices, its growth habit s..
A sturdy bush, freely producing richly coloured double flowers.Some sources say this is hardy, some say not. We'd be interested to hear of any specific experience of growing it as a hardy.Tube: Scarlet, short, barrel shape.Sepals: Scarlet, broad, 1/2 down, tips recurved.Corolla: Scarlet lake, scarle..
Very free flowering compact hardy bush, suitable both for exhibitions and hardy borders or containers. A very useful and pretty fuchsia.Tube: Pale purple-pink, slender, medium length.Sepals: Pale pink on top, pale purple pink under, held horizontal and recurved when mature.Corolla: Opens rich purple..
Neat and numerous single flowers. The rich, smoky flowers look lovely against the dark foliage and give a good display. An unusual hardy, not what you would expect at all for a plant that can cope with temperatures down to -14.4°C.Tube: Deep rose redSepals: Rose red, slightly darker undersideCoro..
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..
A free flowering vigorous bush, easy to grow. Was once a very popular show bench cultivar, would be good to see it on a showbench again.Tube: Bold red, short.Sepals: Bold red, held horizontal with recurved tips.Corolla: Very deep purple, almost black, 1/4 flared.Foliage: Mid to dark green.NKvF 1..
Naturally bushy and short jointed, produces many flowers, easy to grow and very beautiful. Hardy to 0°C, 32°F.Tube: Red with darker stripes, slender.Sepals: Red-violet, paler towards green tips, held fully up.Corolla: Indigo-purple, half flared when mature.Parentage: (Sophie Louise x (London 200..
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..
Big, bold blooms are well displayed on long petioles away from stems. Terrific plant for the garden with very vigorous, upright growth.In warm climates, an established plant can reach 360cm (12'). In the UK, 120 – 150cm (4' to 5') is more likely. Possibly more in mild areas or very sheltered positio..
Classically beautiful and elegant, with large, long-lasting flowers in rich glowing colours. Fuchsias have to be good to last this long.Edward Banks and his team of gardeners raised up to 10,000 seedlings yearly. Even among his peers, he was noted for being absolutely ruthless in his selection of th..
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 ..
Easy to grow and very rewarding, bright and abundant flowers of substance. The colours have real depth and intensity. Vigorous growth typical of many Lye cultivars, without the white tube. Superb.Tube: Scarlet, curvy.Sepals: Scarlet, held half to three quarters up, reflexed.Corolla: Purple, sh..
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 ..
Vigorous grower with beautifully shaped tastefully coloured flowers.Tube: Rich burgundy.Sepals: Deep burgundy, held fully up and recurved.Corolla: Dark indigo and purple-violet, burgundy at base of petals. Fully flared when mature.Foliage: Darkish mid green...
With its free flowering upright and bushy growth this fuchsia gives a superb display as a border plant or in containers, and is very showy. Very easy to grow, ideal beginner's fuchsia, well deserves its RHS AGM. Also has good heat tolerance if roots are shaded.Tube: Deep red, shortSepals: Deep red. ..
Naturally trailing fuchsia useful and very good for all types of hanging displays. Sometimes sold as Dark MisteryTube: Dark rose, aubergine tone, peg top.Sepals: Dark rose, aubergine tone, horizontal to slightly up, recurved tips.Corolla: Dark purple aubergine, up to 1/2 flared.Foliage: Medium green..
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 ..
Gloriously dark petals and free flowering. Fabulous. This video clip from 2008 shows its hybridizer, Ron Monnier, talking about it and his other wonderful introductions from that year. Tube: Short, thick and bulbous, in red (53D).Sepals: Quite broad, held horizontally with tips recurved. Richl..
Richly coloured flowers, and lots of them. Dense, bushy growth, largely self branching, hardy to -9°C. Gorgeous. (Extra petaloids make some flowers semi double.)Tube: Dark red purple 60C, short, slim.Sepals: Dark red purple 60C, 1/2up, recurved tip.Corolla: Dark purple 79A, matures dark purple 79B, ..
Another stunning cultivar from Mario, slender, elegant and dramatic. Ideal for containers, makes a good basket, and can also be planted in the garden as a permanent hardy. Numerous flowers in terminal racemes. Superb.Stamens and pistil extend only about 1cm from the corolla, even when the flower is ..
A vigorous, self branching, bushy plant from a great hybridiser, producing perfectly shaped flowers, lovely. Hardy to 0°C.Tube: Reddish purple, slightly wider at ovary end.Sepals: Reddish purple on both surfaces, held horizontally and recurved.Corolla: Purple-violet, maturing to magenta, 1/4 flared...
Superb flowers abundantly produced provide a truly lovely display. Vigorous, but not large plant.Tube: Short, red and pink.Sepals: Smokey dark reddish purple, broad, green tip, 1/2 up, well recurved.Corolla: Aubergine, pink splashes or stripes, full, 1/2 to 3/4 flared.NKvF 3723..
An elegant and graceful cultivar which flowers well. Dark, smouldering colours. Gorgeous, and very easy to grow. Can anyone tell us its parentage?Tube: Crimson red, glossy, short.Sepals: Crimson red, half down, slight recurve, glossy.Corolla: Aubergine, little or no flare.Foliage: Green, narro..
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..
Unusual species fuchsia with multi coloured flowers borne on the stems.Tube: Dark pink to aubergine.Sepals: Aubergine to yellow green, held horizontal and reflexed.Corolla: Vestigial, aubergine, 3/4 flared.Section: Skinnera...
Probably the most free-flowering fuchsia amongst the F. regia subspecies, very vigorous and can get to be a large bush.Tube: Bold red.Sepals: Bold red, held 1/2 down and recurved slightly.Corolla: Purple, unflared.Foliage: Dark green, small slender leaves with red veining.Section: Quelusia...
This is an excellent foliage fuchsia, with neat, upright growth. Both leaves and growth habit are totally different from Tom West. Also totally different from Versicolour. Flowers are larger and redder than either, it also has very dark stems.Tube: Medium, deep red.Sepals: Deep red, held slightly..
Gorgeous flowers, of substance, in rich berry colours. A lovely vintage cultivar, which deserves to be more widely known.Tube: Deep red, stout.Sepals: Deep red, tiny green tip. Horizontal, with a pronounced recurve,Corolla: Purple red, streaked with orange pink, 1/2 flared.Parentage: Bland's New St..
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..
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...
Large, but not coarse, double flowers, richly coloured, on a vigorous plant. The flower is substantial and lasts well.Tube: Pink red, darker stripe, fairly short, peg top.Sepals: Pink red above, darker below, horizontal, recurved tip, slight twist.Corolla: Rich purple pinks, dark rose basal vein..
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..
Absolutely gorgeous in hanging basket displays. Not widely available, or easy. Sensitive to overwatering and needs early pinching. A challenge, perhaps best for more experienced growers.Tube: Neyron rose 55B.Sepals: Light neyron rose 55D above, carmine rose 52C below, horizontal, recurved.Coroll..
A versatile and beautiful fuchsia with neat, richly coloured flowers. Spreading lax growth means it can be trained for hanging baskets if desired.Self branching, so also makes a good container plant, where its tall, arching growths will show the dark, jewel-like flowers to good effect. A dark beauty..
A vigorous beauty suitable for containers, borders or bedding. Also suitable for training into standards, fans etc. Flowers freely, prefers full sun and needs bright light.Tube: Red 53B, glossy.Sepals: Red, glossy, fairly thick, horizontal, recurved tip.Corolla: Dark red purple 59A, matures sligh..
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: ..
Profuse medium sized single flowers which keep opening until corolla petals are wide open. Gorgeous.Tube: Medium, pink.Sepals: Medium, pink through white to green tips. held fully up, tips recurved.Corolla: Slightly on the red side of purple.Foliage: Mid green.Parentage: Roesse Lupus x Maxima'..
Easy, self branching fuchsia, producing eye catching flowers in abundance.Can anyone tell us its parentage?Tube: White, hint of pink, short.Sepals: White, hint of pink, faint green tip. Held slightly down with a pretty recurve.Corolla: Bold violet, matures rich plum, 1/4 flared, smooth, overlappi..
With Naaldwijk 800 as one of its parents this could hardly fail to be alluring, and it is, we love it.Nearly always described as an upright bush but I can't get it to grow upwards. Mine are fabulous spreading, semi trailing plants or lax bushes instead. Henk Waldenmeier also notes that it makes stro..
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, ..
Absolutely lovely fuchsia, the flower petals look like they are made of velvet.Tube: Magenta, medium length and thickness.Sepals: Reddish purple with light yellowish green tips. Held horizontal with recurved tips, fully recurved when mature.Corolla: Reddish purple maturing to purple, 1/4 flared.Foli..
A stunningly beautiful double trailer with sumptuous blooms in rich berry colours. Hard to do justice to in a photo or description. Magnificent.Tube: White 155B.Sepals: Pale pink 56D above, dark rose 67C below, tipped light apple green 145B, broad, 1/2 down, recurved.Corolla: Dark red purple 64..
There is no way a photograph can do this fuchsia justice, it is absolutely gorgeous, and easy to grow. Recommended.Tube: Apricot pink, shortish.Sepals: Fuchsia pink with white crazing and green tips, held horizontally or slightly up with slightly recurved green tips.Corolla: Pinkish aubergine, lo..
Profuse blooming, stiff semi trailing growth, but flexible enough to be trained into a variety of shapes.Tube: Red 46C, short, slim, peg top.Sepals: Red above, dark rose 51A below, fully up, recurved.Corolla: Dark purple, 86A, pink 49A base, matures purple 72A, dark rose 51A veins, 1/4 flared.Parent..
Difficult to ignore, indeed there is "about as much chance as a one-armed blind man in a dark room trying to shove a pound of melted butter into a wild cat's left ear with a red-hot needle".Maybe not for you if you are dismayed by loud colours, celluloid cuffs & a shoddily pressed trouser creas..
This is a jolly flower reminiscent of a jester's hat. Sturdy, vigorous, and apparently hardy. Fairly free flowering, spectacular blooms.If you can tell us any more about it, particularly about how hardy it might be we'd love to hear from you.Tube: Rose.Sepals: Bold pink, long, horizontal. Recurve..
Hard to ignore, flamboyant & audacious. Deserves more attention as it's easy to grow and sensational. Lax growth.Tube: Pink.Sepals: Pink, darker pink below, broad, horizontal to 1/2 up, slight twist, recurved.Corolla: Violet blue and pink ripple, 1/2 flared.Foliage: Medium leaves, mid green...
Neat and floriferous, with 2 to 3 flowers buds per axil. Dark stems perfectly complement the intensely coloured flowers. A little cracker, perfect for rockery, border edge, bonsai or exhibition.Tube: Purple red, between N79C and 71A, short, glossy, peg top.Sepals: Purple red, between N79C and 71A,..