A small bush with fairly pale green foliage acting as a perfect foil to neat double flowers of soft pink.Tube: White 155C short and thick.Sepals: Pale pink 56C, pale yellow green 150C recurved tip, 1/2 down.Corolla: Light Purple 75B matures light rose 68D, 1/2 flared, wavy petal edges.Parentage: Pi..
Charming, highly recommended for baskets, window boxes and exhibition. Mainly grown for its very attractive variegated foliage, also has good flowers (these can be semi double or double) and is easy to grow. Stopping time fourteen weeks.Tube: Pale pink with darker pink stripes, peg top shape, medium..
Fuchsias have to be good to remain popular for over a century, and this one is no exception. An easy to grow triphylla that flowers freely and has magnificent foliage.Tube: Light reddish pinkSepals: Light reddish pinkCorolla: Light crimson redFoliage: Dark GreenNKvF 1044..
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..
A truly variegated sport of the famous fuchsia 'Swingtime', with identical flowers. The brightly variegated leaves, (quite different to those of 'Golden Swingtime') needs good light but will bleach and burn in full sun.Tube: Fairly short, red (45B).Sepals: Fairly short and very broad, red, held full..
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..
Mainly grown for its outstanding foliage. For best colour, pinch regularly to keep plenty of young growth coming. Also has attractive flowers.We have been shown a photo of an old specimen grown for exhibition some years ago, in an enormous pot. The plant was fully 120cm across, and really spectacul..
Naturally cascading, this vigorous fuchsia produces long, arching, heavily flowered stems. Excellent display of clean coloured medium sized flowers. Terrific basket cultivar.Can anyone tell us the parentage?Tube: Waxy white, quite long, slender.Sepals: Waxy white with green tips, held horizontally..
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 beautiful triphylla hybrid with dramatic red orange flowers and good foliage. Don't pinch – see hybridiser tab for details.Tube: Red orange 40A, long, thin.Sepals: Red orange 40A, slender, 1/2 down, reflexed.Corolla: Red orange 40A, unflared, long spoon shaped petals, on stalks.Foliage: Dark g..
Lovely and elegant, hard to describe properly. Named after Nancy's sister, this not only has superb blooms, but also has unusually bright and attractive golden foliage. Holds its colour well in the sun and will make a good basket as well as a bush. This sister seedling to 'Mersty' is worth trying a..
This very old cultivar is still grown and loved for its magnificent foliage. Pinch to encourage new shoots as needed.Best grown in part or dappled shade. Fairly sun tolerant for a golden leaved cultivar. Avoid deeply shaded areas, as leaves will be a more normal green in very low light conditions.Tu..
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 ..
A gorgeous pinkish orange flowered fuchsia, the more sun, the more orange the overall colour cast is reputed to be.Stiff, mounded growth habit, very dense and bushy. Useful and highly distinctive.Apparently raised in California (grown in San José for 15 years before registration and introduction), o..
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..
One of the easiest species fuchsias to grow even though it is sensitive to overwatering, and needs extra warmth in winter. Allow plenty of pot space for its tuberous roots.Tube: Pale red.Sepals: Short, pale red and yellowish green towards the tips.Corolla: Bright red.Foliage: Large pale green va..
A hardy creeping and trailing species from New Zealand. Flowers face upwards and have bright blue pollen. Proportionately large pinkish orange berries.Shady conditions encourage leafy growth, but few flowers. Sunnier conditions have the opposite effect.We find that this (and Wirral, its variegated..
A beautifully variegated form of F. procumbens. Originally known as Argenteus, but modern international taxonomy standards don't allow Latin names for cultivars.A hardy creeping and trailing plant whose tiny, unusual flowers face upwards and have bright blue pollen. Proportionately large pinkish o..
One of the few species fuchsias from New Zealand, a natural hybrid. Interesting plant with green flowers and blue pollen. Very lax, spreading habit.Tube: Green, short, widely flared.Sepals: Green, short, broad, horizontal.Corolla: None.Foliage: Mid green with a distinct bronze purple cast.Sectio..
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..
This little charmer is easy to grow and has good foliage to complement the delightful flowers.A bit of a mystery encliandra as we can't find anything out about it, can you help?Tube: Reddish purple, proportionately long.Sepals: Reddish purple, dark purple tips, held horizontal.Corolla: Lilac purple,..
This superb, vigorous and easy fuchsia starts producing its clusters of giant tubular orange flowers from a young age. Fabulous leaves too. Wonderful, but unsuitable for windy positions.Tube: Light orange 33C, slim, almost 10cm (4”) long.Sepals: Orange 33B above, peach 33D below, fully down, reflexe..
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..
Flowers freely, flower colours nicely complementing attractive foliage. One of the prettiest variegated fuchsias.Tube: Medium, white with pink blushes.Sepals: Long, white and pink with slightly recurved tips.Corolla: Pink veined white, petals curving inwards at the ends.Foliage: A sage like gree..
A vigorous and easy triphylla type fuchsia carrying numerous large dense bunches of salmon-orange tubular flowers.Tube: Orange with a salmon pink cast.Sepals: Orange with a salmon pink cast.Corolla: Pink with orange overtones.Foliage: Dark green.Parentage: Thalia x F. fulgens var. gesneriana.NKv..
Superb variegation. See Thalia, it is otherwise identical, but sensitive to overwatering.Stiffly upright growing, benefits from some attention to pinching out in the early stages.Tube: Scarlet-orange, slim and tapering.Sepals: Scarlet-orange with paler tips, held 3/4 down.Corolla: Orange-red.Fol..
One of the very best triphyllas. Superb, well deserves its place in any collection and still winning on the show bench.Tube: Bold electric crimson.Sepals: Bright electric crimson, held fully up.Corolla: Bright electric crimson, 3/4 flared.Foliage: Dark green with deep red veining.Parentage: F. t..
Pale and lovely sister seedling to 'Cherry Lee', with similar golden foliage (that dislikes full sun) and also shows signs of hardiness. Beautiful colouring of pale lavender, pale pink and white.Best in bright filtered light, colours very pale in shade. Needs and is worth careful deadheading, dead f..
Habit and flowers identical to Annabel, lovely. Although a bush, it becomes a bit lax with the weight of flowers borne. Large, well formed blooms, substantial.Tube: White, pink stripe, fairly long.Sepals: White, pink blush, pale green tip, horizontal to slightly down, recurved, slight twist.Corolla:..
This is a truly superb fuchsia which produces masses of smallish single flowers on long arching growths. The dark, glossy flowers look lovely against the distinctive silvery green foliage.Tube: Cerise pink.Sepals: Cerise pink to rose red at the tips.Corolla: Aubergine.Foliage: Silvery, metallic..
Highly desirable for its superb foliage. Absolutely will not tolerate overwatering. or having water sitting in its crown. Rooted cuttings and young plants susceptible to botrytis if watered from above, overwatered, or overpotted. Prefers especially free draining compost, easily achieved by adding..
Produces abundant well formed attractive flowers, self branching bushy growing fuchsia with attractive foliage as a bonusTube: Pink striped.Sepals: Pink with bolder stripes, long and recurved.Corolla: White with pink tinge and pink veining.Foliage: Variegated. Pale silvery green with a cream ed..
A little charmer, with small smoky flowers (similar in size to those of Whiteknights Ruby), and dark leaves.We can't find out anything about its history or origins. If you can help, we'd love to hear from you so we can share your knowledge with other fuchsia enthusiasts.Tube: Rose red blending to r..
Exhibits its medium sized abundant flowers against lush foliage. This is a beautiful bronze when young, although it does eventually age to dark green. Far less susceptible to fuchsia rust than most. Vigorous, bushy growth.Tube: Bold red.Sepals: Bold red, held horizontally with slight reflex.Coroll..
Attractive vintage cultivar with bold flowers showing well against dark foliage.Tube: Red-pink.Sepals: Red-pink, held ½ down, slightly reflexed.Corolla: Persian rose, up to ½ flared, crinkled/ruffled petals.Parentage: (Gartenmeister Bonstedt x Mrs Victor Reiter) x (Gartenmeister Bonstedt x Mrs Victo..
This is a variegated sport of the well known semi double 'Snowcap', the flowers are identical. Even more compact in growth, and, as is common with many variegated plants, noticeably slower growing.Tube: Fairly short, red.Sepals: Red, fairly broad, held 1/2 up.Corolla: White, with traces of dark ..
Striking variegated foliage. Abundant flowers are almost a bonus. Can be prone to rust, but still one of the best basket varieties.Can anyone tell us its parentage?Tube: Pink, medium long.Sepals: Pink with bolder pink line down middle.Corolla: Rose pink.Foliage: Variegated silver green, pale gr..
Not a species, this is instead a very old, free flowering cultivar that obviously got its name from its dark red tinted leaves.Tube: Cerise carmine.Sepals: Cerise carmine.Corolla: Violet purple.Foliage: Dark leaves similar to Corallina, but have a red edge.Parentage: Unknown..
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 lovely encliandra type with dramatic dark red stems and silver leaves. A vigorous semi trailing plant and probably hardy.Tube: Deep pink, long, slender.Sepals: Deep pink, slender, long almost fully up, recurved.Corolla: Lilac-rose, paler base, 3/4 flared.Parentage: Unknown..
A petite triphylla/species hybrid and an interesting mix. Cute little flowers and heart shaped leaves.Tube: Short, deep smoky red.Sepals: Short and spiky, deep smoky red tipped with green.Corolla: Short petals, deep smoky red.Foliage: Dark green, heart shaped leaves.Parentage: F. procumbens x Thalia..
A true trailing and creeping fuchsia that will weep down over tall containers or hang down from baskets easily up to 3ft (90cm) or more. Self branching, but flowering only on old wood, not current season's growth like most fuchsias.Doesn't produce a huge amount of flowers, but still an ornamental an..
Flowers somewhat sparsely on a fairly slow-growing bush, but is grown and prized for its superb foliage. A mature plant is a stunning sight, and well worth the wait. Don't over pot, needs good light, and enjoys a sunny position.NB This is the genuine Sunray, which (unusually) arose as a variegated..
This amazes us, if it wasn't so obsessed with chucking out great bunches of stunningly beautiful flowers, we think it would get to be really big.Spectacular, initially has stiff, fast growth which can be brittle when young and snaps easily if you knock it.If growing in a normal pot, (especially in p..
Stiffly upright growing triphylla fuchsia which benefits from some attention to pinching out in the early stages. 1905 and still a winner.Tube: Scarlet-orange, slim and taperingSepals: Scarlet orange with paler tips, 1/2 downCorolla: Orange redFoliage: Bronze fairly large glossy leaves with bol..
A super little variegated fuchsia that also has delightful red and white flowers.Tube: Red, fairly short.Sepals: Red, horizontally and slightly recurved.Corolla: Milk white with some pink veins. Fairly short petals which don't sit flat, but tend to roll inward at the edges.Foliage: Beautifully vari..
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..
Slender, smallish flowers in profusion on strong wiry stems, a very vigorous fuchsia and excellent garden plant that is often used to make colourful hedges. Graceful, arching growth, the variegated foliage complements the flower colours beautifully.Needs good light, and achieves best size and folia..
Masses of medium sized single flowers, another fuchsia that deserves to be more widely grown, a real beauty.Tube: Medium, pale pink with orange tinge.Sepals: Pink fading through white to green.Corolla: Bright red.Foliage: Striking yellow foliage with red veining on young growth...
Spectacular flowers in terminal clusters, handsome foliage, and fairly tuberous roots. This is a real beauty, but somewhat awkward and slow, repaying patience and care. Not easy to shape, does not appreciate being pinched, and has a mind of its own. One for the experienced grower. Always very limi..