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..
A tiny treasure that is hardy in mild areas. Very prettily coloured, naturally bushy, easy, grows well. One for the connoisseur - no that's codswallop, this is such a beauty everyone should have one.Tube: Orange pink.Sepals: Pink and white, horizontal, tips recurved.Corolla: Rose red, fully flared.F..
Small, self branching and naturally bushy, tested for five years in Apeldoorn and Velp (Holland), where it proved hardy to -15C. The profuse and elegant single flowers would be stunning even on a half-hardy. It prefers overhead filtered light to full sun in a cool climate. The best bloom colour is..
A delightful hardy that is neat, reliable and bushy, Andromeda has smallish single flowers, held facing slightly out. A graceful and airy plant, very pretty. Free-flowering, in classic colours of rich pink and violet. A little charmer.Tube: Medium sized, rich pink.Sepals: Rich pink, held horizontall..
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..
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..
A self-branching smallish bush fuchsia, which continually produces stunning white and purple flowers. Gorgeous.Tube: Cream with faint green stripes, medium length and thickness.Sepals: Pure white on top, lower surface cream with a very faint pink flush, held horizontally, tips recurved.Corolla: Ha..
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 elegant and sophisticated flower, gives a lovely display. Hardy to 0°C. Recommended.Tube: White with hint of rose.Sepals: White with hint of rose blending through white to green tips, a little over 1/2 up and recurved.Corolla: Opens violet and matures paler, with a hint of pale purple, little ..
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..
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..
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: ..
A superb fuchsia that certainly lives up to its name, bears masses of flowers all summer and autumn until frosted. An outstanding and versatile hardy.Tube: Short, white with pink blush.Sepals: Blushed pink through white to apple green tips.Corolla: Violet blue with pink veins.Parentage: Leonora x Le..
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..
Named by the British Fuchsia Society for their Golden Jubilee. Needs some early pinching, but then breaks well and flowers profusely. Hardy to 0°C, 32°F.Tube: Pale pink.Sepals: Pale pink, recurved at tips.Corolla: Claret rose.Foliage: Dark green (137A).Parentage: Igloo Maid x Rubra Grandiflora..
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..
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..
Easy to grow and flowers very freely - much tougher than it looks. Flower stamens are very long with bright red anthersTube: Palest pinkSepals: Palest pink at base blending to deeper pink with green tipsCorolla: Shades from palest pink to purple with salmon edges, maturing to pale magentaNKvF 247..
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 ..
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..
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..
This distinctive fuchsia has been grown and loved since before Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. Tiny, richly coloured flowers, with resulting round, black berries that are surprisingly large and an attractive feature in their own right. Vigorous bushy growth, reckoned to resistant to gall mi..
Distinctive blooms on a bushy plant, lovely.Tube: Cerise pink 52B, short.Sepals: Bright cerise, thick, creped, almost fully up.Corolla: Deep lilac 78B, base rose pink, red picotee, bell shape, 1/2 to 3/4 flared.Parentage: ?AFS 1626, NKvF 2483..
Ideal summer bedding and is a very suitable fuchsia for training as standards or into shapes. Self branching.Flower: Single, mediumTube: White or pale pink, shortSepals: Pale pink with darker pink or green tips, held horizontally with slight recurveCorolla: White with red or pink veining on the pet..
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 ..
Vigorous little hardy encliandra fuchsia, makes a very good bonsai. Attractive berries.Tube: Dark pinkSepals: Dark pink with green recurved tips, horizontal.Corolla: Light pink, fully flared, strongly recurved, petals noticeably longer than sepals.Foliage: 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. ..
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 ..
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, ..
A hardy garden cultivar, that will also make a good basket. However you grow it, those big flowers are gorgeous.Tube: Magenta 63B, quite long,thin.Sepals: Pale lavender 69C above, light purple red 78D below. Horizontal but well recurved.Corolla: Purple 83B, base red purple 71C, unflared, long, smoo..
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 ..
Pale, pearlescent colours that are hard to describe adequately. Another wonderful cultivar from a great hybridiser.Tube: White 155A.Sepals: White 155D, light greenish yellow 151C recurved tip, very long, 1/2 down.Corolla: White, matures palest purple 76D, long, unflared.Parentage: ((Elsie Mitchell x..
A very popular hardy, with striking flowers of white and bluish purple. The bright orange anthers are also attractive. Quite strong growing, benefits from some early pinching to improve the shape.Tube: Medium length, creamy white with faint pink stripes, noticeable bulge at the ovary end.Sepals: Whi..
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..
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 very appealing and pretty little fuchsia. Dainty, elegant, and free flowering.Tube: Pale pink.Sepals: Rich rose pink, quite long, 1/2 down.Corolla: Dark purple, small, neat, little or no flare.Foliage: Mid green, small leaves.Section: Quelusia...
Reckoned to be quite a rare species fuchsia. Has a rather wiry growth habit and may need some support. Uses other shrubs and climbers for support in the wild and can easily be trained into very tall shapes. Lovely long, arching stems with lots of elegant flowers. First found in Brazil.Tube: Red.Se..
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..
Naturally bushy and vigorous encliandra species from the Sierra Madre region of Mexico bearing profuse red-pink flowers. Both foliage and flowers are larger than is found on a typical encliandra cultivar. In the pine, oak and alder forests at 2,600m above sea level where it grows in the wild, this..
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...
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..
Attractive and substantial blooms, quite wide, on a versatile plant that is hardy to -6.6°C (20°F).Tube: Red, fairly short & thick.Sepals: Red, long, broad, fully up, recurved tip.Corolla: Light red purple, 1/2 flared, rolled and/or convex petals.Parentage: Empress of Prussia x Spion Kop.AFS 2936..
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..