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..
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..
Another of James Lye's vigorous, easy to grow, classically beautiful cultivars, suitable for exhibition, containers and bedding.Tube: White, N155B, waxy and slim.Sepals: White, tiny green tip, held horizontally to 1/2 down, recurved.Corolla: Opens between purple 67A and pink purple N74A, matures ..
Flowers of bright, crisp form and colour start early and are carried freely on a bushy plant, a real beauty. Easy and reliable old cultivar that is also fairly sun tolerant. Antigone is a Greek mythological character (the daughter of Oedipus and his mother Jocasta) whose name means “worthy of one's..
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..
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 very beautiful, strong growing, easy and reliable lax bush fuchsia. Ideal for the centrepiece of mixed containers.Tube: Creamy white with pink overtones, medium length.Sepals: Waxy pale pink with pale green tips, held horizontally with reflexed tips.Corolla: Fuchsia pink, lighter at base and da..
Makes excellent large hanging basket displays. Large pendant flowers on weeping stems and if you can train one into a 1/2 standard it's amazing.Tube: Very pale rose pink, slim.Sepals: Pale salmon pink, held horizontally and partially recurved.Corolla: Bold rose pink, 1/2 flared when mature.Foliag..
Medium to large flowers, graceful and alluring. Mr Lye produced many truly lovely fuchsias and this is amongst his best. Strongly upright but mature flowering branches arch attractively.Tube: Stout, Waxy creamy white, candy striped in pale pink.Sepals: Creamy white, recurved, faint green tips.Coroll..
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..
A fine bush, excellent in containers and makes a very good standard. Fairly upright, self branching, still one of the best striped cultivars.Tube: Amaranth red.Sepals: Amaranth red, held slightly up and fully recurved almost to the tube. Twisted.Corolla: Bold purple with streaks of raspberry down..
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..
A little different from the strongly upright types with a waxy white tube normally associated with James Lye cultivars. Just as lovely as the others, gently ruffled carmine petals; a delightful vintage cultivar.Tube: Pale pinkSepals: Pale pink, held half down and strongly reflexed, curving toward..
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 ..
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..
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 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..
Flowers freely over a long season. Suitable for bedding, baskets or containers, very useful and decorative fuchsia. Well defined clean bright colouring and easy growing makes this a popular old classic. RecommendedTube: Pale salmon pinkSepals: Pale salmon pink fading slightly towards the tips. Held ..
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..
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 ..
This lovely old cultivar is fairly slow growing, stiffly upright and compact. It took us a long time to obtain it, we can safely say its reputation for being slow and difficult to root from cuttings is fully justified. We too, will have very few available. Not particularly easy to grow either. ..
This is a very pretty fuchsia in classic red and white, complemented by handsome dark foliage and stems. (Flowers in main photo are shown against foliage from another plant).Tube: Dark red, short, with a bulbous shape.Sepals: Dark pink red, fully up, slightly reflexed. Broad and rather short.Corol..
Another magnificent old cultivar that's vigorous, free flowering, and easy to grow.Tube: Medium thick, creamy white.Sepals: Creamy white, firm and held slightly down from horizontal.Corolla: A rich glowing dark pink red (52A), each petal having gently ruffled pleats.Foliage: Lush, lightish green lea..
Elegant fuchsia, freely produces quite large single flowers, starting early. Does not produce seed and isn't too keen on rain and wind, but a magnificent old cultivar and still most rewarding to grow. Needs pinching to shape.Tube: Medium long, salmon pink.Sepals: Salmon pink fading to pale green..
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..
Large bunches of gorgeous, very long, bold crimson flowers. Very handsome and vigorous species, ultimately needing a very big pot. The berries of both this and F. boliviana Alba are excellent and widely sold in markets throughout South America for eating fresh or cooked (made into pies, jams etc).Tu..
Large bunches of gorgeous, very long, white pink and crimson flowers. Another very handsome fuchsia. Vigorous, ultimately needing a very big pot. The berries of both this and F. boliviana are excellent and widely sold in markets throughout S. America for eating fresh or cooked (made into pies, jams ..
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...
Can be a difficult fuchsia to propagate. Prefers slightly cooler conditions than most. More than one form in propagation - we have three forms that are each slightly different.Tube: Pink red, long, slim, flared.Sepals: Red pink through white to green reflexed tip, 1/2 down.Corolla: Scarlet to re..
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..
One of the easiest and least troublesome fuchsias to grow, is vigorous, flowers freely. Proven resistance to rust, red spider mite and white fly. Reputedly also completely resistant to Fuchsia Gall Mite. Attracting increasing interest from hybridisers for its virtual invulnerability.Originating in t..
A lovely species that clearly demonstrates the variety within the genus. Flowers best on older growths during months with shorter days. Vigorous, making strong growth in summer, and ultimately needing a very large pot. Produces large orange fruits.Has been observed growing epiphytically in the wild...
Fuchsia splendens is widely distributed and has been observed on rare occasions growing as an epiphyte.Flowers all year in the wild, will do so in the UK if conditions are suitable. As with F. juntasensis, seems to like flowering in the months having shorter days, making growth in summer.Tube: Cora..
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..
Vintage fuchsia with elegant slender flowers, vigorous and easy to grow.Tube: Proportionately long, creamy white.Sepals: Held 1/2 down, creamy white with apple green tips.Corolla: Bold coral pink with violet overtones, paler at base of petals.Parentage: unknown.NKvF 1268..
A classic triphylla cultivar bearing bunches of reddish salmon-pink tubular flowers. Vigorous and easy to grow.Apparently not quite as sensitive to cold as most triphyllas, but still not frost hardy.Also known as 'Börnemann's Best'.Tube: Reddish salmon-pink, long, flared.Sepals: Reddish salmon-pin..
A sumptuous double in pale pink with darker veining.Tube: Medium length, light red.Sepals: Slightly darker red, pale green recurved tip, quite thick and substantial, broad, 1/2 up.Corolla: A very full double, petals are creamy pale pink with darker veins and splashes towards the base, fully flare..
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...
A James Lye classic cultivar, very vigorous and easy to grow and propagate, a real beauty.Tube: Waxy white.Sepals: Waxy white with tiny green tips, held very slightly down from horizontal.Corolla: Pale pink at the base darkening into bold pink with lilac overtones.Parentage: unknown.NKvF 2593..
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: ..
This pre-1914 beauty was named after the Egyptian goddess famed for her magical powers. Easy and naturally bushy.There are three fuchsias called ‘Isis’, this was the first to be given that name.Tube: Palest Pink, darker each end.Sepals: Pale pink, white at tips, horizontal and recurved.Corolla: Red-..
A substantial flower in dramatic glowing shades that are hard to describe.Tube: Light red pink 38B with faint stripes. Quite thick, almost 2.5cm (1") long and noticeably square in cross section.Sepals: Light red pink 38B above, light red pink 38D below, blending to light yellow green tips. Each sep..
An old but exceedingly fine fuchsia, easy to grow, James Lye was famed for his singles, but this double is a corker.Tube: Creamy white with rose blush.Sepals: White, rose blush, broad, concave, horizontal, tiny green recurved tip.Corolla: Cerise-purple matures cerise, full 1/4 flared.Foliage: Mi..
Bunches of long, tapered, single flowers produced towards the ends of the stems, flowers generously, an old but reliable triphylla fuchsia which is still deservedly popular. Also known as Coralle.Tube: Long, thin, salmon orange.Sepals: Salmon orange, short.Corolla: Again, salmon orange.Foliage: ..
A very old cultivar that has not only survived but remains popular because it is so good. Vigorous, bushy growth, free flowering, elegant, and robust, like so many of the Pre 1914 cultivars.This would probably have been named after Elizabeth, the then Lady Heytesbury, of Heytesbury House, in Wiltshi..
A classic Lye cultivar with pale tube and sepals, purplish corolla, vigorous in spite of its age, and ideal for training as a standard or pillar.Tube: White, hint of pink, slim, straight, peg top.Sepals: White, hint of pink, tiny green slightly recurved tip, horizontal.Corolla: Pink purple, up to..
Reputedly one of Lemoine's best purple cultivars, and certainly an excellent hardy. Good, vigorous growth, dark, healthy looking foliage, and large flowers of real quality and substance, that last well. Fairly long pedicels too, so the flowers are nicely displayed away from the foliage.Tube: Rich ..
Very vigorous encliandra fuchsia with wiry stems, often used for training around shaped structures. Deservedly popularTube: Light crimsonSepals: Light crimsonCorolla: Pale purpleFoliage: Mid to dark greenParentage: Unknown..
Awaiting full descriptionLike many James Lye cultivars, this one is noted for its free flowering ability and overall sturdiness and vigour. Also has the classic waxy white tube typical of most of James' raisings.Tube: Medium length, waxy white.Sepals: Tips recurved.Corolla:...