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..
Strikingly coloured and easy to grow cultivar, suitable for exhibition, containers and bedding. Largely self deadheading, it is also nicely bushy, and breaks well. Flowers are medium sized, and hang on a fairly long pedicel.Tube: White and very short.Sepals: Pale rose pink 62B with apple green t..
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..
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..
Graceful and reliable, beautifully shaped and coloured blooms. Free flowering, good bushy growth. Recommended.Tube: Warm rosy pink, darker stripes, peg top shape.Sepals: Relatively broad, also warm rosy pink, held fully up.Corolla: Smooth, round-edged petals of lavender violet, with a very pale patc..
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..
Could this be one of most beautiful fuchsias ever? Also easy to grow - providing you don't overwater it! Named after one of Mario's Irish Terriers. See picture on page 2 of the Dec 2014 issue of the Fuchsia Breeder's Initiative (see Links).The earliest and latest flowers of the season will be pale ..
Eye catching, easy to grow, classically beautiful cultivar suitable for exhibition, containers or bedding.Tube: White with pink candy stripes, long and slender.Sepals: White with apple green tips, held fully up and recurved.Corolla: Dark reddish purple, 1/4 flared.Foliage: Mid green.Parentage: ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Stiffly upright cultivar that makes a good 1/2 or full standard, does best in dappled shade. Short jointed growth, self branching, better with one pinch. Appealing and distinctive. Prone to botrytis, water carefully.Tube: Pink, short.Sepals: Pale pink with lighter below, held half up and straight.Co..
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..
Distinctive, with a mounded growth habit very similar to that of Daisy Bell. The growth is bushy, and naturally cascades into stiff rounded arcs. Can be trained as a weeping standard and is particularly recommended for half standards as well as hanging baskets and tall containers.The stiff growth, ..
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: ..
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..
Vigorous grower. Easy but is a greedy fuchsia that needs to be fed well.Tube: White, plump and short.Sepals: White on top, pink underside, green tipped.Corolla: Lavender faintly blushed with rose, delicate pink veined.Foliage: Medium green.AFS 1084, NKvF 1129..
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..
Smallish upright bush suitable for quarter or half standards as well as containers or bedding. Self branching. Prefers full sun.Tube: White with pink stripes, short.Sepals: White with deep rose pink stripes, held half up.Corolla: Violet, bold. Slightly flared and barrel shaped.Foliage: Mid green.Par..
Flowers and flowers, at least two per node, a wonderful fuchsia, that’s a favourite with exhibitors and gardeners alike. Keep in good light, and get it outdoors as much as you can in Spring, as soon as it’s safe to do so; this one quickly gets leggy under glass.No fuchsia copes well with overwateri..
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..
Substantial blooms in delicious colours on this lovely and self branching stiff trailer.Tube: Pale pink 56A, medium, square.Sepals: Pale pink 56B above, rose 55B below, light apple green 144D, tips, horizontal, recurved.Corolla: Opens magenta 71C, dark reddish purple 72A, matures reddish purple 64B,..
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..
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..
A superb, short-jointed fuchsia with all the grace and charm you'd expect from a child of 'Lillian Annetts'. Sid Garcia breeds very fine fuchsias and this one is no exception. The flowers are held outwards, enhancing the display.We've seen a very nice fan trained example exhibited.Tube: Fairly sho..
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..
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..
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..
A jewel indeed, from one of the UK's great hybridizers. Starts to flower early and continues to do so very freely. Naturally good bushy growth, easy and reliable, well suited to container and bedding purposes. Recommended.Although this photo is of an early, (and slightly immature) flower, more typic..
Pretty fuchsia, easily shaped, medium sized bushy plant. For best colour, avoid full sun.Tube: White, short.Sepals: White, hint of pink, horizontal, slight recurve.Corolla: Violet 84A, at least 1/2 flared.Parentage: Cloverdale Pearl x Christine Clements.AFS 1518, NKvF 1135..
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 ..
Great parentage, which you'd expect to give some hardiness. A super plant, easy to grow, lax growth, ideal for containers but would need weights for a basket.Tube: Neyron rose 58C, long.Sepals: Neyron rose above, white 155B below, horizontal, recurved.Corolla: Tyrian purple 57A, unflared.Parentage:..
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..
Gorgeous, unusually coloured flowers appear later in the season than most. They look superb against the dark green foliage, and keep going for a long time. Makes a lovely pot or small container fuchsia.Likes to spread by underground stolons. More of a herbaceous sub-shrub than a small woody shrub l..
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, ..
A very cute little fuchsia with plenty of ¾ flared flowers with sepals held fully up. This video clip from 2008 shows its hybridizer, Ron Monnier, talking about it and his other wonderful introductions from that year.Tube: Short and plump in light rose (58D)Sepals: Long, light rose (58D) w..
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 ..
Very attractive flower shape and colours, easy to grow, Mario recommends pinching once or twice. If not pinched , he says, 'January cuttings statrt flowering already abundantly in May'. He has named it after one of the family Airedale Terriers.Tube: Pale rose, longish and slim.Sepals: Pale rose, h..
Self branching, very free flowering tricolour. Naturally trailing, useful for all types of hanging displays. Flowers over a long period. This is a poor photo.Tube: Pink 48C, long & slender.Sepals: Cream 159D above, pale pink 56C below, green tips, horizontal, so strongly recurved they look ful..
Self branching small bush that flowers generously. Good for containers, bedding and borders.Tube: Dark rose (54B).Sepals: Quite long, red purple (67A) upper surface and dark rose (67C) below, held half up, tips recurved.Corolla: Quite short in relation to sepals, dark purple (86A), quarter flared.F..
Self branching small, healthy bush that flowers very freely all season long and is largely self dead-heading.Tube: Glossy red, short.Sepals: Glossy red with very pale green tips, held half up and fully recurved when mature.Corolla: Red-violet to red-purple with red veins, half flared when mature.Fol..