Medium sized single or semi double, bright, bold and with substance. Vigorous and robust bush, needs pinching to shape well. Good in summer containers.Tube: Light red 52D, plump, rounded.Sepals: Red 52A, broad, concave, 1/2 up, tiny green tip.Corolla: Red 50A, slightly darker petal edge, 3/4 flared,..
Popular and easy to grow fuchsia, very good for training as standards.Temporary photo.Tube: Baby pink with slightly darker stripes.Sepals: Baby pink through white to green tips.Corolla: White, 1/4 flared, bell shape.Foliage: Mid green, leaves have serrated edges.NKvF 1007..
An easy fuchsia producing loads of attractively flared flowers. Beautiful and distinctive, gives great display in containers.Tube: Rose pink, short.Sepals: Pale pink with green tips, held 1/2 up.Corolla: Baby-pink, 3/4 flared when mature.Foliage: Dark green.NKvF 2238..
Very free flowering, in pale pinkish orange, starts early and grows strongly. Although the flowers are not large, they more than make up for this in substance and quantity. Absolutely superb for containers, hanging baskets and summer bedding.Tube: Rose pink with orange overtones and darker stripe..
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..
Small upward and outward facing flowers and lots of them. Usually single, but occasionally semi double. Cracking little cultivar that is deservedly popular. Also suitable for standards.Tube: Red, medium sized.Sepals: Red pink, horizontal, slightly recurved pale green tip.Corolla: Violet red, re..
First class light red and white single, deserves to be more widely grown and shown, naturally short jointed, and bushy. Small flowers, displayed noticeably outwards, very freely and evenly produced. All is neat and beautifully proportioned. Trouble free, a great fuchsia. John once said of it: 'It ..
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..
Striking species hybrid, produces a lot of flowers for its type on a small, free-branching bush.Tube: Red with orange overtones, flattened.Sepals: Bold rose pink with green tips.Corolla: Half flared, orange, sometimes with red edges.Parentage: ((F. michoacanensis x F. obconica) x Ashley) x F. splen..
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..
Graceful and spectacular, the beautiful and graceful flowers are fairly freely produced. Will need some pinching to shape.Copes better than most with wind and rain, but is intolerant of sun or hot conditions. Suitable basket variety for a cooler spot or in shade.Tube: White or very pale pink at ova..
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..
Good exhibition cultivar with a short jointed, self branching, naturally neat form, outward and upward facing flowers in sensational colours. Flowers are carried so profusely that branches may need support. Great for patio containers too.Tube: Carmine, short.Sepals: Carmine at base then mottled ca..
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..
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..
Naturally compact and free branching, very pretty, lovely colours, always popular, suits exhibition. Nice. Very, very, nice.Tube: Dark pink, short.Sepals: Pale pink with green tips. Held 1/2 up, slightly reflexed.Corolla: Blue, matures to pale cerise, paler at petal base, 3/4 flared.Foliage: Med..
Flowers freely. Blooms are small to medium sized and a very pretty flared shape. Lovely container plant.Tube: Warm peachy orange-pink.Sepals: Orange-pink, white picotee. Held fully up over tube. Reflexed tips.Corolla: Smoky coral pink, salmon. Fully flared.Foliage: Medium leaves, mid green...
An attractive free-flowering small to medium sized bush well suited to border or containers.Tube: Pale pink with darker stripes, short.Sepals: White with pink blush and pale green tips above, white below, held 1/2 up, tips recurved.Corolla: Light magenta purple with darker edges to the smooth pet..
Freely produces small to medium sized bright flowers, Suitable for patio containers or borders, very popular.Tube: White with coral pink blush at ovary end.Sepals: White with faint green recurved tips, horizontal.Corolla: Glowing pink orange, 1/4 to 1/2 flared.Foliage: Dark green, purple overton..
Attractive and elegant, free flowering, exhibition quality, highly recommended. Take care not to overwater.Tube: White with a pink blush, short.Sepals: White with pink blushes and green tips. Quite long, held slightly above horizontal and recurved.Corolla: Pale blue maturing to lavender, diffusi..
Mario has named this lovely plant after his wife, Anna Sonja, as they both have happy faces. A lovely name for a lovely and unusual fuchsia that deserves tol be enduringly popular.Best as a mature plant, and best grown as a bush, (also suitable for standards). Pinch three times for best results. In ..
Numerous medium sized tubular flowers, very beautiful and much underrated. (Sometimes referred to as 'Anita de Keijzer.) Foliage is green, lush and fairly dense.Tube: Long, slim, orange pink. A bulge at the ovary end, widens towards corolla.Sepals: Deep rose red paling to orange, 1/2 down.Corolla: ..
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 ..
Named after the iconic Dutch writer of children's books, poetry, musicals and more, this beautiful fuchsia of unusual colouring, and attractively shaped blooms, is easy to grow. Good for hanging baskets and containers. May survive a slight frost but not winter hardy.Tube: Magenta, medium length an..
Elegant and lovely, excellent in containers or summer bedding, superb display on an easy to grow plant.Tube: Pale orange 39C with hint of lilac, long and slender.Sepals: Pale orange above, rose pink 49B below with tiny green recurved tips. Quite long, held just below horizontal.Corolla: Lilac ros..
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..
Absolutely gorgeous flowers, that always attract attention, and are generously produced. Looks unusual but is easy, and gives a great display on slightly lax growth. Deserves to be more widely grown, recommended.Tube: Creamy white, proportionately long, slight barrel shape.Sepals: White, with gree..
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 ..
Produces its lovely and unusual flowers freely. These contrast well with the dark foliage to give an eye catching display. Self branching growth.Unlike most white fuchsias, this one prefers bright light and even tolerates full sun. Tube: White, faint green bulbous top. Sepals: White above, pink edge..
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: ..
Charming encliandra hybrid fuchsia, as pretty as you could wish for and easy to grow and train.Tube: Magenta redSepals: Magenta with green tipsCorolla: Deep magenta redFoliage: Dark green glossy tiny leavesParentage: F. encliandra x F. hemsleyanaAFS 1136..
Another of Dave Clark's beauties, this was named after the Queen's Head Gardener and his wife, and presented to them at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1989. Noted for its free flowering, having two flowers per leaf axil. Graceful blooms with a long style display well against handsome dark foliage. ..
Terrific cultivar, striking flower colours seem to stand out, even glow, against the dark foliage. Naturally free flowering and fairly short jointed, but not self branching. Pinching needed if you want a compact plant. Recommended for mini and 1/4 standards.Tube: Creamy white with pink blush, sho..
Flowers profusely, large and very substantial flowers on a large and vigorous bush. Quite spectacular, Atahualpa always really stands out in any display. The leaves are large, thick, dark green and leathery, giving an excellent foil to the flowers. Fabulous.Tube: Red 42A, very long, slightly flared..
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..
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..
Mario recommends not growing this self branching cultivar as a standard, and suggests best results are obtained from early cuttings. He advises five to ten cuttings per basket or container.Named after John Dowland's “The Firste Booke Of Songes”, number 19.Awake, sweet love! Thou art return'd,My hea..
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 ..
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..
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..
Popular and successful exhibition cultivar, this subtle beauty is also stunning in pots and containers. Growth is short jointed and self branching. The flowers are held horizontally, away from the foliage.Tube: Cream with a hint of pink, quite short.Sepals: Cream with hint of pink at base and sli..
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..
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 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..
This lovely old timer has eye catching and substantial blooms of pink and purple red. It is very easy to grow, and is especially easy to deadhead, making it really useful as a plant for mixed containers. Growth is bushy and vigorous, the weight of the flowers tends to make the growth arch over gen..
The name says it all really. One of the longest flowers you can expect to see on a fuchsia. Growth is slender and requires as much pinching out as you can manage, also if you can provide some support for the longer stems it can help. Not an easy fuchsia to shape, but gives a superb display in whatev..
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..