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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
It’s easy to see why this delightful old lady has survived for so long, although not easy to find nowadays. Quite lovely flowers with relatively short pure white sepals which contrast well with both the darker tube and sepals.Tube: Medium, slightly bulbous, dark pinkish coral, almost striped appea..
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..
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..
Masses of elegant colourful flowers. Difficult cultivar to train but lovely even if left to its own devices. Long, flexible growth, very vigorous. can be used as a greenhouse climber.Tube: Rose pink. Long and slender.Sepals: Rose with green tips.Corolla: Vibrant rose with salmon pink shading.Foli..
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..
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 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 beautiful fuchsia, makes lovely weeping standards and is a real blaze of colour wherever you put it.Tube: Palest rose, slim.Sepals: Light rose pink, held horizontally and recurved when mature.Corolla: Opens dark lavender blue and pales to lavender as it matures, 1/4 flared when mature.Foliag..
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..
Gorgeous flowers, of substance, in rich berry colours. A lovely vintage cultivar, which deserves to be more widely known.Tube: Deep red, stout.Sepals: Deep red, tiny green tip. Horizontal, with a pronounced recurve,Corolla: Purple red, streaked with orange pink, 1/2 flared.Parentage: Bland's New St..
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..
This lovely old cultivar just wants to flower non-stop, blooms are clustered near the tops of the stems. The stigma ages to distinctly brown, quite unusual.Tube: Purple red N57A, slim, about 1cm (3/8") long.Sepals: Purple red N57A, horizontal, slightly recurved tip.Corolla: Dark pink 61C, 1/4 fl..
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...
Awaiting full description.There are two fuchsias called Harmony, but this was the first, a classically beautiful vintage trailing American cultivar.Free flowering, very attractive blooms. Normal summer flowers are pink. Like many fuchsias, flowers produced out of season, or under lower light condit..
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: ..
Great fuchsia, often described as a climber. It is very tall, vigorously upright, and has flexible stems with long internodal gaps so it can be trained up a wall, trellis etc. Interesting and useful growth habit, but doesn't actually climb anything.Free flowering, can look spectacular when wall trai..
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..
Gives an impressive display, bearing absolutely masses of smallish but bright flowers.Unusual in that it produces flowers mainly from the leaf axils. Reputedly does not like changes in atmosphere, though we have not seen this ourselves.Tube: Rose-cerise, stubby and bulging.Sepals: Rose-cerise, Hel..
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 ..