Year Introduced: 1984
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, small but solid little flowers, and fairly small, thick leaves combine to give this one very good weather resistance. Blowick copes with wind much better than most trailers, a useful trait for basket use.
Often attributed to John Porter, but was in fact introduced by him, having been raised by his son Alan, when aged only ten. Which just goes to show that children can be skilled and intuitive growers in their own right. Perhaps your child or grandchild could hybridise and raise fuchsias of their own too?
Tube: Pale fuchsia pink with slightly darker stripes, short.
Sepals: Fuchsia pink, held horizontally with slight recurve at tips. Broad, thickish, with a slightly creped texture.
Corolla: Opens mallow purple and matures to an attractive shade of plum, 1/2 flared.
Parentage: Cloverdale Pearl x unknown.
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|