Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' - Hardy - Plant
Plant Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' in a large pot or planter with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of gravel or hydro granules provide a good water drainage. Use fresh potting compost or special fuchsia compost. Sprinkle some compost into the pot and plant the root ball at the correct depth. Fill with the potting compost and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. This plant is best in a shady or semi-shady area.Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' is great in a pot
The delicate flowers of this plant are perfect for a pot or planter. These double flowers appear throughout the entire summer. This variety combines well with other plants such as Impatiens and foliage plants such as ivy. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a pot liner to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly.
The sepals of Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' have a pinky red colouring while its petals are white. This specific variety of Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' is especially hardy. This variety is very hardy so great in the garden and grows into an upright shrub. It can be affected by frost but will always regenerate in the spring and flower profusely again that season.
The Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' is among the most popular patio plants. It is one of the few flowering plants that can bloom with plenty of flowers while in a semi-shady area. This plant is originally from mountain rainforests located around the equator and is named after the famous botanist Leon Hart Fuchs. The Fuchsia flower species that we know of are all cultivated garden varieties. There are over 8,000 Fuchsia species, including single-flowered, semi-double or double-flowered.
Hardy Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' needs to be watered quite often during the summer to keep the soil remaining moist, although they don't like their roots to be flooded. Protect the plants from bright sunshine. For an extra rich flowering, it is recommended to mix fertilizer into the water on a weekly basis. By frequently cutting off the spent flowers, a good growth is encouraged.