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( Tom Thumb Fuchsia )
|'Tom Thumb' is an extremely free-flowering upright shrub.It bears early summer to fall, small, single, pendular flowers on terminal racemes, with tubes and sepals that are carmine-red with mauve corollas veined with carmine-red. Fuchsias prefer partial shade and should never dry out. They are also heavy feeders. Feed with a quick release, water soluble fertilizer every other week during the bloom season.
When planting fuchsia, start them from transplants around mid-spring. Many gardeners transplant fuchsia around Easter. Soil should be high in organic matter have both excellent water holding and drainage capability. Mulch heavily where winters are cold. Prune back dead or broken branches in spring, especially on plants that were left outside in areas with mild winters.
Important Info : Does not tolerate drought, high humidity, and high summer heat.
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