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( 'Phyllis' Fuchsia )
|'Phyllis' is very hardy, vigorous upright shrub. Leaves are mid-green and heart-shaped. From early summer to fall it bears masses of small to medium, semi-double, pendular flowers on terminal racemes with tubes that are waxy, rose-red with yellow green margins, rose-red sepals and rose-cerise corollas. This shrub grows to a height of 5' and width of 3'. Makes a nice hedge.
Fuchsias prefer partial shade and should never dry out. They love water and cooler summer temperatures, making them a favorite for the Pacific Northwest. 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. Cooler summer temperatures make Fuchsias a favorite for the Pacific Northwest.
Important Info : Does not tolerant drought, high humidity, and high summer heat.
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