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( Lady Thumb Fuchsia )
|'Lady Thumb' is an upright, free-flowering shrub. The leaves are light green and somewhat heart shaped. It bears small, semi-double flowers on terminal racemes, pendular, with tubes and sepals that are light red with white corollas with slight red veining. This shrub grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches by 12 to 18 inches in width. Fruit are deep purple.
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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