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( Lena Fuchsia )
|'Lena' is a very vigorous, free-flowering trailer and very hardy. The folliage is pale to mid-green with toothed margins, reaching 24 to 30 inches in length. It bears single to semi-double flowers. The tubes and sepals are white with a pink tint, with rose-magenta corollas. The trailing fuchsia makes a great ground cover or works well in container, hanging baskets, or planted so that it may cascade over walls. 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. Normally you would plant 4 to 5 transplants in the average size hanging basket. Pinch terminal buds to insure a bushier plant. Once grown, you can still pinch or lightly prune if plant becomes too leggy. Planting all of the same variety in one basket makes a much nicer show. 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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