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( Gartenmeister Bonstedt Fuchsia )
|'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' is vigorous upright, free-flowering shrub, part of the Triphylla Group. Leaves are dark bronze-red with purple underneath. Flowers are very small, brick-red with long and pendular tubes. This shrub grows to a height of 30 inches by 24 inches in width. Fruit are deep purple. Highly recommended. 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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