This hardy fuchsia has typical fuchsia-shaped flowers of scarlet outer and violet central petals, produced in large numbers. The leaves, which fall in Autumn are oval and dark green. With a compact habit it is ideal for the front of mixed or shrub borders, for planting en-masse or as a specimen. If planted 30cm (12in) apart in a single line makes a useful, low, attractive, informal hedge.
Suitable for: Requires full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils, except extremely wet or dry. Normally hardy.
Height and Spread in 10 years: 80cm x 80cm (32in x 32in).
Planting: Soak the rootball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the rootball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Care: Reduce all previous season's growth to within 3cm (1in) of ground level in mid Spring.