The Hardy Fuchsia is a shrub that has brightly colored flowers that are on long, slender stalks. The flowers are often a rich pink and purple but also come in combinations of red, pink and white. It produces many flowers during its long blooming season in the summer. It is grown as a pot plant and in hanging baskets, where its flowers can be enjoyed close-up. Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. Native to southern South America, where it grows as a shrub or s sub-shrub in temperate regions of southern Argentina and Chile. Grows up to 10 feet in height. Hardy in zones 6-9.
Growing Instructions for the Hardy Fuchsia
- The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix or a growing medium with sphagnum moss. It helps prevent dampening off which damages seeds and seedlings. Don’t use garden soil. 2. Put the growing medium in a pot. 3. Water the growing medium. 4. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. Don’t cover them with soil. The seeds need light to sprout. Keep the soil moist but not wet. The seeds germinate in 2-4 weeks.