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  Fuchsia

 

Fuchsia
Genus of approximately 100 species of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, and a few perennials, from mountainous ares of Central and South America and New Zealand. There are more than 8,000 hybrids and cultivars, which have been developed for their attractive flowers, usually borne more or less continuously from summer to autumn.

Cultivation
Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. For all but the hardiest fuchsias, plant the base of the stem 5cm (2in) below the soil surface and provide a deep, winter mulch. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost (John Innes No. 3) or loamless potting compost, in bright filtered light with moderate to high humidity; ventilate well. During growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly, or every 2 weeks in loamless compost. Keep just moist in winter.

Source: The Royal Horticultural Society "A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants A-J", page 459

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