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Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' - S1
Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' - S1
Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' - S1
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Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

Fuchsia triphylla
Heat tolerant! Known as lady's Eardrops in the late Victorian era, when glasshouses were full of newly discovered tender plants from the tropics, Gartenmeister was a collector's favorite of that era, when over 1500 cultivars were available. We offer the lovely coral-red flowered form with bronze foliage introduced in 1905 that will fill pots with handsome foliage and brilliant flowers all summer and fall, given regular water and fertilizer.
SKU #P2320
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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
2' h x 1.5' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Orange red tubular blooms
Features
Great for containers
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Fuchsia plants are a classic choice for summer containers in bright indirect light or gardens with morning sun and afternoon shade. They are elegant additions to hanging baskets or pots in sheltered positions, the curtains of dangling blossoms bringing hummingbirds like few other flowers. Overwinter rare specimens by pruning back by 1/3 and moving indoors into a basement or cool room once nighttime temperatures dip below 45F. Avoid fertilizing in winter, water sparingly, and clean up all leaf drop. They should resprout in spring when they can be repotted.
Final Spacing:
1-1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Keep evenly moist but not saturated.
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Apply an organic balanced fertilizer every two to four weeks, spring through the beginning of autumn. Stop fertilizing in early fall if planning to overwinter indoors.
Diseases & Pests:
Regular misting mornings only will help to prevent spider mites and whiteflies. If an infestation develops, use an insecticidal soap to treat this problem. Avoid any foliar disease by providing good air circulation around your plants.