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Browsing Archive: July, 2012

What is a hardy fuchsia?

Posted by Sno-King Fuchsia Society on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,
Hardies, as they are called in the fuchsia community, are fuchsias that can be grown in the ground.  There are hundreds of varieties that do very well here in the Pacific NW. 

They require only basic care; mulching around the base in the fall and pruning the dead wood back in the spring.  We do not recommend pruning hardies in the winter unless they are in a protected frost free area. When the plants are pruned, this leaves the soft opening in the branch where water can go down into the plant ...
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Sun or Shade?

Posted by Sno-King Fuchsia Society on Tuesday, July 17, 2012,

A general rule of thumb is fuchsias do better if not kept in full shade. Like most flowering plants, some sun is required.  Fuchsias are outdoor plants.  They are easily transplanted and if you see the leaves or flowers burning from the sun, move the plant to a shadier location and see how it behaves.

Pots or hanging baskets require more shade because the sun dries out the soil faster than those fuchsias planted in the ground. 

Species fuchsias are those fuchsias which are the mother plants of ...

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