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  • trailing fuchsia
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Fuchsia 'Swingtime'

trailing fuchsia

RHS award of garden merit
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £17.97 £11.98
9cm pot £5.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness:half hardy (will need winter protection)

    Larger than average flowers open from their fat buds throughout the summer. These consist of a set of pointed red sepals, which splay out from the top, and a cluster of frilly looking white petals. It's a showy addition to pots or hanging baskets, where the lax stems can gently cascade over the sides.

  • Garden care: To encourage growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring. Protect the roots with a generous layer of mulch in autumn, or move potted plants to a sheltered position in the garden during the worst of the winter weather.