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Fuchsia 'Ballet Girl'

Standard Fuchsia


A very old cultivar, award-winning Fuchsia 'Ballet Girl' is an excellent, strong-growing, bushy cultivar with medium to large double flowers adorned with bright cerise sepals and white corollas exquisitely marked with red veining. Blooming non-stop from early summer to fall, the flowers stand out against the mid- to dark green serrated foliage. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, the strong upright growth habit of this pretty flowering shrub makes it a perfect candidate for training as a full or half standard.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 30 in. wide (75 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Provide a deep winter mulch and shelter from cold drying winds. Protect from the afternoon sun in hot climates.
  • Perfect for beds and borders and containers.
  • In early to mid-spring cut back the previous year's flowering stems to within one or two buds of the older woody framework. Also remove any thin, weak or dead growth.
  • Stem cuttings are by far the easiest way of propagating fuchsias.
  • Watch for rust, capsid bug and caterpillars.
  • Standard types: Mini Standard - 6 to 10 inches (15-25 cm); Quarter Standard - 10 to 18 inches (25-45 cm); Half Standard - 18 to 30 inches (45-75 cm) and Full Standard - 30 to 42 inches (75- 105 cm). These measurements are taken from the compost level to where the bottom branch leaves the stem.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 12
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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