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Fuchsia ‘Checkerboard’

Standard Fuchsia

AGM Award
Fuchsia Checkerboard, Hardy Fuchsia, Standard Fuchsia, Flowering Shrub, Red Flowers, Pink Flowers

Very free-flowering, Fuchsia ‘Checkerboard’ is an excellent upright Fuchsia cultivar with medium-sized long single flowers with red tubes, red sepals turning white and violet-red corollas. Blooming non-stop from late spring to fall, the flowers stand out and sparkle against the mid-green serrated foliage. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, this flowering shrub makes a super full or half standard.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 30-36 in. tall (75-90 cm) and 18-30 in. wide (45-75 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 Onagraceae
Genus Fuchsia
Common names Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Fuchsia ‘Tom West’
Fuchsia ‘Maxima’
Fuchsia ‘White Joy’
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Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ (Hardy Fuchsia)

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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.
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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 Onagraceae
Genus Fuchsia
Common names Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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 Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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