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Fuchsia ‘Coachman’

Pots and Containers, Hanging Baskets, Summer Bedding

AGM Award
Fuchsia Coachman, Flowering Shrub, red Flowers, salmon pink Flowers, container plant

Free flowering, award-winning Fuchsia ‘Coachman’ is a bushy deciduous shrub with exquisite single flowers adorned with pale salmon pink sepals delicately tipped with green. Held slightly down from horizontal, they contrast beautifully with the vermilion corolla. Blooming profusely from early summer until frost, the blooms stand out against the foliage of light green leaves. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, this flowering shrub makes a very attractive specimen plant in patio containers, summer borders or baskets.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 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.
  • Perfect for 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. This stimulates development of strong new growth on which flowers will be produced in late summer.
  • Propagate by softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Watch for rust, capsid bug and caterpillars.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 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 Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Fuchsia ‘Tom West’
Fuchsia ‘Maxima’
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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 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 Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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, Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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