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Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' (Hardy Fuchsia)

Hardy Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'


One of the first Fuchsias to bloom and one of the last to stop, award-winner Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' (Hardy Fuchsia) is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub with small, dark green, serrated foliage and showy flowers. Blooming from early summer until frost, the medium sized, single flowers feature scarlet sepals surrounding a violet-purple corolla adorned with cerise veining. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds, they hang with grace from the arching stems like porcelain drop earrings. One of the most popular Fuchsias, this flowering shrub makes a very attractive specimen plant and is also perfect for growing as a hedge.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4 ft. tall and wide (120 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.
  • Plant as a specimen or in small groups. Perfect for beds and borders, wall-side borders, cottage gardens or coastal gardens or 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 6 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
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, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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 6 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
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, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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