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Fuchsia 'Island Sunset'

Island Sunset Fuchsia

Fuchsia

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A bushy, spreading fuchsia featuring vivid, pink blushed, gray-green foliage with cream margins; exotic red and purple flowers in summer; very attractive to hummingbirds; excellent for containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes

Description

A bushy, spreading fuchsia featuring vivid, pink blushed, gray-green foliage with cream margins; exotic red and purple flowers in summer; very attractive to hummingbirds; excellent for containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes

Landscape Attributes

Island Sunset Fuchsia is a dense multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Island Sunset Fuchsia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Island Sunset Fuchsia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches

3 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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