Guaranteed to brighten up your garden with an abundance of dainty tubular flowers in shades of rosy red, Fuchsia microphylla 'David' is one of the most rewarding hardy fuchsias to grow. A free-flowering Fuchsia, with an upright, bushy habit, when it is in full flower the whole bush flushes with magenta making a truly spectacular show
in your garden.
Also known as 'Lady's Eardrops' and 'Dolly's Dress', Fuchsia microphylla is named because of its tiny (micro) leaves (phylla). These are delicately toothed with a red flush when young, giving the whole bush a unique effect when not in bloom. When grown in pots, a pair make a striking statement either side of doorways and entrances, bringing classic English Cottage Garden charm or contemporary flair depending on your garden - they mix with anything!
Hardy down to -5°C (23°F), 'David' can be grown in a sheltered garden or in a pot during the summer and then moved inside over the winter. Normally grown as a small shrub and reaching a height of around 90cm (36in) in a year, if grown with protection it can be trained similar to a climber such as pyrocantha and excels when grown against a south facing wall.
Supplied as a pair of established plants in 2L pots, this is a size rarely offered for sale and your chance to get your hands on something really rather special. Grows 90cm (36in), Flowers from May to the first frosts.
If grown in a pot remember to bring your fuchsia inside overwinter as container growing does not give the same level of root protection as growing in the ground.
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