Fuchsia Trailing Giant Deep Purple Plug Plant

Fuchsia Trailing Giant Deep Purple Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: White sepals with a double purple corolla

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can trail up to 45cm

IDEAL FOR: Hanging baskets/ Patio containers

FLOWERING PERIOD: June - October

PLANTING POSITION: Sun/ Partial shade

HARDINESS: Half-hardy Annual

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plugs with a 3.5cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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Deep Purple is a giant Fuchsia which produces large, fully double flowers.  Giant Fuchsias are excellent value beacuse they grow quickly and vigorously.  To fill a 12" or 30cm hanging basket you will only need 3 giant Fuchsia plugs.  If planting giant Fuchsias in mixed baskets or tubs, plant them with other vigorous trailers, such as Surfinias®, Lobelia or Helichrysum, to prevent them from dominating the basket. 

These Fuchsia plugs will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They can also be planted straight into hanging baskets as long as the baskets are kept in the warm.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your Fuchsias can be planted in the garden.  Fuchsias prefer a position in sun or partial shade.  Feed them weekly when they are in flower with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.  Remove faded flowers before they go to seed to encourage new flower growth.