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New Fuchsias for 2016!

We have several Fuchsias that are new to Babyplants for Spring 2016. Jack Shahan is a trailing fuchsia with pink sepals and a pink single corolla. Jack Shahan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award...

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10 Brand New Varieties for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 brand new varieties for 2016! Bacopa Double Lavender has lovely pale purple double flowers on a backdrop of green foliage. Bacopa spreads as well as trails, giving you full hanging...

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Non-flowering plug plants

When planning your summer planting, it is often easy to overlook non-flowering plug plants in favour of more colourful blooms.  But in many ways non-flowering plants are essential to mixed tubs and baskets.  We have a...

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Fuchsia Upright Hardy Dollar Princess Plug Plant

Fuchsia Upright Hardy Dollar Princess Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: Green foliage purple corolla with red sepals

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can grow up to 40cm

IDEAL FOR: Patio containers/ Garden borders

FLOWERING PERIOD: June - October

PLANTING POSITION: Sun/ Partial shade

HARDINESS: Hardy

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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Dollar Princess is a hardy bush fuchsia that is very vigorous and reliable, and will often reach 100cm tall, and 50cm across.  It has Carmine red sepals surrounding a deep purple fully double corolla.  Probably the largest flower on any hardy fuchsia. Ideal as a centre piece in hanging baskets, or in patio pots and the garden borders. This variety will survive most winters, loses its leaves, and will regrow again from the base the following year.

It is one of our most popular fuchsia varieties, and we highly recommend it.

This Fuchsia variety, Dollar Princess, has been awarded an RHS award of garden merit.

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 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. 

Hardy Fuchsias should survive most British winters.  Before the frost start, cut the plant down to 6" or 15cm and put a mulch around it.