Fuchsia Upright Hardy Army Nurse Plug Plant

Fuchsia Upright Hardy Army Nurse Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: Green foliage.  Deep 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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Army Nurse has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. 

It is ideal for planting in patio containers or in garden borders.  This variety will survive most winters, lose its leaves, and will regrow again from the base the following year.

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.