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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 Trailing Giant Bella Rosella Plug Plant

Fuchsia Trailing Giant Bella Rosella Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: Soft pink sepals with a bright pink double corolla

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can trail up to 100cm

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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Bella Rosella was new last year and proved to be very popular with our customers.

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.