This is a collection of 36 fuchsia plug plants. It will contain at least 30 different varieties, including 18 upright varieties and 18 trailing varieties. Trailing varieties are ideal for hanging baskets, whilst upright varieties are perfect for planting in patio containers or garden beds and borders. This is a great way to start your Fuchsia collection without having to choose individual plants. Each plant is individually labelled, so if you have a favourite, it will be easy to re-order next year!
These plug plants 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 they 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 Fuchsia plants can go out in the garden. They 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 promote new flower growth.