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Fuchsia Lady in Black

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Hardy Fuchsia

A climbing variety with deep purple flowers

A sensational looking climbing Fuchsia that yields a profusion of deep purple to black coloured flowers from July to October.

Where?

Grow in full sun or partial shade, the Lady in Black is perfect for cloaking trellises, fences and walls.

How?

If planted against a trellis you may want to tie the stems to keep the plant upright. Prefers moist soils and needs mulching in the autumn to protect from the worst of the cold weather.

Can grow up to 2 metres tall and is very hardy surviving in sub-zero temperatures of up to -15 Celsius.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 200 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container

Typically available

From May to September