Fuchsia Upright ‘Gartenmeister’

Fuchsia FEW-she-uh

Upright Gartenmeister:   

Sometimes called honeysuckle fuchsia because its long, tubular orange-red flowers resemble honeysuckle flowers. Attractive green-bronze foliage with purple red undersides. ‘Gartenmeister’ is tolerant of more sun than other hybrid fuchsias and performs best in part shade but should avoid the hot, afternoon sun. To encourage more blooms, lightly shear and fertilize the plant midway through the growing season.

Height: 36″/Spread: 36″           

Spring to Frost 

Part to Full Shade

Size Available: 1-Gal

Description

Fuchsia FEW-she-uh:

Beautiful, delicate fuchsias come in thousands of varieties and colors with multi-colored blossoms that hang and droop beautifully from baskets, planters and pots. Fuchsia packs plenty of flower power, opening hordes of blooms over a very long flowering window from spring to fall frost.  The traditional flower form on these blooming beauties features an outer skirt surrounding an inner petticoat. These two flower parts are most often different colors, giving fuchsia blooms a festive feel. Sometimes the inner petticoat layer boasts rich ruffles. Fuchsia flowers easily steal the show when they’re on display, and they’re also a hummingbird magnet.  Fuchsia plants are some of the earliest ones sold in spring because these extravagant bloomers prefer cool air. For many types, their ideal growing temperature is 55° to 80°F.  To succeed with fuchsias, give them bright indirect light in most regions with protection from afternoon sun.