Fuchsia / Trailing Forms

Fuchsia ‘Dark Eyes’ – Huge double blooms of deep crimson sepals, strongly contrasted by a dark violet corolla, with hints of lavender. This variety has large green leaves (held on reddish stems), good self-branching qualities and makes a stunning standard or tree-form with training. ‘Dark Eyes’ is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Grows 4-8″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 9.

Fuchsia ‘Pink Marshmallow’ – This RHS Award of Merit winner has abundant fully-double blossoms with green-tipped pale pink sepals and a pink-veined white corolla. It also features coarse serrated foliage and a vigorous growth habit, making it ideal for filling those larger hanging baskets or planters. Where hardy it will grows as a lax shrub to 2-3′ high and wide. Zone 10.

Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’ – The large double blooms of this cultivar are composed of waxy cherry-red sepals with a scarlet-veined white corolla, and rose pink stamens. These are held over dark green foliage with contrasting red stems. ‘Swingtime’ also makes a good standard form with its vigorous growth habit. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Grow 6-12″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 9.

Fuchsia ‘Blue Eyes’ – This popular fuchsia features fully double flowers of deep cerise-pink sepals and a soft bluish-purple corolla. Blooming from early summer through to autumn, the lax branching habit makes it ideal for hanging baskets and window boxes, although I have also seen some nice standard trees with training. Grows 4-8″ high by 24″ wide. Hardy to zone 9.

Fuchsia ‘New Millenium’ (syn. ‘Rohees New Millenium’) – This 2000 introduction really catches the eye with its double blooms of bright rose pink sepals and starkly contrasting near black or aubergine corolla. ‘New Millenium’ is very free-flowering and its vigorous growth habit makes it a good candidate for training as a standard form. Grows 2-3′ high and wide where hardy. Zone 9.

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