Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia procumbens
A fascinating little species from New Zealand (almost all other Fuchsia are Latin-American) with a creeping habit and bizarre little green and yellow flowers with violet anthers, peeking up from among the rounded leaves.
Fuchsia procumbens fruit
In a good year you’ll also get edible cranberry-like fruits.
Normally considered very borderline in cold-tolerance, the parents of these plants have come through the last few winters in mid Sussex without trouble. Best in rather dry shade in my experience.
sold out - more next summer

Fuchsia procumbens - reverted Wirral probably
Also available - a grey leaved form - almost certainly a reverted version of the variegated form (apparently correctly known as Wirral - which bodes well for its hardiness.) Exactly the same in all respects as the above but the foliage makes an interesting change
sold out - more next summer

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