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Fuchsias for pot.

mooota1514mooota1514 Posts: 74
edited June 2019 in Plants
Hi can anyone recommend a "fuchsia" for a 40cm pot.







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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,379
    You can grow most Fuschias in pots.
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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Most fuchsias should be happy in a pot that size. I tend to buy hardy upright varieties (when they are sold for hanging baskets) in the spring and pot them on to a larger pot when more mature. But of course you can buy now fully grown specimens and standards to put in a pot that size. Maybe have a look at this RHS page for some inspiration: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/fuchsia/hardy
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  • mooota1514mooota1514 Posts: 74
    Thanks for the comments so far.👍🌷
  • 2 point 42 point 4 Posts: 60
    Definitely chose a hardy variety of whichever colour-way/growth habit takes your fancy.  Excluding standards, some have a more upright stance whilst others are a bit more lax.  Mrs Popple and Army Nurse also get going in the spring a lot quicker than some but have a more typical ‘fuchsia colour’, i.e, carmine and purple!

    Do be aware though that not all hardy fuchsias are equally so.  I grow a lot in my garden including some in pots.  Those that are in pots get moved to shelter over winter as the roots are more susceptible to frost damage.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,961
    I wouldn’t grow a hardy one in a pot, my Mrs Popple, despite being cut to the ground in spring grows to 6’ in the season.  The plant is big and is best suited the open ground. 
    Your pot is not very big so you can easily bring it in at the start of autumn, I would choose one of the larger flowered pretty ones, depends on what colour you like there are some beautiful ones around. 

    A couple of my favourites.

    Mood Indigo


    Cecille
    Blacky


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • 2 point 42 point 4 Posts: 60
    @Lyn - I think your Mrs Popple must be on steroids!  At 6’, that’s at least 2’ taller than its usual recognised height.

    Love your choice of fuchsias.  My Blacky fuchsias do really well in the ground - something I found out totally by accident as to just how hardy they are.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,961
    I didn’t know that , I’ve always brought him in.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • mooota1514mooota1514 Posts: 74
    Thanks for all the lovely helpful information and pictures.

    I'm off to the garden centre tomorrow so I'll give you an update.
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