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Improving fuchsia

peteSpeteS Posts: 798
I always thought fuchsias liked to be planted in full sun. But the one I bought and potted up 2-3 months ago started to really suffer in the heat of late Spring/early Summer. But since the weather in this part of the world has reverted back to type...cloud and rain...there has been a huge improvement in it. So it begs the question...where do I plant it when I put it in the ground, probably next Spring, to get the best out of it. I've forgot what type it is, but it is one of the hardy types.

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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 993
    That's Genii, one of my favourites.

    They're supposed to be better in part sun although I have one of these and Mrs.Popple in full sun in the ground and they do well.

    I try to give my potted ones less sun.

    When planting in the ground plant them deep with the crown a few inches below the soil level. I suspect that's one of the reasons the two I have in full sun seem to manage ok.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    They dry out quickly in pots, which they hate. That's pretty much it, if in pots give them partial sun and never forget to water each night, in the ground they tolerate sun much better.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 993
    Oh and I'd use a John Innes soil based compost as well rather than a MPC to help in the water retention for pots.
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