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Fuchsia Thalia

LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

Hey everyone, new poster here image, I recently bought a Thalia and am wondering what the best way to treat this plant would be?

When in flower it's beautiful and about the only Fuchsia I like, but I'm wondering if I should just stick it in the ground and treat it like an annual, keep it inside in a warm sunny spot all year or give it the best possible outside conditions?

I'm in the south-east.

In future I'll be reading the backs of plant labels properly.


  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    Thalia fuchsias are lovely - it will be fine in the garden or a pot during the Summer but will need taking inside over Winter.Cuttings root easily  so you could take some as a backup for next year - hope this helps image

    Pam x

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    Thanks Pam, where do I over winter the cuttings? Would it have to be indoors or would a cold frame do the job?

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Thalia is quite frost-tender, so it would be better indoors.

  • I took cuttings from mine last year and kept them in a greenhouse over winter. I put a top layer of grit over the soil to help prevent mould. Good luck they are beautiful.

  • I keep my plant which I have had for about  4 years in a 10in pot. Before the first frosts of winter I move it into my unheated, south facing conservatory, until after the spring frosts. By the spring it is looking a bit jaded but after a good feed and a couple of weeks of sun/warm it is fine

    But I also have a query. I stress this is not a wind up indeed I have photographs to prove if necessary but mine is in flower 365 days a year and has been ever since it was given to me. Last spring it produced a ? sucker which I removed and planted in a separate pot. In June it started to flower and is still flowering - chip off the old block?  Seriously though all I read suggests a summer to autumn flowering period and I cannot find any reference to a propensity to flower continusoly!  Have I freak or is this common  for Thalia's

    Mike H


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,050

    You can keep them going in a conservatory Mike, I keep all my new cuttings, (previously taken Sep/Oct time, ) in my conservatory, there is about 100 + in there at the moment, including 3 standards just on the go.

    Do you check for vine weevil, they love fuchsias?

    Look after it Leggi, they are truly beautiful and rewarding plants.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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