Blooms losing color?

webdragon(Rapid City SD)June 6, 2005

Hi all! I'm not sure if this question went through with my last post. I apologize for spam just in case!

Anyway, I have a new Indian Maid fuschia, which was bought nearly in bloom on a couple of flowers. Now there's a second wave of blooms coming, but the outer petals are very bleached and a lot smaller than the ones before. It's also dropped a few small buds here and there. I have it in a well-aerated spot with some filtered sun. I've fed it a diluted 8-8-8 fertlizer every week, and kept it moderately damp. I've also trimmed off a lot of stray foliage to shape it a little. Any tips for boosting this plant back to its former glory? Thanks in advance!

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fuchsiabonsailady(z8 UK)

Hi Webdragon,
It sounds as if you are giving it the correct situation and care.
Your feed of 8-8-8 applying diluted once a week isn't really enough, change to full strength twice a week. After 2 weeks let us know if it has improved - Kath :)

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