Hello Iowa gardeners.....
Wondering if any of you have a Hardy Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica) is what it's called in the catalog. If so, what do you think of it?
I think with fuschia magellanica in Iowa, the operative word is "had", not "have".
Thanks. Doesn't work here huh? This catalog is out of Bloomington, Illinois....Exciting Gardens. I've never heard of this company, don't know how I got their catalog....just wondered about the plant. It looks like a pretty one. Says it's for zones 3-10, but in colder climates, mulch heavily.
Mulch heavily... like a pickup load of mulch. The zone 3 is laughable. Optomistic descriptions claim it's hardy to Z5, but I'd bet in 5a like Iowa heavy mulching will at best still give you die-back to the ground, giving you a dinky little bush, and since the flowers themselves are dinky, the effect will be underwhelming.Anybody actually had one survive? I tried one when I still gardened in 4b Cedar Falls, and nada,though I didn't go to any great pains to protect it.
I sure appreciate your input on this. Thanks alot. Saved me some money and time trying to get one going here.