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I Love Fuchia's

Posted by josie_2 Maine (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 3, 06 at 15:45

As a girl in Ireland we had huge fuschia bushes,my Father said the fairies made their dresses from them.I yearn to have some here too.Do you think I could grow them in Maine zone 5 and not loose them in the winter?.Any hints or tips for me?.Thanks Josie

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RE: I Love Fuchia's

You can grow them in pots and place them in a frostfree place during the winter.

You can also try some of these varieties:

Fuchsia magellanica alba
Fuchsia magellanica gracilis
Fuchsia magellanica riccartonii

These survives the winters in the stockholm area (I think its around am. zone 5) but you have to plant them deep 10-15cm under the surface in a well drained place. They do not grow so large in my garden.

You can also try other magellanica varieties they seem to be quite hardy.

RE: I Love Fuchia's

Forgot to write that hardy fuchsias has to be planted in spring-early summer so that they are well established when the winter comes

RE: I Love Fuchia's (hardy fuchsias)

Found this entry at the swedish fuchsiasociety yhat might be of interest.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hardy fuchsias

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