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Hardy Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Compact and colourful dwarf Fuchsia

The Highlights

    • A succession of vibrant violet and magenta flowers all summer long
    • Early flowering from May until September
    • Dwarf, compact variety makes a striking border or container display
    • Can be used to create a low hedge
    • Excellent addition to an alpine garden
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators 

Hardy Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Compact and colourful dwarf Fuchsia
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The Highlights

    • A succession of vibrant violet and magenta flowers all summer long
    • Early flowering from May until September
    • Dwarf, compact variety makes a striking border or container display
    • Can be used to create a low hedge
    • Excellent addition to an alpine garden
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators 

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Potted
3L poly-pot. This plant is supplied in a 3L Poly-Pot, which is approx 19 x 13cm

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

30cm

Eventual spread:

30cm
This plant will spread approx 30cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Magenta Pink, Violet Purple

Habit:

Bushy
This plant will grow into a sturdy shrub with a bushy habit where the flowers hang from the side stems.

Hardiness:

Hardy
Hardy through the British winter and will come back again in the Spring.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Plant at 30cm intervals to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

Fuchsias can have issues with vine weevils and Rust. To combat Vine Weevil, inspect the leaves regularly. If there are notches bitten off the ends of the leaves then this is a strong sign of adult Vine Weevils. At night you can go out and inspect the plant with a torch and, if you see any, pick them off and put them into a jar of water. You can also use specific nematodes which will target Vine Weevils and cause them to die. Rust presents itself as discolouring on the leaves and orange, fuzzy like patches. There is no specific fungicide for Rust so, if spotted, you should prune away the leaves with clean pruning shears (washing the shears afterwards) and burn the pruned leaves.

Water regularly

Water the plants to keep the soil consistently moist. During hot, dry, spells this means watering the plants at least once a day. If the plants are to be used in hanging baskets you may need to water twice a day if the plants begin to look distressed during hot periods.

Full sun

Fuchsias should be planted where they will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day.

Fertile, Well-Draining Soil

The best soil to use is a quality potting mix or garden compost which is filled with rich organic matter and drains water away easily.

Feed regularly

Feed every week during the growing period with a high-potash feed such as liquid-tomato feed. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png?v=1613300718

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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