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Characteristics

Species: Fuschia

Plant Height: 12 in.

Spread: 24 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: arching

Summer Foliage Color: Dark Green

Minimum Sunlight: Partial Shade

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

Blue Eyes Fuchsia features dainty nodding purple frilly flowers with lilac purple overtones and pink bracts at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significan

Landscape Attributes

Blue Eyes Fuchsia is a multi-stemmed annual with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Insects Blue Eyes Fuchsia is recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use Container Planting Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Blue Eyes Fuchsia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a Yes annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat. This plant does best in Full Sun to Partial Shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation. Blue Eyes Fuchsia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.