Clusters of long, tubular flowers, bright salmon-orange with pink-orange interiors, dangle from the tips of arching branches that are colorfully arrayed in green-and-cream variegated leaves with glowing rosy veins and undersides. Heat tolerant, upright, and shrubby. The British name, 'John Ridding,' honors its breeder, a leading Fuchsia specialist. PPAF.
Fuchsia is a genus of about 50 species, which include both shrubs and small trees native to Central and South America. Most are tropicals that cannot survive freezing temperatures. They are greatly valued as ornamentals because they bloom heavily and constantly throughout the summer months in partial shade. They make ideal seasonal landscape plants in mild climates and a superb choice for pots, planters, and hanging baskets in colder areas.
For information on Fuchsia care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
At its best in partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Here in Litchfield, Fuchsia also grow well in full sun.
In all but the mildest winter climates (plants are hardy to Zone 9 [20°]), bring plants indoors before frost and overwinter in a sunny window in a cool room. Set back outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in spring.
For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.