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".