Fuchsia ‘Dying Embers’
© Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks
Hummingbird paradise! Smaller flowers with dark red, lacquered sepals and a rich aubergine (eggplant-colored) corolla, but borne in profusion from summer until frost. 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and about the same in width during the growing season with colorful flowering beginning in early summer until frost before going dormant for the winter.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10
Flower Color: purple
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: regluar watering
Seasonal Interest: colorful flowers summer through autumn
Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds
- Culture Notes
- Hardy fuchsias grow best and will flower more in full sun, although light or open shade is okay. The soil should be rich and well-drained and water provided regularly during dry periods or frequent watering for plants in more sun. In the spring watch for the new leaves to emerge and cut back any deadwood. If the winter was particularly cold, this may mean cutting the branches from the previous year to the ground taking care not to break any new shoots that are emerging from the base.