Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’

hardy fuchsia

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Outstanding Qualities

Hummingbird nirvana! Dainty white sepals, daubed with a splash of green on the tips, and pure white corollas make this hardy fuchsia very attractive throughout the summer and fall. 3 feet tall and wide during the growing season with flowering beginning in early summer until frost before going dormant for the winter.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular 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.