Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Grevilleas for Cold Climates. Live in a colder part of Australia. These grevilleas for can handle it.
Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.
Fuchsia 'Blessed Event' is an evergreen perennial shrub with pendulous semi double pink flowers with a mauve-blue corolla.
Fuchsias like a well drained, fertile soil and regular watering. A lightly shaded position, protected from winds is best. Fertilise regularly through the warmer months. Fuchsias flower on the new growth, so encourage this with feeding and regular pruning. Spring is the best time to prune, with a light pruning in summer to shape if needed. Caterpillars and aphids can be problem pests. Soap spray and picking off of the pests are easy control methods. Tolerates frosts, though it can become deciduous in very cold weather.
Flower colour: pink and mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Caterpillars, aphids, mealy bugs, white fly
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.