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Fuchsia x 'Blessed Event' (Fuchsia)

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Plant description

fuchsia x blessed event

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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink and mauve
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Diseases

Rust

Pests

Caterpillars, aphids, mealy bugs, white fly

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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