Terms and conditions are loading...
Click the tabs to read more
Get more detailed care advice, specific how-to guides and care reminder prompts right to your inbox!
Check you are planting correctly with our unique garden match tool.
Did you know 30% of new plants purchased die within the first year because they are planted in the wrong place? Don't make that costly and upsetting mistake!
|1 hour care
Botanical name: Fuchsia 'Rufus'
Other names: Fuchsia 'Rufus', Fuchsia 'Rufus the Red'
Variety or cultivar: 'Rufus' _ 'Rufus' is a vigorous, upright shrub with dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears single, bright-red flowers with recurved sepals.
Fuchsia 'Rufus' is: Deciduous
Flower: Bright-red in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Bushy, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific diseases: Rust
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Fuchsia 'Rufus' (Fuchsia 'Rufus') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal
Cultivation: Plant outdoors in moist, fertile soil with the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. Provide a deep winter mulch and shelter from cold drying winds.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)|
"Thanks for creating such an awesome website!"
Marion Janner OBE, London