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Fuchsia 'Blacky' (Fuchsia 'Blacky' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Blacky'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Blacky' , Fuchsia 'Roesse Blacky'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Blacky' _ 'Blacky' is a trailing, deciduous shrub with mid-green, ovate leaves and large, red and purple-black flowers from summer to autumn.


Fuchsia 'Blacky' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Erect

Flower

Black, Red, Dark-purple in Summer; Red, Dark-purple, Black in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by rust.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Blacky' (Fuchsia 'Blacky' ) 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.

Soil type

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

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Blacky'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Blacky' , Fuchsia 'Roesse Blacky'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Blacky' _ 'Blacky' is a trailing, deciduous shrub with mid-green, ovate leaves and large, red and purple-black flowers from summer to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Erect


Colour

Flower

Black, Red, Dark-purple in Summer; Red, Dark-purple, Black in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by rust.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Blacky' (Fuchsia 'Blacky' ) 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.

Soil type

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

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Fuschia Blacky (10/09/2010)

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My fuchsias are growing strong but they seem to be growing quite slowly. They are growing in 9cm pots and are outside during the day but in at night until end May. Is this normal for May? read more

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