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Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb')

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 'Lady Thumb'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Thumb' _ 'Lady Thumb' is a compact, bushy, dwarf deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears small, semi-double flowers with crimson-pink tube and sepals and pink-veined white petals.


Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Crimson, White, Pink in Summer; White, Pink, Crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb') 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, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Thumb' _ 'Lady Thumb' is a compact, bushy, dwarf deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears small, semi-double flowers with crimson-pink tube and sepals and pink-veined white petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Crimson, White, Pink in Summer; White, Pink, Crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' (Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb') 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, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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