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Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' (Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon'

Other names

Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon', Lady's eardrops 'Lady Bacon'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Bacon' _ 'Lady Bacon' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves, and, throughout summer, slender flowers with reddish-pink tubes, green-tipped, pale pink to white sepals, and single, violet corollas.


Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Violet, White, Reddish pink in Summer

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

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. If needed, can be cut back low to reduce size.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' (Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in sun or light shade in shelter. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. In cold areas, provide a deep winter mulch & shelter from cold drying winds. May be taller & semi-evergreen in areas with mild winters.

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)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon'

Other names

Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon', Lady's eardrops 'Lady Bacon'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Bacon' _ 'Lady Bacon' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves, and, throughout summer, slender flowers with reddish-pink tubes, green-tipped, pale pink to white sepals, and single, violet corollas.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Violet, White, Reddish pink in Summer

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

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. If needed, can be cut back low to reduce size.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' (Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in sun or light shade in shelter. Plant the base of the stem 5cm below the soil surface. In cold areas, provide a deep winter mulch & shelter from cold drying winds. May be taller & semi-evergreen in areas with mild winters.

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 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon' (Hardy fuchsia 'Lady Bacon')

Common pest name

Fuchsia gall mite

Scientific pest name

Aculops fuchsiae

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Recently introduced into the UK via the passenger baggage of a specialist plant collector. Now spreading across southern England and Northern France. Regulation may no longer be appropriate; industry management to be considered.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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