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Fuchsia 'Moody Blues' (Fuchsia 'Moody Blues')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Moody Blues' _ 'Moody Blues' is a compact, tender, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, flowers with pink-flushed, white sepals and double, pale violet corollas.


Fuchsia 'Moody Blues' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Upright

Flower

Flushed pink, White, Violet in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

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

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues' (Fuchsia 'Moody Blues') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues'

Other names

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues'

Genus

Fuchsia Fuchsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Moody Blues' _ 'Moody Blues' is a compact, tender, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, flowers with pink-flushed, white sepals and double, pale violet corollas.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Upright


Colour

Flower

Flushed pink, White, Violet in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Glasshouse leafhopper , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

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

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fuchsia 'Moody Blues' (Fuchsia 'Moody Blues') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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