Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fuchsias in the Fall


The other day I was taken quite by surprise as I was walking through my shady path to see this charming little fuchsia in full bloom. I really don't remember planting it last spring when most of these plants went in, but it has made itself at home and is blooming profusely. I believe it is one of the newer introductions in this area, originally from South America, that is resistant to fuchsia gall mite and blooms in the late summer and fall.

I have always grown the fuchsias with the colorful, big double blooms until fuchsia gall mite became such a problem that it took all the joy out of growing the beautiful shrubs. Since I prefer plants that don't take much upkeep I have abandoned those high-maintenance varieties for their easy-going cousins like this one.

4 comments:

perennialgardener said...

What a gorgeous bloom for the fall. I've never this variety of Fushsia before, I always think of the fancy hybrids with the vibrant pink & purple blooms.

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous Sheila. I love the pink color!

Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" said...

Hi Sheila,

I'm happy to have discovered your blog. Beautiful photos.
Shirley

nancybond said...

What a positively beautiful pink that is! What a nice surprise. :)