Fuchsias forum: Cape fuchsia rebloom prune - deadhead or cut the entire stem?

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Name: Julie
Seattle (Zone 8a)
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Joolie
Jun 2, 2016 3:30 PM CST
I know cape fuchsias are a misnomer so maybe I should go to a penstemon forum, but I figured I'd ask here first! If I want to encourage a cape fuchsia to rebloom, do I just snip the spent blooms or do I cut the entire stalk back?

Thanks for your time!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 2, 2016 4:18 PM CST

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Welcome to NGA, Joolie.

I just remove the top of the stalk, where the blooms are, and leave the rest.
Name: Julie
Seattle (Zone 8a)
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Joolie
Jun 2, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Thanks very much! I'm loving these things and want to make sure they keep blooming like crazy. The hummingbirds are already kind of impatient for new blooms. They love my other fuchsias, but these are particularly beloved -- to the point where they even perch there. Lovey dubby

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