Fuchsia (Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt') in the Fuchsias Database

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Hybridizer: Bonstedt
Year: 1905
Country: DE
Habit: Bush
Type: Single
Color of sepals: Orange
Color of corolla: Orange

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 1.5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Dec 4, 2011 12:49 AM

I always grow Fuchsia plants on my front porch for the hummingbirds. My favorite and theirs is the 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' variety, which I mainly pot up each year. I usually have 3 to 5 containers of it for their delight. Sometimes during the summer my DH and I will see them fly up to the plants as we sit on the couch in our living room. Our front porch gets the morning sun and shade after that, and the plants are happy with that.

To make the plants bushy for the growing season, as soon as I get them, I pinch back the stems and sometimes do that again during the growing season. The plants like to be moist and fertilized. I use an organic liquid fertilizer on a regular basis during the growing season. I want the plants to look great with lots of flowers for the hummers. I also deadhead during the season to make sure the plants keep producing flowers. When I see the little seedpods, I break them off (pinching) with my fingers.

I've found over the years that the plants need to be potted up in larger containers. Next year, I'm going with all 16" containers on the front porch. I had planted them in 12" and 14", but for them to be their best, I'm going with all 16" for 2012.

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cuttings taken from plants grown during 2018 summer
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