FUCHSIA 'Lady in Black'

Commonly known as Lady's eardrops

Hardy climbing fuchsia with large pink flowers with dark purple inner petals
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Dark purple
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    2m (6½ft) plus
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Train stems up a supporting structure
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

FUCHSIA 'Lady in Black'

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevils, capsid bugs, aphids, grey mould(Botrytis), rust.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. Thompson & Morgan. Bred by Charles Valin.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Semi-double
    Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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