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Fuchsia Electric Lights 180MM

Fuchsia ‘Electric Lights’ – 180MM

I am Fuchsia Electric Lights. My family originated from Central and South America

Botanic Name: Fuchsia x hybrid ‘NuFu1’(PBR)

Bushy – Long Flowering

I am a small growing upright Fuchsia bred for my spectacular flowering and hardiness.

My numerous blooms are a combination of an intense purple with a cerise skirt living up to my name, ‘Electric Lights’. My blooms are most prolific in summer but I will flower for most of the year in the right conditions. My flowers are complimented by my lush green foliage.

I am just at home in a hanging basket or pot as I am planted out in the garden.

I am hardy to frost but enjoy regular moisture during warmer periods.

I will thrive in most well drained soils and enjoy a regular feed.

My blooms are a magnet for nectar feeding birds such as honeyeaters and spinebills.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.7m Width: 0.8m
I need minimal water once stablish. Avoid overwatering!
Pot or Garden
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce a profusion of purple and cerise flowers for most of the year round, prolifically in summer
Easy to grow I am a magnet for nectar feeding birds
I am just as happy in pots, containers and hanging baskets as I am planted out in the garden

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

I benefit from a light trim to shape and a feed with a long term slow release fertiliser in spring
Plant me with 50cm spacing to create a beautiful hedge
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Onagraceae
Other names:

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What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.

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Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums

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Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.

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Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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