Today's bloom is Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' (Fuchsia triphylla)

Bloom of the Day for April 11th, 2011:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10b to Zone 11

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:
This is a neat looking fuchsia, I bet the hummer love it too!

locakelly wrote:
Oh I ♥ it! Yep pixie - bet the hummers like it a lot;o)

atisch wrote:
Whoops. Accidentally double-posted . This message was edited Apr 12, 2011 11:21 AM

atisch wrote:
Thanks to DG for the honor! This is great fuchsia with a neat and strong upright habit. The plant is now taking off after easily tolerating a typical winter here in the San Francisco Bay Area (zone 9A). The flowers are long-lasting and the flower spike can keep producing flowers well over a month. I did some pruning in the fall to encourage it to grow bushier this year. I'm pretty sure it will be