Beacon Fuchsia

Fuchsia 'Beacon'

I have a Golden Hardy Fuchsia that I love (and have even divided), but I tend to find most other fuchsias a little too… mundane? Maybe it’s because the garden centers and hardware stores are covered up in the same dark green/eighties pink flowered fuchsia baskets every spring.

Well when I happened upon this little gem, it wooed me with its interesting, compact growth habit and small, profuse blossoms. And Beacon Fuchsia is a hardy fuchsia (perennial) which handily wins out over those annual basket varieties. It’s doing quite well since I planted it a couple weeks ago – despite my attempt to kill it by leaving it to repeatedly dry out on the deck in its nursery pot. I suspect this one will live up to its hardy namesake!

UPDATE: The behind-the-garage spot proved to be too shady so I moved it. It’s happily lapping up the sun now in the front garden.

    • Shade Grade

    Nursery Tag

    Single-flowered upright grower that has fuchsia pink sepals over mauve-pink corollas. Attractive when planted with gold-leafed grasses and other woodland perennials. 24"H x 24"W. Tolerates moist soild

    Gardener's Log

    07/2018: Planted next to bottom post on the lower deck stairs by garage.

    07/2019: Moved to front garden, next to driveway with Spanish Fir

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    Photo by douneika

    beacon fuchsia photo

    Photo by Eran Finkle

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