This lovely fucshia took a while to establish, maybe 2 years, but once it did it flourished. We’re rewarded with a spray of arching, lime green foliage in spring and contrasting, narrow magenta flowers in late summer that hang down like drop earrings. The plant got so big that in fall 2016, I dug it up and split it in two – which was no small feat. I worried I’d mangled it a little too much but both halves have regrown without problems this summer (2017). It tends to get whiteflies later in the season, but the damage is minimal. I’d recommend placing it in a sunnier spot in your shade garden.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!