- RHS: Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full / Partial Sun
- Soil: Fertile Well Drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: June to October
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 0.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.5m
Fuchsia Tom Thumb or hardy Fuchsia, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a free flowering, compact, upright bushy deciduous shrub, the small mid-green leaves provide a wonderful backdrop to the pendant like carmine red and purple single flowers, which appear in abundance from June through to October or the first frosts. Superbly colourful border plant or may be grown as a low informal hedge, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
Looking After Your Fuchsia Tom Thumb
An easy to grow, compact deciduous garden shrub in a sunny or partially shaded area of the garden, preferring a moist but well drained fertile soil. Prune hard back in the Spring after the last frosts and provide a general purpose fertiliser to help encourage plenty of healthy fresh growth during the coming season. During the Autumn provide a good mulch around the base to help protect from frosts during the colder Winter weather, also providing some shelter from cold or drying winds.