Pretty as it is tough - this wonderful exhibition quality heirloom Fuchsia has been a world-wide favorite since its introduction in the 1940’s! Pretty recurved rosy-red sepals and large semi to fully double brilliant violet corollas make it the epitome of the classic Fuchsia. Yet it is so easy to grow and care for as well as super hardy and MITE-RESISTANT! Growing to 5’ tall and 3’ wide with shiny bright green leaves and exuberant 2-2.5” dangling flowers that bloom Spring-Fall, it’s a bushy hummingbird and butterfly magnet! Goes deciduous in the cold months but will leaf out again as soon as the weather warms slightly. Fuchsias like well-drained, regularly watered, fertile soil in an area somewhat sheltered from heat and winds so pick your site thoughtfully and give ‘Santa Cruz’ a nice feeding of well-balanced fertilizer/high quality compost upon planting and annually in Spring. If you meet those modest requirements, this prized beauty will shine for you for years to come!
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