Fuchsia Genii (Hardy Bush) | Tray of Large 42 Plug Plants
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Fuchsia Genii (Hardy Bush) | Tray of Large 42 Plug Plants

A striking hardy fuchsia of upright habit with single flowers of cerise and violet, turning purple red.

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A striking hardy fuchsia of upright habit with single flowers of cerise and violet, turning purple red. It has red shoots and distinctive lime-yellow foliage, making it a attractive plant for the border even when not in flower. It prefers fertile, free-draining soil in a sheltered position in sun/partial shade.

Generous quantity discounts apply to our larger grower trays, scroll down the page for details. You will receive a pack of 42 Premium Quality Professionally Produced Plug Plants. All orders are carefully packed and shipped in our specially designed packaging. Plant your plug plants into 10cm pots and grow on with cold weather protection, then plant out once the danger of frost has passed.

See the tabs above or click these links for information on: DeliverySize Guide and Advice.

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  42 Large Plug Plants
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  100cm (40")
Eventual Spread:  90cm (35")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Pink
Secondary Flower Colour:  Purple
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Hardy Perennial

Free UK delivery on all orders over £40!

For all orders under £40 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £3.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24, larger orders via Parcelforce.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

For more information about plant deliveries, please click here.

We can also deliver plants to most EU countries. Delivery charges are dependant on the delivery country and start from £19.99 per order.  For more information about international deliveries, please click here.

Size guide - Tray of 42 Large Plug Plants 

Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

General Growing Advice

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

***For packs of 20/40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.

Fuchsia Specific Advice

Fuchsias are stunning and can be planted in all manner of containers, baskets or situations. They are very rewarding and extremely easy to grow from plug plants.

Transplant your plugs on the day you receive them if you can. Use a good quality, free draining multipurpose compost. 10cm pots (4”) are the best size to use. If you are using old pots, make sure you sterilise them first to remove any pathogens. We find Jeys Fluid to be the best, if you can’t find any, give them a good wash with warm water and soap.

Your Fuchsias can be moved to their final positions, whether container, basket or into open ground, as soon as they have developed a good root ball. Carefully remove the pot and check the roots -they should be white and fill the pot evenly.

Depending on how you wish to display your fuchsias – for instance in a hanging basket or as pot plants - removing the growing point will encourage the production of side shoots to produce a well-proportioned plant. Trailing varieties will benefit from one pinch whereas a bush variety may require two or more. Pinching will delay flowering by approximately 6 weeks but the improved display makes the wait well worthwhile!

Watering is perhaps the most important task during the growing season, two very simple but basic rules being; never allow the plants to dry out and never allow the plant to stand in waterlogged conditions for any length of time. Over watering can result in flower and leaf drop. (Water standing for a very short period in a tray or plant saucer will not cause harm). Aim to water in the evening and to keep the soil evenly moist. In very hot weather an overhead spray will be beneficial.

Fuchsias are fast growing plants and regular feeding will be necessary to sustain them, starting with a balanced feed applied weekly approximately six weeks after potting. Large plants, especially those planted in baskets, may be fed more often to ensure a long flowering period.

Botrytis (Grey Mould) and Rust are the two main diseases affecting fuchsias. A well-grown plant seldom succumbs, so the best defence is to pay careful attention to growing conditions, watering, feeding, etc., and to inspect your plants frequently for signs of disease. If treatment is required several treatments are available.

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Wholesale 'Grower Trays' Discount Structure

We offer generous discounts on our Wholesale Plug Plant trays meaning the more you buy, the more you save:

Number of Trays Percentage Discount
5-14 Trays 10%
15-50 Trays 15%
50-99 Trays 20%
100+ Trays 25%

Your discount will be automatically deducted in the shopping basket.

This discount structure does not apply to sale items in our 'Sale' category.

 

Please note that dispatch weeks for our large ‘wholesale’ trays are provisional and can be subject to slight change due to plant availability. We will contact you once you have placed your order to confirm your dispatch date(s). 


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