Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Bella Fuchsia Soila'
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 10a
Group/Class: Bella Fuchsia Series
Brand: Hendriks Young Plants
An innovative fuchsia series bred for containers and hanging baskets, featuring outward facing flowers of deep purple, with reddish-pink sepals; very attractive to hummingbirds; perfect for patio pots in sun or shade
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia features dainty nodding deep purple bell-shaped flowers with red overtones along the branches from late spring to mid fall. It has green evergreen foliage. The pointy leaves remain green throughout the winter.
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in a location that gets morning sunlight but is shaded from the hot afternoon sun, although it will also grow in partial shade. Keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Bella Fuchsia® Soila Fuchsia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.