Fuchsias are a popular choice for summer bedding schemes and containers, due to their attractive, usually pendent flowers from summer to autumn. Some are hardy enough to be used in perennial planting schemes, and may even be clipped into a low-growing hedge.
Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb' (d) is a 1966 introduction from the breeder George Roe of Nottingham. It is a compact and bushy dwarf deciduous shrub. Flowers small, semi-double, with carmine-pink tube and sepals and pink-veined white petals. Great for the front of a border! Has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM).
Provide shelter from cold, drying winds and a deep winter mulch. Plant in fertile, moist, but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Grows just 30cm high and wide