Fuchsias are so well known to all who garden. Now from Proven Winners we have ‘Sundancer’, a Summer Fuchsia to bring to market. Growing in full sun through to light shade they have excelled here in South East Queensland. Plants come into flower as the weather warms up after winter and continue right through the year. As a garden shrub ‘Sundancer’ makes a real show in the garden. The well-known Fuchsia bell-shaped flowers are arranged in drifts all over the plant.
Fuchsia ‘Sundancer’is a strong shrub growing to around 2 metres high with a width of 1.5 metres.
The plants perform very well right through summer, always in bloom. In the garden mulching is beneficial and keeping the garden evenly moist important. The root system is wide spread and quite deep giving the plant good protection from the heat. Light pruning is best done as the plant grows just to shape the plant. Fertiliser is important either liquid or slow release at regular intervals.
Plants of Fuchsia magellanicaare native to Argentina and Chile where they grow in the foothills of the Andes. Under Fuchsia hybrid naming, the cross breeding is generally with Fuchsia fulgens. Fuchsia hybrida ‘Sundancer Rose’ was bred in Japan where it was selected from seedlings bred, selected and planted at the station.