Bella Fuchsia® Nora Fuchsia
Fuchsia 'Bella Fuchsia Nora'
Bella Fuchsia® Nora Fuchsia in bloom
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Height: 16 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Bella Fuchsia Series
Brand: Hendriks Young Plants
An innovative fuchsia series bred for containers and hanging baskets, featuring outward facing flowers of dark violet, with creamy white sepals; very attractive to hummingbirds; perfect for patio pots in sun or shade
Bella Fuchsia® Nora Fuchsia features dainty nodding violet bell-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones along the branches from late spring to mid fall. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Bella Fuchsia® Nora Fuchsia is a dense multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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® Nora Fuchsia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Bella Fuchsia® Nora Fuchsia will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. 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® Nora Fuchsia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting 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 growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.