Fuchsias are one of the best known of all garden plants. Introduced mainly from South America, there are over 100 species with goodness knows how many varieties and cultivars. Many of the summer bedding varieties are not hardy. Fuchsia Hawkshead is a cross between Fuchsia magellanica Var. Moulinae and Fuchsia Venus Vitri. It is an upright deciduous shrub with pendant single white flowers with a slight green flush at the tips, produced from June through until the first frosts in autumn. The foliage is an attractive dark green and makes and excellent contrast to the colourful flowers. A welcome addition to any garden either in the border, as a patio and in pots and containers. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade, become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.I would recommend not allowing pots and container to freeze through in winter. In very harsh winters the top of the plant can be forced back to ground level but the plants should sprout back to life as soon as spring arrives!