- Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
- Height 24-30 Inches
- Width 28-30 Inches
- Use as a thriller when using in containers
- Rare variegated fuchsia!
Firecracker is a step up from many other fuchsias because it has beautiful variegated green leaves edged in white with just a kiss of pink. The 1 ½-inch long, trumpet-like orange-red flowers flare at their tips to invite hummingbirds, which can’t seem to resist fuchsia.
A 30-inch tall upright grower, Firecracker is perfect as a standalone in a pot or as the thriller in a mixed arrangement. Firecracker blooms from planting to a killing frost.
Fuchsia Firecracker Care
Grow Firecracker in the sun or shade in a container. Use a high quality potting mix, which is formulated for drainage, which is important for fuchsia. Firecracker has average water needs, so water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) is not necessary.
Firecracker Fuchsia can be overwintered as a houseplant in a bright, sunny window. Keep an eye open for whitefly, which can be a pest on fuchsia.
Fuchsia Firecracker Spacing
A full, upright plant with a 30-inch spread, grow one Firecracker Fuchsia in a 12-inch pot. Because this fuchsia is tall, space out these plants more than typical and add fillers and spillers to create a lush full planting. Firecracker Fuchsia doesn’t usually do well when planted in the landscape. Consider placing a pot in the landscape where you’d like the look and color of Firecracker Fuchsia.
Fuchsia Firecracker Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Green, White|
|Flower Description: Green And Cream|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Orange|
|Foliage Description: Orange|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 24-30 Inches|
|Spread: 28-30 Inches|
|Spacing: 20-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Use Types: Container|
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Fuchsia hybri 'Firecracker'|
|Common Name: Fuchsia Firecracker|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
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