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Shadow Dancers® Betty Fuchsia hybrid

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 15"
Height
8 - 12"
Spread
10 - 15"
  • Details

    Features

    Upright, compact red and white flowers all summer

    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 15 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in pots, window boxes and landscaping

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Keeping a fuchsia over the winter can be a challenge, but here are some ideas that will help you be successful.

    1. Fuchsia likes humidity, so using a pebble tray under the plant will help to maintain a cloud of humidity around the plant. Indoors in the winter the air is usually very dry because of the heating system in your home, a pebble tray will really help the plants. A pebble tray is just a shallow dish full of pebbles and water that the plant sits on (not in the water).
    2. High light is good, essential for good growth over the winter, but avoid a hot dry window where the plant cooks during the winter. In general the brighter the better for most windows just check to make sure it is not burning the plant.
    3. Keep an eye out for spider mites, they are going to be your biggest problem. You can see them forming webs between the leaves and the leaves themselves will get a silvery look to them as the infestation gets worse. You can prevent them with frequent washing of the plant (put the plant in the shower under a gentle mist about every third watering), misting the plant will also help, but you may need to resort to some kind of organic insecticide to keep the worst infestations under control.
    4. Over the winter keep removing any stems that start to die and remove all those berries once they begin to wither as they are actually stealing nutrients from the plant, but you can leave them on for awhile if you like them.
    5. On watering and fertilizing: Generally fuchsia likes to be moist at all times but not soggy, so watch to make sure the plant does not dry out too much. Fertilizing every 6-8 weeks with half strength fertilizer should be fine to keep the plant healthy.
    6. Your local state extension service will likely have a lot of good information on over-wintering houseplants as well, so check their website to see if they can answer questions that are local to your garden!

    This is a very early-blooming and easy Fuchsia with exceptionally uniform and compact growth. The flowers perch well above the bushy, small-leaved foliage. Blooms all summer long. A great pot crop plant. Vivid red sepals, white corolla, and upright, compact growth.

    Shadow Dancers® Betty Fuchsia hybrid 'Shabetty' USPP 13,765
  • 7 Reviews

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      zwsubgjj
      , 8 years ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • The best Fuchsia for our purpose - Container We wanted and upright variety that isn't a monster at the end of our Zone 5 season We realized it needed more morning sun than we had planned for. Crispy tips at the top of the plants when it hit the 90's,

      William Moyer
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love it! Beautiful!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I really like how compact this plant is. It looks great and flowers like mad.

      Randy Benson
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I had 3 in a hanging basket by my garage. They didn't get as big as I had hoped but I loved the beautiful flowers and will grow them again next year.

      Mary
      , New York
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • Easy to grow and blooms non-stop for me. I just love it!

      carol caruso
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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