You can enjoy endless variety with the exuberant Fuchsia, thanks to the many different colours on offer. The Fuchsia offers the most beautiful colour combinations, mixing white, pink, purple, red and orange. Pick a couple of nice varieties and prepare various pots and containers for your patio or balcony. The ‘Balcony plant of the year’ makes the summer a sun-drenched party.
This plant with its festive flowers originates from Latin America, where the Fuchsia’s fruit - a berry - is also a popular food. In New Zeeland, where the Fuchsia is also found, the Maoris have traditionally used this berry for warpaint on their faces. So if you’re feeling bored this summer…
Fun: Fuchsias come in all sorts of forms, including on a trunk, as a bush or as a trailing plant.
April to June.