U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Best Bloom of 2008

Click on the picture to see snow crystals

My reward for the outstanding performance in my garden-'08 goes to
Fuchsia Double Otto.

It's the same plant that was featured in my January post
The picture above was taken in December
(look at the description below - it's far beyond its bloom period).

Flowers: Bloom Period: June, July, August. Flower Color: pink, purple
Size: 24-36" tall.

Space 24-36" apart.
Soil: Minimum pH: 5.6 • Maximum pH: 7.5
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade.
Cold Hardiness: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b.


  1. I think it's a well deserved award, he went above and beyond to keep blooming even in the snow!

  2. It's a tough call which is prettier--the snow crystals or the petals, but I have to go with those persistent petals!

  3. Wow. It's a beautiful flower all by itself but with a snow cap it's quite miraculous. This says something about the gardener too. Nice going.

  4. Beautiful shot with the snow on it!

  5. Such gorgeous colours.

  6. It is such a pretty picture. It shows contrasts in nature that just does not fit. Snow on blooms. I do not think that Mr. Double Otto can read its planting description :)
    Beautiful shot.

  7. That is great to have a fuchsia blooming that long and in the snow. How long after the picture was taken did it continue to bloom?

  8. What a beautiful flower. The snow crystals look so real.

  9. What a beautiful shot. The snow really enhances the brilliant colors...
    I hope it survived the wicked winter.

  10. Hi Tatyana

    I like Fuchsias. I sometimes grow a triphylla type called 'Thalia'

    It's spectacular. I posted about it.

    Thanks for this


  11. Absolutely stunning photograph. This picture helps you appreciate the not only the beauty of the flower but of the snow too.

  12. That is beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen a perfect snow crystal picture. Nice shot!

  13. what a great flowers. I had no idea they were hardy for me here in our 8a zone.

  14. Fantastic! I love it when a plant goes all out! Such inspiration to see this :)

  15. Тань, я с английским не очень друджу, но стараюсь, и брат помогает иногда(учиться на переводчика). Фото как всегда и фуксия показалась мне большой такой:) У меня не растет зараза:( Мне ее свекровь подарила, а она почти сразу погибла... А у тебя просто руки золотые такую красоту на улице растить:)!!!
    P.S: СПасибо за комплименты по поводу фото:)

  16. A lovely flower, eager to bloom earlier!

    Very beautiful picture!

  17. Fantastic photograph. I can see why this plant won your award...

  18. It IS a beautiful flower. they are sold way down here but don't last much longer than getting them home. I don't think they like our humidity. Yours seems to like your snow.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

  19. I had no idea that fuschia were so cold hardy. Wow!


  20. Stunning photo just looking through the snow.


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