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I have 10 Helianthemum 2 x 5 varieties but I mixed them up! The are in small pots outside. They will be 8 inches high so edging in front garden. Do they get attacked by anything? Are they hard to grow?


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Nope, easy, so long as they've got full sun, an open situation and free draining soil. They don't mind clay soil, as long as it's not frequently waterlogged and they're in any sun that's going. Make sure you give them enough room, they can get easily a foot wide. Clip back after flowering, specially next year, to keep them bushy and neat.

6 Jun, 2016

 

Ours seed all over the place because I do not get round to cutting them back soon enough after flowering. In one place we started off with one colour and now there are 7 different colours.
Definitely do need trimming back after flowering.

6 Jun, 2016

 

I have a sun bed at the front with a few gaps. The ground is bone hard but things self seed....aquilegia, fox gloves & 1 inch high alpines & yellow poppies. Carnations , mini fuchsias, mini azalia & others are the focal points in turn.
Wish me luck !! Cheers

6 Jun, 2016

 

Mini fuchsias? What variety are those please, they sound good.

6 Jun, 2016

 

The fuchsias were 9 inches to a foot high. They are so old. Might not have even had the name on them

7 Jun, 2016

 

Fuchsia Tom Thumb is hardy and only gets a foot, Steragram.

7 Jun, 2016

 

I have that one Bamboo and also Lady Thumb (lost Son of
Thumb in the hard winter) but they are all a bit taller than a foot in our garden. I think there is a really small one - sure somebody showed a photo a couple of years ago but didn't have a name for it. Do you remember?

7 Jun, 2016

 

I don't know of a smaller one than Tom Thumb, well, not that's hardy anyway.

7 Jun, 2016

 

Not sure if slugs or average winters stop fuchsias from being established. I managed to wipe out 10 hardy ones in a year a while back.

7 Jun, 2016

 

Was it you who showed a photo of the fuchsias a year or two ago Bill? Hardy fuchsias stand a better chance in a hard winter if they are planted with the crowns several inches below soil level.

8 Jun, 2016

 

I have a giant mature one. I lost a few as the garden changed with fences & overly high fences forcing a fight for survival with light & dryness. Got some in hanging baskets

8 Jun, 2016

 

Somebody showed a photo of a border with several really little ones a while back. Anyway it doesn't matter now because I've found one that only grows to 12" and has much bigger flowers than those. I'm really looking forward to it being big enough to plant out...

9 Jun, 2016

 

too wet to plant in final positions
hope they don't drown

13 Jun, 2016

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