Fuchsia ‘Sir Matt Busby’ is a trailing variety with huge flowers (to 6cm). The red sepals are held high over the soft pink, almost white skirts.
This Fuchsia is named after Sir Matt Busby of Manchester United football fame; he managed the club between 1945-1969 and again 1970-1971.
Fuchsia blooms are like pretty dancers, in fancy skirts and sway in the breeze. The flowers open freely for a long period over the lush green leaves.
Fuchsias grow best in semi shade to filtered light conditions where they thrive in both pots and gardens.
In the garden, plant Fuchsias into humus rich, moist, well drained soil and be sure to shelter the plants from drying winds and frost. In pots, use a good quality potting mix and add some fertiliser. Make sure you keep them moist while actively growing.
Fuchsias flower in Summer, it is a good idea to remove spent flowers and add a little fertiliser once the main flush has finished to encourage a second round of flowers in autumn.
Fuchsia x hybrida
Late spring to autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Semi Shade to Filtered Light