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Companion for Fuchsia plant

Posted by katefisher Z7_NorthernCA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 25, 09 at 16:28

Looking for a companion plant for my potted Fuchsia. Currently located on my front porch it does not receive anything but bright shade. No direct sunlight at all. Perennial or annual are fine. I don't grow anything in these conditions but the fuchsia's. Everything else in my yard gets at least a little sunlight but not in this space.

Thank you.

Kate


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RE: Companion for Fuchsia plant

Dragon wing begonia and purple heart (Setcreasea). I put those with my fuchsia and it was a stunning combination until...

... a Carolina Wren built a nest in my hanging basket making it difficult for us to keep it watered with eggs and babies in there and lost the fuschsia.

Cameron


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RE: Companion for Fuchsia plant

I'll check on both of those plants. Thank you. That is very sweet you prioritized the wee Wren family over your plant. Good job.

Kate


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RE: Companion for Fuchsia plant

Japanese maple, hostas, begonia, ferns, lobelia. There are many possibilities ... just go with what you like.


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RE: Companion for Fuchsia plant

Thank you Karchita. Going nursery shopping this weekend so I'll bear your suggestions in mind. Probably a maple is too large but everything else would work nicely.

By the way I looked up the Dragon Wing Begonia last night and thought it was completely cool! What a neat plant. Never heard of it before so I'll keep my eyes open for one tomorrow.

Thanks again.

Kate


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