Sunday, October 25, 2009

Black Prince

'Black Prince' is a great little compact bush. It doesn't grow very fast, so it would be great in a container to provide almost year round color in the sun or semi-shade. This little guy is almost always covered with these intensely colored little blooms. And the berry has a nice flavor too! Some fuchsia berries are a bit bland. So far, the smaller berries have proven to be the better tasting ones. I have heard the flavor compared to figs, but I think they taste more like a cross between a blueberry and a raison. The best tasting berry so far though, it the little black ones on Lycioides.
This photo illustrates one of the characteristics of fuchsias I love the most, how the blossoms change colors as they mature. So it can seem as though you have two different flowers on the same buch!
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