Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grace McCarthy

'Grace McCarthy' is one of those which could be either a hanging basket or a mounding upright. Of course, I am growing it as an upright. I am posting two photos as an example of how conditions can have such a large impact on the size and color of the flowers fuchsias produce, that they can almost be mistaken for two different cultivars. The photo below is of a bush grown in the shade. It isn't the best photo, but you can tell how much larger and darker the flowers are than the recent close up above. Which was grown out in the full sun and the heat. The flowers are smaller and lighter. But they are both 'Grace McCarthy.' Th one above was made from a cutting from the one below.

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