Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vinegar Joe


'Vinegar Joe' is one of the five varieties I knew I had to have way back when I first began collecting upright fuchsias! 'Preston Guild', 'Marin Glow', 'F. magellanica molinae', and 'Mrs. J. D. Fredricks' were the other four. All five have small simple flowers in abundance, my favorite type of fuchsia. And my hummingbirds seem to agree! All five can take the full summer sun here on the central coast of California and all five have weathered many a freezing winter. Winters with snow and hail which killed many other perennials here. Even if they were damaged by freezing, they always rebounded shortly afterwards. My "Fantastic Five!"
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