Some fuchsias don’t like a bit of frost. Like Fuchsia ‘President’. Others just shrug and go. “Meh. Whatever”. Like Fuchsia ‘Corallina’.

Fuchsia ‘Tom Thumb’ is an old small-flowered single cultivar that dates to about 1862. As is often the case with these classics, there’s some confusion who’s responsible for it. Nevertheless, it’s a handsome hardy & grows to about 20-30 in (50-75 cm) or so.

What’s in flower at The Fuchsietum? Fuchsia boliviana is still blooming away. Seasons end, though, and it’s time to bring it in. The weatherman has a freeze scheduled for tonight and then maybe a couple of frosts again over the next few days.

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