PLANT OF THE WEEK
FUCHSIA ‘ARMY NURSE’
AN OLD garden classic, this is a deciduous fuchsia with a beautiful semi-double flower in a striking magenta pink and violet blue combo.
Originally from South America, it is frost-hardy, but if it does die back completely in winter, it should re-emerge from the base in spring.
It’s a compact variety growing only 2-3ft in height and spread.
Attractive to birds, bees and butterflies, this nectar-rich flower is edible, so can be a really pretty addition as a garnish for salad.
The berries are also edible and high in vitamin C.
Agapanthus complements pokers nicely