Honeysuckle fuchsia (Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt') is still going strong, more than 100 years after the creation of this hybrid. Its coral-red tubular flowers are produced in clusters near the ends of the branches and are complemented by deep-green foliage tinged bronze on the undersides of the leaves. Its species name (triphylla) references the production of three leaves at each node, in contrast to other Fuchsia species that produce two leaves per node. This nonhardy shrub prefers partially shaded conditions and humus-rich, moist soils. It is insect and disease resistant in the Chicago area as long as the soils are kept moist throughout the growing season.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies