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Fuchsia 'Giant Bicentennial' will be available to ship on Apr 13, 2020.  Just in time for your early spring planting
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Fuchsia 'Giant Bicentennial'

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(Fuchsia Giant Bicentennial) Fireworks and fountains of nectar for hummingbirds! That’s what you get with Fuchsia ‘Bicentennial’, which is ideal for hanging baskets. The flowers are large bursts of marbled red and orange petals, creamy pink tubes, and sepals combining magenta and orange.

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Common name
This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion.
Fuchsia Giant Bicentennial
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
7 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
12"/24"/12"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Yes
Mature height
The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
1 to 2 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
2 to 3 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Fuchsia Giant Bicentennial) Fireworks and fountains of nectar for hummingbirds! That's what you get with Fuchsia 'Bicentennial', which is ideal for hanging baskets. The flowers are large bursts of marbled red and orange petals, creamy pink tubes, and sepals combining magenta and orange.

Orange is a rare color among Fuchsias, and its occurrence is cause for celebration. California Fuchsia hybridizer Ted Paskesen (1903-1979) - one of the longest members of the American Fuchsia Society - registered Bicentennial with the Society in 1976, which was a year of celebration marking the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution.

The colors and large size of Giant Bicentennial's flowers provide its beauty-bursting-in-air appeal. One aspect of this size is the flower's number of petals. Bicentennial is categorized as a double Fuchsia due to having 8 or more petals. Semi-doubles have 5, 6, or 7 petals. Singles only have four. Although most giant flowered Fuchsias are doubles, there are also semi-double hybrids.

In contrast, Bicentennial's branches rise up about a foot before bending over and trailing. This bending characteristic is also called being procumbent, because - if planted in ground - the plant's branches creep without setting roots. In addition to procumbent species, the Fuchsia genus includes shrubs and climbers of varying heights. All require moist - not soggy - soil that is fertilized every two to three weeks. Some grow well in full sun, but all are agreeable to some degree of shade. Bicentennial needs partial shade throughout the day, such as on a patio where shade trees provide dappled sunlight.

The Fuchsia genus has homelands worldwide yet is primarily located in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The genus became a happy transplant to the Pacific Northwest and other cool, coastal climates (such as in Ireland and the UK) in the 1800s.