Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

50% OFF Summer Sale
2 litre pot £17.99 £8.99
in stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' hardy fuchsia: Showy, scarlet and purple flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    Showy, scarlet and purple flowers hang from arching stems from June to October among slender, deep green leaves. This vigorous, single-flowered fuchsia makes a lovely feature plant for a partially shady border. Bushy and upright in habit, it performs best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with protection from cold, drying winds.

  • Garden care: To encourage growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.

  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

Delivery options

  • Standard
  • Next / named day
Delivery information

Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread

Notes on Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

"Tough and colourful, with hundreds of scarlet-skirted flowers above vibrant, purple petticoats on this hedge or bush making richly jewelled plant in crystal-clear autumn light"

  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Share by email

Great plant. So many flowers. Flourished well in first year.


Great plant. I've had it just over a year and it's grown so much. I only gave it a light pruning last year but will do much more this year. Grows very well in my sunny, fairly dry border.




Mrs. Popple is a winner.


A strong, vigorous large bush fuchsia. Completely hardy (in central Scotland). Easy to propagate. Free flowering and long lasting with large purple and red blooms. This can be grown as a bush or a standard. Mrs. Popple is my favourite fuchsia.


Fife, Scotland


I would buy this plant again


Plants arrived in good order. I planted them in a mainly shady spot under an apple tree where they have flourished and exceeded expectations. They were still flowering into November.




A successful adjunct to a newly recovered bed in semi-shade


I have placed it in a bed that has been recovered from a plethora of overgrown conifers, and it has thrived. Not too big, but a good central focus for a bed full of Crocus-supplied long-flowering annuals




Lovely little plant but a slow starter


Brightens up a rather dull area




Ok after a wait


Nice plant but had been pruned back hard to make it branch so took a long time to get to the flowering point.

Norfolk Mardler



Yes, maybe another variety, depends how cuttings take.


Placed some in pots, some in garden, others in Hanging Basket.




I would recommend this item


This item is now in a large pot and flowering. Growing well.


South Yorkshire


Good growth, colour and quality


Part of a new shrub area. Should give good colour contrast to evergreens in spring/summer, and at 0.5-1.0m high, good for edges of planted area. No issues so far.




nice one


full hardy still flowering end of november.tough shrub





4.8 11


Plant for a difficult North East corner Dear Helen Please can you help me? I have a space next to my front door that is crying out for a pretty plant. It measures about a metre square. However I am struggling to find something that will grow. It is North East facing and pretty much permanently in the shade. The soil is very moist due to being right on top of the soakaway from the guttering. It is good soil though. I would like a climber of some sort, but not one that will get out of control too quickly. Can you help me please? Regards Kathryn


Hello Kathryn, I'm afraid the conditions you describe are far from ideal, so you will struggle to get something to grow - especially something that is not too tough and vigorous. I would consider using the climbing Hydrangea as although it will eventually get quite big it is quite slow getting started. Alternatively opt for a flowering shrub like a hardier Fuchsia. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Fuchsia pruning Hello, My 'Pink Pearl' Fuchsia bush needs to be cut back- it's very overgrown and untidy, but I have no idea when I should do this. Can you help? Irene


Hello Irene, In really cold areas, this should be trimmed now by cutting all the stems back by a third, but in milder areas, you should wait until the new growth is emerging in spring. It may tolerate a harder prune in spring, however it can be risky and you may lose it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Will Fuchsias attract the bees? I am keen to plant bee attracting flowers though have very limited bed space. I have one small bed with Fuschias. Are these attractive to bees? I would appreciate your advice. Sincerely, Ruth

Ruth Boswell

Hello Ruth, Honeybees love most of the Fuchsias, so they make an excellent choice for a shadier bed.

Crocus Helpdesk

How to get more flowers

How to get more flowers

Many flowering plants can be encouraged to produce better and longer-lasting displays with the minimum of effort. A plant produces flowers in order to reproduce and ensure the survival of the species. Once a plant has flowered and fertilisation has taken

Read full article

How to overwinter tender perennials

Tender perennials, such as pelargoniums, fuchsias, osteospermums and marguerites look great all summer, but unless they are given protection from the harsh winter weather, they will need to be replaced each spring. If you can do this, they will last for y

Read full article

Elegant fuchsias

Fuchsias are good in shade and planting now will give them a good start before winter arrives. The purple and red color Mrs Popple has been around since the 1920s and was spotted at a tennis party in Stevenage by Clarence Elliot of the Six

Read full article

Summer stars from warmer climates

When we are all, hopefully, enjoying the hotter more humid days in July and the longer evenings there is a different range of plants that come into their own in our gardens, ones found naturally close to the equator or in the upper reaches of the Souther

Read full article

Over wintering half hardy plants in pots

You can never quite predict how severe our winter weather will be. In the absence of a crystal ball, it is best in October to make contingency plans to help your plants to survive while there will still be some warmth in the sun and the soil. Hardiness is

Read full article

Download our free gardening app to help you grow

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play