Last weeks we had a lot of rains. Temperatures are mild 17-21°C. So perfect conditions for fuchsias. They don't like it when it's too warm even if they are standing in a shade. Now almost all my new fuchsias are flowering and it's time to take pictures. First my current favourite Smokey Mountain. Nice compact bush which is described at Rockdala homepage as upright so I let it grow with a support. But it looks to me like trailing variety, and it is a trailer according to registration in American Fuchsia Society. So not all information on Rockdala site is correct, I better should check it with several sources.
Finally I got a chance to see flowering of my Nightingale. This plant I have since last year in a basket together with Ice Maiden and Pink Marshmallow. It's rather weak plant especially on a background of its basket neighbors. But the first 2 flowers were gorgeous, large fully double bright pink flushed with white.
Flowers of English Rose match its name. They look like a small double roses with their fully flared corolla. Flower is changing its shape and color with age.
Flowers of Beauty of Meise and Naughty Nicole look a bit alike. Beauty of Meise has slightly darker corolla than Naughty Nicole. Plants are different, upright and trailing respectively.
Plants of Satellite and Rocket Fire I'm training as standards following recomendations from Wenches Fuchsiablog. Both plants are already about 80 cm tall and started to flower.
Satellite has very large single flowers with white petals and coral red corolla flushed with white. Rocket Fire flowers are large heavy double dark pink with violet corolla.
The darkest color in my collection have flowers of Rohees Prins. It's half-trailing variety unlike it's said in Rockdala's description. The flowers are medium size. Corolla is of darkest aubergine color that holds well through a flower lifetime.