What: Fuchsia “Lord Byron” is a hummingbird delight, with recurved sepals of crimson and intense dark purple corollas. The height for this summer- to fall-blooming deciduous shrub is 18 inches to 3 feet tall and about the same in width during the growing season. This hardy fuchsia has colorful flowering beginning in early summer until frost, before going dormant for the winter.
Where: Hardy fuchsias grow best and will flower more in full sun, although light or open shade is OK. The soil should be rich and well-drained.
Size: This deciduous shrub will grow to be 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide when mature.
Care: Water “Lord Byron” hardy fuchsia regularly during dry periods, or provide frequent watering for plants in more sun. In the spring watch for the new leaves to emerge and cut back any deadwood. If the winter was particularly cold, this may mean cutting the branches from the previous year to the ground, taking care not to break any new shoots that are emerging from the base.
— Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks