This is a small specimen of what should grow much fuller as a perennial fuchsia shrub. It gets the early morning sun, and is protected from some weather extremes being located next to the house foundation. This is not the first one of these plants to get a home with me. But this particular one has survived at least a couple of winters, so I’m thinking it could last even longer. That is a garden goddess in the picture.
I was surprised when I learned that people like to ‘pop’ the flowers to bloom sooner. Who thinks of these things?