Fuchsia ‘Tom Thumb’

‘Tom Thumb’ is a popular miniature variety of red fuchsia which is sufficiently hardy to plant permanently in the garden in many climate zones as an edging plant which grows to little more than a foot, and less in a container.

Having been bred in France in the mid-nineteenth century Tom Thumb now has a family of Thumb varieties, of which Lady Thumb is probably best known, her red and white semi-double flowers contrasting nicely with Tom’s red and purple when grown together.

Tom Thumb is a good choice for the upright component in a window box planting as its low height avoids any problem of blocking the view or the light from the window.