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PATCHES - Item #020

Patches - Item #020

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Product Description

PATCHES  (BFD) Introduced in 1986. A very striking 8" fuchsia bloom randomly tipped white, to no white tips, or very evenly marked fuchsia purple with white tip, giving it a crazy-quilt effect. Plant 4 1/2'. Early bloomer
 **This product ships in the spring.

Product Reviews

(15 Ratings, 5 Reviews) Average Rating:
Solid Producer
James Latz (Newark, NJ) 1/5/2020 7:41 AM
Very pleased with Patches performance. Excellent producer and sensational cut flower! Highly recommended.
C Garcia (Seattle, WA) 9/17/2015 8:33 AM
Patches was my earliest and most prolific bloomer. Even now, in mid-September, she's producing like crazy! Flowers last 4-5 days in a vase. Plant shot up to 6" and needed extra support.
Unique Blooms
NSK (CLIFTON, NJ) 10/19/2014 1:53 PM
This one started out tall, mighty & vibrant with lots of beautiful, unique blooms that last about 2+ weeks on plant, 4-5 days as cut flowers. But by August, the blooms were a brown-ish dull purple & the plant seems to have thinned out a bit on its own. Still pretty, but not as expected. Now in October, blooms are finally returning to their vibrant purple.
Lisa Petch (San Lorenzo, CA) 7/9/2013 12:33 PM
I love this bloom. I will know to cage is one because it has so many beautiful blooms that its tipping over, had to stake it in several places.
L. Megin (Wolcott, CT) 5/29/2012 1:46 PM
This is one gorgeous bloom! and fun! Sometimes it will show more white, sometimes more purple. Great in a vase alone, or in an arrangement.It is of a good substance, and holds the color well - does not wash out. It grows on a strong, sturdy bush, with lots of blooms, and they last well on the bush, or in the vase.