Fuchsia 'Ballerina Arabesque'

Introducing the Beautiful Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ ~ Lady’s Eardrops Fuchsia

If you are looking to add a touch of elegance and grace to your garden, then the Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is the perfect choice for you. With its stunning flower colors and unique leaf arrangement, this plant will surely captivate your senses.

Family and General Information
Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is part of the Onagraceae family, commonly known as the Evening Primrose family. This family includes diverse and often strikingly beautiful flowering plants.

Appearance and Flower Characteristics
Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ typically features pendulous, bell-shaped flowers with a striking contrast of colors. The sepals (outer petals) are usually a bright, bold color like pink or red (coded as 052A), while the corolla (inner petals) can be a different shade such as white (coded as NN155C). This bicolored effect adds depth and dimension to each bloom, ensuring the plant stands out in any setting. The flowers are single, with slightly doubled petals, giving them a full and luxurious appearance. Each flower has a diameter ranging from 5 to 5.5 centimeters, and a length of 2 to 2.5 centimeters, making each bloom a statement on its own despite their relatively small size.

Leaf Characteristics
One of the most striking features of the Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is its leaf arrangement. The leaves grow in a crosswise opposite pattern, creating a visually pleasing display. The leaf tips are pointed or acute, adding to the plant’s delicate appeal. The leaves themselves are ovate or egg-shaped and elongate as they grow. Their main color is a rich dark green, which provides a beautiful backdrop for the vibrant flowers. The leaf margin can be either dentate (toothed) or entire (smooth), adding to the textural interest. Leaf size ranges from 4 to 5 centimeters, with a width of 2 to 3 centimeters.

Plant Size and Growth Habit

When it comes to size, the Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is a compact plant, reaching a height of 10 to 20 centimeters. This compact size makes it an excellent candidate for small gardens, hanging baskets, or even as a houseplant. In terms of growth, the Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is an erect plant, meaning it stands tall and proud. Its upright growth habit allows the flowers to be showcased in all their glory, making it a centerpiece in any garden or floral arrangement.

Blooming Season
Fuchsias, including ‘Ballerina Arabesque’, generally bloom from late spring through to the first frost in autumn, providing a long season of interest in the garden.

Care Requirements for Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’:

  • Light: Prefers partial to full shade. Too much direct sunlight can cause leaf burn and reduce blooming.
  • Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during the hot months. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged.
  • Soil: Thrives in well-draining, fertile soil.
  • Temperature: Fuchsias are sensitive to extreme temperatures. They do best in cooler, mild climates and may need protection from frost.
  • Pruning and Maintenance: Pruning can help maintain the shape and encourage more blooms. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) promotes continued flowering.

Pests and Diseases
Fuchsias can be susceptible to pests like aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies, as well as diseases like fuchsia rust and botrytis. Regular monitoring and appropriate treatments are necessary to keep the plant healthy.


The Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ is a beautiful and captivating plant, perfect for adding a touch of elegance and color to any garden or indoor space. Its unique leaf arrangement, stunning bicolored flowers, and compact growth habit make it a standout choice for garden enthusiasts. Whether in a hanging basket, garden bed or as a houseplant, the Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’ will bring joy and beauty to your surroundings.

Fuchsia 'Ballerina Arabesque'
Fuchsia ‘Ballerina Arabesque’

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