Cricket was introduced to the fuchsia world in 1986. This hardy upright has a single blossom with sepals of pale orange and a corolla of reddish orange. Sturdy stems can grow to 2.5 feet.
What is a club plant? Every year members of the Oregon Fuchsia Society grow a club plant. This is a plant that has been chosen by the club leadership. Upon arrival, they are the same size. Members take them home and transplant them into a pot, also determined by the leadership. After that every member grows them according to their own style and practices. At the judged fuchsia show in August, members bring their club plant and there is a friendly competition to see whose plant grew the best. It is always interesting to see how differently all the plants grow.