Information About Fuchsia

Hardy Fuchsia Care – How To Grow Hardy Fuchsia Plants

By Amy Grant

If you love fuchsia, should you have to bid the gorgeous blooms farewell when temperatures cool? Maybe not. Try growing hardy fuchsia plants. Hardy fuchsia is a perennial alternative to the tender annual fuchsia. Click here to learn more.

What Is Fuchsia Rust – How To Control Rust In Fuchsias

By Kristi Waterworth

Fuchsias are a dramatic addition to the home, window box or landscape, producing ornamental flowers that are unmatched. Although they're generally hardy, fuchsias suffer from a few problems, including fuchsia rust. Learn how to cure this problem here.

Pruning Fuchsia Plants – Learn How And When To Prune Fuchsias

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Regular pruning is sometimes needed to keep your fuchsia vibrant and blooming at its best. There are a lot of different ideas about how and when to prune fuchsias, and much depends on the type of plant and your climate. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Are Fuchsias Edible: Learn About Eating Fuchsia Berries And Flowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Many of the plants in our landscapes are not edible and may be poisonous. Just because a fuchsia produces berry-like fruits, for instance, may not mean they can be eaten. Are fuchsias edible? We'll go into that and other fun facts about the fuchsia plant in this article.

Fuchsia Water Requirements: Tips On Watering Fuchsia Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Watering fuchsia plants is crucial to producing big leafy plants with plenty of dangling blooms. But what are fuchsia water requirements? Look for tips on how to water fuchsia and save these tender plants for another season in this article.

Treating Fuchsia Leaf Diseases – How To Fix Diseases In Fuchsia Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

In spite of their somewhat delicate appearance and dainty hanging blooms, fuchsias are hardy plants. However, these delightful plants are susceptible to several common fuchsia diseases. Click here to learn more about diseases of fuchsia.

Fuchsia Sun Needs – Tips On Fuchsia Growing Conditions

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

How much sun does a fuchsia need? As a general rule, fuchsias don't appreciate a lot of bright, hot sunlight. Actual fuchsia sun requirements depend on a couple of factors. Click this article to learn more.

Fuchsia Flowers – Annual Or Perennial Fuchsia Plants

By Teo Spengler

You can grow fuchsias as annuals but they are actually tender perennials. In colder zones, the plants die in winter, just like annuals do. Click on this article for information about fuchsia flowers and fuchsia plant care.

Fuchsia Leaf Problems: What Causes Dropping Leaves On Fuchsias

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Dropping leaves on fuchsias can deplete the plant of energy necessary for the production of blooms and minimize the attractiveness of the plant. If your fuchsia isn't holding leaves, use the information in this article for help.

Fuchsia Plant Galls: Tips On Controlling Fuchsia Gall Mites

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

The fuchsia gall mite, native to South America, was accidentally introduced to the west coast in the early 1980s. Since that time, the destructive pest has created headaches for fuchsia growers across the United States. Click this article to learn more.

Saving Fuchsia Seed Pods: How Do I Harvest Fuchsia Seeds

By Liz Baessler

A lot of the time fuchsia is grown from cuttings, but you can easily grow it from seed, too! If you?re interested in trying your hand at growing fuchsia from seeds, then click this article to learn about fuchsia seed collecting and growing info.

Fuchsias As Houseplants: Tips On Growing Fuchsias Indoors

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing fuchsias as houseplants isn't always successful because of the warm, dry indoor air. However, if you can provide the ideal growing conditions, you may be lucky enough to grow spectacular fuchsia indoor plants. This article will help.

Fuchsia Bud Drop: Reasons Why Fuchsia Is Dropping Buds

By Kristi Waterworth

Fuchsia provides a display of bright blooms throughout the summer if they're treated right. It can be tricky to diagnose problems with fuchsia bud drop, but we?ve made a list of common reasons for bloom problems in this article to help you along.

Fuchsia Transplant Info: When To Transplant Hardy Fuchsias

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Gardeners are often confused about which fuchsias are hardy and when to transplant hardy fuchsias. The confusion is understandable, as not all of them hardy. Read here for more info.

Fuchsia Winter Care – Tips For Wintering Fuchsias

By Heather Rhoades

Wintering fuchsias is something that many fuchsia owners ask about. While fuchsias are a perennial, they are not cold hardy. You must take steps to over winter your fuchsia. This article can help with that.

How to Plant Fuchsia Seed

Planting fuchsia seeds and growing new fuchsia plants is extremely easy. All that's necessary is for you to provide the right conditions for fuchsia seeds to germinate and flourish and before you know it you'll have all the fuchsia plants you could want. And the really good news is that creating just the right conditions to germinate fuchsia seeds is remarkably easy.

Screen vermiculite and peat moss and fill your planting container with a 50/50 mixture.

Choose your fuchsia seeds. Start by gently removing the seeds from the fuchsia berries by rubbing the berries gently between your thumb and forefinger. Wash the seeds. Separate out the seeds that are plump and dark, and discard seeds that are flat, light in color or very small.

  • Planting fuchsia seeds and growing new fuchsia plants is extremely easy.
  • And the really good news is that creating just the right conditions to germinate fuchsia seeds is remarkably easy.

Place several seeds on top of your growing mixture. Sprinkle a small amount of your growing mixture on top of your seeds, but do not worry about covering them entirely.

Mist the top of your container until the seeds are completely damp.

Place your container under a standard fluorescent light (grow lights are not necessary) with the light approximately 12 inches from the surface of your container. Drape a piece of plastic sheeting over the light to create a makeshift hot-house tent for your seeds. Leave the light on at least 12 hours a day. Keep the temperature around 72 degrees F.

  • Place several seeds on top of your growing mixture.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of your growing mixture on top of your seeds, but do not worry about covering them entirely.

Mist your seeds lightly as necessary to keep the surface of your growing container damp at all times. Your fuchsia seeds should sprout within 7 to 14 days.

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10 fabulous fuchsias to grow

Take a look at some of the best fuchsias to grow, including hardy upright and trailing varieties.

Published: Monday, 20 May, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Fuchsias are a popular choice for summer bedding schemes and containers, due to their attractive, usually pendent flowers, borne from summer to autumn. Some are hardy enough to be used in perennial planting schemes, and may even be clipped into a low-growing hedge. All fuchsias benefit from fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in a sheltered spot in partial shade.

Take a look at 10 of the best varieties, below.

Fuchsia ‘Army Nurse’

A hardy shrub fuchsia, bearing purple, semi-double flowers with red sepals, throughout summer. It’s well suited to growing in a mixed herbaceous border as well as containers.

Fuchsia ‘Dollar Princess’

Bears small, double flowers with short, purple tubes and red sepals, in contrast with dark-green leaves. Grow it in pots on the patio in partial shade – plants should be overwintered indoors.

Fuchsia ‘Alice Hoffman’

A small, shrub fuchsia with bronze-tinged foliage and semi-double flowers with pink sepals and white-pink petals. Grow it in a mixed herbaceous border in part shade, or in a pot on a sheltered, part-shaded patio.

Fuchsia ‘Blands New Stripe’

A shrub fuchsia with a weeping habit. It bears unusual flowers with striped violet and pink petals and red sepals, in contrast with dark green foliage.

Fuchsia ‘Champagne Celebration’

A shrub fuchsia, bearing gorgeous flowers with flared, carmine-pink petals and pink-white sepals with very pointed tips.

Fuchsia ‘Genii’

A bushy, hardy fuchsia, bearing small, single flowers with narrow pink sepals and purple-red petals. The foliage is yellow-green.

Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’

A hardy fuchsia with striking bicoloured flowers in aubergine and carmine-pink. It was bred from a Brazilian species in 1939 and named after the founder of the British Fuchsia Society.

Fuchsia ‘Phyllis’

An upright, hardy fuchsia, bearing single and semi-double flowers with a rose-red sepals and deeper red petals. Plant it in a sheltered spot away from cold winter winds and give roots a thick mulch in autumn.

Fuchsia ‘President Barrie Nash’

An upright, bushy fuchsia with dark green leaves and elegant single flowers with narrow, pink sepals and darker petals.

Fuchsia ‘Rapunzel’

A non-hardy, trailing bedding fuchsia, with stems of pretty white and purple flowers trailing to an incredible 60cm. It works well when grown as an annual bedding plant in pots, window boxes and hanging baskets.

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