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Fuchsia


Fuchsia selections

Fuchsia

Exotic fuchsia is a fascinating flower, with lovely hanging lanternlike flowers in magentas, pinks, purples, and whites. If you're lucky, your fuchsia will attract hummingbirds. There are several types of fuchsia on the market. The most familiar to many gardeners are those grown in hanging baskets in the North. Recently, plant breeders have released a series of upright fuchsias with smaller flowers, often in shades of orange and red.

Fuchsias are actually tender perennials grown as annuals outside tropical regions. Plant them outside in spring after all danger of frost has passed. They need rich, well-drained soil and ample moisture. They do best in areas with cool summers; they don't like heat, humidity, or drought.

Shown above: 'Diva White' fuchsia

Light:
Sun,Part Sun,Shade
Zones:
8-10
Plant Type:
Annual,Perennial
Plant Height:
1-6 feet tall
Plant Width:
1-5 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Attracts Hummingbirds
Top Varieties

Fuchsia 'Black Prince' is a compact, upright variety that bears single dark violet-and-red flowers all summer long. It offers good heat tolerance and grows 2 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Blacky' is an upright shrub with semidouble flowers that have red sepals and a skirt of almost-black petals. It grows 2 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Blush of Dawn' bears gorgeous double pink and silvery-lavender flowers. It trails to 18 inches and grows 24 inches wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Dark Eyes' bears double purple flowers with cerise-red sepals on a plant that trails 2 feet and grows 30 inches wide. It tolerates heat well. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Diva Coral and White' features bright coral blooms with pendulous white petals on a compact, floriferous plant to 10 inches tall and wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Diva White' bears pink-blushed white flowers on mounding plants that grow 10 inches tall and wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' bears orange-red flowers and dark green-purple leaves on an upright, heat-tolerant plant that grows 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Zone 10
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Fuchsia 'Genii' is an upright selection that bears single pink-and-violet flowers. It grows 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Harry Gray' is a trailing selection with double white flowers that bear a soft pink blush. It cascades 2 feet and grows 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Indian Maid' is a compact selection with double red-and-purple flowers on trailing 18-inch stems. It grows 24 inches wide and tolerates heat better than many varieties. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Marinka' shows off lots of red-and-pink flowers on trailing stems. It grows 24 inches wide and tolerates heat well. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Miss California' is an upright grower that offers semidouble pink flowers and grows 18 inches tall and wide. It has good heat tolerance. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Shadow Dancer Ginger' offers peachy-pink-and-white flowers on compact plants that grow 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Southgate' is a long-blooming, heat-tolerant selection with double pale pink flowers. It trails to 2 feet and grows 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Swingtime' is a popular heat-tolerant variety that grows vigorously and blooms profusely with double red-and-white flowers. It reaches 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Trailblazer' is a trailing variety to 2 feet with an abundance of double pink flowers. It grows 2 feet wide. Zones 8-10
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Fuchsia 'Voodoo' is a floriferous variety with large double, red-and-violet flowers and good heat tolerance. It grows 15 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Zones 8-10
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Plant It With
Browallia

Complement hanging fuchsias with the star-shape blue flowers of browallia.

Dichondra

The bright foliage of 'Silver Falls' dichondra is the perfect way to set off a fuchsia, especially a dark-flowering type.

Impatiens

White impatiens look stunning with any fuchsia, and a white-on-white combination is especially lovely in the evening hours.

Propagation
Stem Cuttings