Grow Zone Recommendation: Fuchsia are recommended for USDA growing zones 8 to 10.
Sunlight Needs: Fuchsia has variable sunlight needs, from sun and part sun, to shade. To produce more flowers, give them shade from the afternoon shade.
Watering Needs: Fuchsia likes consistent moisture, but should not be allowed to sit in water. Use well-drained soil and water consistently.
Average Size: The average grown size of fuchsia is from 1 to 8 feet, depending on conditions and variety.
Foliage Color: Foliage can be blue-green, chartreuse-gold, or silver-gray. Flowers might be red, purple, white, orange, or pink, depending on the variety. The majority of flowers are in shades of white, pink and purple, however.
Must Know Plant Care Tips: Many types of fuchsia will stop producing flowers if they get too much heat. To help keep constant blooms, pinch away the spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Some types are semi-trailing, making them good for hanging baskets or containers. In tropical climates, you may overwinter your fuchsia as a perennial. Upright varieties may be trained into shrubs or even small trees. Purchase your plants at Garden Hills Nursery.
Plant Problem Solver: It can be tricky to find the right watering plan for fuchsia. In a warm climate, look for more heat-tolerant varieties and / or provide afternoon shade. Flowers left on the plant after dying off can develop dark berries, which are edible and can be used in preserves.
Pretty Pairings: In containers, try planing fuchsia with geraniums, petunias, lobelia, or begonia. For borders, consider choiysa ternate or fatsia japonica for foliage. Think about weigelia or phygelius for flower contrast.