Alphabetical Plant Listing

Fuchsias

Standard Fuchsias, Hardy Fuchsias, Summer Bedding, Hanging Baskets and Pots (Fuchsia)


Among the most spectacular summer flowers, Fuchsias are outstanding garden plants with their continuous display of ravishing, dancing blossoms, dangling in clusters like prize jewels. Often blooming from late spring until the first frosts, they are available in a wide range of colors, from luscious pinks and purples to whites and even peach. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, Fuchsias require little care and their various growing habits, from trailing and cascading to upright and bushy, make them the champions of hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. They are also wonderful in summer-bedding schemes, as flowering hedges, in permanent plantings or as standards.

There are thousands of cultivars and about 110 species to choose from.

  • The flower form varies greatly between slender singles (4 petals), semi-doubles (5-7 petals) and fully-skirted doubles (8 or more petals). The top petals (actually sepals) protect the inner petals (corolla) from damage. Once the sepals open, the true petals are revealed. Their up-swept petals and long stems add movement and grace whether grown in a pot or a border. The blossoms usually display two different-color sets of petals, creating wonderful color combinations.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 12
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 12
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Fuchsia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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