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Fuchsia

Botanical Name
Fuchsia x hybrida
Hardiness
Zones 8 to 10, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
8 to 36 inches
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer till frost: pinks, reds, purples, white
Light
Full to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, container mix
Planting & Care
  • Space upright plants 12 inches apart
  • Space trailing plants 3 to an 8 inch pot and 4 per 10 inch pot
  • Avoid hot sun and windy locations
  • Requires moist soil, mulch to maintain soil moisture
  • Check the soil in containers and hanging baskets once or twice a day during hot weather
  • Pinch back to encourage continual bloom
  • Fuchsias can be overwintered indoors using a technique called dormant storage. Place plants in a cool, dark location for winter. In late winter take plant out of storage and prune back to old wood. Grow as a houseplant, keep the soil moist and hold fertilizer until new growth appears.
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Island Sweet - purple flowers
  • Alice Hoffman - pink flower
  • Red Spider - red flowers
  • Voodoo - purple and red flowers

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