Growing Fuchsia

Latin Name Pronunciation: few'shuh 

In most parts of the country, Fuchsias perform best in partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Here at our nursery in Morris, though, they also grow well in full sun.

Most of the Fuchsias we offer are annuals (hardy to Zone 9 [20┬░]). In all but the mildest winter climates, bring plants indoors before frost and overwinter in a sunny window in a cool room. Set back outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in spring.

We also offer varieties from the species known as Hardy Fuchsia (F. magellanica). These robust varieties can be overwintered outdoors in Zone 6 if mulched heavily. They make a good informal hedge in mild climates, but die back like perennials in cooler areas of the country, such as Zone 6.

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