Fuchsia comes in thousands of cultivars for plenty of color choices. Fuchsia, also known as Fuchsia magellanica, typically have shades of purple and pink in their blooms, but color combinations vary. We offer plants with slender red flowers, and several two-tone flowers with pinks, coral, purple, and creamy white combinations.
When grown at the ideal temperature of 55 to 80 degrees, these are easy-care abundant flowering plants. These continuous bloomers need little help to bloom all season. Just remove fruits that form when flowers fade and fertilize fuchsia once a month. Fuchsia plants typically reach less than a foot high and 2 feet around at maturity.
The Best Way to Use Fuchsia
Grow fuchsia in hanging baskets on patios, front porches, decks, and entryways. Add fuchsia to a container with a taller plant. These plants are a tender perennial in growing zones 8 to11, depending on the variety.
The plants can grow from less than 1 foot tall and spread or drape to about 2 feet wide. The growth habit is trailing with some mounding in the center. The plants prefer moist soil and shade or partial shade. Fuchsia flowers attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to a garden or patio.
Hanging basket stunner
Container thriller or spiller
Available in several flower colors & with variegated foliage
Typically 1 foot tall or less
Growing zones 8 to 11 as perennials; annual in all colder zones
Fuchsia Companion Plants
Pair fuchsia with other shade-loving annuals or perennials in the warmer zones. Try pairing fuchsias with perennials like hosta and coral bells, or annuals like hellebore, begonia, petunia and geraniums. Rhododendrons also make great companion plants!