• Brilliant Color for Shady Areas
  • Use in Hanging Baskets, Containers, & as Houseplants
  • Container Thriller or Spiller


  • Two-Layered Flowers on Arching Stems
  • Attracts Hummingbirds, Bees & Butterflies
  • Fills in Dark, Shady Areas


  • Full shade to Partial Shade
  • Less Than 4 Hours of Direct Sun

Each year, add elegant color to shaded patios or beds that get plenty of afternoon shade with a fuchsia. Fuchsia is a favorite for hanging baskets or window boxes for its trailing growth full of bright flowers. Also, try growing it as a houseplant!

Growing Fuchsia

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, hellebore and coral bells, or annuals like begonia, petunia and geraniums. Rhododendrons also make great companion plants!