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Fuchsia Swingtime

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  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Height 4-12 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Very popular trailing fuchsia!

A season-long hummingbird magnet for shady spots, Fuchsia ‘Swingtime’ is one of the most popular trailing fuchsias. Its large flowers have bold, red sepals and contrasting double-white frilled skirts. This easy-care, heat tolerant cultivar trails up to 24 inches. It grows 4-12 inches high and spreads 18-24 inches.

Swingtime attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Fuchsias are native to the subtropical regions of Central America and South America, and to New Zealand and Tahiti. It makes a gorgeous spiller in hanging baskets and window boxes. Put it in a planter with Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’ and a white begonia for a stunning combination.

Fuchsia Swingtime Plant Care

Swingtime is a heavy feeder. Feed it every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer at half-strength. Deadheading and pruning are not needed. Water in a way that keeps the potting mix moist but well drained. Place Swingtime in a location that is part shade to shade.

Fuchsias are not usually happy indoors during the winter months, but it is worth trying. Locate it near a window with bright, indirect sunlight, in daytime temperatures of 60-70 degrees F and cooler at night. Reduce the amount of watering and fertilizing. In the spring when new growth appears, repot the plant; shake off old potting soil and plant it with new soil in a slightly larger pot.

Fuchsia Swingtime Spacing

This plant has a spread of up to two feet. One plant in a hanging basket, windowbox, or other container, with or without other plants, will make a gorgeous statement.

Fuchsia Swingtime Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Short
Height: 4-12 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Hanging Baskets, Houseplant
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Fuchsia hybrid 'Swingtime'
Common Name: Fuchsia Swingtime
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Fuchsia Swingtime Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Lorna Kiddoo on May 27th 2021

    Wow. These fuchsias arrived very healthy and just bursting with growth. They looked better, after being shipped, than some of my nursery annuals. This company really knows how to ship a plant so that it arrives happy. I wish I could submit a photo of them- they are almost blooming now, and they’ve been out of the box and planted for about 3 weeks. So impressed. Give these guys a gold medal.

  • 5

    Posted by Cathy Anderson on May 1st 2021

    Arrived wilted with the tips in trouble. But I planted it immediately and it came back.

  • 5
    Great plants, great...

    Posted by Kristi Bandky on Apr 23rd 2021

    Thank you for the lovely plants and the great service and communication when mailing!