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Fuchsia

Fuchsia is a genus of about 100 different species know for their amazing flowers. They come in a variety of colors and shapes, some upright with creeping or trailing habits. These vibrant plants work well as shrubs, container plants, or ground covers. Learn how to take care for these beautiful flowers now with our growing guides down below.

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How to Grow and Care for Hardy Fuchsia

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Think you can’t grow fuchsia in your area? These elegant bloomers are reputed to be delicate tropical annuals that are tossed out at season’s end, but hardy perennial fuchsias can actually survive in surprisingly cold climates. Read on for all the info you need to be able to enjoy your fuchsias year after year.

How to Grow Fabulous Fuchsia Flowers

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Fuchsia flowers bloom in a variety of vivid colors and shapes and are ideal for growing in a hanging planter in the shade, but they can thrive in other locations too. Species with upright, creeping, or trailing habits are available that may be grown as trees, shrubs, or ground covers. Learn how to grow fabulous fuchsia now.

Are Fuchsia Plants Perennials or Annuals?

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Jewel-toned fuchsia blooms from summer through fall. Native to Mexico, Central and South America, and the South Pacific, species and cultivated varieties are available to grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 12. Read on to learn if fuchsia is an annual or perennial plant, and plan to add it to your outdoor living space.

7 Common Reasons Why Fuchsia Fails to Bloom

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Fuchsias are fabulous, with their colorful, distinctively-shaped flowers. But they can be downright depressing if they won’t bloom. This can be caused by several issues, all of them solvable. If your fuchsia isn’t blooming, is it due to disease, pests, light problems, or deadheading issues? We’ll help you figure it out.

Why Your Fuchsia Is Dropping Buds and How to Fix It

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Is there anything more devastating than buds dropping from your fuchsia plants? You start to get super excited for the beautiful flowers to put on their summer show, but before they do, they fall to the ground. This guide helps you figure out why it’s happening and how to stop it so you can enjoy your flowers.

17 of the Best Fuchsia Varieties to Grow in Your Garden

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There are hundreds of fabulous fuchsia varieties out there, from trailing to upright kinds and simple to full and frilly double flowers in multiple colors. The hardest part is choosing just one. This guide has 17 of the best options, from popular types to lesser-known varieties that can handle cold and resist disease.

When and How to Prune Fuchsia Plants

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Pruning is one of the most important parts of producing a big, beautiful display of fuchsia flowers. Without proper pruning, your plants will eventually stop producing as many blossoms as they used to. The process isn’t difficult, but knowing when and how to do it is key to enjoying your biggest show of flowers yet.

How and When to Transplant Hardy Fuchsia

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Do you have a hardy fuchsia that’s in the wrong spot entirely? If you need to move your plant but aren’t sure how or when to do it, this guide has you covered. With some handy tips on how to transplant the right way, you can move your fuchsia without causing any harm so you can get back to enjoying those blossoms.

How to Harvest and Save Fuchsia Seeds

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Lots of plants can be propagated by saving the seeds and planting them the following year, and fuchsias are no exception. Did you know that those little berries that stay behind when the flowers fall contain the seeds of the plant? This guide will show you how to harvest and store them for planting later. Read more.

Why Is My Fuchsia Wilting? 5 Common Issues

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There are many reasons why your fuchsia may start to wilt and droop, like too much or too little water, hot temperatures, or various pests and diseases. Our guide will help you figure out which problem is causing your wilting woes and how to address it, so that your fuchsia can perk back up to its usual beautiful self.

Are Fuchsias Edible? Learn About Eating Fuchsia Berries, Leaves, and Flowers

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Have you ever looked at a pretty fuchsia plant and wondered if you could eat it? Well, you can! Our guide walks you through the ins and outs of the incredible, edible fuchsia. From the flowers and leaves to the flavorful berries, we’ll tell you when to harvest, which ones taste best, and how to use them in the kitchen.

Tips for Watering Fuchsia Plants

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Fuchsias are fussy about the amount of water they want. They can’t tolerate dry soil at all. But at the same time, soggy roots will kill them off pretty quickly. The challenge is figuring out the right amount of water and when to apply it. This guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to make your plants happy.

Do Fuchsias Need Deadheading?

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If you want to keep your fuchsias looking fabulous, you need to know how to deadhead them the right way. While the flowers fall on their own, they leave behind seed pods that may signal the plant to stop producing blossoms. This guide will help you prevent that from happening so you can keep enjoying the colorful show.

How to Grow Fuchsia as an Indoor Houseplant

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If you admire the beautiful blossoms of fuchsia, did you know they make fabulous houseplants? With the right care, they will provide you with radiant blossoms for months on end. Learn all about growing and caring for these beauties indoors, plus our top recommended cultivars in this guide. Read more now.

How to Prepare Your Fuchsia Plants for Winter

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Do you love the long-lasting vibrancy of fuchsia flowers but hate to see them go when Old Man Winter ambles into town? There’s no reason to give up on your plants just because it’s cold. Learn how to protect your plant, whether it’s in the ground or in a container, so you can enjoy it year after year. Read more now.