Fuchsias are a staple of British gardens, these shrubby plants are found everywhere. Grown for their bright flowers and hardiness for those cold British winters. The first written description of a Fuchsia comes from 1690 by the French monk Minim after he discovered them on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. There are over 100 different types of Fuchsia, most of them originating from South America. With a little care and attention, they can look good year after year in UK gardens.
Are Fuchsia’s Perennial?
Yes, Fuchsias are a perennial that if well cared for will come back year after year. There are hardy varieties that can be left outside all winter. Half-hardy types that may need to be moved or protected depending on the severity of the winter. And non-hardy varieties which will definitely need to be dug up and moved over winter.
Fuchsia plants will shed their leaves over winter, well most varieties will anyway. They then tend to go dormant over the winter before bouncing back into life over spring.
How to get the best out of your Fuchsia
Pruning the plants down to the base is a great way of promoting strong new flowering growth. It is important however that you do not prune them in winter but instead wait for spring to arrive. pruning in winter can allow pests and disease to really take a toll of your Fuchsia plants, potentially killing them off completely.
Fuchsia plant sun or shade?
Does a fuchsia plant like sun or shade? or maybe a bit of both? Read on to find out the perfect growing conditions for fucshia.
Fuchsia leaves turning yellow
fuchsia leaves yellow in the autumn is nromal and there is no need to panic. However in summer they could be more sinister...
How to prune fuchsia
Pruning fuchsia is essential for a strong, healthy plant with lots of beautiful blooms. Read on to find how to prune fuchsia
How to revive a Fuchsia plant
If your Fuchsia no longer looks as good as it once did you needn't panic, there lots of things you can do to revive a Fuchsia plant
When to cut fuchsia for winter
Simply put, you don’t! Do not prune Fuchsia for winter. If you cut a fuchsia for winter you will be inviting pests, disease and rot
Different Types of Fuchsia
There are over 100 species of Fucshia and as such there are many different types of Fuchsia that thrive in all sorts of different conditions.