Growing Fuchsias, the Basics: Always admired but never tried

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Growing Fuchsias, the Basics

By midnight21
May 8, 2014

Your fuchsias can be moved to their final positions, whether into containers, baskets, or open ground, as soon as they have developed a good root ball. Carefully remove the plant from the pot and check the roots. They should be white and should fill the pot evenly.

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
May 11, 2014 6:32 AM CST
I see fuchsias in the garden centers and they look so pretty. I think it was fuchsias that I tried several years ago and planted them in the ground next to all my perennials, but they died. I guess I just didn't give them all the attention they need.

That is a very pretty picture. The bloom slightly reminds me of the columbine that I have blooming now.
Vickie
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 13, 2016 12:16 PM CST
These plants are one of the ones that I would like in my garden, but they don't like my zone which is so sad. Last week at one of the local nurseries was a gorgeous hanging basket with the red/purple fuchsia and am so tempted but am holding myself back. I had purchased one before several years ago, and they lasted a couple of weeks before the hot weather killed it off. Wal-M even had them one season in 4" pots, of course, I had to purchase some. Even though they won't last long here, they still bring enjoyment even if only for a few weeks.

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midnight21
Feb 15, 2016 3:56 AM CST
Hi Betsy

Try putting them where they get some shade for at least half the day. Under trees or shrubs, or perhaps in the shade of your house. Then just keep them moist, not wet when they need it. The more red in the plant, the more tolerant they seem to heat.
Good luck.

John.
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 22, 2016 2:23 PM CST
John, lovely photo. Thanks for the tip.

The first time I saw fuchsia was in Germany -- they were in window boxes and in one of the parks (shaped into standards) and they were covered in huge blooms! Needless to say, my friend and I were hooked! We had to get them into our garden so we found some online and ordered the drought-tolerant ones for our area, at least that's what they said. But unfortunately, they soon perished.

Then they were offered at Wal-mart and a local nursery in small 4" pots a few years ago but haven't seen them since. Last month a local nursery have them in a hanging basket but I haven't gone back to check on them.

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midnight21
Feb 23, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Betsy

In hot areas, the bigger the pot they are in the better. If the pots dry out, don't put the pots in standing water as fuchsias have fibrous roots and will drown. Instead, dunk the whole pot in a large bucket until all the bubbles stop, then let it drain.

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