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Directory of Annuals

Fuchsia
Fuchsia x hybrida

Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'
Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
 
Mature Height
18 - 24 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Pink
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Fuchsia are spectacular, but using the wrong ones for midwestern gardens spells disaster. If you like fuchsia and are tired of killing them, try growing the triphylla or three-leaf hybrids. These are also known as the European uprights and are great for the shady midwestern garden.

Culture

Partial shade in moist, well-drained organic soils. Can be grown as garden plants or in containers. Plants bloom on new growth so fertilize regularly to keep plant vigorous. Do best in a shaded area and stands up to midwestern summers.

Cultivars

  • 'Thalia'
  • 'Gartenmeister'
  • 'Koralle'

Notes

These are the best choices for a midwest dependable fuchsia.