May - October
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.
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.
- ‘Angel Earrings’ series
- ‘California Dreamer’ series
- ‘Shadow Dancer’ series
- ‘Autumnale’ (trailing)
These are the best choices for a midwest dependable fuchsia.