Fuchsia (Fuchsia x hybrida)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Fuchsia
Fuchsia x hybrida

Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'
Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'
 
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'
 
 
Mature Height
18-24 Inches
 
Size
Medium
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Pink
Red
White
 
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Herbicide Injury

Insect Damage

Insect Relative Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Aphids, mites, whitefly, Crown rot, root rot

Good air circulation and soil drainage helps to avoid many disease problems.

 
Additional Notes
These are the best choices for a midwest dependable fuchsia.

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic