Fuchsia Plant Varieties: Common Trailing And Upright Fuchsia Plants

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By Liz Baessler

There are over 3,000 fuchsia plant varieties. This means you should be able to find something that suits you. It also means the selection can be a little overwhelming. Keep reading to learn about trailing and upright fuchsia plants, and the different types of fuchsia flowers.

Fuchsia Plant Varieties

Fuchsias are actually perennials, but they’re quite cold sensitive and are grown as annuals in a lot of areas. The most popular of the fuchsia plant types are probably the trailing fuchsia varieties, especially in the northern U.S., where these are very common in hanging baskets on front porches.

More recently, upright fuchsia plants have been making a strong showing, too. These varieties tend to have smaller flowers and look great in garden beds. Both fuchsia plant types produce flowers with a single or double set of petals.

Types of Fuchsia Flowers

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Here are some very popular trailing fuchsia varieties:

  • Blush of Dawn, which has pink and light purple double flowers and can trail down to a foot and a half
  • Harry Gray, which has mostly white with a slight pink tinge double flowers and can trail down to two feet
  • Trailblazer, which has vivid pink double flowers and can trail down to two feet
  • Dark Eyes, which has purple and vivid red double flowers and can trail down to two feet
  • Indian Maid, which has purple and red double flowers and can trail down to a foot and a half

Here are some very popular upright fuchsia plants:

  • Baby Blue Eyes, which has violet and vivid red flowers and grows to a foot and a half high
  • Cardinal Farges, which has bright red and white single flowers and grows to two feet high
  • Beacon, which has deep pink and purple single flowers and grows to two feet high

As you can see, there are lots of fuchsia plants to choose from. Finding one that’s right for you shouldn’t be difficult.

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