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 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
Here are some very popular trailing fuchsia varieties:
- Blush of Dawn has pink and light purple double flowers and can trail down to a foot and a half (46 cm.)
- Harry Gray has double flowers that are mostly white with a slight pink tinge and can trail down to 2 feet (61 cm.)
- Trailblazer has vivid pink double flowers and can trail down to 2 feet (61 cm.)
- Dark Eyes has vivid red and purple double flowers and can trail down to 2 feet (61 cm.)
- Indian Maid has purple and red double flowers and can trail down to a foot and a half (46 cm.)
Here are some very popular upright fuchsia plants:
- Baby Blue Eyes has violet and vivid red flowers and grows to a foot and a half (46 cm.) high
- Cardinal Farges has bright red and white single flowers and grows to 2 feet (61 cm.) high
- Beacon has deep pink and purple single flowers and grows to 2 feet (61 cm.) 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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The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.
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