Fuchsia, Lady's Eardrops
Fuchsia x hybrida
Zones 8 to 10, grown as annual elsewhere
8 to 36 inches
12 to 24 inches
Summer till frost: pinks, reds, purples, white
Full to part shade
Moist, well-drained, container mix
Planting and Care
Space upright plants 12 inches apart, space trailing plants 3 to an 8 inch pot and 4 per 10 inch pot.
Avoid hot sun and windy locations.
Requires moist soil, mulch to maintain soil moisture. Check the soil in containers and hanging baskets once or twice a day during hot weather.
Pinch back to encourage continual bloom.
Fuchsias can be overwintered indoors using a technique called dormant storage. Place plants in a cool, dark location for winter. In late winter take plant out of storage and prune back to old wood. Grow as a houseplant, keep the soil moist and hold fertilizer until new growth appears.
Varieties to Consider
Island Sweet - purple flowers
Alice Hoffman - pink flower
Red Spider - red flowers
Voodoo - purple and red flowers