Fuchsia × hybrida, known as Fuchsias or Hybrid Fuchsias, is very versatile and mostly used for summer flowering displays in containers, hanging baskets or flower borders. These hybrids all produce pretty fairy-like flowers in a range of colours, and if deadheaded will continue flowering through the summer. A big bonus is that they tolerate partial shade well! Regular watering and feeding will encourage these Hybrid Fuchsias to produce healthy mound-shaped plants and masses of delicate flowers that attract pollinating insects as well as delighting us. One of the first Fushsias to be discovered and named was Fushsia tryfilla, just before 1700. Today there are 110 species, mostly from South America, with more attractive crosses being developed by plant breeders every year.