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Basket Fuchsia

Fuchsia procumbens

Also known as

Trailing Fuchsia, Trailing Queen, Creeping fuchsia

Fuchsia procumbens by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Basket Fuchsia

A close up of a Fuchsia procumbens flower
A close up of a colourful Fuchsia procumbens flower
A close up of a flower
Some Fuchsia procumbens flowers and green leaves in the wild
A photo of Basket Fuchsia

Basket Fuchsia Overview

Fuchsia procumbens is an attractive species in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. It is also known by the common names Basket Fuchsia, Trailing Fuchsia and Trailing Queen. Flowers are tubular and predominantly yellow in colour, with red central parts and red-tipped, green petals which curve backwards, termed reflexed. It has a clumping, bushy habit and is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Basket Fuchsia

How to propagate Basket Fuchsia

Cuttings

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Seed

Special features of Basket Fuchsia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Basket Fuchsia

Rock gardens and hanging baskets