Types of Fuchsias

CandideUK
Published on April 10th 2018
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If you were lucky enough to receive a goodie bag from us at Toby's Garden Festival you are probably eager to get the best from your lovely plants, This article will introduce you to the different types and how to grow them to the best effect.
Fuchsias are a very popular choice of annual or tender perennial plants, mainly chosen for their bold attractive flowers that are out throughout summer to autumn. They can be pretty versatile and will grow happily in both sunny or shaded areas, meaning you can plant them in borders, baskets, beds, window boxes, patio containers or anywhere you choose.
Both the blossom and berries found on fuchsia plants are edible. Because there are so many varieties the taste range from very delicious berries that can be made into jams, etc while others have a taste not so pleasant. These can still be used, however, for medicines as they are high in nutrients. They are not toxic at all and will not cause any harm.

Hardy type

Out of all the fuchsias throughout the UK the hardy type are in the minority, with the vast majority that we grow not being able to survive throughout the winter. Most hardy fuchsias will start to bloom around May and will flower throughout the whole of summer through till early winter, with the exception of living by the coast where you can find that some will flower through every month of the year!
There are two types of hardy fuchsias that you can purchase, ones with small flowers and ones with larger flowers.
Small flowering hardy fuchsias
Fuchsia ‘Cinnabarina’ Fuchsia ‘Procumbens’ Fuchsia ‘Lottie Hobby’
Large flowering hardy fuchsias
Fuchsia ‘Army Nurse’ Fuchsia ‘Alice Hoffman’ Fuchsia ‘Bashful’

Trailing type

Trailing fuchsias have weak stems that branch out in different directions. This makes them great for in hanging baskets, patio pots, or using as a ground cover plant. When using them as ground cover, you can plant each plant/plug 60cm apart to give enough space for rooting and enables you to still have access around them when you need to weed the area.
Fuchsia ‘Abigail’ Fuchsia Annabel Fuchsia ‘Dancing Flame’

Bushy

Bushy fuchsias are tighter and denser making them ideal for borders and patio pots. Some of the larger varieties that grow such as Fuchsia ‘Magellanica can be used as hedging plants as they are hardy enough to not die over winter.
Fuchsia ‘Shrimp Cocktail’ Fuchsia ‘Magellanica’ Fuchsia ‘Delta’s Sarah’

Climbing

Climbing fuchsias can be a beautiful addition to the garden as they add bright bold colours that stand out against the dark green foliage. They can be trained to climb wireframes and wooden trellis. They flower around early June up until the early winter. They reach around 1m in height and about 0.5m wide giving them a good spread.
Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ Fuchsia ‘Lady in Black’

Share photos of your beautiful plants throughout the growing season. We look forward to seeing them soon.

Hybrid Fuchsia

Fuchsia × hybrida

Fuchsia 'Blacky'

Fuchsia 'Blacky'

Fuchsia 'Snowcap'

Fuchsia 'Snowcap'

Hybrid Fuchsia

Fuchsia × hybrida

Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

Fuchsia 'Display'

Fuchsia 'Display'

Fuchsia 'Annabel'

Fuchsia 'Annabel'

Fuchsia 'Beacon'

Fuchsia 'Beacon'

Lady's Eardrops 'Wendy's Beauty'

Fuchsia 'Wendy's Beauty'

Fuchsia 'Carmel Blue'

Fuchsia 'Carmel Blue'

Fuchsia 'Happy Wedding Day'

Fuchsia 'Happy Wedding Day'

Fuchsia 'Southgate'

Fuchsia 'Southgate'

Fuchsia 'Goldrush'

Fuchsia 'Goldrush'

Fuchsia 'Brutus'

Fuchsia 'Brutus'

Fuchsia Magellanica

Fuchsia magellanica 'Gold Mountain'

Fuchsia 'Deep Purple'

Fuchsia 'Deep Purple'

Fuchsia 'Pink Marshmallow'

Fuchsia 'Pink Marshmallow'

Fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven'

Fuchsia 'Seventh Heaven'

A pink flower on a Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' plant

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Fuchsia 'Cascade'

Fuchsia x hybrida 'Cascade'

Tree Fuchsia

Halleria lucida

Fuchsia 'Blue Eyes'

Fuchsia 'Blue Eyes'

Fuchsia 'Dancing Flame'

Fuchsia 'Dancing Flame'

Fuchsia 'Heidi Anne'

Fuchsia 'Heidi Anne'

Fuchsia 'Barbara Windsor'

Fuchsia 'Barbara Windsor'

Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman'

Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman'

Fuchsia 'Patio Princess'

Fuchsia 'Patio Princess'

Fuchsia 'Rose of Denmark'

Fuchsia 'Rose of Denmark'

Fuchsia 'Hardy Bush'

Fuchsia 'Hardy Bush'

Lady's Eardrops 'Southern Belles'

Fuchsia 'Southern Belles'

Fuchsia 'Spion Kop'

Fuchsia 'Spion Kop'

Lady's Eardrops 'Kit Oxtoby'

Fuchsia 'Kit Oxtoby'

Fuchsia 'Blue Mirage'

Fuchsia 'Blue Mirage'

Fuchsia 'Trudi Davro'

Fuchsia 'Trudi Davro'

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'

Fuchsia 'Pink Galore'

Fuchsia 'Pink Galore'

Fuchsia 'La Campanella'

Fuchsia 'La Campanella'

Fuchsia 'Harry Gray'

Fuchsia 'Harry Gray'

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Fuchsia 'Trailing types'

Fuchsia 'Trailing types'

Fuchsia 'Winston Churchill'

Fuchsia 'Winston Churchill'

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb'

Fuchsia 'Lady Thumb'

Fuchsia 'Garden News'

Fuchsia 'Garden News'

Fuchsia 'Dark Eyes'

Fuchsia 'Dark Eyes'

Fuchsia 'Alison Patricia'

Fuchsia 'Alison Patricia'

Lady's Eardrops 'Buds Of May'

Fuchsia 'Buds of May'

Fuchsia 'Baby Blue Eyes'

Fuchsia 'Baby Blue Eyes'

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