Last Updated On: June 17th, 2019
Fuchsia hanging baskets are the perfect addition to your landscape and will bloom from spring through fall with proper care. Learn quick Fuchsia plant care in this podcast.
Fuchsia hanging baskets are the perfect addition to any yard.
From their variety of beautiful colors to their ease of maintenance, these colorful baskets are perfect for beginner gardeners.
With proper care, they can bloom continuously from spring through the fall season providing plenty of food for pollinators.
Plus, you can learn to overwinter them with the right conditions!
In "Fuchsia Hanging Baskets: A Mini-Plant Profile" - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 85 - learn basic plant care and maintenance tips to keep your baskets healthy and happy.
This episode is meant for a beginning gardener who wants to learn fuchsia plant care.
In case you are interested in attracting pollinators to your garden, we've created a pollinator garden shopping list that might be helpful for you!
Fuchsia Plant Mini-Profile
Fuchsias are in the family Onagraceae and the genus Fuchsia. This family group, also known as the Evening Primrose family, includes shrubs, trees, herbs, and some common weeds.
With over 600 species, many members of this family are valued as ornamental plants and highly commercialized through the flower farming industry, or floriculture, for hanging baskets and bedding flowers.
Other members of the Onagraceae family include evening primrose and fireweed among others.
In general, fuchsias:
- Are native to the tropical, wet mountainous areas of the Americas, including Mexico, Central, and South America, and New Zealand/Tahiti
- Are considered both a perennial or an annual (depending on the climate)
- Are hybrids
- Have colorful flowers in two parts; the Sepals and Petals (or Corolla). Sepals usually are either white, red, or pink. Petals or Corolla can be white, red, or pink, BUT also can be in other ranges
- Bloom starting in late spring to the first frost
- Sunset= Zones 4 to 6 with protection; 15 to 17, 22 to 24, and H1. Other zones can be grown in but with difficulty. USDA= Hardy to zones 7 to 9
Fuchsia Hanging Basket Care
Fuchsias grow well in most climates but they prefer the shadier areas of your yard.
Overall, they are fairly low maintenance but do require a bit of care to extend their growing season.
In general, fuchsia hanging baskets:
- Need shade or low sun
- Like well-draining soil
- Need regular watering, especially on hotter days
- Some maintenance is needed to pinch or cut away seed pods so plants keep blooming
- Spent blooms need to be picked up every couple of days (or they will pile up and look messy!)
There are several ways to find a fuchsia hanging basket.
- You can start fuchsia plants from seed and then plant the seedlings in your own basket or container.
- You can buy fuchsia starts to make your own basket.
- Purchase a healthy, already-established fuchsia basket at your local nursery or home depot-type store. Keep in mind this will be a more expensive option but the plant will be ready to hang and enjoy!
If you want to create your own basket, below are some options to consider.
The best part is there are so many beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes available.
Our beautiful selection of live plants come from Amazon and most offer prime shipping so you can receive them quickly!
Buy this single, beautiful plant that comes in a 3", well-established pot.
Grow your own Fuchsia plants from seed and pot them however you like!
Own a reference guide to 500 different types of fuchsias and become an expert!
By the way, since you love learning about plants, have you ever considered listening to an audiobook while you work in the garden?
Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this summer, click the link below.
Fuchsia Plant Care Conclusion
Fuchsias make wonderful, low maintenance hanging baskets for your summer garden.
Loved by butterflies and other pollinators, your fuchsia basket should bloom and provide food sources for many months to come!
Now we want to hear from you!
What are your favorite color combinations for your fuchsia baskets?
Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!
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Fuchsia Plant References:
- "Planting for Birds and Butterflies"- Sunset Magazine
- "Fuchsia" - RHS
- "How to Care For Fuchsias" - HGTV
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Fuchsia hanging baskets are the perfect addition to your landscape and will bloom from spring through fall with proper care.
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Fuchsia Hanging Baskets
Learn quick fuchsia plant care tips and facts in this fuchsia basket mini-plant profile.
What You'll Learn:
- Quick facts about our featured plant.
- Links to buy your own fuchsia plants
- Links and videos for further resources or education.
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