Growing guide

How to grow hardy fuchsias

With their profusion of dainty two-tone pendent flowers that last well into autumn, hardy fuchsias bring a tropical touch to borders and containers in warm sheltered spots, in sun or partial shade. Compact and bushy, they can even be grown as informal hedges.

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Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Flowers from mid-summer through to the first frosts of autumn
  • Plant hardy fuchsias in early summer
  • Flower their best in full sun, but are also happy in partial shade
  • Trim off dead shoots in spring
  • Mulch after pruning to help retain moisture and improve the soil
  • Hardwood cuttings are a successful propagation method

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
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