How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hardy Fuchsia

Hardy fuchsia plants (Fuchsia magellanica) are part of a diverse group of over 100 species within the genus Fuchsia. These plants, native to Central and South America, can grow as perennials in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 through 10. They have vibrant, pendant-like flowers that attract hummingbirds and insect pollinators. Hardy fuchsias prefer partial shade and consistently moist, well-drained soil. They require pruning in late winter or early spring and can be propagated through stem cuttings. There are many beautiful cultivars available, each with its own unique characteristics. These plants may have issues with insect pests, such as spider mites, aphids, and whiteflies, but are generally trouble-free.

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