With over 100 different species and thousands of cultivated varieties to choose from, fuchsia flowers are one of the most popular choices for gardens. Fuchsia plants are chosen for their beautiful blooms. Their colors are typically rich and vivid, and they make the perfect focal point for any garden due to the fact that they typically bloom all the way from spring to the early fall season.
They typically produce flowers in a variety of pink, purple or white shades that generally contain a single or double set of blooms. There are also a wide variety of trailing fuchsias that are excellent for border walls.
With the high number of species of fuchsia available, it can often be difficult to make a choice. Here are 9 excellent choices for gorgeous garden fuchsias.
This award-winning fuchsia is a mid-sized shrub that produces small, elegant leaves that almost look like gold and they sparkle in the sunlight. It will bloom from summer until the winter frosts come about. The foliage on the hardy fuchsia is almost as lovely as the flowers. It grows anywhere from 2-3 feet in height and enjoys full sun or just a few hours of shade. Hardy Fuchsia are perfect for border walls, cottage gardens, and coastal gardens. You should cut back any stems from last year’s flowers in order to keep it going strong year after year. They will thrive in hardiness zones 7-10 and can grow well even in soil that is sandy or contains a good deal of clay.
This flamboyant fuchsia is a bit rare, but worth the mention due to its exquisite pink, stringy blossoms that almost resemble exotic coral. The blooms start out small, usually in a lilac shade, before exploding into a burst of hot pink. It looks like a flower sparkler. While many fuchsia species are hybrids, the tree fuchsia is a true species. It generally only does well in zones 9-10.
This hybrid species is a real delight in the garden and its blooms can’t help but generate a coastal feel. It is enjoyed by gardeners because it starts blooming very quickly and its blooms continue to grow from summer to mid-fall. It is also a huge treat for hummingbirds and also has a very light scent. It is technically considered a shrub and will grow well in zones 9-11. Some varieties are even edible.
Known as the “brilliant fuchsia” due to its exquisite hanging red or pink blooms, it will stay in full bloom for most of the year before producing a fruit that is edible. It grows about 4-5 feet tall and will only do well in zones 10-11.
This shrubby fuchsia will grow well in zones 9-11. It is pollinated by instincts to grow back year after year. It will grow well in the sandy soil of heavy clay soils of coastal areas. It is a moderately rare fuchsia that produces edible fruit after blooming.
“Dollar Princess” Fuchsia
These fuchsias are enjoyed by gardeners because they grow equally well in either sun or shade. They have funky red and purple blooms and are very exotic in their appearance. They are also enjoyed by garners because they can survive through the winter season in a raised bed. It is technically a shrub that has wood-like branches that produce these hanging flowers. It will thrive in zones 2-11, making it an ideal choice for gardeners in almost every climate.
Seventh Heaven Fuchsia
This fuchsia produces double-blossom flowers that are said to resemble a pair of angel’s wings. Its flowers are typically white with a pink under-blossom. It will do well in zones 2-11 and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
The Aurea has delicate golden foliage that is just as lovely to look at as the red blooms that hang gently. It looks nice when paired with flowers that complement its deep, red flowers such as snapdragons. It will do well in full sun, partial sun or full shade. It also can grow well in sandy soil or soil with clay as long as the soil is consistently kept moist. It will do well in zones 6-10.
Excellent for hanging baskets, Swingtime fuchsias produce exquisite white petals that contain traces of a light red that then pops nicely against a darker red sub-petal. This hanging fuchsia produces flowers all up and down its hanging bloom. However, the most stunning, largest flowers are at the end of the stem. They will grow best in full sun or in partial shade and thrive in moist soil. They can be brought inside during the winter and tended to and then brought back out in mid-spring. They enjoy the heat and will grow best in zones 8-11.