Fuchsia plants are versatile, hard working, and easy to grow anywhere in the garden. Plant up hanging baskets and window boxes with trailing varieties or choose bushier hardy types to fill your garden borders. There’s a great variety of sizes and shapes to explore, all with long-lasting flowers sure to brighten up your outdoor space.
Here are 10 of our all-time favourite fuchsia plants, chosen for their fabulous flower performance and great garden value.
Fuchsia ‘Tom Thumb’ is compact, so it’s ideal for patio containers where it will maintain a manageable size. Enjoy the long flowering season and striking ballerina-like blooms on this popular and hardy shrub.
The most prolific fuchsia variety, eruption is not only by name but by nature! This stunning fuchsia looks incredible tumbling from a basket. At peak season you’ll struggle to see foliage through a globe of pendulous finger-like blooms. No other fuchsia plant can match ‘Eruption’ for its show stopping flower power. This is a must-have plant for all hanging basket gardeners – the cheerful pink flowers just keep coming right through to autumn.
This exclusive, newly released fuchsia variety comes as a ready trained standard! Perfect for brightening up a doorway or adding a splash of colour to the patio, simply place it somewhere that needs an instant wow factor. Producing a colourful display of single, purple blooms with bright red sepals that arch backwards, you can expect plenty of flowers throughout the summer. And if you want to plant it out, ‘Angela’ makes a lovely focal point in borders, reaching a height of about 90cm.
These new style flowers are real show-offs, designed to light up garden borders with elegant flashes of luminous candy pink. Unlike your traditional fuchsia varieties, ‘Shrimp Cocktail’ features variegated inner petals. The blooms are edible too! Just crystallise the petals and add to cocktails and desserts.
Classic and beautifully elegant, fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ boasts dark green leafy stems and delicate white flowers with traces of green at the petal tips. This hardy fuchsia flowers non-stop from early summer to autumn and is a great way to lighten up darker corners of the garden.
Masses of magenta blooms with frosty pink sepals throughout the summer make this compact and upright fuchsia perfect for a prominent spot. Reaching a height of about 50cm, this hardy RHS award winning shrub is perfect for long lasting mid-border colour.
Scented flowers, edible fruits and a hardy evergreen nature make this ‘Mexican blueberry’ an excellent all rounder in containers and the garden border. The juicy, soft, and edible fruits appear in abundance after the unusual sprays of scented lilac-like pink blooms.
Enjoy unusual blue-coloured flowers framed by pure white upswept petals on fuchsia ‘Delta’s Sarah’. The semi-double blooms on this weather resistant bush variety increase in number each year and reach up to 6cm in diameter!
With blooms up to 10cm across, these turbo-charged trailers guarantee a stunningly colourful display all summer. Plant in hanging baskets or add to window boxes, flower pouches and tall patio containers. For a real statement, these are the blooms to choose.
Fill your hanging baskets and window boxes with this collection of colourful trailing fuchsias, boasting stunning double blooms that flower until the end of October. Featuring flowers in white and soft pink through to cerise and violet, this is a great option for those wanting plenty of vigorous colour from their summer container displays.
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring our list of all time favourite fuchsias. For more information and growing advice about fuchsias, check out our fuchsia hub page for links to a wealth of online resources. Share your own fuchsias with us on social media using the #YourTMGarden, we love seeing what you do with your plants!
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