These pendulous lovelies are represented in a genus of over 100 species of small shrubs. Their growing habits are categorized by being prostrate, trailing, upright lax (fountain), and upright. Leaves can be opposite, alternate, or whorled.

Flowers are usually borne in clusters along the tips, are usually hanging and often are bi-colored. Flower color is often white, pink, red, or purple although greens, peaches and yellows are beginning to appear too. When talking about fuchsia flowers the terms sepal, tube, and corolla are often used. The sepal and tube are the exterior portions and the corolla is the interior. Spent flowers turn into an edible fruit which has been suggested to have the flavor of grape spiced with black pepper.

Highlights of these beauties include:

  • Extreme easy care once established.
  • Attract humming birds like you wouldn't believe!
  • Long blooming June to frost.
  • There are over 2,000 cultivars to choose from!

Fuchsias are versatile and combine well with Hostas, bleeding heart, sweet box and ferns. They are also wonderful container plants either working solo or in a combination. A little known fact is most hardy fuchsias can tolerate full sun with some extra water.

For the creme de la creme display of fuchsias, visit us in August when the Northwest Fuchsia Society holds the annual Fuchsia show at our Stark location.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Fuchsia 'Checkerboard'

Fuchsia 'Checkerboard'

Single flowers with white sepals and red corolla July to frost.

Upright habit growing 2-3' tall by 3' wide

Zones 7-11.

Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'

Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'

Stunning burgundy sepals with purple/black corolla.

Upright habit reaching 5' tall and 4' wide.

Zones 8-10.

Isis hybrid

Fuchsia 'Isis' hybrid

Adorable mineature leaves and single magenta flowers.

Grows 20-30” tall by 18” wide.

Excellent choice for training into topiary or bonsai.

Zone 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Greenish gold leaves contrast with red and purple flowers

Grows 3'tall and 5' wide.

Mauve veins in fall.

Zones 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'

Profuse displays of single white flowers with green tipped sepals.

Grows 3' tall and wide, larger if left unpruned.

Zones 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae'

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae 'Sharpitor Aurea'

Unusual gold and green variegated leaves.

Low mounding habit reaching 24" tall by 18"wide.

Single blush pink flowers July to frost.

Zones 7-11.

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia procumbens

Trailing/ground cover growing 4" tall spreading 24-36" wide.

Unusual upright greenish yellow flowers with purple tips and blue pollen July-frost.

Fabulous trailer for containers.

Marginally hardy zones 9-11.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.


Lewisia: Bitterroot