Fuchsia Plants
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Fuchsia plant questioin

Zone Cresco, Iowa 52136 | leewalt added on December 1, 2018 | Answered

Will a fuchsia plant have flowers on it its first summer if planted from seed or does it take longer ? thanks Mr. Martin [email protected]

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MichiganDot
Answered on December 2, 2018

Smaller fuchsia varieties bloom the first year if conditions are ideal. Some varieties grow to an 8 ft. shrub and may not bloom for several years. Unfortunately, there is no one answer to your question. Since blooming drains a lot of plant energy, it may be wise to pinch off most blooms until the plant is the size you want. Watch for spider mites, aphids, whiteflies and thrips.Fuchsia can be over-wintered in a dark, cool place. 40-50 F is perfect. Water the dormant plant several times so it doesn't completely dry out. Some suggest this watering can take place on Thanksgiving, New Year's Day and Valentine's Day.

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