I live in Berks County, PA. Can I plant this in the ground and have it live through the winter? Will it grow best in the shade outside? What kind of liquid ‘food’ do I feed it? Also, do I ‘pluck’ the dead flowers off or let them fall naturally?
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Hardy varieties can tolerate winters in warmer climates, but many are overwintered indoors or at least given added protection, like mulch, outside. I find it better to deadhead flowers in order to promote additional blooming, but this is strictly up to you. These articles should help with the plant's care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/growing-fuchsia-flower.htm