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planting winter hardy fuchsias

Zone I live in Switzerland on the Lake of Lucerne. Winters don't get colder than minus 10 (that is a seve | Avril Ribeli added on March 23, 2015 | Answered

I want to plant winter hard fuchsias in my west facing garden. I need to know how much sun they can tolerate and how to overwinter them. What are the best varieties?

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shelley
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Answered on March 23, 2015

Here is a link to a complete list of fuchsias and their classifications. You are going to want to look at the ones classified VH (very hardy). The hardier varieties are said to handle full sun better.
http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/hardies/hardyfuchsias.htm

There is a swiss fuchsia society that you can contact. That is probably going to be an excellent resource for you as you will be able to acquire information about exactly which fuchsias will work in your area and which will not based on other people's experiences in your region.
http://www.fuchsienverein.ch/

Here is an article on how to overwinter fuchsias:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/fuchsia-winter-care.htm

Here is an article on the care of fuchsias:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/growing-fuchsia-flower.htm

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