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Anonymous on
November 22, 2010

Q. Fuchsias

Our established three-year-old, hardy Fuchsias have somewhat this year been disappointing. Some have not developed late foliage growth and when they did so, had some brown leaves. Others have developed foliage growth but no blossoms until late autumn. Some of which still have some beautiful blooms on, especially with the mild weather at present. Is there anything I should be doing to prevent this from happening another year?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
Certified Expert
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Do you prune them? These plants bloom best when pruned yearly. You can prune them back by a third to a half in late winter or early spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Fuschias

Can I dig up an 8-year-old fuschia and replant it? It is very happy where it is, but we are building a wall and need to move it?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can, but get as much of the root ball as possible and give it a pretty severe pruning when you move it. This will help ensure that it survives.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 5, 2011

Q. Fuchsia Plants

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 6, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fuchsia/fuchsia-winter-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 8, 2011

Q. Frost and Fuchsias

When I saw fuchsia baskets in the neighborhood, I was sure it would be alright to get one of my own. I acquired a most beautiful basket; however, the first night out, we had a cold spell again and it looks just horrible. I brought it into the garage, but it does not look any better. The soil is still pretty damp, but leaves are drooping and blooms have brown edges. Could fertilizing help, or do I need to cut my losses?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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It will probably lose the leaves, but as long as the stems survived, they will regrow their leaves fairly quickly. Give it some time to recover and it should look lovely again in no time.

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Asked by
jubie on
May 8, 2011

Q. can fuchsias be grown from cuttings?

Can fuchsias be grown from cuttings?

Answered by
Heather on
May 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, this is the most common way to propagate them. Here is more information on how to do that:
http://extension.wsu.edu/clark/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2014/02/Fuchsia.pdf (bottom of the article)

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Asked by
jubie on
May 12, 2011

Q. can I start a fuchsia from cuttings?

Can I start a fuchsia from cuttings?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can. This article will help: http://www.jwjonline.net/fuchsia_cuttings.php

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