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Fuchsia x hybrida

Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'
Fuschia 'Gartenmeister'
Fuchsia are spectacular, but using the wrong ones for midwestern gardens spells disaster. If you like fuchsia and are tired of killing them, try growing the triphylla or three-leaf hybrids. These are also known as the European uprights and are great for the shady midwestern garden. 
Partial shade in moist, well-drained organic soils. Can be grown as garden plants or in containers. Plants bloom on new growth so fertilize regularly to keep plant vigorous. Do best in a shaded area and stands up to midwestern summers. 

Standard Fuchsia

  • ‘Angel Earrings’ series
  • ‘California Dreamer’ series
  • ‘Shadow Dancer’ series

Triphylla Types

  • ‘Gartenmeister’
  • ‘Koralle’
  • ‘Tassel’
  • ‘Autumnale’ (trailing)
Mature Height
18-24 Inches
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - October
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Herbicide Injury

Insect Damage

Insect Relative Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Aphids, mites, whitefly, Crown rot, root rot

Good air circulation and soil drainage helps to avoid many disease problems.

Additional Notes
These are the best choices for a midwest dependable fuchsia.


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic