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The long-blooming flowers of fuchsia can attract hummingbirds to your shade garden all summer. Here's how to grow and care for fuchsia plants!
When to plant
The best time to plant fuchsias outside is in late spring and early summer when there is no chance of frost.
Where to plant
Some varieties of fuchsia grow best in full shade, others like partial shade, and some prefer full sun, so be sure to select a cultivar to match the sun exposure of your growing location.
How to plant outdoors
Sow seeds on top of a seed-starting mix and cover them lightly with soil. Keep the flat at an even temperature of around 70°F, and you should see them sprouting up in three to four weeks.
Propagating from cuttings
Place the cutting into a moist potting mix of equal parts perlite and vermiculite up to the first set of leaves and water thoroughly. Cover the pot with transparent plastic, keep it moist, and set it in bright indirect sunlight.
Caring for fuchsia
Water fuchsias regularly during the late spring and through the summer. Reduce watering in the fall to allow the plants to go dormant for winter.
The long-blooming flowers of fuchsia can attract hummingbirds to your shade garden all summer.
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