Trailing Fuchsias are lovely choices for hanging baskets, containers, and settings where they can drape over retaining walls. They tend to flower longer than upright varieties, with a bloom time that extends into autumn.
Place trailing varieties in locations with partial to full shade and in potting mix or soil that is rich and drains well. In USDA plant hardiness zones with warm enough winter temperatures for their growth as perennials, Fuchsias die to ground at the end of the growing season and re-emerge in spring. However, most gardeners use trailing varieties as annuals, especially in cold-winter areas where attempts to overwinter them indoors generally fail.
(Balkonkonïgin Fuchsia) A deep pink tube flares into pale pink sepals atop a plum-pink corolla in Fuchsia ‘Balkonkonïgin’. Red veined, mid-green foliage surrounds the small to medium sized flowers that hummingbirds love. Balkonkonïgin is German for “Balcony Queen.”
(Fuchsia Blue Eyes) Bright blue corollas are topped by pale pink sepals in Fuchsia 'Blue Eyes', an upright to trailing fuchsia with medium to large blossoms. Ideal for display in a hanging basket, Blue Eyes’ branches rise about 4 to 8 inches before trailing.
(China Lantern Fuchsia) White, pale pink, and red combine in the elegant flowers of Fuchsia ‘China Lantern’. Hummingbirds love this is long blooming, trailing choice that is ideal for hanging baskets and containers.
(Fred Swales Fuchsia) Coral pink sepals, which gradually fade to a rosy-white with green tips, flare over the deep coral corolla of Fuchsia ‘Fred Swales’. The gray-green, veined foliage offers handsome contrast.
(Giant Voodoo Fuchsia) Long, rosy anther and stigma filaments sway beneath the dark red sepals and deep purple petals of giant Fuchsia ‘Giant Voodoo’ flowers nestled amid glossy mid-green foliage. It’s a hummingbird magnet that is dramatic spilling over a hanging basket.
(Welsh Dragon Fuchsia) Pinkish-red sepals arch over the purple-red petals of Fuchsia ‘Welsh Dragon’. The dangling blossoms are surrounded by toothed, dark green foliage.
(Willie Tamerus Fuchsia) Pale salmon sepals flare out like elegant tutus over the rosy red-orange corollas of long-tubed Fuchsia ‘Willie Tamerus’. The blossoms drip so gracefully from the lax foliage that this petite hybrid is an ideal hanging basket plant.