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.
(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.
(Fuchsia Giant Bicentennial) Fireworks and fountains of nectar for hummingbirds! That’s what you get with Fuchsia ‘Bicentennial’, which is ideal for hanging baskets. The flowers are large bursts of marbled red and orange petals, creamy pink tubes, and sepals combining magenta and orange.
(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.
(Roesse Blacky Fuchsia) The crimson sepals of Fuchsia ‘Roesse Blacky’ contrast dramatically with ruffled corollas of a purple so dark it is almost black. This shade-loving, trailing Fuchsia is ideal for containers including hanging baskets.
(HeRi Mochara Fuchsia) What a lovely party dress of a blossom dresses up the trailing Fuchsia ‘HeRi Mochara’. It’s white-to-light violet sepals curl upwards above a ruffled purple corolla with white veins. The foliage is dark green.
(Marinka Fuchsia) Red, red, red — that’s Fuchsia ‘Marinka’ from the tubes and sepals of its blossoms to its corollas. This historic hybrid was introduced to horticulture sometime between 1890 and 1902.
(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.