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From spring to fall, fuschias produce dozens of brightly colored teardrop-shaped flowers from trailing stems, and they do so in the kind of shady conditions where most plants struggle. Fuchsias are a fabulous staple for hanging baskets with their elegant, drooping flowers hanging down like so many crystals on a fancy chandelier.
Most will thrive in part shade to full shade. They don't like to be too hot, and they especially hate dry heat. With the right watering regimen and humidity levels, these plants become fairly care-free.
For peak bloom production, pick off any spent blossoms. Flowers appear only on new growth.
In colder climates, fuschia plants can be brought indoors to continue growing in the winter, or they can be cut back to store indoors in a semi-dormant state in a dark, dry location until the following spring. Growing fuschias indoors has a mixed success rate, so don't be surprised if you must resign yourself to growing these beauties as annuals.