Fuchsia plants are known for their jewel-like hanging blooms. They are the perfect choice for hanging baskets and window boxes. They are an annual plant in the north and a landscape plant in the south and warmer regions. They are considered a tender perennial and can be grown as a shrub. If the weather gets too cold, they will need to be protected. In the north, you can bring them indoors in the winter and grow them as a houseplant. The plant grows 12 to 36 inches tall. The unique flowers come in many colors and bi-colors and are either single or double flowering.  The flowers are full of nectar which makes them very popular with butterflies and hummingbirds. Fuchsias want a lot of sun but do not like it when it gets too hot. Plant them in a location where they get morning sun and afternoon shade. It needs well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.  If your soil is poor, add compost to it before planting.  They like the soil to be moist but not soggy. Fuchsias do well in humidity, but if it is in a dry climate, it will be more challenging to grow and keep watered. During the blooming season, they like to be fed. Try a little liquid fertilizer every week or so. Hardiness zones 9-11.

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  • gslotnick@yahoo.com Sep 28

    Is this a perennial? Thanks!

    It is a groundcover rose shrub that is hardy for zones 4 - 11. It does come back every year and is winter hardy.

  • mmsimpson1@insightbb.com Feb 22

    What zones can the California Lilac grow in. I live in zone 6, Kentucky. Thank you for helping me.

    The hardiness zones for this plant are 8 - 10.  There are different types of this plant so there might be one that works for you.  Here is more information.
    https://www.gardenia.net/plant-variety/ceanothus-california-lilac

  • rabisaqib88@gmail.com Mar 15

    I found this article worth reading.it really enhanced my knowledge. Thank you for sharing such an amazing content.

    Thank you for your kind comment.

  • vs@abanahomes.com May 03

    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but you seem to be knowledgable about the flowering plants.

    Most likely these two plants Lily of the valley and this flowering bonsai tree may share the same chemistry.

    Which fertilizer / condition do you recommend to bloom a flowering plant more? 

    Lily of the valley typically doesn’t need any fertilizer unless you have poor soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can add a slow-release granular fertilizer in the spring. For Bonsai plants, there is usually specific fertilizer for those plants.

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