Over Wintering the Fuchsia

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I love fuchsia and have several of them in the garden each year.  Last year I decided to do an experiment with one of the plants and brought it inside for the winter.  I was thrilled with how it worked out … the plant survived and is producing new green shoots and leaves.

Here is one of the plants about mid October … still full of wonderful blooms.  Shortly after this it was dug from this outside pot and transplanted into a pot for inside.

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Here is the plant after a big trim back .. with a the odd new growth, about mid December 2013.  At this point I wasn’t sure if it would survive.

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But I didn’t give up on it.  It only got water every few weeks.

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By the beginning of April it started to show a bit of promise so the plant was bought upstairs and has sat on the floor in the kitchen for the past little while.

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This is how it looked on April 30, 2014.  The stems are getting longer and the leaves are getting bigger.  There are still some bits that should be trimmed off.

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Lovely new growth.

I usually buy new fuchsias towards the end of May … ones that have been grown in greenhouses and forced into bloom.  I’ll still buy those plants but will be keeping a special eye on the one that I over wintered to see if it develops any blooms.

Have you ever successfully over wintered fuchsia?

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