Fuchsia are spectacular, but using the wrong ones for midwestern gardens spells disaster. If you like fuchsia and are tired of killing them, try growing the triphylla or three-leaf hybrids. These are also known as the European uprights and are great for the shady midwestern garden.
Partial shade in moist, well-drained organic soils. Can be grown as garden plants or in containers. Plants bloom on new growth so fertilize regularly to keep plant vigorous. Do best in a shaded area and stands up to midwestern summers.
May - October
Insect Relative Damage
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Aphids, mites, whitefly, Crown rot, root rot
Good air circulation and soil drainage helps to avoid many disease problems.
These are the best choices for a midwest dependable fuchsia.