fuchsia

These pendulous lovelies are represented in a genus of over 100 species of small shrubs. Their growing habits are categorized by being prostrate, trailing, upright lax (fountain), and upright. Leaves can be opposite, alternate, or whorled.

Flowers are usually borne in clusters along the tips, are usually hanging and often are bi-colored. Flower color is often white, pink, red, or purple although greens, peaches and yellows are beginning to appear too. When talking about fuchsia flowers the terms sepal, tube, and corolla are often used. The sepal and tube are the exterior portions and the corolla is the interior. Spent flowers turn into an edible fruit which has been suggested to have the flavor of grape spiced with black pepper.

Highlights of these beauties include:

  • Extreme easy care once established.
  • Attract humming birds like you wouldn't believe!
  • Long blooming June to frost.
  • There are over 2,000 cultivars to choose from!

Fuchsias are versatile and combine well with Hostas, bleeding heart, sweet box and ferns. They are also wonderful container plants either working solo or in a combination. A little known fact is most hardy fuchsias can tolerate full sun with some extra water.

For the creme de la creme display of fuchsias, visit us in August when the Northwest Fuchsia Society holds the annual Fuchsia show at our Stark location.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Fuchsia 'Checkerboard'

Fuchsia 'Checkerboard'

Single flowers with white sepals and red corolla July to frost.

Upright habit growing 2-3' tall by 3' wide

Zones 7-11.

Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'

Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'

Stunning burgundy sepals with purple/black corolla.

Upright habit reaching 5' tall and 4' wide.

Zones 8-10.

Isis hybrid

Fuchsia 'Isis' hybrid

Adorable mineature leaves and single magenta flowers.

Grows 20-30” tall by 18” wide.

Excellent choice for training into topiary or bonsai.

Zone 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Greenish gold leaves contrast with red and purple flowers

Grows 3'tall and 5' wide.

Mauve veins in fall.

Zones 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'

Profuse displays of single white flowers with green tipped sepals.

Grows 3' tall and wide, larger if left unpruned.

Zones 7-10.

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae'

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae 'Sharpitor Aurea'

Unusual gold and green variegated leaves.

Low mounding habit reaching 24" tall by 18"wide.

Single blush pink flowers July to frost.

Zones 7-11.

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia procumbens

Trailing/groundcover growing 4" tall spreading 24-36" wide.

Unusual upright greenish yellow flowers with purple tips and blue pollen July-frost.

Fabulous trailer for containers.

Marginally hardy zones 9-11.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

Perennials

Astilbe: False Spirea

Perennials

Bellium: Miniature Daisy

Perennials

Bergenia: Pigsqueak

Perennials

Brunnera: Bugloss

Perennials

Canna Lily

Natives

Camassia: Camas

Perennials

Chrysanthemum

Perennials

Coreopsis: Tickweed

Perennials

Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

Perennials

Delphinium: Larkspur

Perennials

Dianthus: Carnation

Perennials

Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

Perennials

Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

Natives

Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

Perennials

Erodium: Alpine Geranium

Perennials

Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

Perennials

Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

Perennials

Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

Perennials

Hellebore: Winter Jewel

Perennials

Heuchera: Coral Bells

Perennials

Hosta: Plantain Lily

Perennials

Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

Perennials

Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

Perennials

Paeonia: Peony

Perennials

Papaver: Poppy

Perennials

Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

Perennials

Primula: Primrose

Perennials

Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

Natives

Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
Natives

Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily