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By Alextb

London, England Eng

I recently bought a replacement fuschia for one that unexpectantly died. It is only small. Will it be O.K outside, or should I overwinter it indoors?

Thanks in advance.



The tag says hardy bush fuschia "Dollar Princess"

31 Aug, 2010


Do you have a greenhouse? I am keeping my new plants in the greenhouse this year.
Best wishes

31 Aug, 2010


No greenhouse, my garden is literally a small plot of land, plus couldn't afford one even if I had the room.

31 Aug, 2010


as it is small i wouldnt leave it outside as the pot contents will freeze. unless you plant it out then it will be ok.

31 Aug, 2010


It is in a hanging basket.

31 Aug, 2010


Hi Alextb I would pot it up for the winter. Next year give a nice sized pot to live in. I suggest you huddle your pots together in a sheltered spot and wrap them in 3 or 4 layers of fleece, including the pots. I did this with perlargoniums and two tender fuschias and they survived last winter. I know people put fuchsias in hanging baskets, but everything needs to be renewed each year if you do. In a pot you just need to refresh the top soil and watch out for vine weevil(provera drench). Or take cuttings and keep them in small pots over winter.

1 Sep, 2010

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