Fuchsia not only has one of the more unusual names (and unusually difficult to spell), but it produces unusual looking flowers as well. Its fascinating appearance and shape lends itself to hanging baskets and containers. They are readily available in shades of pinks, purples and reds, and with care, will continue to blossom throughout the summer.
Fuchsia will do best in a location that does not receive sun during the hottest part of the day. In fact, it performs better in cooler summer temperatures, and will wilt quickly in intense heat. For this reason, it should be watched closely and watered when it becomes dry to the touch. In addition, fertilizing every couple of weeks with a general purpose fertilizer is necessary to ensure continued healthy growth. Pinch off the dead flowers regularly so that the plant can use its energy to produce more blossoms. If you are planting fuchsia in a container, make sure that it has adequate drainage. Although, as noted earlier, the fuchsia is sensitive to drought, it also reacts poorly to excessive water.