Posted: 19/11/2013 at 11:06
Its always best to cut off those first flowers, the plant will grow bigger root, it cant feed flower and grow roots. I didnt find deep purple overwintered outside, so I would keep it in somewhere cold but frost free. Keep it fairly dry, it will rest for the winter, then shoot out again in the spring.
If your hardy fuchsia is in a pot, I would plant it in the ground as pots freeze quicker that open soil, the put some mulch over the top.