Position

Sun exposure:
Full shade, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle

Soil

Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Native to the evergreen cloud forests from Mexico to North Guatemala, thyme-leaved fuchsia, Fuchsia thymifolia has a compact habit, bearing miniature dark pink fuchsia flowers, in contrast with glossy dark green foliage. Flowering continuously from early spring until the first frosts, it’s a great choice for a partially shaded corner in a small garden.

Grow Fuchsia thymifolia in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Not fully hardy, protect in winter or grow in a container which you can move indoors in autumn. Take cuttings in summer to insure against losses, just in case.

Plant calendar

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Fuchsia and wildlife

Fuchsia has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Fuchsia poisonous?

Fuchsia has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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