I have a Golden Hardy Fuchsia that I love (and have even divided), but I tend to find most other fuchsias a little too… mundane? Maybe it’s because the garden centers and hardware stores are covered up in the same dark green/eighties pink flowered fuchsia baskets every spring.
Well when I happened upon this little gem, it wooed me with its interesting, compact growth habit and small, profuse blossoms. And Beacon Fuchsia is a hardy fuchsia (perennial) which handily wins out over those annual basket varieties. It’s doing quite well since I planted it a couple weeks ago – despite my attempt to kill it by leaving it to repeatedly dry out on the deck in its nursery pot. I suspect this one will live up to its hardy namesake!
UPDATE: The behind-the-garage spot proved to be too shady so I moved it. It’s happily lapping up the sun now in the front garden.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!