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Here in Australia heat and sun tolerance is a major factor in choosing fuchsias, particularly for me as I am growing them in the garden. When I moved house in August 2004 I wanted to purchase a large amount of fuchsias so I wanted some help in choosing them. I started compiling handwritten lists that soon became unmanageable so I decided to computerize it.
Sun/Heat tolerance information has been collated from various publications and the country of origin indicated. I thought this was useful; if an European publication listed a fuchsia as intolerant of heat or sun it really wasn't much point in trying to grow it in Australia unless it had some outstanding feature that made it desirable and worth trying. With the Blue Mountains notations (from the last 7 years experience in my garden), in most cases the plant will not have been grown in all situations, so a B3 (under 50% shade sail) notation does not automatically mean that it would not grow in B1 or B2 conditions, just that it grows well in B3 conditions. Where the notation is in red it has been grown for several years or in at least 2 locations. Send me names of fuchsias you have found to be heat and sun tolerant. Please keep in mind various positions in a town or even a garden will have different growing conditions, you will get to know the hot spots and frost pockets in your own garden and plant accordingly.
I am happy to add information from other fuchsia growers please contact me if you are interested
A section of dark coloured fuchsias growing in the full sun.
The list is in PDF format as it is so large click here to access it.
o Growing Fuchsias in the ground PDF print-friendly version
o Pruning including a video (new)
o Propagating (new)
o The In Ground Fuchsia Group (now Fuchsia Fanciers, Australia)