07 October 2013

hardy fuchsia

I'm in Ireland! I'm completely falling in love with this place. And I'm seeing these perennial fuchsia shrubs all over the south. I've always been a fan of fuchsia, but have only ever seen them as annuals, usually in hanging pots. I had no idea they could be shrubs. Do any of you grow fuchsias perennially? I'm wondering if there is a variety that would hold up to snow and weather as low as 10°F in the winter. Growing fuchsias in my yard would be like bringing my favorite part of Ireland home.