Over winter non hardy fuschia

I am wondering if it is possible for me to overwinter my non hardy fuschias outside during winter...I do not have a greenhouse nor garage image. Would it be enough for me to pot them up and place them in a sheltered place such as behind a shed ? Btw I live in Glasgow.


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    The answer sadly is no. You could take some cuttings and root them in water if you are short of space indoors.

  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 222

    Is there nowhere indoors you could store your tender fuchsias? On top of a wardrobe or under a bed? Even storing tender fuchsias in a cool greenhouse can be a hit-or-miss affair.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Do you have a spare windowsill? They can be trimmed down to a few inches and potted up.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,675

    I've just potted mine up into window boxes which I've put on landing window sills.  I've also taken cuttings as insurance and for bulking up for next year.

    The Vendée, France
  • I thought my house may be too warm for them as I do not have a cool place in the house. I do have a windowless shed, could I store them there over winter?
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806


    If these are growing in the borders just treat them like annuals when the frost has has had them discard and start afresh next year

    It would seem you have nowhere suitable to keep them over-winter and they do not always survive even if you did

    Or take cuttings



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,675

    They come from the Caribbean and Latin America so a warm house isn't going to do them any harm unless they're parked over a radiator or you forget to water them.

    I'd have thought a bedroom would be fine, assuming you keep those rooms cooler than your living room but they will need light.   

    The Vendée, France
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