Here in Sydney we have up to 40ºC days and nights are in the twenties at times. My new potted fuchsias are wanting water everyday and we have not had much rain.
So I would not say that they are low maintenance here but that is the price we pay for that display. I have been enjoying the flowers on my fuchsias for months. I saw on Derrick Knight’s blog that they were still flowering in the UK as the weather cools so we should have months more of blooms to enjoy here.
Fuchsias get leggy as they grow so it’s good practice to pinch off excess growth to promote bushiness and encourage flowering, I like to tuck the bits into pots to make new plants. In fact I tip prune my fuchsias as soon as I get them home so that the cuttings have plenty of time to establish before the weather cools.
See below mother fuchsia and her three babies. Mum’s ready for another haircut and the babies, already flowering are ready to be potted up.