I just spent a good chunk of money on trailing fuschias for a hanging basket. They were sold as annuals. I am in Seattle, which only experiences a few frosts per year (zone ~8b). If I simply bring in the basket during these times, can the plants last multiple years?
I’m reading about how to put them in dormancy in the garage by trimming and removing all leaves. Is that really necessary?
Big picture —- can annuals last a few years if you simply prevent them experiencing frost?