This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
As market plants Fuchsias are always held in great esteem, and are grown in large numbers in pots and also in a small state in boxes to supply the street trade. Thousands are raised from cuttings annually in spring and when grown on in heat soon make fine sturdy plants, fit for 5-in. pots. A stick is put to each plant and the side shoots are looped up with thin strands of raffia. Not only are they useful for bedding purposes, but also for window boxes. Some nurserymen train the plants as standards for special purposes, and secure higher prices in consequence.
Amongst the best single varieties for market are the following: Charming, red sepals, purple corolla; Cupidon, pink sepals, magenta corolla; Display, rose sepals, mauve corolla; Lady Haytesbury, white sepals, purple corolla; Mrs. Marshall, white sepals, rose corolla; Mrs. Rundell, white sepals, orange corolla; Scarcity, red sepals, deep-red corolla; Starlight, white sepals, pink corolla; Try-me-ho, white sepals, purple corolla.
Among the doubles are Avalanche, scarlet sepals, dark-blue corolla; Ballet Girl, scarlet sepals, white corolla; Gertrude Pearson, red sepals, purple corolla.
In addition there are a host of other varieties and several natural species that are grown for private collections.
In the mildest parts of the kingdom Fuchsias attain the dignity of hardy shrubs, and make splendid flowering hedges or garden ornaments. The best kinds for the open air are conica, scarlet sepals, purple petals; cocciiiea, scarlet sepals, violet petals; corallina, crimson sepals, deep-purple petals; globosa, purple-red sepals, purple-violet petals; gracilis, scarlet sepals, purple petals; rnacrostemma (magellanica), scarlet sepals; Riccartoni, deep crimson. (See also Vol. II, p. 171).