Asked August 12, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
Norfolk County Massachusetts
Hi Mr. Zand,
Without seeing the plant, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. My suggestion to you is to call the UConn Home & Garden Education Center (860) 486-6271 and see if one of the horticulturists can help you. If they can't diagnose the problem over the phone then they would likely ask if you wanted to submit a plant sample that would go to the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab. For a small fee, the sample can be cultured and typically a determination of the problem is made. Fuschias are typically pretty tough plants but they do have several disease problems including rust, root rots, several viruses and blights. It does not sound like you can bring yours back to health but you might want to find out what killed them. Since you have been using a systemic, most likely insects are not too blame. You also seem to be conscientious about watering so I am thinking that your plants may have been infected by a disease.