Minnesota is making a comeback! This was a huge bush and you can still see the main trunk of it in the middle of all of this new growth. The fuchsias which sustained the worst freezing damage were all along the road. I believe that the unusually cold winter combined with the wind chill factor of passing cars, is why all of the big bushes I planted in this area when I moved the nursery here, froze to ground level.
They are all planted in big deep holes to provide lots of room for a deep layer of mulch and prevent water from running off instead of sinking in. I didn't think that layer of mulch was going to be needed here, but I was wrong. So this winter they will all be getting a nice thick winter blanket of hay.