Plant family: Onagraceae - Evening-Primrose
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection
Decomposed Granite, Adaptable
Good in Containers, Tolerates Hard Frost
This selection is unusually tall for a fuchsia and has soft grey-green leaves with large red flowers that have a long blooming season. It does best in full sun and is drought tolerant. As with other California fuchsias cut Catalina back hard after flowering for a denser and more attractive plant the next spring. Some light pinching in late spring may also be advisable to encourage lateral growth. A great favorite with gardeners and even more so with the hummingbirds which swarm around the long, bright tubular flowers. Any of the native fuchsias are 'must haves' in a native garden, providing color and a food source for wildlife through the hottest days of summer.
'Catalina' was selected from E. californicum cuttings (1987) Middle Ranch, Catalina Island, by Mike Evans and introduced by Tree of Life Nursery.
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