Epilobium canum

Hoary California Fuchsia

Plant family: Onagraceae - Evening-Primrose


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Orange, Red
Blooming Season Summer
Height 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Good in Containers, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

The Epilobiums were previously known as Zauschneria and are still still frequently referred to as such. This Fuchsia is a perennial with showy red-orange flowers that attract hummingbirds. It is a much branching, mounding shrub with slender stems and leaves that tend to be grayish at maturity. Not only does this plant have a spectacular flower show but it also looks amazing in containers, if it is pinched back strategically to a desirable shape. It is drought tolerant and cold tolerant.

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Easily one of the most beautiful native plants and blooms much later than most species. Mine started flowering in September, is still flowering in December, and just started to produce seed. Lovely foliage even when it isn't blooming; highly recommended.

Posed by: Lee BenVau, on Dec 9 2015 6:35AM