Epilobium Route 66

Epilobium Route 66

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Epilobium Route 66

A winter deciduous perennial that grows up to two feet high and three feet wide.  It has red flowers that bloom in the summer through winter.  

it is not recommended to prune the plant until it is established, about two years.  Once established cut back hard every winter after the plant is done blooming.  It should be cut back to 2” stubs.  If the plant is not pruned, new growth will emerge at the tips of existing stems.

- Plant in full sun or part shade

- Plants do well in a variety of soils

- Low water needs- water once a month after the first year

- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, butterflies

- Drought tolerant

- Heat tolerant

- Deer tolerant

- Hardy to 10 degrees

- Native to California