Zauschneria californica, Epilobium canum
Common California Fuchsia; Hummingbird Trumpet
A dense sprawling California Native that grows up to one and a half feet high by three feet wide. It spreads by rhizomes, creating a mat form. Red orange flowers bloom in the summer and fall. It is winter deciduous and it’s best to trim back after blooming in the late fall.
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.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area.
- Full sun
- Drought tolerant; max water once a month after the first year
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, and butterflies!
- Easy to grow!
- Fire resistant
- Great for erosion control and bank stabilization
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- Native to California