Epilobium canum latifolium

California Fuchsia, Zauschneria latifolia, Hummingbird's Trumpet

Its best-known members are the Fireweeds (Epilobium angustifolium and others), tall wildflowers that cover fire-charred fields with magenta bloom. But the 200 species include 3-inch dwarves and creeping ground covers. Most bloom in the red-pink-purple range, and a few in white or yellow, and are followed by tufts of glistening white seed 'parachutes'. Tiny Epilobium obcordatum forms a mat of oval leaves and bright magenta flowers around boulders. The Epilobium chloraefolium kaikourense variety's white or pink flowers are twice as big as the species'. Best in meadows and on the rocky slopes of a wild naturalized garden, where they are free to spread. Most prefer moist soil. Ground covers like gritty rock garden soil. Tall plants need more sun, ground covers need some shade in hot summers. Cut plants halfway down in early summer to make them bushier (though the flower spikes will be smaller). Raise tall types from seed, ground covers by division.
Epilobium canum latifolium, California Fuchsia, Zauschneria latifolia, Hummingbird's Trumpet
Boasting larger flowers than Zauschneria californica, it forms a mat of tight 6-inch-tall stems. Dies to ground in winter. Also sold as Zauschneria latifola 'Etteri'.

Attributes - Epilobium canum latifolium

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 5 in. to 7 in.

Width: 7 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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