Catalina California Fuchsia

Zauschneria californica 'Catalina' (syn. Epilobium canum)

This showy native perennial provides brilliant summer color with large, orange-red tubular flowers held on red tinged branches above soft, grey-green foliage. A must for attracting hummingbirds! Very adaptable to average garden conditions yet quite drought tolerant when established.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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LoreZauschneria 'Catalina', reclassified to the genus Epilobium, carries the common name "California Fuchsia" and is native to the coast and offshore islands of California.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide
Bloom TimeSummer to fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Provide average, well drained soil. Drought tolerant when established; best with occasional to infrequent summer irrigation. In heavy or clay soils, take care not to over water. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune lightly in early spring to encourage dense, full growth and heavier bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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