Ghostly Red California Fuchsia

Zauschneria californica 'Ghostly Red' (syn. Epilobium canum)

The most vivid red of the California fuchias! This highly adaptable shrub-like perennial with fuzzy, grey green foliage makes a wonderful ground cover for slopes and natural gardens, offering valuable nectar to hummingbird and butterflies while resisting grazing by deer. Evergreen.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer through fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Agave (Agave); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Catmint (Nepeta)

Tolerant of most soil types. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Best with part shade in hot inland areas; full sun with little summer water in cooler coastal areas. Tolerates mild drought when established. Prune lightly in early spring to promote dense growth and heavier bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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