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Epilobium 'El Tigre'

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Species Name: Epilobium canum 'El Tigre'
Common Name: El Tigre fuchsia

An island selection of Hoary Fuchsia with blue/green leaves. Scarlet blooms in late summer and early fall. Recommended for erosion control or in container.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6"-1'H x 3'W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Late Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; Santa Cruz Island-El Tigre Peak; Introduced by Suncrest Nursery
Natural Habitat: Hillsides, slopes, canyons

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