Epilobium canum ssp. canum
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Species Name: Epilobium canum ssp. canum
Common Name: Hoary fuchsia
- Showy red trumpet-shaped blooms in summer and fall! A favorite of hummingbirds. Recommended for erosion control. Reseeds easily. Tolerates heavy soils.
- Plant Family: Onagraceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 2' H x 4' W
- Growth Habit: Low, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Late Summer/Fall
- Flower Color: Red
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Throughout California except Great Basin, High Sierra Nevada
- Natural Habitat: Dry slopes and ridges below 4800'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "the plants throw up many wiry stems 1 to 2 feet high with narrow, gray green foliage. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, brilliant scarlet, appearing from late summer to early winter, when the plants are often a mass of brilliant color. A wonderful plant for covering dry banks, flowering as it does during the driest portion of the year, after other flowers are passed. Fine for rock gardens. Gallon cans, 35c."
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.