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Epilobium septentrionale 'Mattole River'

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Species Name: Epilobium septentrionale 'Mattole River'
Common Name: Mattole River California Fuchsia

This low-growing fuchsia makes a nice, small-scale groundcover. On slopes or terraces it spills over rocks and walls. Its red flowers bloom in late summer and into fall, attracting hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreads from roots
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Late Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red
Distribution: Selected by Ray Collett and Brett Hall from a rock outcrop along the Mattole River in Humbolt Co.
Natural Habitat: Douglas fir forest, Mixed evergreen forest

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