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Epilobium septrontinalis

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Species Name: Epilobium septentrionalis
Common Name: Humboldt County fuchsia

Silver foliage groundcover with bright red-orange flowers that are a favorite of hummingbirds. Reseeds easily. This northern CA species needs extra water and afternoon shade in hot inland gardens.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreads from roots
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coastal: Sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red-orange
Endangered?: List 4/RED 1-1-3
Distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Ranges
Natural Habitat: Douglas fir forest, mixed evergreen forest. Elevation: 300' to 5000'

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