syn. Epilobium canum
Not fussy about soil or drainage and happy with NO SUMMER WATER, “California Fuchsia” is a super choice, for native, dry gardens, hillsides and sad parking strips. Requiring no Summer water, it’s tough and easy, and you get massive and valuable late Summer and Fall bloom with superabundant, blazing scarlet, 1.5” trumpets, a siren-call for local hummingbirds. Pretty, upright, silvery-green foliage goes dormant in Winter. Cut back to the ground after bloom. To 30” tall x 3’+ wide and spreads by roots so allow it room or grow in a contained area. Clay-ish tolerant and grows under Eucalyptus. Deer resistant.