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Epilobium canum 'Calistoga' (California Fuchsia)

California Fuchsia 'Calistoga', Zauschneria cana 'Calistoga', Zauschneria 'Calistoga', Epilobium californicum 'Calistoga', Zauschneria californica 'Calistogan'


Epilobium canum 'Calistoga' (California Fuchsia) is a low-growing, spreading, deciduous sub-shrub adorned with narrowly lance-shaped, gray-green leaves that are velvety to the touch. In late summer to fall, spikes of brilliant deep orange-red flowers put on a profuse show. Resembling fuchsias, they are visited by hummingbirds. A native of hot dry places on the west coast of North America, it is the perfect plant for rock and gravel gardens, raised beds or dry-stone walls, where it will offer an abundance of the most brilliant scarlet flowers for weeks. Its low-growing habit makes it suitable for the front of the sunny border too.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall (30-60 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in well-drained soils. Sandy or gritty soils are much better than heavy clay soils. Protect from cold winds. Drought-tolerant once well-established.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs that may damage the young leaves.
  • Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings or division.
  • Pruning not normally needed, cut back to rootstock in spring to renovate.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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