Zauschneria californica

California Fuchsia

Epilobium californica

Herbaceous Perennial

The tubular orange blooms of California fuchsia (Zauschneria californica) are a favorite of hummingbirds and appear for a long peroid from mid-summer to fall on this super-tough and drought tolerant perennial.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Full Shade, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Native Plant

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Trumpet / Tubular

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos