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Engard, Rodney G.
Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium
Epilobium canum (Greene) P.H. Raven ssp. angustifolium (D.D. Keck) P.H. Raven
Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Zauschneria californica, Zauschneria californica ssp. angustifolia
USDA Symbol: EPCAA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This woody-based, much-branched, gray-green perennial is more often noted for its width than height. It spreads rapidly underground by rhizomes. When not flowering the plant appears to be a tangle of narrow, woolly leaves and stems. Near the end of summer, flower buds appear and the intense scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers often last until the first frost.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
n. to s.w. OR Native Habitat:
Dry, mostly stony or gravelly places
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Various, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Propagates easily from seeds sown in spring, stem
cuttings taken in fall or root divisions made in early spring. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
No treatment necessary. Commercially Avail:
Record Last Modified: 2013-07-12
Research By: TWC Staff