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
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Distribution: Baja CA, 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
PropagationDescription: 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: yes
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-07-12
Research By: TWC Staff