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, earlier in some climates, flower buds appear and the intense scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers often last until the first frost.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
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.
PropagationDescription: Propagates easily from seeds sown in spring, stem cuttings taken in fall or root divisions made in early spring.
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff