California Fuchsia, Zauschneria or Epilobium canum
Here are some of the California fuchsias in the trade and native to ... California.
California fuchsia has a scientific name that has moved a lot. For the moment most them have been lumped together as Epilobium canum. We still prefer the older names that used Zauschneria and think that, with time, Zauschneria may come back. California Fuchsias have colors from white, pink to orange and red. Gray foliage and green foliage. Wide leaves and narrow leaves. They commonly grow where there is extra moisture in the winter and spring, gradually drying through fall. The prefer cool sun, but tolerate part-shade or hot sun with moisture.
is a little mound of fluff that explodes into reddish orange in late
summer and into fall.Although it came from a coastal bluff it does great
in most of California and is bout drip and drought tolerant(as are many
of the California Fuchsias).
(Syn Epilobium canum, 'Bert's Bluff')
A short video about Zauschneria Bert's Bluff. A red California Fuchsia.