This white form of California fuchsia was discovered off the Eel Rive, by Ted Kipping where it was growing atop a huge bolder. White California fuchsia is not drought tolerant and wants regular water here along with part shade. It will work in coastal gardens as long as you can give it some water. Once per month is okay after the first year. This form is not as hardy as 'Uva Canyon' and you might lose it in the Seattle area. It only grows a few inches tall, but with regular water suckers into a 3' patch. Very effective on a north foundation if mixed with Yerba Buena, Douglas Iris, Hummingbird Sage and a log or boulder.
(Zauschneria is also know as Epilobium.)
Ted Kipping "Hi, so glad you are still growing the white Zauschneria from the Eel
RIver. Years ago, early Eighties, I organized several river botanizing
trips down various branches of the Eel. One of those furthered the
work of Gladys Smith & Claire Wheeler in the production of their FLORA
OF MENDOCINO. Walking up one of the scores of side creeks, I spotted a
lovely matting plant growing out of the side of a large boulder in the
side stream. I took a cutting of it and subsequently gave it to Ray
Collett at UCSC Arboretum as I knew that he and Brett Hall were
assembling a big collection of them. Later we were all surprised and
delighted that it should have a good white flower as well as a nice
tight draping form. "More
California Fuchsia, Zauschneria or Epilobium
Zauschneria californica ' White' tolerates alkaline soil, sand, clay and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Zauschneria californica ' White' has color green and is evergreen.
Flower of Zauschneria californica ' White' has color white.
Communities for Zauschneria californica ' White':Riparian (rivers & creeks).