Mattole River California Fuchsia
is a three-six inch tall perennial with grey-white foliage forming a
clump 2-3 foot across. This California fuchsia likes full sun near the
coast and afternoon shade inland. It is native in a 35+inch rainfall
area, drought tolerant along the coast but inland you will need to
bring the rainfall up to 30 inch with extra water. Looks really good
along the edge of a lawn. In coastal gardens it has flowered with
fuchsia flowers all summer and into fall. In interior gardens it has
flowered for a month or two. The contrast of grey against the
orange-red of the flowers is startling and show stopper for both humans
and hummingbirds. The only problem we've had with this fuchsia is the
deer. They like the flowers as much as the hummingbirds, but they do
not pollinate the flowers. One of the landscape contractors planted a
small slope of this California fuchsia in San Luis Obispo and had many
raves about it, without the customers knowing what it was. Just that
orange mass along ... street, do you have something like that?".
Mix with Erigeron '
Roderick' and Penstemon
'Margarita BOP' if you want a colorful edging that flowers most of the
(Syn. Epilobium septentrionale, Epilobium canum
ssp. septentrionale, Epilobium 'Select Mattole'
California Fuchsia, Zauschneria or Epilobium
Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Mattole River' tolerates seaside conditions, alkaline soil and clay.
Foliage of Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Mattole River' has color gray and is evergreen.
Flower of Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Mattole River' has color orange.
Communities for Zauschneria septentrionalis 'Mattole River':Douglas Fir Forest, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Redwood Forest.