Californian Fuchsia

Californian Fuchsia - Zauschneria californica
Latin name:
Zauschneria californica

Description: The abundance of flowers produced by this delightful little evergreen perennial will brighten any border from late summer to early autumn. It has lance shaped, rich green to grey-green leaves giving an overall light feathery appearance. The tubular flowers are produced in abundance all summer and are a bright vermilion-red, with most stand out horizontally rather than hanging down. They are clustered together at the tips of the stems, held just above the foliage.

Hardiness: Hardy if kept on the dry side in winter

Height: up to 45cm

Position: Full sun

Soil: Free draining soil, especially in winter

Water: Fairly drought tolerant once established, though needs a fairly dry position to survive our damp winters

Usage: For splashes of colour at the front of Mediterranean style borders or raised beds where you can enjoy their beauty

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