California fuchsia

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Related to California fuchsia: Epilobium canum, Hummingbird trumpet
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Synonyms for California fuchsia

shrublet of southwestern United States to Mexico having brilliant scarlet flowers

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California fuchsia (Zauschneria californica or Epilobium canum) is distinctive among local natives, bursting into bloom just as the weather turns scorching hot.
California fuchsia (few-sha) is one of those plants that none of our gardens should be without.
For dry, sunny areas, plant California natives, such as California lilac (a drought-tolerant shrub with dark blue or violet-blue flowers) and California fuchsia, which produces scarlet flowers from summer to fall and requires little to no water once established.
For instance, hummingbirds are attracted to coral bells and columbine in spring, scarlet monkey flower and salvia in summer, and California fuchsia in late summer and fall.
Zauschneria ``El Tigre,'' a low-growing, red-flowered California fuchsia, blooms just as the weather starts gets hot, and is a favorite of hummingbirds.
Here they planted native shrubs, including blue sage (Salvia clevelandii), Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri), and California fuchsia (Zauschneria).
There are dozens of butterfly-attracting plants, including California natives such as mahonia, manzanita, coffeeberry, wild buckwheat, toyon, California fuchsia, penstemon and fuchsia flowering gooseberry.
Some plants, including California fuchsia, require a hard heading back to look their best.
One native that seems to bloom throughout the fall is the California fuchsia (Zauschneria or Epilobium californica).
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