(Zauschneria californica or Epilobium canum) is distinctive among local natives, bursting into bloom just as the weather turns scorching hot.
(few-sha) is one of those plants that none of our gardens should be without.
Here they planted native shrubs, including blue sage (Salvia clevelandii), Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri), and California fuchsia
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).
Later, pink and white buckwheats (Eriogonum species), red California fuchsia
(Zauschneria californica), blue penstemon (P.
An excellent filler of empty garden spots is the California fuchsia
Agave, alstroemeria, bee balm, California fuchsia
, Cape fuchsia, cardinal flower, cigar plants, columbine (from seed), coral bells, delphinium, four o'clock, foxglove (seed), hollyhock (short-lived), ipomopsis (short-lived), kangaroo paw, lion's tail, Lobelia laxiflora, lychnis, monkey flower, parrot's beak (Lotus berthelotii), Penstemon, phlox, pride of Madeira, red-hot poker, sage.
Landscape designers Bobbie and Tom Deyerle of Central Coast Landscaping chose Australian fuchsia (Correa pulchella), which bears light pink, bell-shaped flowers from February to April, and California fuchsia
(Zauschneria californica), with flame orange blooms from June into September.
Among the more than 80 spcies, you'll find toyon, ceanothus, evening primrose (Oenothera hookeri), Matilija poppies, California fuchsia
(Zauschneria california), and yellow-flowering currant, crowned in spring with fluted yellow flowers.