Epilobium, formerly Zauschneria, common name “California Fuchsia” is a champion of summer color. When some native plants in the landscape are in summer dormancy, Epilobium blooms brightly with its orange-red tubular flowers held above grayish-green to green foliage. Several species and cultivars will provide a range of growth habits, foliage color, blooming period and flower forms. Most plants will flower for 1-2 months; some start as early as late June, and others will continue until late September or even October. Any Epilobium, with its spectacular flower, will attract hummingbirds to the garden.
E. canum spp. canum - Hoary California Fuchsia - compact, neat habit