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A picture of a Californian Fuchsia

Californian Fuchsia

Epilobium canum

Also known as

Humming bird's trumpet

Photo by garmonb0zia (CC0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Californian Fuchsia

Some red Epilobium canum flowers
A red flower on a Epilobium canum plant
A photo of Californian Fuchsia
A photo of Californian Fuchsia
A close up of a some red Epilobium canum flowers

Californian Fuchsia Overview

Epilobium canum is a bushy, semi-evergreen shrub that grows to around 40cm tall and wide and produces masses of long, vivid red, tubular flowers on upright stems, which resemble those of Fuchsias. It flowers in late summer to early autumn. It has small, linear, matt green leaves. Also known as Californian Fuchsia or Humming Bird's Trumpet (and synonym Zauschneria California), this is a low-growing eyecatcher! It likes a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil. Suitable for most garden styles, it is particularly useful for planting on slopes and banks, is often seen growing in coastal areas and it can make a good container/patio plant.

Common problems with Californian Fuchsia

Watch out for slugs and snails on new leaves.

How to propagate Californian Fuchsia


You can propagate from seeds.


Division in the spring.


From side shoot cuttings in summer.

Special features of Californian Fuchsia

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of Californian Fuchsia

Gravel and rock gardens. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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