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Need festive fall color in your landscape? Try a CA native Fuchsia!
If you are looking to add color to your summer and fall landscape, Catalina Fuchsia will not disappoint! Also known by its botanical name, Epilobium canum ‘Catalina,’ this Catalina Island native has brilliant red-orange, tubular flowers and soft, grey-green foliage on dense branches. This species blooms later and longer than other CA Fuchsias, and will brighten your landscape through October. Catalina Fuchsia is guaranteed to attract hummingbirds, as it is dependent on these creatures for pollination and provides their main source of nectar during the summer months. Plant at a high point in your landscape to provide better drainage, and away from high traffic areas, as stems are brittle and should be handled with care.
Height: 1-3 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Flower Color: Red-Orange
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Water: Low; water infrequently in summer
Exposure: Full to part sun
Garden Uses: Plant for fall color, as an accent with decorative boulders and to attract hummingbirds.
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