Common Names: california fuchsia
Type: Perennial; evergreen in mild winter climates
Size: 2 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Bright orange-red flowers, each 1 to 1.5 in. across, in shape of funnel, late summer into autumn. Leaves very narrow, gray, covered with fine hairs.
Uses: Small scale ground cover, woodland garden, border, rock garden, slopes, near oak trees. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for birds, hummingbirds, butterflies. Deer resistant.
Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained.
Water: None to low once established. Some if rain scarce.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: After first year, cut back to ground in winter. Can spread.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: A native Californian found on our drier slopes and rocky areas up to 3,000 feet. Hardy to 20° F.