California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii Orange Carpet®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Orange Carpet®
Cultivar name: 'Pwwg01s'
Common names:
Give a thumbs up California Fuchsia
Give a thumbs up Garret's Firechalice
Give a thumbs up Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet

Botanical names:
Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii Accepted
Epilobium canum var. garrettii Synonym
Zauschneria garretti Synonym
Zauschneria latifolia var. garretti Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4 - 6 inches
Plant Spread: 15 - 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Other: Trumpet-shaped
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2001 Plant Select® Winner


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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 10:57 AM

XXX Xeric plant. LOVES sun, does NOT like wet feet, does NOT like heavy moisture. I have mine planted in a rock garden and it seems to do quite well. A bit spreading, gone from a little 3" plant to over 2' in 3 years. Bright orange flowers, but VERY low to the ground, so they can get lost in tall vegetation. Hummers do seem to find it, though.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jul 17, 2015 12:27 AM

A 1996 High Country Gardens introduction.

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