Hummingbird Trumpet (Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium Accepted
Zauschneria latifolia var. arizonica Synonym
Zauschneria arizonica Synonym

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Red-orange; Scarlet
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Apr 9, 2013 11:40 PM

Hummingbird Trumpet (Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium)...

I've always known this plant by its former name, Zauschneria arizonica
(Hardy Hummingbird Trumpet). Some places still use the Zauschneria name.

I got one plant of it from High Country Gardens a few years ago and grew it in my garden. It's hardy for me, but I either dug it up and replaced the spot it was in with something else or it died.

I've been thinking about making a spot for it and planting it again sometime. A lot of the "Hummingbird Trumpet" plants aren't hardy to zone 6, but this one is.

It blooms late to attract the attention of migrating hummers.

Beautiful flowers that attract the hummingbirds.

Arizona native.

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