Plant ID forum: California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet')

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 6:27 PM CST
This is a very low growing plant. It was heavily in bloom.








Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Just a wild guess here ... it reminds me of Fuchsia.

Fuchsia (Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt')

Oh goodness, there are tons in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Fuchsia&button=
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 6:54 PM CST
It reminds me of a Fuchsia also but the foliage doesn't look right. 100's of Individual plants were carpeting an area about 6 by 10........
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Another possibility? Zauschneria (Epilobium): http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Zauschneria&button=
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 7:12 PM CST
I think it may be Hummingbird Trumpet.....Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium. Dirtdorphins has pictures on the data base taken in her Utah garden. See what you think and thanks for the help.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 7:18 PM CST
Well, it does look like California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) but I have difficulty going back and forth comparing photos so I'm no help. Hopefully someone who actually grows these beauties will pop in with confirmation. @dirtdorphins

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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Lin....you've been a lot of help pointing me the right direction Thank You!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 7:26 PM CST
Paul, I like to google. A lady I used to know on the old site always called me the Google Queen. Green Grin! But really, my eyesight isn't what it used to be and I have difficulty going back and forth trying to compare photos; unless the photos are side by side I'm usually way off with an ID.
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dirtdorphins
Aug 26, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Hi!

It is definitely an Epilobium of some kind!

Too difficult to determine exactly which--
Looks like E. canum subsp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet' to me, which is also probably the most available/common/likely variety to find around here, too--expansive low mats of profuse bloom right now!
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Thanks Dirt.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Paul2032
Aug 26, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Thanks Dirt.....I googled it and the pictures look right......It is in the garden of friends who grow some unusual [for here] things........
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jg0613
Aug 26, 2015 8:05 PM CST
We bought 2 of these (at least they look exactly like your photo) at a local nursery and have each in container. The tag says "Orange Carpet" California fuchsia- botanical name on tag Zauschneria garettii. Also read somewhere the genus name was changed to Epilobium but Zauschneria is a better known name. So plantladylin and dirtdorphins, looks like you got it!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Hi Judy, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

You should add a few photos of your California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet') to the database!

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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Aug 27, 2015 9:19 PM CST
Thank you Lin! Ours have not been doing too well but about the last week or so they are looking much better and blooming again (they had almost stopped) so if I can get some good pics I definitely will add them. LOVE this website, just beginning to learn my way around.
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lauribob
Aug 28, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Could it be a cape fuchsia? Phygelius
More costumes, less uniforms!
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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Lots of Phygelius in the database for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Phygelius&button=
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dirtdorphins
Aug 28, 2015 6:16 PM CST
no--those flowers with the leaves and plant habit it is Epilobium--

Wish we could grow Phygelius as perennials, they are neat
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Aug 28, 2015 6:32 PM CST
I have two different Phygelius species in hanging baskets. They are magnets for the hummers, and should be perennials here, but they don't make a pretty plant in pots. ...at least here. They are not self cleaning. The seed pods hang on forever, and if you deadhead, you don't get new flowers, as they just keep growing from the same spike, and much like the Pelargoniums, the dead leaves hang on too.
The Epilobium is pretty!

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