Native Hummingbird Magnet
If you seek to plant native Western wildflowers that act as a resource for hummingbirds - your quest has ended! California Fuchsia (Zauscheneria californica) offers chalice-shaped, fire engine red flowers in late summer and autumn.
These are perfectly suited as a critical nectar source for Anna's, Allen's, Black-Chinned, Broad-Billed, Calliope, Costa's, Rufous and Xantus's hummingbirds. Get your binoculars out!
Plant this low shrub in containers or use as a groundcover to help stabilize hillsides and steep embankments. It will spread by rhizome. Annual pruning or mowing after the flowering season is done will encourage a strong showing for next year's blooms. Plant poolside to encourage 'flying flowers' to visit.
This hardy plant adapts to average garden conditions with ease. Provide adequate water to establish, then it's very drought tolerant once it is established. Consider this as a cornerstone of any xeric or water-wise garden plan.
Native to California's foothills and dry slopes along seasonal creeks, this is an easy care perennial. If grown in full sun, you'll want to watch the amount of water it receives. Found near seasonal creeks in the wild, give it a deep drink of water at least once a month in drier areas. They will also thrive in partial shade.
People snap these plants up, as they give much-needed color in the late summer. Don't let this native beauty get away from you. Order your California Fuchsia from us today!
- Bright Scarlet Flowers in Late Summer
- High Quality Nectar for Hummingbirds
- Drought Tolerant
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Botanical Name||Zauschneria californica (syn.Epilobium canum)|
|Mature Height||2 - 2.5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2.5 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Gray green|