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botanical name:
Zauschneria californica 'Western Hills'
Zauschneria californica 'Western Hills' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Californian fuchia
synonyms:  Epilobium canum 'Western Hills'
family:  Onagraceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Compact, subshrubby, deciduous or semi-evergreen perennial. Wiry stems and narrowly lance-shaped, felted grey-green leaves. Bright orange-red, tubular flowers freely produced in late summer and autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained poorish soil in full sun. Thrives in dry conditions. Needs a reasonably warm location.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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