Hardy hummingbird trumpet

Zauschneria arizonica

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Hardy hummingbird trumpet (Zauschneria arizonica)
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Synonyms:  Zauschneria californica ssp. latifolia
Genus:  Zauschneria
This heat-loving native Southwestern species has gray-green leaves and grows to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Orangey red, tubular blossoms cover the plant in late summer and early fall.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This species is found on dry slopes and chaparral of coastal and Western North America.  Zauschneria is suitable for dry gardens, stone walls, rock gardens, mixed borders, and naturalized plantings. 
Care:  Provide average soil in full sun or very light shade. Shelter from strong winds and protect from winter moisture. In colder climates, plant out in spring rather than fall to allow roots to establish themselves. Can be slow to establish and does not emerge from dormancy until late spring.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; root basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Roadside,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Desert Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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