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Hardy hummingbird trumpet

Zauschneria arizonica

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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 CharacteristicsThis 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. 

CareProvide 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.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring; root basal cuttings in spring.

ProblemsSlugs

  • Genus : Zauschneria
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Self Seeds
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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