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Zauschneria arizonica (Hardy hummingbird trumpet, Arizona fuchsia, Firechalice, Wild fuchsia)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Zauschneria arizonica zowsh-NER-ee-ah air-ih-ZON-ih-kah Common Name: Hardy hummingbird trumpet, Arizona fuchsia, Firechalice, Wild fuchsia 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
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant
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, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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