shrub, groundcover, perennial

Epilobium canum garrettii | Hummingbird Trumpet

(Epilobium canum, Zauschneria californica)

Hummingbird Trumpet is a colorful, low-growing subshrub (small shrub) that can also serve as a groundcover. Ideal for a naturalistic garden. Strong blooming period comes on late in the season when color is not as common so it is more appreciated. It may be sold as Zauschneria. 'Orange Carpet' is an improved selection. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 2 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green

Flower Color: orange, red

Flower Season: summer, fall

Wildlife: birds