Epilobium canum

Epilobium canum

California fuchsia



  • Perennial sub shrub growing on rocky hillsides and in dry chaparral 2 to 3 feet tall, often sprawling
  • Bright scarlet flowers bloom in late summer to early autumn
  • Blue-green/gray-green foliage is very attractive
  • Likes well drained soil, full sun, and needs little water
  • Flowers attract hummingbirds
  • Found in Flatlands, Bay hills, Diablo, and Hamilton sections; also reported in Altamont section
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Berkeley, Briones RP, Caldecott, Kensington, Lafayette, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo upper, Mt. Diablo west, Redwood RP, Richmond, Shell Ridge, Tilden RP


1 gallon

bloom season Aug
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
growth habit Creeping
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
pollinators Hummingbirds
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
water Low
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
bloom season Oct
soil Poor
flower color Red
bloom season Sep
water Very low
dormancy winter

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