Hummingbird trumpet Zauschneria californica var. latifolia
|Plant Form||Flower||Plant Size||2' x 3'|
|Plant Type||Perennial||Water Usage||Low|
|Sunlight||Sun, Partial Shade||Colors||Orange, Red|
Physical Description Low growing mass of erect to arching leafy stems with gray-green foliage and bright red-orange tubular flowers in late summer and fall. Spreads by root rhizomes.
Care and Maintenance Frost sensitive, dying to ground in winter but returns from hardy roots. Removal of dead stems required. Needs sun, periodic irrigation to avoid ragged look.
Gardener's notes Prolific blooming plant that attracts hummingbirds. Prefers poor, rocky soil. Good in, around and under boulders and in rock gardens. Also known as Z. arizonica. Found from New Mexico across to California and Mexico.