Hummingbird trumpet Zauschneria californica var. latifolia


Zauschneria californica var. latifolia
General Information
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.