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Californian fuschia ( courtesy of


By Maple

Californian fuschia ( courtesy of (Zauschneria californica)

Generally dies to the ground in winter, The rhizomes are hardy to 20°F (-7°C).
Full sun to part shade
Evergreen perennial up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 4 feet spread (1.2 m)
Little to moderate water when established
Propagation: Divisions, seeds

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I grow this! I bought a tiny plantlet at the village school May fair 2 years ago - it took and flowered and spread....and spread... It flowers in the Autumn until the frosts, so it's useful then. It is a brittle plant, and I'm always knocking pieces off when I cut the grass, it's hard to tie back for the same reason. Nice silverish leaves. Very bright orangey/red flowers (small).

30 Jun, 2007


I find it good for our hotter climate spritzhenry. We normally have drought like conditions during the summer months so it is ideal. Like you the autumn colour is it's real bonus

2 Jul, 2007

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