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Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
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California Fuchsia
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Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium

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About California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium) California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium) is a native perennial herb that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in dry slopes and ridges, at elevations from 1600-9800 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
3 ft (0.9 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry slopes, ridges


Elevation ?
23' - 12228'

Annual Precip. ?
4.1" - 124.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 4.20"

Coldest Month ?
19.7° F - 59.6° F

Hottest Month ?
41.1° F - 88.1° F

Humidity ?
0.28 vpd - 40.93 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy or sandstone soil


Cold Tolerance(° F)
Tolerates cold to - degrees F

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low, Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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