Perennial- California Fuchsia
Common Name: California Fuchsia 'Catalina'
Botanical Name: Zauschneria california 'Catalina'
Description: Very showy and fairly large upright, shrubby, flowering perennial; native to most of western US and northern Mexico
Sun: Best in full sun
Water: Drought tolerant, low water once established
Soil: Well drained, tolerates sand and clay soil
Habit and form: Densely branching shrub with soft, long light gray foliage; red tinted branches reach 2 to 4 feet tall
Flower type: Tubular with four deeply bi-lobed petals
Flower color & bloom season: Bright orange-red flowers bloom summer to fall; blooms profusely
Uses for plant and/or flowers: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Pruning time & method: After first year, trim back or shear in mid-winter to 1-2 inches tall for neat appearance the following season