Epilobium canum ‘Dublin’

Epilobium canum ‘Dublin’

Syn. Zauschneria californica 'Dublin', California fuchsia 'Dublin'

£17.49

Pot Size:

3Ltr

|

Out of stock

SKU: 205381

Description

Family Onagraceae
Originating from USA.

Carpets of fiery scarlet tubular flowers are borne for many months in summer and autumn above a carpet of silver foliage. They are arranged in loose groups at the tips of the branches and are attractive to pollinating insects. The ‘California Fuchsia’ provides an invaluable source of ground covering colour amongst taller and more architectural plants such as yuccas, agaves and cordylines and looks completely in character with the Mediterranean style. If given a sunny position it can also be a valuable addition to other styles such as Exotic or the edges of a Jungle Planting. A deciduous dwarf sub-shrub that can spread considerably during one growing season, rooting or ‘layering’ as it goes, it also sets seed freely after a hot summer. In some planting compositions it must be watched carefully to avoid it growing over smaller plants, however its spreading habit can be considered a ‘nice problem to have’ as it is such a showy species. It is easily controlled by trimming back, and pulling out the shallow rooted stems that are not required. Its narrowly lance-shaped, grey-green leaves can be downy, and are borne on stems that are woody, therefore cutting back to encourage dense re-growth in the spring can be beneficial. Grow in poor, well-drained soil in full sun. Carpets of fiery scarlet tubular flowers are borne for many months in summer and autumn above a carpet of silver foliage. They are arranged in loose groups at the tips of the branches and are attractive to pollinating insects. The ‘California Fuchsia’ provides an invaluable source of ground covering colour amongst taller and more architectural plants such as yuccas, agaves and cordylines and looks completely in character with the Mediterranean style. If given a sunny position it can also be a valuable addition to other styles such as Exotic or the edges of a Jungle Planting. A deciduous dwarf sub-shrub that can spread considerably during one growing season, rooting or ‘layering’ as it goes, it also sets seed freely after a hot summer. In some planting compositions it must be watched carefully to avoid it growing over smaller plants, however its spreading habit can be considered a ‘nice problem to have’ as it is such a showy species. It is easily controlled by trimming back, and pulling out the shallow rooted stems that are not required. Its narrowly lance-shaped, grey-green leaves can be downy, and are borne on stems that are woody, therefore cutting back to encourage dense re-growth in the spring can be beneficial. Grow in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Mature height and spread after 2 – 3 years 20cm x 50m

Colour

,

Foliage type

Habit

Bushy, Carpeting, Ground cover

Light requirement

Location

Plant Type

Shrub

Season of interest

, ,

Soil PH

, ,

Soil Type

, ,

Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Nursery 10am – 5pm
Cafe 10.30am – 3.30pm
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
Directions/Map

Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Nursery 10am – 5pm
Cafe 10.30am – 3.30pm
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
Directions/Map

Right Menu Icon

Cart