Zauschneria canum v. latifolium Northfork Coral

Northfork Coral Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)

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‘Northfork Coral’ is a uniquely colored selection of hummingbird trumpet that blooms in late summer with showy coral-orange flowers. The foliage makes a nice six-inch tall bright green mat, spreading slowly via underground roots. A little extra water when blooming increases the flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $11.99

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Per Plant - 5" deep pot You save: 35%
Zones 5 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late summer blooming
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot


15-18" x 30-36" wide. A uniquely colored selection of hummingbird trumpet, ‘Northfork Coral’ blooms in late summer with showy coral-orange flowers. Spreading slowly via underground roots, the foliage makes a nice 6" tall bright green mat. A little extra water when blooming increases the flowers. Discovered by plant explorer/nurseryman Sean Hogan in the mountains of northern CA.
Common Name Northfork Coral Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)
Botanical Name Zauschneria canum v. latifolium Northfork Coral
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer blooming
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Zauschneria (Hummingbird Trumpet, California Fuchsia, Fire Chalice) a genus of western US native wildflowers known for their fiery orange/scarlet flowers that bloom in late summer and fall. Pink or coral-colored flowers are very rare. All colored flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds.

Preferred growing conditions:
  • Plant in well-drained soils type but avoid clay. Position in a full sun location. Groundcover type, Orange Carpet®, enjoys some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Zauschneria seem to particularly like growing on hillsides or sloping beds to enhanced winter drainage. Avoid planting in depressions that collect water.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles. Zauschneria enjoy cool roots and sunny tops so mulching is very beneficial.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. These are xeric plants but don't like to be grown too dry. Weekly or bi-weekly deep watering is needed when conditions are dry in the heat of summer.
  • Deadheading is not needed.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum
  • Special comments:
  • Leave standing over the winter. Cut back to just above ground level in mid-spring.
  • Zauschneria spread by underground roots and should be given room to spread. If they grow too wide for their space, dig suckers in early to mid-spring and replant.
  • Watch for fleabeetles which can defoliate the plants in late spring/early summer.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


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Comments about High Country Gardens Zauschneria canum v. latifolium Northfork Coral:

High Country Gardens replaced my dead plants within days of my previous comment. I should have just called them first with my problem. The new plants arrived in great shape, obviously well rooted into their pots. Thank you!!!

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Zauschneria canum v. latifolium Northfork Coral:

      Order this 2 Coral ones and 3 Orange Carpet in the deep pots (supposed to contain well rooted plants), closed up in plastic bags. 2 were DOA, and all were laying on their sides in the delivery box, with lots of soil out of the pot and into the bags. The box wasn't full and the pots had slid around withing the box, spilling the soil as a result.
      1 plant was indeed large and well rooted. The others where the soil had spilled out, were actually little plug plants still in their degradible plug starter, so there were no extensive roots to hold in the soil. It was no wonder they died.

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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