Zauschneria latifolia Woody's Peach Surprise is a low-growing form of Fire Chalice flowering with light, peach-pink flowers, an unusual color in this genus of orange and scarlet bloomers. This perennial colors the garden in late summer and early fall.
6-8" tall x 18" wide. Zauschneria latifolia Woody's Peach Surprise ('Woody's Peach Surprise Fire Chalice) is a low growing form of Fire Chalice flowering with light, peach-pink flowers, coloring the garden in late summer and early fall. An unusual color in this genus of orange and scarlet bloomers, Hummingbirds will be sure and visit the flowers. Provide summer water for best growth and bloom. In drier gardens, plant it with a north-east or east exposure where the soil is naturally more moist. An exclusive introduction from Perennial Favorites in Layton, UT.
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Rabbit Resistant
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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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
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.
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