Zauschneria latifolia 'Woody's Peach Surprise'
Woody's Peach Surprise Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)
Details6-8" 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.
|Common Name||Woody's Peach Surprise Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)|
|Botanical Name||Zauschneria latifolia Woody's Peach Surprise|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||6-8" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to early fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- 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.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Zauschneria latifolia Woody's Peach Surprise:
I have several 'Woody's Peach Surprise' Zauschneria in my zone 6b landscape all of which have returned beautifully for me this season. The flowers are large and a lovely shade of cool pinkish peach. A nice soft departure from the bolder colors typically found in waterwise perennials.
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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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