Zauschneria arizonica

Hardy Hummingbird Trumpet

Arizonia Hummingbird Trumpet is a super showy native plant from the Southwestern US. Blooming in early fall with tall stems of bright scarlet-orange flowers, it attracts hummingbirds like crazy. Slowly stoloniferous so give it room. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Containers
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size 36" tall , 24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014747

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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36" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). Originally an Arizona native, this selection comes to us from a Boulder, CO garden, where it has thrived in spite of many cold winters. Zauschneria puts on an extravagant display of red-orange flowers. It thrives planted in front of hot south and west facing walls and walks, in areas that might fry less heat loving plants. Plant in well-drained soil, not too much clay. Hummingbird Trumpet appreciates regular watering the first year or two, particularly during dry winters, to help get it well established. In colder areas (Zones 5-6), Z. arizonica is best planted in the spring through the late summer, not in the fall, as it needs hot weather to grow strong roots.
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SKU
HC014747
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Hardy Hummingbird Trumpet
Botanical Name
Zauschneria arizonica
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Early to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Containers, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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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