Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®

Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)®

2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Orange Carpet is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion fo bright orange trumpet shaped flowers. Spreading with underground stems, this beauty is perfect for slopes and cascading over the edges of raised beds.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height4-6" tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014350

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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2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. This superb Hummingbird Trumpet spreads like a groundcover to form a loose mat of low growing, bright green foliage. In mid-to-late summer it lights up the garden with a profusion of bright-orange flowers that last for many weeks. Regular watering when in bloom keeps the flowers coming. Plant in well-drained, compost-enriched soil. 'Orange Carpet' prefers some afternoon shade, especially at lower elevations. Originally selected by David Salman of High Country Gardens. (cutting propagated) 
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SKUHC014350
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)®
Botanical Name
Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Erosion Control
Awards
Plant Select
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships To 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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