Zauschneria canum v. latifolium Northfork Coral

Northfork Coral Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)

‘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).
Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size 15-18" tall , 30-36" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer blooming
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015349

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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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.
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SKU
HC015349
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
15-18" tall
Mature Spread
30-36" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer blooming
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", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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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