Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange

Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)

An especially graceful selection of Hummingbird Trumpet, Zauschneria canum var. arizonica 'Sky Island Orange' blooms in early fall with hundreds of long, bright orange nodding tubular flowers.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height30-36" tall
Mature Spread30-36" wide
Bloom TimeEarly fall
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC015441

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An especially graceful selection of Hummingbird Trumpet, 'Sky Island Orange' blooms in early fall with hundreds of long, bright-orange nodding tubular flowers. This fall-blooming perennial is eagerly fed upon by migrating hummingbirds who benefit from its nectar-rich flowers. Zauschneria does best when not grown too dry; it appreciates regular watering during dry summers and when it's blooming.
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SKUHC015441
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)
Botanical Name
Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
30-36" wide
Bloom Time
Early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
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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