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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice)
Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange
5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
High Country Gardens Exclusive
West, Western Only, Southwest, Coastal California
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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
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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