Description from Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Zauschneria californica syn. Epilobium canum “California Fuchsia”
Not requiring the perfect drainage of many of the named varieties, our head propagator Anni Jensen collected the seed for this handsome species from her own backyard plants. Requiring no Summer water & highly attractive to hummingbirds, this western U.S. native will reach about 30″ tall. In late Summer & Fall, when so few natives are looking their best, this prolific bloomer fires up the garden with its amazing flare of scarlet red 1.5″ trumpets. Cut to the ground after bloom for best appearance each year. Will spread by roots, so do allow room or keep it contained in a parking strip or large pot. Deer resistant.