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Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
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Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®

California Fuchsia

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.590.150

This forms a low-growing mat of small green leaves, bearing a riot of small scarlet orange trumpet blooms from mid summer into the autumn. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. An excellent choice for the sunny rock garden. Native to dry parts of several Western states, this plant really needs good drainage to survive wet winters. Evergreen in mild winter regions and somewhat shrubby in habit. Light pruning may be required occasionally in the spring. Very drought tolerant once established. Also said to be fairly deer resistant. A 2001 Plant Select® introduction.

Further details for
Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   7-10 cm
   3-4 inches
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.