Thursday, August 12, 2010

Epilobium canum cv. Solidarity Pink

Epilobium???? NO!!!!!! It will always be Zauschneria to me. Epilobium is fireweed, a wimpy little annual that no one would want to plant in the garden. Zauschneria, on the other hand, is perennial, graceful, and has lovely blooms in the late summer and fall. It is loved by humming birds and humans alike. Although this one, Solidarity Pink, is a little too washed out for me. I like the deeper more orange ones. But all of them are easy to grow and drought tolerant. We are selling several kinds of Epilobium at the UC Botanical Garden Native Plant Sale on Saturday. Many other plants are available, too. Check out the list, here:

See you there!

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