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Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet'

Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet'
Mail-order plant just received, October

Synonym(s) Zauschneria garrettii
Common name creeping hummingbird trumpet
Family onagraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers orange-red (summer)
Size 4-6"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant once established

Native to the western United States, from the California deserts into the Rockies. Supposedly makes a good groundcover, evergreen where winters are mild, but I'm not sure yet where in my subtropical garden it will be happiest (if in fact it lives through our wet winters). If I find a place for it to thrive, I look forward to the butterflies and hummingbirds it will attract.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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