California Fuchsia 'Dublin'
Epilobium californica 'Dublin'
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5 years to reach maturity
California Fuchsia 'Dublin' Overview
Epilobium californica 'Dublin' is a bushy, semi-evergreen shrub that produces masses of long, vivid red, tubular flowers on upright stems, resembling Fuchsias. It flowers in late summer to early autumn. It has short, linear, grey-green leaves and a spreading habit. Also known as Californian Fuchsia 'Dublin' or Zauschneria californica 'Dublin', this is a low-growing eyecatcher! It likes a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil. Low maintenance, it is particularly suitable for rock and gravel gardens and is often seen growing in coastal areas. It also makes a good container/patio plant. This cultivar has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit' and is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging beneficial insect wildlife into your garden! It also attracts hummingbirds in suitable geographical locations.
Common problems with California Fuchsia 'Dublin'
Watch out for slugs and snails on young leaves.
How to propagate California Fuchsia 'Dublin'
Division in the spring
Softwood cuttings in summer