Epilobium canum ‘Catalina’

Catalina Island California Fuchsia

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 3' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The California fuschia are well-loved for their hardiness, dense foliage and - especially - their bright red flowers which appear in abundance at the end of the summer into fall. For humminbird enthusiasts, the fuschia are ideal. The ‘Catalina’ selection was taken from Catalina Island in 1987. It grows in an expanding patch of three to four foot stems covered with thin, gray-green foliage. Occasional water keeps fuschia looking more lush. In time, the stems become woody and bare at the base, so the appearance is improved if the stems are cut back to about four inches in the late fall. With all the flowers comes an abundance of seed, resulting in many volunteers. These should be removed while young to prevent the plant from taking over open spots in the garden.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous