AZ Arboretums

Zauschneria californica

Hummingbird trumpet

Common: Hummingbird trumpet, Hardy hummingbird trumpet, Arizona Trumpet, California Fuchsia
Family:    Onagraceae
Origin/Range: (USA) California, (Mexico) Baja California
Light:  Full sun to part shade. Filtered sun in the low desert areas in summer.
Hardy:  Generally dies to the ground in winter, The rhizomes are hardy to 20°F (-7°C).
Water:  Little to moderate water when established, water every week in Phoenix in summer.

3’ x 2’ wide, (cutting propagated). Originally an Arizona native. Zauschneria puts on an extravagant display of red-orange flowers.

It thrives planted in front of hot south and west facing walls and walks, in areas that might fry less heat loving plants.

Hummingbird Trumpet appreciates regular watering the first year or two, particularly during dry winters, to help get it well established.

The tubular, 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) long flowers have 4, notched lobes. The dark green leaves are linear to ovate and may have toothed edges. This native shrub grows in rocky canyons and blooms from summer to late fall. The flowers attract hummingbirds.