Epilobium californica ‘Sidewinder’ (Zauschneria)

Sidewinder California Fuchsia

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1-2' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Orange / Red

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: A1-A3, 1-7, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-10

A Bit More

You say Zauchneria, I say Epilobium—one thing we agree upon is that California Fuchsias are fantastic hummingbird magnets. And ‘Side Winder’ is no different. With vibrant orange-red flowers that bloom from summer into the fall, Epiloblium californica ‘Side Winder’ is sure to bring color and hummers to the garden. Growing 1-2’ tall by 2-3’ wide, this perennial has narrow, silver-grey leaves that hint at its drought-tolerant nature. Cold hardy to 10° F, drought tolerant, coast tolerant, and deer resistant, this Californian is adaptable. Plant in full sun for best flowers, but it can grow in part shade as well. The name Epilobium comes of the Greek words “epi,” which means “upon” and “lobos” meaning “lobe,” which refer to the flower’s position above its seed pod. Use Side Winder California Fuchsias in desert, rock, and native gardens.

A Bit More

You say Zauchneria, I say Epilobium—one thing we agree upon is that California Fuchsias are fantastic hummingbird magnets. And ‘Side Winder’ is no different. With vibrant orange-red flowers that bloom from summer into the fall, Epiloblium californica ‘Side Winder’ is sure to bring color and hummers to the garden. Growing 1-2’ tall by 2-3’ wide, this perennial has narrow, silver-grey leaves that hint at its drought-tolerant nature. Cold hardy to 10° F, drought tolerant, coast tolerant, and deer resistant, this Californian is adaptable. Plant in full sun for best flowers, but it can grow in part shade as well. The name Epilobium comes of the Greek words “epi,” which means “upon” and “lobos” meaning “lobe,” which refer to the flower’s position above its seed pod. Use Side Winder California Fuchsias in desert, rock, and native gardens.