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Epilobium

California Fuchsia

Debuting pretty tubular blooms that are light pink and infused with salmon, this unique, shrubby selection is a welcome departure from the more common orange-hued Epilobiums. A hummingbird haven, the slender, late-blooming flared flowers festoon an attractive, somewhat woody mound of soft-looking sage-green leaves. Tailor-made for natural-style plantings or atop garden walls, ‘Marin Pink’s robust habit needs good drainage, occasional summer watering and a late winter pruning. Its slow spreading rhizomes acquiesce to drought as well as poor rocky enclaves. 

Blooms August–mid October

Size: 2' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

Set aglow by a brilliant plethora of large trumpet-shaped scarlet blooms, narrow velvet-soft silver leaves densely attire the low fine textured mound. A dazzling hummingbird minion, this native Californian sun-lover appreciates well-drained soil and infrequent pinchings to maintain its tailored slow spreading habit that remains evergreen in milder locales. ‘Chaparral Silver’ cheerfully conquers hot weather plus dry difficult conditions, such as south facing slopes, walls and embankments.

Blooms August–November

Size: 12" – 18" high x 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

This coveted ground-hugging subshrub celebrates prismatic, long-lasting late season blooms. Mesmerizing to bees, hummingbirds and plant enthusiasts, droves of dazzling, fluted scarlet flowers festoon fuzzy, deer-resistant pewter-green leaves. One of the lowest growing California Fuchsias, sun-loving ‘Everett’s Choice’ is well-suited for planting on slopes as well as spilling over rock walls or container rims. Acquiescent to dry conditions, it performs best with occasional deep summer waterings plus light afternoon shade in hot locales, while a trim ensures a neat compact profile.

Blooms July–October

Size: 6" – 10" high x 12" – 2' 0" wide.

Zone 7b.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our featured plant: Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’

Extraordinary Echinops, Pollinator-friendly Perennials, 2020 T-shirts!

Extraordinary Echinops!

Donning either frosty white, cobalt blue or steel-blue tones, the stunning floral orbs are perched atop straight sturdy stems with handsome jagged-edged foliage. These undemanding European natives prefer sunny well-drained niches, but can tolerate poor, sandy or rock-strewn sites. Cherished by pollinators, floral designers and plant connoisseurs alike, Echinops lend a statuesque presence to formal borders, cottage gardens, meadow-style plantings or cut arrangements.

Welcome pollinators into your garden….

with blooms that promise to buoy your spirits plus entice a plethora of pollinators, including moths, butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial insects. 

Most of are aware of the alarming decline in our bee and and butterfly populations. Recent studies indicate that planting a garden of any size, whether it's a substantial meadow or even a container, can attract and nourish pollinators. A network of pollinator gardens in neighborhoods, cities and rural areas throughout our country could provide enough habitat to maintain healthy communities of pollinators and other beneficial insects. 

We can make a difference by including numerous plants that benefit pollinators in our landscapes. We hope this selection of pollinator-friendly plants will inspire you to dig some into your garden. 

Happy August and Happy Digging from all of us Digging Dog plant wranglers!

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