Common name: Hummingbird trumpet, Garrett’s firechalice, wild fuschia
Botanical name: Epilobium canum ssp. garrettii (syn. Zauschneria latifolia var. garrettii)
Virtues: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Flowers: Bright red tubular flowers to two inches long appear from midsummer into fall.
Foliage: Narrow, one-inch-long bright green leaves that turn purple in the fall.
Habit: Perennial one to two feet tall and two to four feet wide.
Season: Late summer. Origin: Dry slopes and chapparal of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Arizona.
Cultivation: Grow in full sun or part shade. Very drought tolerant once established. Pinch back new growth o encourage a bushy shape. Spreads by underground stems (rhizomes). Deer resistant. USDA Zones 3–10. Image attribution