Today's bloom is Fuchsia Heath (Epacris longiflora)

Bloom of the Day for May 7th, 2010:

Type of plant: Shrubs

Bloom color: Red, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Kell wrote:
This is such a fun flower. I love it! The first time I saw it in person I got a thrill.

pixie62560 wrote:
Very unique looking, would love to see it in person!

ecrane3 wrote:
I would absolutely love to get my hands on one of these someday for my own garden--this one was at the UC Santa Cruz arboretum so I keep hoping they'll have it at one of their plant sales but it's been a couple years and they haven't yet :(

onewish1 wrote:
very neat looking... I am with Pixie.. would love to see it in person!!