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Epilobium canum 'Wayne's Silver'

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epilobium (ep-ih-LOW-bee-um) (Info)
Species: canum (KAN-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Wayne's Silver

Synonym:Epilobium canum subsp. angustifolium
Synonym:Zauschneria californica
Synonym:Zauschneria californica subsp. angustifolia
Synonym:Zauschneria cana
Synonym:Zauschneria californica subsp. mexicana

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Clary On May 29, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have had very good luck with 'Wayne's Silver' and also the Orange Carpet variety. I have a xeric area in my perennial bed with stone surround and have not had success with many xeric types of plants - the temperature is hot enough for them (zone 6b-7) but my region is too wet and many that I've planted died out after one year. Not so with the fire chalice. The Orange Carpet is rangy and sprawling and is exactly the right habit to stretch out under a rosebush and cascade over the stonework. The Wayne's Silver has twiggier stems and a more rigid mounding habit. The plant looks very similar to Snow In Summer from a distance; I have both and the variety of flower color and bloom season is a nice contrast while the uniformity of foliage lends continuity to the bed.

Neutral Joy On Sep 11, 2001, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Clump forming woody perennial with brilliant flowers from late summer to early autumn. They die down in the winter and begin to grow again in the spring. The foiliage is silver-green.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Cloverdale, California
Elk Grove, California
Forest Falls, California
Livermore, California
Long Beach, California
Martinez, California
Saint Helena, California
San Diego, California
Wilmington, Delaware
Northeast Harbor, Maine
Albany, Oregon
Philomath, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington

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