Common Names: island bush snapdragon
syn. Galvezia Speciosa
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 4 ft. high, 5 ft. wide.
Flowers: Scarlet tubular flowers 1 in. long, spring, but intermittent throughout year; leaves about 1 in. long. Stems and leaves are bright green.
Uses: Screen, background, dry slopes for erosion control, on fences or trellises, near oak trees. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds.
Soil: Tolerates light or heavy soils if drainage good.
Water: None once established.
Sun: Full sun to some shade near coast, shade inland.
Pruning: Deadhead flower stalks for more flowers. Prune back severely in late winter to promote new growth. Cut out dead wood or rangy stems. Responds well to pruning.
Pests & Diseases: Resists pests and diseases.
Notes: Native to bluffs and rocky canyons of Santa Catalina, San Clemente, and Guadalupe islands. Hardy to 10° F.