Galvezia speciosa
'Firecracker'


It takes hard work to get this plant to look bad! Evergreen branches are tipped with clusters of 1” red, snapdragon-like flowers on this interesting compact selection from Tree of Life Nursery. As a California native from the Channel Islands it grows well in tough soils, including clay and is a veritable hummingbird hot spot when in bloom. This form is mounded – up to 3’ high and 3-4’ wide from a woody base. Adapts well to dry conditions (especially in the shade) and has a very long bloom season – late Spring through Fall. On the coast, this species can go completely dry in the Summer – inland it likes.

Beth VanTassell,
Plant Macgyver

Sun/Shade
Avg./Low Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 9-11