Gambelia speciosa
Gambelia speciosa
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Gambelia speciosa

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Common name:  Island Snapdragon

Special notes:  A semi-woody perennial native to the Channel Islands of California. It grows 3-5’ tall and up to twice as wide. The showy, trumpet-shaped, brilliant red flowers attract birds, especially hummingbirds which can bloom almost year round in the right conditions. A fast growing plant, it may be pruned to contain its vigorous vine-like growth, or to create an informal hedge. It likes rocky slopes and seaside conditions and will tolerate a variety of soils. Drought tolerant, it can take occasional summer water, up to 2x per month. Works well in containers. Sun or part shade, but will produce more flowers in full sun. 

Family: Plantaginaceae
Native to: Channel Islands of California
Form: semi-woody perennial may be pruned to contain its vigorous vine-like growth, or to create an informal hedge
Size: 3-5’ tall and up to twice as wide
Blooms: almost year round in the right conditions
Attracts: birds, especially hummingbirds
Flowers: showy, trumpet-shaped, brilliant red flowers
Light: Sun or part shade, but will produce more flowers in full sun
Water: Drought tolerant, it can take occasional summer water, up to 2x per month
Hardiness: to 15 degrees F
Soil: likes rocky slopes and seaside conditions and will tolerate a variety of soils