Baja bush-snapdragon

Galvezia juncea

Description

The Baja bush-snapdragon is fine-textured shrub with densely layered arching branches, small blue-green leaves and stems and narrow tubular red flowers. Mature plants mound to 3-6 ft. tall and as wide; flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies are heaviest in spring, but also occur intermittently all year.

Endemic to Baja California, this species is well suited for slopes and in background areas in combination with other native plants. It is a carefree plant that can be pruned in late fall to manage its size and shape to fit garden plantings. One cultivar, G. j. ‘Punta Banda’, has light green leaves and stems, and a tightly woven branching habit capable of mounding 3-4 ft. tall and 4-5 ft. wide.

Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Dense, Arching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Red
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Hummingbird plant, Background plant, Attracts butterflies
Height: 3 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 6 ft.