Gambelia speciosa 'Firecracker'
A native to the Channel Islands. This fast growing perennial can reach up to four feet tall and six feet wide. Red trumpet flowers bloom in the winter through spring.
Plant with: Santa Cruz Island Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius), Island Live Oak (Quercus tometella), Tree Poppy (Dendromecon harfordii), Island Bristleweed (Hazardia detonsa), Redflower Buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens), Catalina Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii), and Giant Coreopsis (Leptosyne gigantea). Other chaparral and sage scrub companions include California Encelia (Encelia californica), California Sagebrush (Artemisia californica), Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea), and Ceanothus spp
- Full sun to part shade
- Tolerates a variety of soils
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Water up to twice a month once established
- Attracts butterflies, birds and hummingbirds
- Hardy up to 30 degrees
- Native to California