Galvezia speciosa - Island Snapdragon
This Channel Island native grows well in the shade of oaks and other large trees in inland valleys and direct sun near the coast. Galvezia speciosa grows best in conditions of light shade in the inland valleys and it enjoys full sun near the coast. Once established the Island Snapdragon needs little additional water. I have grown Galvezia speciosa in rather dark conditions and it will still bloom but is rather leggy. The cultivar Galvezia speciosa Firecracker is more compact. Foliage will be damaged when temparatures dip below 20° F.
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