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Galvezia 'Boca Rosa'

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Species Name: Galvezia 'Boca Rosa'
Common Name: Boca Rosa island bush snapdragon

Ruby red flowers attract hummingbirds in summer. Vigorous bloomer. Protect from hot afternoon sun. Good for a north- or east-facing wall. Can be trained to climb.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Low, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Rare & Endangered
Distribution: Southern Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Rocky cliffs and canyons below 1,800'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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