This perennial plant is native to California foothills and coastal areas around the state. It is known for its bright red fuchsia-like flowers which often bloom later in the season than other natives, giving hummingbirds important off-season nectar. It is an easy to grow plant and relatively hardy. In hotter areas, the plants should be given occasional water throughout the summer.
Growth Form: Silver/Grey color, .25 -1.5 feet high, 2-3 feet wide.
Light: Full Sun - Part Shade
Water: Low once established
Soil: Well drained, sandy/clay loam
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6-10, Sunset Zones 1-24
Should be trimmed in late fall for best spring and summer appearance.