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Island Snapdragon

Gambelia speciosa, previously classified as Galvezia speciosa, is commonly known as showy island snapdragon or showy greenbright. It is a perennial plant which is endemic to California chaparral and woodlands habitats on the Channel Islands in Southern California, and on Guadalupe Island west of the Baja California Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico.Galvezia/Gambelia speciosa is cultivated as an ornamental plant for native plant, drought tolerant, and wildlife gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds.

  • Category Flowering shrubs
  • Genus Galvezia (=Gambelia)
  • Species speciosa
  • Families Plantaginaceae
  • Habit Shrub
  • Climatic Zones Mediterranean: South and islands, hills. USDA 10 a
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Flower Tubular
  • Geographical Area of Origin North America
  • Flowering and Fruiting Period July / June / May / April
  • Form Grown as shrub / bush
  • Colore Fiori Rosso
  • Colore Foglie Verde   Grigio
  • Colore Frutti Marrone
  • Favorite soil Sub-alkaline /Medium alkaline / Neutral / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
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