Gambelia speciosa Nutt.
Showy greenbright, Island snapdragon
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Galvezia speciosa
USDA Symbol: gasp10
Almost a subshrub, being green-woody, this much-branched plant reaches 3 ft. in height and up to 5 ft. in width. It often trails out nearly flat, making an excellent ground cover. Triplets of leaves are bright green. Its best feature is the bright red, snapdragon-shaped flowers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Relatively drought tolerant but appearance benefits from occasional summer waterings.
PropagationDescription: Propagate with stem cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds germinate without treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gambelia speciosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gambelia speciosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff