Chuparosa

Description
Botanical Name: 
Justica californica

Native to the Sonoran desert. An open sprawling shrub with arching, grayish branches. Minimal leaves are light green, roundish, about 1/4" long. Tubular, bright red flowers spring through autumn. Winter protection needed with a cold hardiness of 20 degrees.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Shrubs
Name: 
Chuparosa
Plant Type: 
Semi-evergreen - Deciduous
Flower: 
Bright red, tubular, 1" long
Mature Size: 
3' - 4' x 3' - 4'
Water: 
Low
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
2'
Soil Type: 
Loam; sand; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
April to October
Comments
Comments: 

A distintive shrub with masses of red tubular flowers, which hummingbirds love.