Polygala x dalmaisiana
These evergreen shrubs are grown for colorful, asymmetrical flowers that look somewhat like sweet peas (Lathyrus). Grow in well-drained soil.Polygala x dalmaisiana
Probably a hybrid between P. oppositifolia and P. myrtifolia. Grows to 3–5 ft. tall and wide; usually bare at the base. Grayish green, oval to lance-shaped leaves to 1 in. long. Blooms nonstop from midsummer to fall, producing flowers in a bright, vivid purplish pink that combines well with blue shades and white. To conceal this plant’s legginess, set low, bushy plants in front of it. Cut back hard in late winter to promote more compact, bushy growth. Replace plant if it becomes too lanky. Good filler.
Native to the foothills of California (from Santa Clara to San Diego) and to the desert mountain slope...
Native mostly to Southern California. Broader, more leathery leaves than the species.
These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...