This California native is rather uncommon in nature. It blooms from spring to early summer, with 1-in.-long blossoms that resemble snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Flowers are held in tiers at top of 1–2-ft.-tall, somewhat hairy stems. The upper lip of the flower is white, the lower one rose or violet. The plant produces oblong leaves to 2 in. long. Gives a light, dainty effect in front of borders, scattered under deciduous trees, or as bulb cover.
Sow seeds in place in fall or early spring in rich, moist soil. Can also be sown in late spring for early fall bloom. Self-sows under favorable conditions.
Annuals. The Fantasy series produces compact plants to 1 ft. high and 6–8 in. wide, with very na...
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Native to desert Southwest and mountains. Grows 4 ft. tall and half as wide, with slender, spreading b...