Facts

  • This cracking little shrub has a very long flowering period and while everything else looks parched and burnt at the end of summer, it is still strutting its stuff on rocky slopes, cliffs and canyons in the chaparral of western North America.
  • Although this plant is in the same family as fuchsias, it is actually a willowherb.

Where it grows

Native to the dry slopes, ridges and chaparral of Mexico, and the USA (California and New Mexico).

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