Gambelia juncea ‘Gran Canon’

Baja snapdragon 'Gran Canon'

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 3' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The Baja bush snapdragon is found in many regions of Baja California. This selection is from the Gran Canon of Cedros Island which lies off the western coast roughly mid-way down the peninsula. Cedros Island is one of the nine Mexican Pacific Islands. The moist, cool air from the Pacific Ocean couple with scant rainfall to provide a climate that places these islands as part of the California Floristic Province (i.e. the region characterized by a Mediterranean climate). Like the Channel Islands of California, the Mexican Pacific Islands offer many plants that do quite well anywhere within this climate zone as long as prolonged frost is avoided. Baja bush snapdragon grows as an open fountain of upright green branches punctuated by tiny green leaves. In the spring and early summer tubular red flowers appear, attracting hummingbirds. A sunny, hot location with well-draining soil seems best. Occasional summer water enhances the appearance of the Baja bush snapdragon although it is quite drought tolerant.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen