If you enjoy the antics of hummingbirds, be sure to include a
few Baja red fairy dusters in your garden. Their bright red,
tufted flowers provide year around color and nectar, although
the showiest displays are from spring through fall.
fairy duster has ferny green foliage, and an open irregular form
that lends itself well to natural landscapes. Mature plants
might reach a size of 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. Baja red fairy
duster can be used in full sun or part shade, and is tolerant of
most soil types. Temperatures below 25° F can cause some twig
damage. Any shaping or pruning should be done in the late
spring, but be careful not to overdue it, as too much pruning
will inhibit flower production! This native of central Baja is
located on gravelly hillsides and lists in USDA Zone 9. It is
drought tolerant but growth is fairly quick with some additional
moisture. It needs little shearing actually. Hummers love
it. Bees love it as well it is the larval food for Lycaenid butterflies.