, which likes dry conditions, grows on the brim.
California redbud, California fuchsia
, toyon and lemonade berry are noteworthy, he says, because of their deep roots.
Crane also suggests reddish orange California fuchsia
(Zauschneria californica), a native perennial that's an important late-summer food source for hummingbirds.
Plants such as native salvia, native golden currants, penstemon, ceanothus, California fuchsia
and Oregon grapes are magnets for hummingbirds, she says.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), a spreading ground cover with lacy foliage and lace-cap flowers, appears on this list of water-wise and cold-hardy species, as does the California fuchsia
incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), California fuchsia
(Zauschneria), grasses and annual wildflowers of all kinds.
For dry, sunny areas, plant California natives, such as California lilac (a drought-tolerant shrub with dark blue or violet-blue flowers) and California fuchsia
, which produces scarlet flowers from summer to fall and requires little to no water once established.
For instance, hummingbirds are attracted to coral bells and columbine in spring, scarlet monkey flower and salvia in summer, and California fuchsia
in late summer and fall.
Zauschneria ``El Tigre,'' a low-growing, red-flowered California fuchsia
, blooms just as the weather starts gets hot, and is a favorite of hummingbirds.