The Isoplexis is a short-lived shrub but well worth the effort for its tall spikes of soft apricot flowers and its Bay Friendly quality as a hummingbird haven. I treat it more as a perennial treasure rather than a truly woody shrub. The size is usually about 4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide and it tolerates pruning well. Sun or part shade is fine as is moderate watering. It is not very cold hardy so be careful where you plant it.
Currently, Suncrest Nursery (wholesaler), Digging Dog Nursery and Annie’s Annuals are the two growers who offer it. I’ll let you know if I find another grower.
Georgia Madden is a Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional who has had several gardens on past Bay-Friendly Tours. Her company Feyerabend & Madden Landscape Design creates gardens all over the Bay-Area. She writes a plant pick for the Bay-Friendly Blog about once a month.