I'm pleased with how this prostrate Chamise (Adenostoma fasiculatum can't remember the exact name) and “Santa Barbara Liveforever” (Dudleya traskiae) have grown in these clay pipes that I've placed on end. I'll have to get some more. I liberated the larger from underneath my parents' house where it was forgotten for a long time. The smaller also came from their house where it was part of some yard drainage.
This is Goldenrod (was Solidago californica now Solidago velutina ssp. californica ). I purchased this from Annie's Annuals and had a bit of trouble as she cites it since it's been supplanted in the latest Jepson Manual.
Annie's has this to say, "...evergreen in mild
climates. Goes deciduous in colder areas as well as under drought
stress. Arching branches work well against a fence, intertwining nicely
neighbors, or grow it the way Mother Nature does – spilling down a
hillside. Give it some Summer water & decent drainage. Cut back to
1’ in Fall. Drought tolerant. Sun-Pt. Shade.
More shade inland." Annie's is located in N. Ca and thinking about summers inland there makes me think it might be a better match for other locations on my property. We'll see how it fares this summer in the rather exposed area I have it now.