Picture of flowering Abronia fragrans by Jerry Friedman
Picture of flowering Abronia villosa by Stan Shebs
Abronia are native to western North America including California. They are trailing perennials but treated as hardy annuals. They thrive in any warm open garden soil and are very satisfactory for the margins of beds or borders. The small flowers are borne in clusters. The seeds are normally sown where they are to bloom. Peel the husk off the seed before sowing to speed up germination.