Eremophila racemosa [Easter Egg Bush] part of the Scrophulariaceae family with yellow-orange-pink-purple flowers flowering in Winter-Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA
*around iron fencing in front yard* Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) grows well in zone 9 and blooms all witner and has wonderful grown coverage, or goes up on a trellis. This will be in my garden!
Look for Low-Care Wildflowers - California poppy, penstemon, and salvia are three common wildflowers that thrive in most regions. They're a great choice for adding color to the landscape without increasing the amount of maintenance you have to do.