Low to Moderate

Achillea “Apricot Delight”

Herbaceous Perennial

Apricot-lilac flowers in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts butterflies.

Achillea “Calistoga”

Herbaceous Perennial

White flowers in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.  Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Cerise Queen”

Herbaceous Perennial

Rose colored flowers. Drives the butterflies crazy. Remove spent flowers for a late fall rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Credo”

Herbaceous Perennial

Lemon-yellow flowers on strong vertical stems, fade to cream in fall. Best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but can flourish in dry soils. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Fireland”

Herbaceous Perennial

Brick red colored flowers fade to deep orange. Best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but can flourish in dry soils. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Lavender Beauty”

Herbaceous Perennial

Lavender colored flowers. Drives the butterflies crazy. Remove spent flowers for a late fall rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Lilac Beauty”

Herbaceous Perennial

Lavender colored flowers. Attracts butterflies. Remove spent flowers for a late fall rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Moon Dust”

Herbaceous Perennial

Soft yellow flowers with silver-green foliage. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.   Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.  Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Moonshine”

Herbaceous Perennial

A rich yellow bloom Spring/Summer that fades as it ages. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.

Achillea “New Vintage White”

Herbaceous Perennial

Creamy white flowers in Spring/Summer.  Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.  Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Paprika”

Herbaceous Perennial

Salmon to Rose colored flowers. Drives the butterflies crazy. Remove spent flowers for a late fall rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Pink Island Form”

Herbaceous Perennial

Pink flowers. Best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but can flourish in dry or clay soils. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Excellent Butterfly plant.

Achillea “Rodney’s Choice”

Herbaceous Perennial

This hybrid yarrow has deep magenta flowers. Get for fresh cut flowers, and dried flower sprays will hold their color.

Achillea “Salmon Beauty”

Herbaceous Perennial

Salmon colored flowers. Drives the butterflies crazy. Remove spent flowers for a late fall rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried.

Achillea “Summer Wine”

Herbaceous Perennial

A rich burgundy red bloom that fades to a blush rose as it ages. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.

Achillea “Sunrise”

Herbaceous Perennial

Golden yellow flowers with a touch of pink in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Terra Cotta”

Herbaceous Perennial

This hybrid yarrow has terra cotta colored flowers. Get for fresh cut flowers, and dried flower sprays will hold their color.

Achillea millefolium

Herbaceous Perennial

White to pink flowers in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea x kellereri

Herbaceous Perennial

Short silver foliage topped with stunning yellow-centered white flowers with scallopped petals. Deer resistant, attractive to butterflies and bees.

Achillea x lewisii “King Edward”

Herbaceous Perennial

Low growing, topped with pale yellow to creamy white flowers. Woolly green leaves. Can be used as a groundcover or in meadow gardens, and will do well between rocks as well. Blooms all summer long.

Aquilegia formosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Small, delicate foliage with pendant orange and yellow flowers, from the Sierra Nevadas. Attractive to Hummingbirds. Deer-resistent, Clay-soils-tolerant. Can be deciduous in dry summers.

Asclepias physocarpa

Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Perennial

Monarch butterfly host. Large, round pendant seedpods.

Aster frikartii “Monch”

Semi-evergreen perennial

Showy lavender blooms are attractive to butterflies and bees. Fall bloomer. Can handle clay soils.

Buddleia “Silver Anniversary”

Perennial Shrub

Small white and yellow flower clusters in early spring. Soft silver-grey leaves. Cut back hard in early spring to keep plant compact, or let grow shrubby to 5 feet tall and eventually taller.

Calamagrostis “Cheju Do”

Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Cheju Do”
Variegated Reed Grass

Spectacular giant summer bloom stalks, lots of rich green, red and purple colors. Makes a good hedge or border accent, works well up against a building.

Calamagrostis “Karl Foerster”

Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Karl Foerster
Variegated Reed Grass

Spectacular giant summer bloom stalks, lots of rich green, red and purple colors. Makes a good hedge or border accent, works well up against a building.

Calamagrostis foliosa

Semi-Evergreen Reed Grass

Blue-green tuft-forrming clumps. Cream-colored flowers. California native that can be found in coastal forests. Can handle some clay soils, some sandy soils.

Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Semi-Evergreen Reed Grass

Swaying 2 feet above the grassy blades, purplish new flower spikes mature to a golden wheat color. Good for meadows, erosion control and coastal settings.