Plants Archives


San Francisco Bay Area

    • Deuterocohnia brevifolia

      Hardy groundcover bromeliad; yellow flowers

    • Evergreen Desert Shrub

      Very heat-tolerant. Fuzzy gray leaves, orange poppy flowers. An astounding addition to any drought-tolerant or native-plant garden.

    • Tropical – shrubby, climbing, sprawling arms; night-blooming

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Evergreen Perennial

      Green gray foliage. Pale peach flowers fade to light pink, blooms spring thru fall. Best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but can flourish in dry soils. Cut flowers last a long time. Attracts Butterflies.

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

      Gold to Orange 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Evergreen Perennial

      Flowers summer – fall, cut or dried flowers, attracts butterflies.

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

      Bred in the Netherlands for their toughness. Compact, uniform dusty-rose-pink blooms throughout the bloom season.

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

      Rose Red flowers on strong vertical stems, fade to rust-colored 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

      Green gray foliage. Flowers summer thru fall. Often used for cut or dried flowers. Attracts butterflies and birds.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Herbaceous Perennial

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

    • 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.

    • Large stem caudex with taproot; vining w/broad lobed leaves

    • Caudex to 8ft. prefers shade while the 6ft. long vines prefer sun; keep warm and dry in winter

    • Tree-like caudiciform 2 feet around and 10 feet tall

    • Rare; large caudex base with long stems, bonsai style. Dry in winter.

    • Large caudex base with long stems, small pink flowers. Bloom food in spring.

    • Caudex base with long stems. Often hybridized for a variety of flowers.

    • Very rare. Grows in rocky soils in areas with high winds off the horn of Africa. Large caudex to 8ft. Pale pink flowers, not often seen in cultivation.

    • Caudex base with tall stems, strappy leaves

    • Caudex base with long stems, bonsai style, flowers when young. Dwarf, shrubby.

    • Evergreen Fern

      Graceful black-stemmed fern. Bright shade preferred. Drought tolerant in cool coastal gardens. Deer-proof.

    • Evergreen Fern

      Naturally occuring California hybrid fern. Bright shade preferred. Drought tolerant in cool coastal gardens. Deer-proof.

    • Small, thick curly-edged leaves, to 4″ across with aerial roots

    • Slow growing, spotted grey-green leaves. Rot prone. Make sure you have very fast draining soil.

    • South African dense clumps of succulent leaves, spring bloomer

    • Round, purple-spotted leaves, to 4″ tall; leaves drop and root easily.

    • Stiff, upright w/arching leaves; pink/purple flowers