Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Oxalis vulcanicola

O. spiralis ssp. vulcanicola

Small semi-succulent species with small clumps of reddish leaves

Parajubaea torallyi

Palm Tree

Grows in high altitude sandstone valleys, in dry and dusty conditions. Silvery grey leaves.  Cold tolerant, drought tolerant. Large and thick at base of trunk. Grows well throughout California.

 

Parkinsonia aculeata

Evergreen tree

Gracefully arcing canopy, spiny branches atop a short trunk, covered in bright yellow flowers in spring.

Parkinsonia X “Desert Museum”

Cercidium “Desert Museum”
P. microphylla x P. florida x P. aculeata
Semi-Evergreen tree

Gracefully arcing canopy, thornless branches atop a short trunk, tiny leaves, covered in bright yellow flowers in spring.

 

Pelargonium “Old Spice”

Pelargonium fragrans hybrid

Large mounds of fragrant small curly green leaves. Small striped white flowers. Bushy and erect to 12″ tall. Great along walkways.

Pelargonium crispum

Evergreen Perennial

Ruffled variegated leaves are lemon scented. Flower colors vary with different cultivars, but are small and whitish-pink in the species.

Pelargonium fragrans

Evergreen Perennial

Forms a low mound of fragrant leaves. Great for small gardens. Covered in small white flowers throughout most of the year.

Pellaea cordifolia

Evergreen Fern

Fern with small heart-shaped leaves along the fronds. Trim back to prevent leggy appearance. Fully drought-tolerant, but water regularly for optimal appearance.

Pellaea falcata

Evergreen Fern

Broadleaf fern, fishbone fronds. Trim back to prevent leggy appearance. Likes moisture but drought-tolerant in shade. Deer resistant.

Pellaea rotundifolia

Evergreen Fern

Cute round leaflets shaped like buttons, will trail over time on arched fronds. Well-draining, acidic soil with regular watering.

Pennisetum “Fairy Tails”

Evergreen Fountain Grass

A clumping, blue-green, evergreen grass w/dark wheat-colored blooms in spring and summer. Looks best cut back in late winter to expose new foliage. Drought and heat resistant.

Pennisetum “Fireworks”

P. setaceum “Fireworks”
PP18,504
Fountain Grass

A clumping semi-evergreen grass w/dazzling red foliage and white, green and pink stripes throughout the growing season. Looks best cut back in late winter to expose new foliage. Drought and heat resistant.

Pennisetum “Red Buttons”

P. messiacum “Red Buttons”

Fountain Grass
Furry burgundy blooms that fade to beige as they age on 3 foot stalks. Divide in Fall or allow seeds to dry on plants.

Pennisetum “Rubrum”

P. setaceum “Rubrum”
P. setaceum “Cupreum”
Fountain Grass

A clumping semi-evergreen grass 4-5+ feet tall with dark burgundy-red foliage and red plumes. Looks best cut back in late winter to expose new foliage. Rarely seeds out. Drought and heat resistant.

Pennisetum messiacum

Fountain Grass

Furry burgundy blooms on 3 foot stalks. Divide in Fall or allow seeds to dry on plants.

Pennisetum orientale

Evergreen Grass

Low-growing and compact fountain grass with gracefully cascading,slowly expanding mound, of dense foliage. Blooms 2-3 ft tall – a plume of pearly white or silvery pink fluff.

Penstemon “Blackbeard”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant flowers of lilac-purple that fade to white, late spring through summer if trimmed. Large dark reddish-green almost black leaves. Full sun along the coast, partial sun further inland. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon “Blue Springs”

Evergreen Perennial

Blue-Violet flowers, intense color and abundant, through spring and summer. Long-lived.

 

Penstemon “Cherry Sparks”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant cherry-red flowers through summer and fall. Full Sun along the coast, partial sun further inland.Butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon “Diablo”

Evergreen Perennial

Huge numbers of fiery red flowers adorn this low growing green shrub throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Penstemon “Dorothy Wilson”

Evergreen Perennial

Impressive spikes of lavender flowers with white throats through summer and fall. Full Sun along the coast, partial sun further inland. Butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon “Electric Blue”

Evergreen Perennial

True blue flowers, intense color and abundant, through spring and summer. Long-lived, prefers lots of sun and little water.

Penstemon “Enor”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant deep purple flowers through spring, summer and into fall. Sun along the coast, shade further inland. Butterflies and hummingbirds.