Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Ranunculus californicus

Herbaceous Perennial

Sprawling perennial. Common to chapparal and woodlands. Grows well in clay soils. Semi-deciduous in summer.

Raoulia australis

Creeping Groundcover

The low-spreading groundcover that can handle heavy foot traffic with the funny name. Plant in mounds and around rocks, or in open area 1ft. apart. v if planted with excellent drainage.

Restio multiflorus

Evergreen Feather-Reed

“The sparsely branched bloom stalks rise like a fountain out of a mass of finely branched, bright green stems.”

Restio quadratus

Evergreen Feather-Reed

Young, soft, feathery stems with dark green foliage mature to thick, square branches. Small white flowers. Plant at beginning of rainy season.

Restio tetraphyllus

Evergreen Rush

Bright green stems with feathery plumes. Will form broad, light, feathery mounds. Tall brown bloom spikes to 5ft.

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum

Evergreen Vine

Beautiful fast-growing vine will climb quickly to 10ft. Likes a rich well-drained soil. Blooms summer thru fall.

Ribes “Barrie Coate”

R. malvaceum “Barrie Coate”
Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Very dark pink flower clusters February-March. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age.

Ribes “Christy Ridge”

R. malvaceum “Christy Ridge”

Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant, blooms Oct-Mar. Spectacular pendant pink flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes “Claremont”

R. sanguineum “Claremont”
Deciduous shrub

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular bright pink flower clusters in winter and spring. Clay soils tolerant, grows near native oaks.

Ribes “Dancing Tassels”

R. malvaceum “Dancing Tassels”
Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Spectacular pendant rose flower clusters. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age

Ribes “Ortega Beauty”

R. malvaceum var. viridifolium “Ortega Beauty”
Deciduous Shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Spectacular pendant rose flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes “Spring Showers”

R. sanguineum “Spring Showers”
Deciduous shrub

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular draping bright pink flower clusters in winter and spring. Clay soils tolerant, grows near native oaks.

Ribes “White Icicle”

Deciduous shrub

Icy white flower clusters in early Spring, dark blue berries in Summer. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Ribes aureum

Deciduous Shrub

Beautiful displays of fragrant golden-yellow flowers in late spring attract hummingbirds. Edible berries. Good fall color. Well adapted to our dry summers and wet winters. Tolerates heavy clay soil.

Ribes aureum v. gracillimum

Semi-perennial shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Golden flower clusters in spring fade to red. Best in coastal gardens but keep protected from wind. Inland keep cool under tree canopy.

Ribes indecorum

Deciduous shrub

Beautiful sprays of fragrant white flowers in early spring. Attracts hummingbirds. Very drought tolerant once established, great under oaks. Native to the southern California Coast Ranges.

Ribes malvaceum

Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant, blooms Oct-Mar. Spectacular pendant pink flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes nevadense

Deciduous shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Soft pink flower clusters in early spring through summer. Creeksides. Tolerates wet or dry conditions. Dormant in fall.

Ribes roezlii var. cruentum

Deciduous shrub

Stunning deep red flowers hang down from clusters in Spring. Spiny Gooseberries come next.

Ribes sanguineum

Deciduous shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Spectacular bright red flower clusters in early spring. Clay soils tolerant, grows near oaks. Plant towards wet section in native garden.

Ribes speciosum

Evergreen Perennial shrub

Glossy green leaves, spiny stems, red trumpet flowers late winter through spring. Semi-deer-tolerant. Hummingbirds go wild! Tolerates clay soils.

Ribes viburnifolium

Evergreen Perennial Shrub

Dark green, heavily scented foliage with red stems. Tolerates clay soil. Semi-deer-tolerant. Edible fruit.

Romneya coulteri

Semi-deciduous Perennial Shrub

Spectactular giant California poppy blooms on top tall stems. Difficult to establish, needs good drainage, but easy to care for.

Rosa minutifolia

Deciduous shrub (Summer deciduous if dry)

Open, small-leafed coastal California rose. Long, curving canes produce small, pink flowers with dense thorns in spring. Well-draining soil preferred. Perfect in coastal garden settings.

Rudbeckia “Cherokee Sunset”

R hirta “Cherokee Sunset”

Perennial Daisy
Beautiful autumn colors, rusty red and orange 3-4″ flowers. Blooms summer-fall. Dead-head the spent bloom for a full 2nd flush. Divide every 2-4 years.

Ruellia makoyana

Herbaceous Perennial

A “wild desert tropical,” can be used as a low mounding garden plant, or cascades nicely in a hanging basket and as a houseplant. Magenta blooms summer through fall.

Rumohra adiantiformis

Evergreen Fern

The beautiful deep green fronds rise from creeping rhizomes to create a dense, low plant cover. Great for shaded areas in the landscape and in hanging baskets.

Rumohra adiantiformis “Iberia”

Evergreen Fern

Deep green fern with leathery leaves. Cut foliage for indoor centerpieces. Can be grown in hanging baskets. Protect from hard frosts.