Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Verbena “Lollipop”

V. bonariensis “Lollipop”
Upright Perennial

Stunning dwarf airy vertical stems topped with purple flowers mid summer work well mixed in with mounding perennials like Salvia, or poking out from a low growing Prickly Pear.

Verbena “Superbena” c.v.

Trailing Perennial

Hybridized for a range of flower colors. Spreading perennial with dentate, deeply serrated leaves. Blooms from spring to fall with beautiful heads of fragrant flowers in a perfect dome shape. Prefers a well-drained and medium-fertile soil.

Verbena “Tapien Blue Violet”

Trailing Perennial

Flowers range from dark purple through lavender. Not reliably freeze hardy. Great in hanging baskets. They take trimming well, and respond with thickened habit and renewed flowering.

Verbena bonariensis

Upright Perennial

Stunning airy vertical stems topped with purple flowers mid summer work well mixed in with mounding perennials like Salvia, or poking out from an upright Prickly Pear.

Verbena lilacina “de la Mina”


A small growing mounding subshrub with violet flowers through the summer. Will look more lush and have continuous blooms with occasional water through the summer.

Vitis “Roger’s Red”

V. californica “Roger’s Red”
Deciduous Fruiting Vine

California native grape, deciduous. Gray and green leaves revamp to a deep, rich red in autumn months. Edible, small purple fruit. Fast growing and frost hardy.

Vitis californica

Deciduous Fruiting Vine

Northern California native grape, deciduous leaves. Gray and green leaves turn red in autumn months before dying back for winter. Edible purple fruit. Fast growing.

Vitis girdiana

Deciduous Climbing Vine

Fast growing California native grape. Gray and green leaves, edible small black fruit. Great leafy vine for walls and fences.

Vitis vinifera “Purpurea”

Deciduous Climbing Vine

Deep red colored leaves through summer, spectacular autumn display. More compact than most grapes. Prune when dormant. Edible small purple fruit.

Woodwardia fimbriata

Semi-evergreen Fern

“Our largest native fern, often encountered along creeks and mountain seeps. Rather coarsely cut, light green fronds.”

x Chiranthofremontia

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon X Fremontodendron “Pacific Sunset”
Evergreen shrub

Large, broad, showy intergenic hybrid. If provided space in a garden, this centerpiece plant will be covered in golden flowers in spring. No water once established.

Zephyranthes candida

Perennial Bulb

Amaryllis relative with rush-like foliage and bright white blooms late summer through fall.  Tolerant of any soil.

Zephyranthes citrina

Perennial Bulb

Bright yellow amaryllis flowers top this bulb in fall. Grassy foliage. Clay-soils tolerant. Will stay green with a little irrigation in summer.

Zinnia acerosa

Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody perennial with many small white flowers through spring and summer. Makes for good dried flowers.