Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Sedum alboroseum “Mediovariegatum”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps. Large yellow flower sprays in late summer fade to white in fall. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Senecio viravira

Evergreen Perennial

Gorgeous serrated silver leaves. Cream-colored blooms. Cut off blooms to create a denser foliage. Very drought tolerant.

Senna artemisioides

Cassia artemisioides
Evergreen Shrub

Green needle-like leaves. Tiny, fragrant, bright yellow flowers in winter through spring, followed by green seed pods that turn dark brown. Deer-tolerant shrub.

Senna nemophila

Evergreen Shrub

Green needle-like leaves. Tiny bright yellow flowers in spring and brown seedpods in summer.

Senna oliogophylla

Evergreen Shrub

Glossy green leaves and red stems. Bright yellow flowers in spring and red seedpods in summer.

Senna phyllodenia

Evergreen Shrub

Evergreen mounding shrub, open branching. Flat, silver-grey leaves. Tiny bright yellow flowers in spring. Fast growing. Deer resistant.

Simmondsia chinensis

Evergreen Shrub

From dry slopes near the Mojave Desert. No water once established in the ground. Leathery grey green leaves.

Simmondsia chinensis “Vista”

Evergreen Shrub

Compact jojoba makes a tough groundcover. No water once established in the ground. Leathery grey green leaves, green flowers in spring. Birds love the seeds!

Sisyrinchium “Aunt May”

Perennial Grass

Upright clump of sword-shaped variegated leaves. Spikes of pale yellow flowers in spring/summer. Will tolerate drought but prefers regular water through the summer.

Sisyrinchium “Devon Skies”

Perennial

Dwarf Blue-eyed Grass hybridized in England is a cute little perennial well placed in a meadow or rock garden.

Sisyrinchium “Quaint and Queer”

Perennial

Classic California wildflower with unusual white flowers with darker inner petals and bright yellow centers on tall bloom spikes.

Sisyrinchium “Stripey”

S. bellum “Stripey”

Perennial Grass

Beloved wildflower forms tufts with amethyst-purple flowers. Cute green and creamy-yellow variegation in the leaves.

 

Sisyrinchium “Wayne’s Dwarf”

Perennial

Dwarf variety of beloved wildflower forms tufts with purple-blue flowers. Give it more sun for more blooms spring through summer. Can go dormant in summer if dry.

Solanum “Alamo Pintado”

Evergreen shrub

Silver-green foliage with striking lavender flowers spring through summer. A little extra water when blooming will keep them going for months. Dormant without water in summer.

Solanum “Indian’s Grey”

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Striking blue flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall. Dormant without water in summer.

Solanum “Mountain Pride”

S. xanti “Mountain Pride”
Evergreen shrub

Striking purple flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall. A little extra water when blooming will keep them going for months. Dormant without water in summer.

Solanum “Spring Frost”

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey-green leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Showy white flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall.

Protect from hard frosts.

Solanum pyracanthum

Evergreen shrub

Wonderful orange spined leaves make this airy shrub glow in sunlight. Showy violet flowers and bright fruit add to the alien monster” appeal. Protect from hard frosts.

Solanum quitoense

Evergreen fruiting shrub

Large heart shaped leaves make this fruiting plant a beauty. Fruit are sweet and edible, often used for the juice. Protect from winds.

Solanum umbelliferum

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey-green leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Showy violet flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall.

Sollya heterophylla

Evergreen Shrub

Creeping groundcover, or climbing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet when supported. Bright blue bell-shaped flowers bloom in the summer.

Sollya “Monterey Bay Sapphire”

S. heterophylla “Monterey Bay Sapphire”
Evergreen Shrub

Creeping groundcover, or climbing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet when supported. Gorgeous vibrant deep blue bell-shaped flowers bloom in the summer, will flower when young.