Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Trithrinax acanthocoma

Fan Palm

Slow growing medium-sized single-trunked palm with a large crown of spreading leaves. Grows in clay soils.

Typhonium venosum

Sauromatum venosum
Deciduous Bulb

Underground tubers will spread and multiply. Shoots up 20″ vegetation. Carrion flower has a foul stench. Can bloom from bulb without planting.

Uncinia “Belinda’s Find”

Perennial Sedge

Shiny, dark reddish bronze leaves with a bright cherry red variegation. Loosely tufted, upright form.

Uncinia uncinata

Perennial Sedge

Shiny, dark reddish brown leaves. Loosely tufted, upright form.

Ursinia sericea

Evergreen Perennial

Silver leaves and vibrant yellow daisy flowers on long, bent stalks make for a stunning addition to low water gardens. Fast draining soil and a little extra water in the summer.

Vauquelinia californica

Evergreen Tree

Evergreen shrub or small tree with tough glossy leaves and tiny white flowers in late spring. Can be trained as a single or multistemmed tree.

Verbena “Endurascape Purple”

Evergreen Perennial

Beautiful vibrant purple flowers nearly year-round. Grows wide in the ground or makes for a spectacular container plant and in hanging baskets.

Verbena “Endurascape Red”

Evergreen Perennial

Beautiful vibrant purple flowers nearly year-round. Grows wide in the ground or makes for a spectacular container plant and in hanging baskets.

Verbena “Little One”

V. bonariensis “Little One”
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 “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”

Perennial

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.

Verbena lilacina “Paseo Rancho”

Perennial

Light lavender flowers. A small growing mounding subshrub with flowers through the summer. Will look more lush and have continuous blooms with occasional water through the summer. Introduced by the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden.

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.