Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

Artemisia “David’s Choice”

A. pycnocephala “David’s Choice”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Very fine silver foliage mounds to 18″ high. Deer resistant.

Artemisia “Powis Castle”

Herbaceous Perennial

Billowing mounds of silver foliage grows wide. Perfect for coastal gardens. Can’t handle inland heat.

Artemisia “Silver Mound”

Semi-deciduous perennial

Dense mound of soft feathery sliver-grey foliage.  Useful in rock gardens and as a border plant.

Artemisia absinthium

Herbaceous Perennial

Great green-grey leaves, easy to grow low-water plant needs fast draining soil. Semi-woody, will form clumps to 3 ft., bloom sprays to 4 ft tall. Blooms are used for medicinal properties.

Artemisia californica

Herbaceous Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location with little to no water once established. Grows in clay, though shows fussiness if wet in the summer. Great wildlife plant.

Artemisia frigida

Semi-deciduous Perennial

Dense mound of soft wooly sliver-grey foliage. Fragrant and useful in rock gardens or as a border plant. Tiny yellow flowers in summer.

Artemisia glacialis

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial

Needs lots of sun and very good draining rocky soils. Careful not to overwater – plant does not like wet roots. Can be used as an herb. Divisions can be taken from the rootball. Yellow flowers on 12″ stalks poke up mid-summer. Used medicinally for “mountain sickness.”

Artemisia pycnocephala

Semi-Evergreen Perennial

White foliage lays out flat, subtle flowering stems to 12″ high. Deer resistant

Artemisia tridentata

Herbaceous Perennial

Aromatic silver foliage with tiny cream or yellow clusters of flowers. Soft new growth that matures to a woody stem. A nitrogen fixing plant.

Artemisia viridis “Tiny Green”

Tiny groundcover that can handle light traffic. Very green leaves turn bronze with sun. Great for borders, rock gardens, between paving stones, or anywhere that needs a little extra texture. Yellow button flowers.

Artemisia “Silver King”

A. ludoviciana “Silver King”
Herbaceous Perennial

Silver foliage provides a stunning garden contrast.

Asclepias “Silky Deep Red”

A. curassavica “Silky Deep Red”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Brilliant red/yellow blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring. Attracts Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias “Silky Gold”

A. curassavica “Silky Gold”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Brilliant gold-yellow blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring. Attracts Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias “Wildfire”

A. curassavica “Wildfire”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Brilliant red blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring. Attracts Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias cancellata

Herbaceous Perennial

Upright shrub with glossy leaves and creamy whiter flowers which mature to cottony seed pods. Attracts lots of butterflies. Deer-resistant.

 

Asclepias curassavica

Semi-woody Perennial

Brilliant red/yellow blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring.

Asclepias fascicularis

Herbaceous Perennial

Large, narrow leaves. Pinkish white flowers. Coastal Clay Soils-tolerant. Attracts Monarch Butterflies.

Asclepias fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Perennial

Butterflies. Deer-resistant. Star-shaped flowers. Round pendant seedpods.

 

Asclepias physocarpa

Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Perennial

Monarch butterfly host. Large, round pendant seedpods.

Asclepias speciosa

Evergreen Perennial

Large gray leaves with astounding pink flowers that give the impression of fireworks. Attracts butterflies, as well as provides them with protection from predators after feeding.

Asclepias subulata

Herbaceous Perennial

Nearly leafless stems do great with very low water in very fast draining soils. Unusual pale creamy-yellow flowers at the ends of each stem. Attracts butterflies.

Asclepias tuberosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Dies back in winter and re-sprouts from its underground tuber each spring. The brilliant orange or red flower clusters appear in midsummer followed by attractive green pods. Prefers full sun but can handle light shade.

Asplenium ebenoides

Evergreen Fern

Graceful green-stemmed fern. Bright shade preferred. Alpine shade rock gardens. Great as an easy to grow houseplant, works well in terrariums.

Asplenium trichomanes

Evergreen Fern

Pinnate fronds with roundish leaflets. Bright shade preferred. Alpine shade rock gardens. Great as a houseplant, works well in terrariums.

Astelia banksii

Evergreen Perennial

Great for containers or as a garden focal plant. Silver leaves are slightly recurved. Prefers occasional deep watering.