Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees

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.

Aster “Wartburg Star”

Evergreen perennial

Lavender flower with yellow center, produces huge number of flowers through the summer. Easy to grow, great for cut flowers.

Aster alpigenus

Perennial Herb/Wildflower

A small violet or lavender flower perched atop unbranched stems with narrow leaves, above low grouping of last year’s leaves. Many blooms in late winter through spring.

Aster chilensis “Purple Haze”

Semi-evergreen perennial, drought deciduous

Showy deep-purple blossoms are attractive to butterflies. Grows on dry banks and grassy fields to 5000 ft. Violet flower with yellow center.

Aster frikartii “Monch”

Semi-evergreen perennial

Showy lavender blooms are attractive to butterflies and bees. Fall bloomer. Can handle clay soils.

Asteriscus maritimus

Evergreen Perennial

Compact, low growing perennial with golden-yellow daisy flowers year round. Will tolerate regular irrigation with fast draining soil.

Azadirachta indica

In tropical climates it is fast growing to over 50ft tall. Neem oil is produced from the seeds and fruit.

Small natural bonsai when grown indoor with opposing pinnate leaves.

Babiana stricta

Deciduous Bulb

Fans of sword-shaped leaves which emerge in mid-winter, spikes of blue to violet flowers emerge in the spring. Flowers and foliage die back by summer. Keep dry when dormant.

Baccharis pilularis “Pigeon Point”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis pilularis “Twin Peak”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis x “Starn Thompson”

Evergreen shrub

Mounding evergreen shrub is long-lived and can be planted in masses in native hillside gardens. Very small leaves are closely set. Inconspicuous flowers.

Baileya multiradiata

Deciduous Perennial

Abundant yellow marigold blooms. Needs good drainage and low water – great borders for cactus gardens. Deciduous silver foliage.

Banksia “Fireworks”

B. ericifolia “Fireworks”
Evergreen Shrub

A large upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia “Schnapper Point”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub with needle-like foliage. Honey colored cone shaped flowers with a red shimmer spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia ashbyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large orange flower cones. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia attenuata

Evergreen Shrub/Tree

A spreading shrub that can be grown into a tall tree, with impressive tall yellow flower cones.

Banksia blechnifolia

Evergreen

Low tothe ground, leaves arch outward and appear like fern leaves. Giant red cone flowers at the ground level in spring. Serrated leaves come in rusty brown and turn green with age. Drought tolerant, but a little extra water when hot will increase growth.

 

 

Banksia caleyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large flower cones, salmon pink fade to yellow. Can grow under Eucalyptus. Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia coccinea

Evergreen Shrub

Great for cut flowers. A compact upright shrub with impressive large scarlet flower cones. Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia ericifolia

Evergreen Shrub

A large compact upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia integrifolia

Evergreen Tree

A large open tree. Leathery dark green serrated leaves with silver undersides. Large yellow bottle-brush blooms, great for cut flowers. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia marginata “Mini Marg”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub, dark green foliage shows silver underneath, topped with stunning displays of orange-yellow flowers on cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia menziesii

Evergreen Shrub

Great for cut flowers. A compact upright shrub with large maroon and yellow flower cones. Twisted trunk with thick bark. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

 

Banksia praemorsa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense upright shrub with long serrated leaves and large impressive cone flowers of yellow, cream, or burgundy. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.