Full to Part Sun

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.

 

Bauhinia lunarioides

Semi-deciduous shrub

Dainty slow growing small tree with an open growth habit and cute bi-lobed leaves. Small white flowers in late Spring through early Summer.

Buddleia “Buzz Hot Raspberry”

Evergreen Perennial

Dwarf shrub with compact habit. Perfect for patio containers and small garden centerpieces. In summer graceful tapering spikes of fragrant flowers. Prune back each year.

Buddleia “Silver Anniversary”

Perennial Shrub

Small white and yellow flower clusters in early spring. Soft silver-grey leaves. Cut back hard in early spring to keep plant compact, or let grow shrubby to 5 feet tall and eventually taller.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Semi-evergreen Tree

Small vase-shaped tree with bright yellow and orange flowers year-round. Low maintenance and drought tolerant. Deciduous below 25F.

Ceanothus “Centennial”

Evergreen Shrub

Low mounding shrub with arching branches and clusters of lavender blooms in late winter to early spring. Excellent for coastal gardens, provide afternoon shade inland.

Ceanothus “Cliff Schmidt”

Evergreen Shrub

Native to the Channel Islands, great for coastal gardens. Clusters of blue flowers in spring, reblooms in fall along the coast. Can be pruned into a small tree. Tolerates clay soils.

Ceanothus “Emily Brown”

C. gloriosus v. exaltatus “Emily Brown”
Evergreen shrub

Low-spreading shrub with rich dark green leaves, dark blue blooms in spring. Edible seeds are favored by native birds. Deer-resistant, cold-hardy, doesn’t like temps over 100F.

Ceanothus “Heart’s Desire”

C. gloriosus “Heart’s Desire”
Evergreen shrub

Wild variety found North of Pt. Reyes. Will tolerate clay soils and heat over 100° with some summer irrigation. Good border plant and along sidewalk strips. Deer-resistant.

Ceanothus “Joyce Coulter”

Evergreen shrub

Fast growing, mounding shrub with dark green leaves. Medium blue flower clusters in late spring. Full sun in coastal gardens.

Ceanothus “Kurt Zadnik”

C. griseus “Kurt Zadnik”
Evergreen shrub

Cultivated in Berkeley at the UC Botanic Garden from a plant found in Sonoma. A prolific bloomer with rich dark blue flowers. Edible seeds are favored by native mockingbirds and others.

Ceanothus “Tassajara Blue”

Evergreen shrub

Hybrid California Lilac with glossy deep green leaves, blue flowers in late spring to early summer. Makes a great hedge plant.

Ceanothus gloriosus

Evergreen groundcover

Low-spreading shrub with rich dark green leaves, light lilac blooms in spring. Edible seeds are favored by native birds. great for Coastal locations. Deer-resistant, cold-hardy, doesn’t like temps over 100F.

Cercis occidentalis

Evergreen tree

Careful not to disturb roots when transplanting. Magenta flowers in Spring. From rocky soils at foothills. Bright green kidney-shaped leaves.

Convolvulus “Snow Angel”

Evergreen perennial

This low-growing evergreen bush has a compact form dense with shimmering silver-green leaves and beautiful white flowers blooming spring through fall.

 

Coreopsis “Limerock Passion”

Evergreen Flowering Perennial

Bright pink daisy flowers, fernlike foliage forms a lacey/frilly mound. Classic garden plant, works well in containers.

Corokia cotoneaster

Evergreen Shrub

Crooked gray branches, tightly spaced. Small green leaves. Pale yellow flowers; what’s not to like?

Cotula “Big Yellow Moon”

C. lineariloba “Big Yellow Moon”
Evergreen Perennial

Huge 1″ round yellow flowers sit well above the 2″ groundcover foliage. Plant 1-2 feet apart.

Cotula “Silver Mound”

Evergreen Perennial

Large yellow flowers resembling buttons rise above the silver-green groundcover foliage on 2″ stems, flowerinf from spring to fall.

Cotula lineariloba

Evergreen Perennial

Huge 1″ round yellow button flowers sit well above the 2″ groundcover foliage. Plant 1-2 feet apart.

Darlingtonia californica

Temperate Carnivore

Native Californian carnivore that grows best outdoors with cool roots and night time temperatures. Keep pots sheltered from hot afternoon sun. Grow in Carnivorous Plant Blend or long fibered sphagnum.

Dendrobium kingianum

Evergreen Perennial

Grows on rocks and in well-drained rocky soils. Let soils dry out completely before watering.

Dendromecon harfordii

Perennial Shrub

Moderately-fast growing, evergreen poppy native to the Channel Islands. Bright yellow, 3″ flowers in spring and summer. Low water once established.

Dietes iridioides

Evergreen Perennial

This Iris relative forms tight clumps of dark green leaves topped with prolific blooms Spring through Fall. The white flowers have yellow and purple markings. Cut off fruit to encourage more blooms.

Drosera “Marston Dragon”

D. binata “Marston Dragon”
Deciduous Carnivore (Evergreen if Grown Indoors)

Dew covered multi-forked leaves turning bright red in the sun. Sticky dew captures insects. Best grown in 50/50 peat moss and sand. Also grows well in standing water. Water daily.

 

Drosera adelae

Perennial Carnivore

Long flat leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.

Drosera adelae “Giant”

Perennial Carnivore

Long flat leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.

Drosera aliciae

Perennial Carnivore

Stunning small rosettes, spoon-shaped leaves are covered with very red sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.