Full to Part Sun

Origanum “Kent Beauty”

O. rotundifolium “Kent Beauty”
Herbaceous Perennial

Excellent choice for rock gardens and hanging baskets. Cuttings can be dried and used in crafts. Deer resistant. Cut back hard in winter.

Origanum “Monterey Bay”

Evergreen Herb

Fragrant ornamental oregano with blue-grey foliage and pink flowers in summer. Likes well-draining soils and moderate water.

Pelargonium “Old Spice”

Pelargonium fragrans hybrid

Large mounds of fragrant small curly green leaves. Small striped white flowers. Bushy and erect to 12″ tall. Great along walkways.

Pelargonium crispum

Evergreen Perennial

Ruffled variegated leaves are lemon scented. Flower colors vary with different cultivars, but are small and whitish-pink in the species.

Pennisetum orientale

Evergreen Grass

Low-growing and compact fountain grass with gracefully cascading,slowly expanding mound, of dense foliage. Blooms 2-3 ft tall – a plume of pearly white or silvery pink fluff.

Penstemon “Cherry Sparks”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant cherry-red flowers through summer and fall. Full Sun along the coast, partial sun further inland.Butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon “Holly’s White”

Evergreen Perennial

Impressive spikes of white flowers through summer and fall. Full Sun along the coast, partial sun further inland.Butterflies and hummingbirds.

Petrophile longifolia

Evergreen Shrub

Low-growing shrub. Yellow and cream flowers bloom on short stems hidden low in the foliage. Needs very good drainage. Do not fertilize, except trace minerals. Blooms November to February.

Phacelia californica

Evergreen Wildflower

Low growing grey-green leaves, hairy, with vigorous 2 ft. tall bloom stalks with lavender flowers. Grows well in rocky soils, cracks and crevices. Some water in summer.

Pinguicula “Titan”

Hybrid species, Evergreen Carnivore

Sticky leaves trap bugs like flypaper, digest insects within 24 hours. Stays green in winter, indoor or outdoor. Do not water over the leaves.

Pinguicula “Weser”

P. moranensis X P. ehlersiae
Perennial Carnivore

Broad flat leaves are sticky, trap bugs like flypaper. Green leaves with rosy highlights. Do not water over the leaves. Grow in peat, sand and pumice. Keep moist most of the year, but allow soil to slightly dry out in winter before watering when dormant.

Pinguicula moctezumae

Carnivore

Narrow, strappy leaves are sticky, trap bugs like flypaper. Purple flowers. Do not water over the leaves. Grow in peat, sand and pumice. Keep moist most of the year, but allow soil to slightly dry out in winter before watering when dormant.

Pinguicula primuliflora

Evergreen Carnivore

Attractive rosettes. Sticky leaves trap bugs like flypaper. Pale purple trumpet-shaped flowers. Stays green in winter, indoor or outdoor. Do not water over the leaves.

Protea “Late Mink”

P. neriifolia “Late Mink”
Evergreen Shrub

Large pink flowers with apricot and coral accents and covered with light silver hairs. Flowers in full bloom in late winter. Plant in full sun in well drained soil & irrigate only occasionally once established.

Protea “Pink Ice”

P. neriifolia “Pink Ice”
Evergreen Shrub

Upright shrub with silvery rose bracts that enclose the white flowers. Needs very good drainage. Do not fertilize, except trace minerals. Spectactular but short-lived.

Protea “Sylvia”

P. susannae x P. eximia
Evergreen Shrub

Upright shrub with large burgundy-pink flowers. Needs very good drainage. Do not fertilize, except trace minerals. Spectactular but short-lived.

 

 

Ranunculus californicus

Herbaceous Perennial

Sprawling perennial. Common to chapparal and woodlands. Grows well in clay soils. Semi-deciduous in summer.

Raoulia australis

Creeping Groundcover

The low-spreading groundcover that can handle heavy foot traffic with the funny name. Plant in mounds and around rocks, or in open area 1ft. apart. v if planted with excellent drainage.

Rhodochiton atrosanguineum

Evergreen Vine

Beautiful fast-growing vine will climb quickly to 10ft. Likes a rich well-drained soil. Blooms summer thru fall.

Salvia “Berzerkeley”

S. microphylla “Berzerkeley”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Dense and compact with deep pink flowers. Will bloom through fall into winter. Best with good sun, except in hotter areas. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Salvia “Cranberry Crush”

S. greggii “Cranberry Crush”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

Semi-woody dwarf salvia will bloom bright fuchsia through into winter.  Best in full sun, except in hotter areas.

Salvia “Dancing Dolls”

S. microphylla x S. greggii
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Light pink flowers with dark pink upper lip in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds

Salvia “Dancing Embers”

S. microphylla x S. greggii
Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody dwarf salvia with fragrant green leaves. Masses of deep, glowing red blooms in spring through winter. Best in full sun at coast, afternoon shade inland. Attractive to Hummingbirds