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Leucospermum “Goldfinger”

Evergreen Shrub

Upright stems with giant orange-red-golden pincushion flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. Prefers fast-draining soils.

Leucospermum “Goldie”

Evergreen Shrub

Upright stems with giant bright yellow pincushion flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. Prefers fast-draining soils.

Leucospermum “High Gold”

Evergreen Shrub

Mounding shrub with giant yellow pincushion flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. Lime-green new growth ages to grey-green, leaves have a felt-like texture. Prefers fast-draining soils.

Leucospermum “Scarlet Ribbon”

Evergreen Shrub

Medium sized shrub with serrated leaves and red tips. Gorgeous multicolored pincushion flowers in yellow, orange, pink, and scarlet. Tolerates a wider range of soils than most Leucospermums.

Leucospermum “Spider Hybrid”

Evergreen Shrub

Large shrub with large, serrated leaves and red tips. Salmon-pink and golden-yellow pincushion flowers with red-tipped stamens through spring.

Leucospermum “Tango”

Evergreen Shrub

Upright stems with firey orange-red pincushion flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. Prefers acidic, fast-draining soil and full sun.

Leucospermum “Veldfire”

Evergreen Shrub

Medium shrub, dark green leaves with red tips. Yellow flowers with red ribbons spring and into summer. Prefers acidic, fast-draining soil and full sun.

Leucospermum cuneiforme

Evergreen Shrub

Dense vertical shrub with giant yellow pincushion flowers that age to red in spring. Excellent cut flower. Lime-green new growth ages to leathery grey-green, leaves have a felt-like texture. Prefers fast-draining soils.

 

Leucospermum gueinzii

Evergreen Shrub

Medium sized shrub, grey/green in color with soft fuzzy leaves. Giant red pincushion flowers are sure to attract birds.

Leucospermum pattersonii “Brothers”

Evergreen Shrub

Mounding shrub with red pincushion flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. Lime-green new growth ages to a soft grey-green. Leaves have a felt-like texture. Prefers fast draining soils.

 

Leucospermum “Rainbow”

Medium sized shrub with serrated leaves and red tips. Gorgeous multicolored pincushion flowers in yellow, orange, and red. Tolerates a wider range of soils than most Leucospermums.

Leymus “Canyon Prince”

Turf Grass

Blue-grey, evergreen, running, mat-forming grass thrives on seasonal winter rains. Avoid regular summer irrigation or the grass will flop over.

Lilium lancifolium

Herbaceous Perennial

Spectacular down-facing spotted-orange flowers. Grown from a bulb, flowers in late summer.

Livistona australis

Palm Tree

Fast growing palm with raised leaf scars along the trunk. Large fan-shaped leaves spread wide. Leaves are frost-tender.

 

Lupinus albifrons

Perennial Shrub

Blue flower spikes sit on top of silvery shrub. Needs good drainage, full sun, and little water. Butterfly plant, moderately deer-resistant. Useful to fix nitrogen in depleted soils.

Lupinus arboreus

Semi-Deciduous Perennial Shrub

Gray-green palm-like leaves with beautiful lilac colored flowers in early spring to late summer. Useful for depleted soils to fix nitrogen. Tolerates coastal sandy soils. Seeds easily.

Lupinus chamissonis

Perennial Shrub

Blue flower spikes sit on top of silvery shrub. Needs good drainage, full sun, and little water. Grows well in coastal sands. Useful to fix nitrogen in depleted soils.

Lupinus polyphyllus v. burkei

Deciduous Shrub

Gorgeous 5 ft. spikes of classic lavender lupine flowers. Grows alongside creeks and streams throughout the West Coast. Can be allowed to go dormant in fall with a lot less water. Blooms May through July.

Lupinus propinquus

Semi-Deciduous Perennial Shrub

Gray-green palm-like leaves with beautiful flowers in early spring to late summer. Useful for depleted soils to fix nitrogen. Tolerates coastal sandy soils. Seeds easily.

 

 

Lupinus sericatus

Perennial Shrub

Rare Northern California Lupine with purple flowers in spring, silvery foliage. Needs good drainage, full sun, and little water. Butterfly plant, moderately deer-resistant.

Maireana sedifolia

Evergreen Shrub

Semi-succulent upright shrub with unusual white foliage. Thrives in hot, dry locations; needs good drainage. Occasional tiny pale pink flowers along stems.

Malacothamnus “Jolon”

M. palmeri “Jolon”
Evergreen Shrub

Vibrant green foliage year-round gives to small bright pink flowers throughout the summer. Coastal native. Attractive to Butterflies.

Malacothamnus palmeri

Evergreen Shrub

Vibrant green foliage year-round gives to small bright pink flowers throughout the summer. Coastal native (Big Sur Area). Butterfly plant.

Marrubium “All Hallows Green”

M. bourgaei “All Hallows Green”

Evergreen perennial

Short shrub spreads many feet wide and makes an excellent border. Lime green leaves, round and textured, send up cream colored flowers in spring and fall.

Melampodium leucanthum

Herbaceous Perennial

Low growing, drought tolerant perennial daisy with honey-scented flowers spring-summer. Self sows freely. Deer resistant. Butterflies and birds love it!

Melinis nerviglumis

Rhynchelytrum neriglume
Semi-Evergreen Grass

Astonishing soft ruby blooms spring through summer, can last into winter. Blue-green foliage turns red in fall. Reseeds to maintain clumps, can spread if allowed.

Mimulus “Curious Red”

Evergreen Perennial

Dark green glossy leaves and numerous red flowers will bloom year round. Deer resistant.

Mimulus “Eleanor”

Evergreen Perennial

Buttery-yellow flower centers with cream edges, blooms spring through summer. Deer resistant.

Mimulus “Esselen”

Evergreen Perennial

Compact shrub with glossy green leaves and bright orange flowers in spring and summer. Great for coastal gardens. Attracts hummingbirds and is a host plant for the Checkerspot butterfly. Deer resistant.

Mimulus “Fiesta Marigold”

Evergreen Perennial

Dark green glossy leaves and numerous two-tone Marigold red and yellow flowers will bloom year round. Deer resistant.