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Penstemon “Painted Lady”

Evergreen Perennial

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

Penstemon “PepTalk Purple”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant flowers purplish-red outsides with white insides, through summer and fall. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Great for garden borders.

Penstemon ambiguus

Evergreen Perennial

Pink flowers above a green-leafed woody shrub. Full bloom on this plant is an amazing sight, and it will bloom from April through fall. Mounds to 3ft.

Penstemon bicolor ssp. roseus

Evergreen Perennial

California native that’s endangered in habitat. Huge numbers of red flowers throughout the spring and summer.

Penstemon eatonii

Evergreen Perennial

Huge numbers of astonishing red and orange flowers throughout the spring and summer on 4ft. tall bloom stalks. Desert origins so it likes a little bit of late summer water.

Penstemon pinifolius “Compactum”

Evergreen Perennial

This unique Penstemon has soft needle-shaped leaves that perfectly contrast bright red flowers. Grown in fast draining soil this sub-shrub will reward you with lots of blooms in the spring and summer.

Penstemon strictus

Evergreen Perennial

Huge numbers of blue-violet flowers throughout the spring and summer.

Phlomis lanata

Semi-deciduous Shrub

A bold grey shrub for a warm, sunny border. A great Mediterranean climate plant – beautiful pale-yellow flower whorls in summer.

Phlomis purpurea

Semi-deciduous Shrub

Woolly, medium gray-green leaves and lavender flowers that appear off and on throughout the year. An easy plant to grow, takes very little care once established.

Phlomis viscosa

Evergreen Shrub

A soft shrub for a warm, sunny border. A great Mediterranean climate plant – beautiful yellow whorls of fall flowers.

Prosopis X “Phoenix”

Semi-Evergreen tree

Thornless hybrid with a stable rootstock and a fast-growing branch structure. Lush green leaves provide dense summer shade. Yellow flowers followed by brown seedpods. Prune for shape in summer.

Protea “Rose Mink”

P. laurifolia “Rose Mink”
Evergreen Shrub

Large pink flowers appear in mid-winter, with fine black and white hairs. grey-green leaves. Do not fertilize.

Protea cynaroides

Evergreen Shrub

Famous giant Protea with showy 10″ pink or red flowers fall through spring and small shows throughout the year – great for cut flowers. Prefers well drained soils.

 

Protea cynaroides “Mini King”

Evergreen Shrub

Dwarf Protea with giant showy 8″ pink or red flowers fall through spring and small shows throughout the year – great for cut flowers. Prefers well drained soils.

Protea magnifica

Evergreen Shrub

Beautiful protea with second-largest flower heads. Young leaves are slightly fuzzy, mature leaves toughen and turn gray-green. Prefers well drained soils.

Protea obtusifolia

Evergreen Shrub

Large shrub with large red/pink flowers fall through winter and lasting into spring. Full sun and any soils including clay. Long lived, great in coastal gardens.

Restio multiflorus

Evergreen Feather-Reed

“The sparsely branched bloom stalks rise like a fountain out of a mass of finely branched, bright green stems.”

Restio quadratus

Evergreen Feather-Reed

Young, soft, feathery stems with dark green foliage mature to thick, square branches. Small white flowers. Plant at beginning of rainy season.

Restio tetraphyllus

Evergreen Rush

Bright green stems with feathery plumes. Will form broad, light, feathery mounds. Tall brown bloom spikes to 5ft.

Romneya coulteri

Semi-deciduous Perennial Shrub

Spectactular giant California poppy blooms on top tall stems. Difficult to establish, needs good drainage, but easy to care for.

Rosa minutifolia

Deciduous shrub (Summer deciduous if dry)

Open, small-leafed coastal California rose. Long, curving canes produce small, pink flowers with dense thorns in spring. Well-draining soil preferred. Perfect in coastal garden settings.

Salvia “Kaleidoscope”

S. clevelandii “Kaleidoscope”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fragrant grey-green leaves. Strongly fragrant lavender blue flowers. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies.

Salvia “Winifred Gilman”

S. clevelandii “Winifred Gilman”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fragrant grey-green leaves. Strongly fragrant lavender blue flowers. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies.

Salvia “Allen Chickering”

Evergreen perennial

Fragrant leaves make a nice tea. Lavender flower whorls make this a Bay Area garden favorite. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers.

Salvia “Amethyst Bluff”

S. leucophylla “Amethyst Bluff”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Easy to grow. Fuzzy white-gray leaves and dark rosy-pink flowers make this a standout. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers.

Salvia “Bee’s Bliss”

Evergreen perennial

Rambling low green-leaved sage topped with abundant whorls of lavender flowers in spring and into summer.

Salvia “Figueroa”

S. leucophylla “Figueroa”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fuzzy white-gray leaves and lavender-pink flowers make this a standout. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers.