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Senna nemophila

Evergreen Shrub

Green needle-like leaves. Tiny bright yellow flowers in spring and brown seedpods in summer.

Simmondsia chinensis

Evergreen Shrub

From dry slopes near the Mojave Desert. No water once established in the ground. Leathery grey green leaves.

Sphaeralcea “Newleaze Coral”

Perennial

Upright shrub with coral-orange flowers early summer through fall. Attracts butterflies, tolerates clay. Cut back in Fall.

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Perennial

Small grey-green leaves on sprawling stems topped with stunning apricot mallow flowers in spring/summer. Cut back to 6″ in fall after blooms. Do not overwater.

Sporobolus “Windbreaker”

Semi-Evergreen Grass

An upright alternative to Pampas Grass, will form a significant wind-break. Strappy foliage is topped with light and showy blooms in summer.

Sporobolus airoides

Semi-Evergreen Grass

Dry grass that can handle clay or salty soils, but doesn’t like wet roots. A haze of pink flowers tops the grass by mid summer.

Stipa pulchra

Nassella pulchra
Semi-Deciduous Meadow Grass

Classic grasslands plant throughout California. Turns deep golden when dormant in summer. Masses well. Deer resistant.

Tagetes lemmonii “Compacta”

Evergreen Shrub

Compact perennial bush w/ evergreen foliage, fragrant when crushed. Flowers late summer through fall with bright yellow flowers. Butterflies.

Teucrium fruticans “Azurea”

Evergreen Shrub

This Mediterranean evergreen shrub grows well in the Bay Area. Silvery gray foliage. Deep blue flowers cover the plant most of the year – spring thru fall.

Thymus “Elfin”

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny purple flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus “Lime”

Thymus x citriodorus “Lime”
Perennial Herb

Fragrant lime-green leaves, small pink flowers in summer. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots. Grows well in small containers and on windowsills.

Thymus “Pink Chintz”

Herb, Groundcover

Completely coated in tiny pink flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus praecox

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny red flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus praecox “Albus”

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny white flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Vauquelinia californica

Evergreen Tree

Evergreen shrub or small tree with tough glossy leaves and tiny white flowers in late spring. Can be trained as a single or multistemmed tree.

Verbena bonariensis

Upright Perennial

Stunning airy vertical stems topped with purple flowers mid summer work well mixed in with mounding perennials like Salvia, or poking out from an upright Prickly Pear.

Vitis vinifera “Purpurea”

Deciduous Climbing Vine

Deep red colored leaves through summer, spectacular autumn display. More compact than most grapes. Prune when dormant. Edible small purple fruit.

x Chiranthofremontia

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon X Fremontodendron “Pacific Sunset”
Evergreen shrub

Large, broad, showy intergenic hybrid. If provided space in a garden, this centerpiece plant will be covered in golden flowers in spring. No water once established.

Zephyranthes citrina

Perennial Bulb

Bright yellow amaryllis flowers top this bulb in fall. Grassy foliage. Clay-soils tolerant. Will stay green with a little irrigation in summer.

Zinnia acerosa

Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody perennial with many small white flowers through spring and summer. Makes for good dried flowers.