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Artemisia “David’s Choice”

A. pycnocephala “David’s Choice”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Very fine silver foliage mounds to 18″ high. Deer resistant.

Artemisia “Silver Mound”

Semi-deciduous perennial

Dense mound of soft feathery sliver-grey foliage.  Useful in rock gardens and as a border plant.

Artemisia arborescens

Evergreen Perennial

Billowing mounds of fragrant silver foliage. A fast grower perfect for coastal gardens. Sprays of yellow blooms in spring. Deer resistant. Summer drought.

Artemisia californica

Herbaceous Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location with little to no water once established. Grows in clay, though shows fussiness if wet in the summer. Great wildlife plant.

Artemisia frigida

Semi-deciduous Perennial

Dense mound of soft wooly sliver-grey foliage. Fragrant and useful in rock gardens or as a border plant. Tiny yellow flowers in summer.

Artemisia glacialis

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial

Needs lots of sun and very good draining rocky soils. Careful not to overwater – plant does not like wet roots. Can be used as an herb. Divisions can be taken from the rootball. Yellow flowers on 12″ stalks poke up mid-summer. Used medicinally for “mountain sickness.”

Artemisia tridentata

Herbaceous Perennial

Aromatic silver foliage with tiny cream or yellow clusters of flowers. Soft new growth that matures to a woody stem. A nitrogen fixing plant.

Asclepias cancellata

Herbaceous Perennial

Upright shrub with glossy leaves and creamy whiter flowers which mature to cottony seed pods. Attracts lots of butterflies. Deer-resistant.

 

Asclepias curassavica

Semi-woody Perennial

Brilliant red/yellow blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring.

Asclepias fascicularis

Herbaceous Perennial

Large, narrow leaves. Pinkish white flowers. Coastal Clay Soils-tolerant. Attracts Monarch Butterflies.

Asclepias speciosa

Evergreen Perennial

Large gray leaves with astounding pink flowers that give the impression of fireworks. Attracts butterflies, as well as provides them with protection from predators after feeding.

Asclepias subulata

Herbaceous Perennial

Nearly leafless stems do great with very low water in very fast draining soils. Unusual pale creamy-yellow flowers at the ends of each stem. Attracts butterflies.

Asclepias tuberosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Dies back in winter and re-sprouts from its underground tuber each spring. The brilliant orange or red flower clusters appear in midsummer followed by attractive green pods. Prefers full sun but can handle light shade.

Aster alpigenus

Perennial Herb/Wildflower

A small violet or lavender flower perched atop unbranched stems with narrow leaves, above low grouping of last year’s leaves. Many blooms in late winter through spring.

Babiana stricta

Deciduous Bulb

Fans of sword-shaped leaves which emerge in mid-winter, spikes of blue to violet flowers emerge in the spring. Flowers and foliage die back by summer. Keep dry when dormant.

Baccharis pilularis “Pigeon Point”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis pilularis “Twin Peak”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis x “Starn Thompson”

Evergreen shrub

Mounding evergreen shrub is long-lived and can be planted in masses in native hillside gardens. Very small leaves are closely set. Inconspicuous flowers.

Baileya multiradiata

Deciduous Perennial

Abundant yellow marigold blooms. Needs good drainage and low water – great borders for cactus gardens. Deciduous silver foliage.

Banksia “Fireworks”

B. ericifolia “Fireworks”
Evergreen Shrub

A large upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia “Schnapper Point”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub with needle-like foliage. Honey colored cone shaped flowers with a red shimmer spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia ashbyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large orange flower cones. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia attenuata

Evergreen Shrub/Tree

A spreading shrub that can be grown into a tall tree, with impressive tall yellow flower cones.

Banksia caleyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large flower cones, salmon pink fade to yellow. Can grow under Eucalyptus. Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia ericifolia

Evergreen Shrub

A large compact upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia integrifolia

Evergreen Tree

A large open tree. Leathery dark green serrated leaves with silver undersides. Large yellow bottle-brush blooms, great for cut flowers. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia praemorsa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense upright shrub with long serrated leaves and large impressive cone flowers of yellow, cream, or burgundy. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia prionotes

Evergreen Shrub

Dense upright shrub with long serrated leaves and large impressive cone flowers of orange flowers. Coastal native, great in containers, can be grown for the cut flowers.

Banksia speciosa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrubby tree. Cream colored cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall. Serrated leaf edges up and down the branches.

Banksia spinulosa v. collina

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub with needle-like foliage. Golden-honey colored cone shaped flowers with orange undertones spikes in summer and fall.