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Chondropetalum elephantinum

Marsh Restio

Rich dark green stems giving the appearance of a common rush, but more relaxed – radiating in an arc.

Chondropetalum tectorum

Marsh Restio

Rich dark green stems giving the appearance of a common rush, but more relaxed – radiating in an arc.

Chrysocephalum “Desert Flame”

Evergreen Perennial

Low spreading with silvery leaves and topped with bright yellow puffy flowers most of the year. Protect from frost.

 

Chrysocephalum “Silver and Gold”

C. apiculatum “Silver and Gold”

Evergreen Perennial

Low spreading with silvery leaves and topped with golden puffy flowers most of the year. Protect from frost.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Evergreen Perennial

Shrubby with long, narrow gray fuzzy leaves and pungent gold flowers summer – fall. Prune back in spring.

Cistus “Gordon Cooper”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing shrub, blooms throughout spring and summer. Flowers are white with crimson spots at the base of each petal. Tolerates poor soil and salt spray. Very low maintenance, does not respond well to hard pruning.

Cistus “Jester”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing shrub, blooms throughout spring and summer. Flowers are pink with orange centers. Tolerates poor soil and salt spray. Very low maintenance, does not respond well to hard pruning.

Cistus “Silver Pink”

Cistus × argenteus “Silver Pink”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing shrub, blooms throughout spring and summer. Flowers are pale pink with orange centers. Tolerates poor soil and salt spray. Very low maintenance, does not respond well to hard pruning.

Cistus “Sunset”

Cistus x pulverulentus “Sunset”
Evergreen Perennial

Showy magenta blooms with yellow stamens. Acts as a tall groundcover, compact and orderly. Tough plant can handle coastal locations and is deer-resistant.

Cistus salvifolius

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy white blooms through spring, striking green leaves. Great for groundcover or short hedge and in rock gardens. Deer and Fire resistant, good for coastal locations.

Cistus x purpureus

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy rose-purple blooms with maroon spots. Great for informal divider, in rock gardens or accent plant.

Cistus x skanbergii

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy 1″ pale pink blooms. Great for informal divider, in rock gardens or accent plant. Deer and Fire resistant, good for coastal locations.

Colletia paradoxa

Evergreen Shrub

Weird anchor-shaped green photosynthetic stems. Cream colored flowers along the stems in Fall.

Cotoneaster “Mooncreeper”

Evergreen Groundcover

Low growing groundcover with dark green leaves and vibrant red berries. Small white flowers in spring.

Cuphea “Lavender Lace”

Evergreen Perennial

Heat tolerant, evergreen perennial with small lavender flowers nearly year round. Good for borders and does well in containers.

Cupressus macrocarpa

Evergreen Tree

Limited in the wild to small areas in Monterey and Carmel. Great coastal tree, medium sized, evergreen. Ideal shade tree, classic wind-sculpted shape. Lithograph: Smith, William Horace, Circa 1940.

Dierama pendulum

Herbaceous Perennial

2 to 3 ft. grassy clumps are topped with 5 ft. tall arching wands with pendulant soft pink bell shaped blooms in spring. In the Iris Family.

Dionaea “Dente”

D. muscipula “Dente”
Perennial Carnivore

The classic Carnivore. Lures insects in, “teeth” prevent them from escaping, and then when they hit the trigger, the plant closes and absorbs them. Allow to slightly dry between waterings. No fertilizer.

Dionaea “Red Dragon”

D. muscipula “Red Dragon”
D. muscipula “Akai Ryu”
Perennial Carnivore

A stunning red-trapped cultivar of the classic fly trap. Deep burgundy in summer. The petioles can reach 6″. Allow to slightly dry between waterings. No fertilizer.

Dionaea muscipula

Perennial Carnivore

The classic Carnivore. Lures insects in, “teeth” prevent them from escaping, and then when they hit the trigger, the plant closes and absorbs them. Allow to slightly dry between waterings. No fertilizer. Winter hardy. Can also be grown indoors.

Dodonaea viscosa “Purpurea”

Evergreen Shrub

Rapid growing, more upright when young spreading out with age. Narrow bronzy-green 4 inch long leaves turn purple with cooler weather. Tiny green flowers clusters mid-summer.

Drosera burmannii

Perennial Carnivore

Easy to grow. Soil soil moist, doesn’t need a lot of humidity. Not heat-tolerant (keep below about 85F). Dies back in winter if outside and produce new seedlings in spring. Will stay green through the winter indoors.

Drosera helodes

Perennial Carnivore

Tiny spoon-shaped leaves forming small rosettes are covered with long sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Prefers moderate temperatures. If grown outside can experience a summer dormancy.

Dypsis decaryi

Evergreen Palm

Fast draining soil, drought tolerant, but a little extra water to get established. Compact habit keeps it neat in appearance. Stunning trunk. Great in the ground or containers.

 

Eccremocarpus “Cherry Red”

E. scaber “Cherry Red”
Semi-deciduous Vine

Beautiful fast-growing vine will climb quickly to over 15ft., can cover a 6 ft. wide trellis in one summer. Blooms summer thru fall.

Echeveria “Allegra”

Beautiful dusty blue leaves with almost translucent edges in full sun. Great in rock gardens. 6″ rosettes.