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Colletia paradoxa

Evergreen Shrub

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

Coreopsis verticillata “Moonbeam”

Evergreen Flowering Perennial

Bright yellow daisy flowers, fernlike foliage forms a lacey/frilly mound. Classic garden plant, works well in containers.

Cotoneaster “Mooncreeper”

Evergreen Groundcover

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

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.

Echium “Cielo del Sur”

Evergreen Shrub

Produces a dense rosette of leaves followed by an erect inflorescence 3-6ft. tall topped by hundreds of true blue flowers. Great coastal plant. Self-seeds and restarts every 5 years or so.

Echium candicans

Herbaceous Biennial

Large biennial produces a dense rosette of leaves followed by mulitple erect inflorescences 3-8ft. tall topped by hundreds of blue violet flowers. Great coastal plant. Self-seeds and restarts every 5 years or so.

Echium wildpretii

Herbaceous Biennial

A biennial producing a dense rosette of leaves during the first year and in the second year produces an erect inflorescence w/hundreds of dark pink to almost red flowers. Self-seeds and restarts.

 

Echium “Blue Bedder”

E. plantagineum “Blue Bedder”
Herbaceous Biennial

Fast growing, covered in pink buds and then large blue bell-shaped blooms for months. Cold hardy, reseeds reliably.

Elegia cuspidata

Evergreen Restio

Upright stems to 3 feet. Brown sheaths, dark brown flowers.

Elegia fistulosa

Evergreen Restio

Low maintenance, easy to grow. Tall grass-like plant is attractive year-round. Brown sheaths, dark brown flowers.

Encelia californica

Herbaceous Perennial

Easy to grow rich 2″ yellow blooms. Dead-head for longer bloom season. Fast-growing, short-lived. Attractive to Butterflies. Clay-tolerant. Semi-Deciduous

Encelia farinosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Easy to grow rich 2″ yellow/orange blooms. Dead-head for longer bloom season. Silvery foliage. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Clay-tolerant. Semi-Deciduous

Ephedra viridis

Evergreen Shrub

“The Navajo brewed the tops into a drink for use as a cough medicine. Other indians roasted the seeds, ate them whole or ground them into a meal for various uses” (Elmore and Janish, Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, 1976).

Epilobium “Carmen’s Grey”

E. canum “Carmen’s Grey
Evergreen perennial

Hummingbird plant. Broad, bright-grey leaves covered with orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers. Cut back in early spring for fuller growth.

Epilobium “Catalina”

E. canum “Catalina”
Evergreen perennial

Hummingbird plant. Upright shrub of grey-green foliage covered with scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers.

Epilobium “Schiefflin’s Choice”

Evergreen Perennial

Grey foliage covered with orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers in summer and fall. Spreads vigorously. Very attractive to hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Epilobium “Silver Select”

Evergreen perennial

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular upright mound of silver foliage covered with scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers.

Epilobium “UC Hybrid”

E. canum “UC Hybrid”
Evergreen perennial

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular tight mound of grey-green foliage covered with scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers. Place this groundcover at the front of garden, skirting taller plantings.

Epilobium “Wayne’s Silver”

E. canum “Wayne’s Silver”
Evergreen perennial

Hummingbird plant. Spectacular tight mound of silver foliage covered with scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers. Place this groundcover at the front of garden, skirting taller plantings.