Sun to Part Shade

Achillea “Calistoga”

Herbaceous Perennial

White flowers in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.  Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “New Vintage White”

Herbaceous Perennial

Creamy white flowers in Spring/Summer.  Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.  Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Rosa Maria”

Herbaceous Perennial

Fragrant blue-green foliage with magenta flowers in Spring/Summer.  Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom.  Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea “Sunrise”

Herbaceous Perennial

Golden yellow flowers with a touch of pink in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Achillea millefolium

Herbaceous Perennial

White to pink flowers in Spring/Summer. Remove spent flowers for a late summer rebloom. Cut flowers last a long time, look great dried. Attracts Butterflies.

Albuca shawii

Evergreen Bulb

Deep green fleshy leaves mounds with dangly yellow blooms, fragrant and bell-shaped. Keep dry in winter – must have fast draining soil.

Allium sphaerocephalon “Hair”

Deciduous Bulb

Clumps of strap-like leaves. Blooms May-July, forming distinctive clusters of small bulbils in place of flowers on a 24″ stalk. String-like leaves drape downward, giving the appearance of hair.

Anigozanthos “Bush Diamond”

Evergreen Shrub

White flowers with pink accents, especially apparent in colder months, spring through fall. Grass-like evergreen foliage.

Anigozanthos “Bush Pearl”

Evergreen Shrub

Riotous pink flowers continuous through year. Grass-like evergreen foliage. Watch for slugs on new growth.

Anigozanthos “Bush Sunset”

Evergreen Shrub

Upright perennial plant with 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 5-6 feet tall wands of dark red flowers. Remove old leaves and flower stalk after bloom to promote more rigorous growth.

Anigozanthos “Pink Joey”

Evergreen Shrub

“Bright, clear pink buds dusted with grey mature to form a flower with a deep lavender pink base and grey green outer segment.” Perfect for cut flowers.

Anigozanthos “Tequila Sunrise”

Evergreen Shrub

Vibrant reddish-orange flowers with yellow accents blend well with red stems. Long lasting blooms are perfect for cut flowers.

Arctostaphylos “Bert Johnson”

Evergreen Groundcover

Gorgeous cascading form, perfect for a rock garden. Tiny pinkish white flowers in spring attract hummingbirds. This cultivar was introduced in Berkeley at Tilden Botanical Garden.

Arctostaphylos “Big Sur”

Evergreen shrub

Low growing Manzanita with an open form displaying attractive red bark. Small, pure white bell-shaped flowers in late winter attract hummingbirds. Great for a small garden or near a walkway.

Arctostaphylos “Carmel Sur”

A. edmundsii “Carmel Sur”
Evergreen Groundcover

Fast-growing attractive low Manzanita. Light green foliage, easy to grow in gardens. Coastal sun, inland needs some shade.

Arctostaphylos “Rosy Dawn”

A. edmundsii “Rosy Dawn”
Evergreen shrub

Low grower, compact form. Grey-green leaves with a rosy tinge and pink flowers. Great for hillsides.

Arctostaphylos “Wavelength”

Evergreen shrub

Low shrub, spreads wide, stays dense, with small grey/green leaves and white flowers in winter through spring.

Arctostaphylos “Wayside”

A. hookeri “Wayside”
Evergreen shrub

Low shrub, spreads wide, stays dense, with bright green leaves and white flowers in winter through spring.

Artemisia “Canyon Gray”

Evergreen Shrub

Forms a mat of gray groundcover. 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.

Asclepias “Silky Deep Red”

A. curassavica “Silky Deep Red”
Semi-Evergreen 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. Attracts Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias “Silky Gold”

A. curassavica “Silky Gold”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Brilliant gold-yellow blooms atop each stem in fall. Green leafy stems. Can be grown as an annual; collected seeds can be planted in spring. Attracts Monarch butterflies.

Asclepias “Wildfire”

A. curassavica “Wildfire”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

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

Aster frikartii “Monch”

Semi-evergreen perennial

Showy lavender blooms are attractive to butterflies and bees. Fall bloomer. Can handle clay soils.

Begonia “Irene Nuss”

Evergreen Perennial

Angel-winged Begonia with dark olive leaves and thick, erect cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Pink flowers. Works well as a houseplant

Bletilla “Chinese Butterfly”

B. ochracea “Chinese Butterfly”

Evergreen Orchid

Bloom stalks grow tall over the foliage, to 30″. Creamy yellow flowers. Well drained soil, regular water during growing season.

Bletilla “Innocence”

B. striata “Innocence”

Evergreen Orchid

Clumps of large white flowers with lavender highlights atop the bloom stalks. Well drained soil, regular water during growing season.