Sun to Part Shade

Festuca “Clearwater Blue”

Evergreen Bunch Grass

Grows best in full sun, with some late afternoon shade. Chalky blue leaves, silvery blooms. Deer Resistant.

 

Festuca “Molate”

F. rubra “Molate”
Semi-deciduous Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Good under native Oaks. Summer drought tolerant. Lawn alternative can be mowed to 2″h. Spectacular spring bloom display. Birds use for nesting.

Festuca “Patrick’s Point”

F. rubra “Patrick’s Point”
Semi-deciduous Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Good under native Oaks. Summer drought tolerant. Short red stems and silvery blue leaves form smalls clumps that slowly spread by rhizomes. Great for rock gardens and ground cover. More shade and water tolerant than many fescues.

 

Festuca “Rainbow”

F. amethystina “Rainbow”
Evergreen Fescue

“Multi-colored highlights (red tips, gold, and green) make this 12″ tufted grass as pretty as any flower”

Festuca “Stony Creek”

F. idahoensis “Stony Creek”
Evergreen Bunch Grass

Grows best in full sun, with some late afternoon shade. Summer dormant, can be kept green with some irrigation. Deer Resistant.

Festuca “Warren’s Peak”

Evergreen Bunch Grass

Grows best in full sun, with some late afternoon shade. Starts off with narrow green blades and turns grey-green with age. Deer Resistant.

Fremontodendron “California Glory”

Evergreen shrub

Unbelievable spray of yellow flowers in Spring. Rounded shrub with dark green lobed leaves. Saucer-shaped buttercup yellow give an unbelievable showing in spring. Will espalier well.

Fremontodendron californicum

Evergreen shrub

Unbelievable spray of yellow flowers in Spring. Rounded shrub with dark green lobed leaves. Saucer-shaped buttercup yellow give an unbelievable showing in spring. Will espalier well.

Fremontodendron mexicanum

Evergreen shrub

Perfect for sunny dry areas. Late spring thru summer blooms are showy golden yellow/orange, cup-shaped.

Grevillea “Long John”

Evergreen Shrub

Large upright shrubby tree with showing rose-pink flower clusters, in the Protea family. Do not fertilize, do not overwater.

Grevillea “Penola”

G. lavandulacea “Penola”
Evergreen Shrub

Mounding shrub with grey leaves and showy rose-red flower clusters, in the Protea family. Do not fertilize, do not overwater.

Helleborus argutifolius

Evergreen Perennial

Green/yellow buds appear in clusters above the leaves in fall. Silvery green foliage with purplish undersides.

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Evergreen shrub

White flowers in Summer. Bright red berries in fall are attractive to birds. Can be pruned to tree shape, but will need to be cleaned regularly. Plant under shade of native oaks, or in full sun at coast.

Heuchera “Canyon Belle”

H. elegans x H. sanguinea
Evergreen Perennial

Small red flowers on 18″ tall red stems late spring through summer. Great for edging or containers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.

Heuchera “Citronelle”

Evergreen Perennial

Large yellow leaves. Flowers held on graceful stems above the foliage. Flowers start out dark pink and fade to white. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistant.

Heuchera “Hercules”

Evergreen Perennial

Scarlet red flowers on 3ft. stalks spring through summer. Marbled gray-green leaves.

Heuchera “Martha Roderick”

Evergreen perennial

Rose-pink flowers on tall stalks in spring/summer. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer-resistant.

 

Iris douglasiana

Evergreen Perennial

Light Blue flowers May thru June. Can handle full sun at coast, prefers shade and some summer water inland.

Juncus “Javelin”

J. pallidus “Javelin”
Rush

Well adapted to our dry summers and wet winters, this tall rush flushes with bright green leaves in spring that develop into hues of blue as the season progresses.

Kniphofia “Echo Duo”

Clump-forming Perennial

The tubular lowers are a gradient flush from red, orange, yellow, to creamy white and are attractive to hummingbirds. Needs rich soil with excellent drainage.

Kniphofia “Echo Mango”

Clump-forming Perennial

Blooms start appearing in spring and will keep blooming through the fall! Mango orange tubular blooms are similar to Aloe’s torch sprays, attractive to hummingbirds. Needs rich soil with excellent drainage.

Kniphofia “Ember Glow”

Clump-forming Perennial

Tubular flowers of yellow and orange bloom late summer to fall.  Attractive to hummingbirds and deer resistant.

Kniphofia “Fire Dance”

Clump-forming Perennial

Yellow to red bloom spikes give way to bright red tubular blooms late summer to fall. Attractive to hummingbirds.

Kniphofia “Fire Glow”

Clump-forming Perennial

Compact plant with spring, summer and fall orange-red tubular blooms, similar to Aloe’s torch sprays, attractive to hummingbirds.
Needs rich soil with excellent drainage.

Kniphofia “Flamenco”

Clump-forming Perennial

Mix of Orange Yellow and Red tubular blooms are similar to Aloe’s torch sprays, attractive to hummingbirds. Needs rich soil with excellent drainage.

Kniphofia “Little Maid”

Clump-forming Perennial

Mid-summer pale-yellow tubular blooms fade to ivory by fall, attractive to hummingbirds. Needs rich soil with excellent drainage.