Sun to Part Shade

Ruellia makoyana

Herbaceous Perennial

A “wild desert tropical,” can be used as a low mounding garden plant, or cascades nicely in a hanging basket and as a houseplant. Magenta blooms summer through fall.

Salvia “Calamity Jane”

S. mellifera x S. leucophylla
Evergreen Perennial

Forms a fragrant, low mound with lavender blossoms. Great for a dry, sunny spot. Wonderful aroma. Attracts hummingbirds and native bees. Deer resistant.

Salvia “Hot Lips”

S. microphylla “Hot Lips”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Red-lipped flowers with white centers spring through fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Deer-resistant;

Salvia “La Trinidad Pink”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

Pink flowers spring through fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Deer-resistant.

Salvia “Mesa Azure”

S. microphylla “Mesa Azure”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Light purple flowers spring through fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Deer-resistant

Salvia “Red Velvet”

S. microphylla “Red Velvet”
Evergreen Perennial

Large Ruby-red flowers spring through fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Deer-resistant

Salvia “Royal Blue”

Evergreen perennial

Large dark green leaves topped with lots of royal blue flowers all summer long and into the fall. Needs some summer irrigation.

Salvia mellifera

Evergreen perennial

A common sage in California coastal scrub communities as far north as the San Francisco. Very aromatic. Tight whorls of lavender blossoms.

Salvia microphylla

Evergreen perennial/shrub

Red flowers spring through fall. Small leaves. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Deer-resistant.

Salvia munzii

Evergreen perennial

Small shrubs with tight whorls of light lavender to blue blossoms. Will go dormant in Fall if kept dry. Does well in containers. Mixes well with Monkeyflowers.

Sarracenia oreophila

Perennial Carnivore

Rare Pitcher Plant from the hills inland in Alabama and Georgia. Has a long winter dormancy period. Can handle summer heat and will go dormant with winter freezes.

Sarracenia X excellens

S. leucophylla “Red” X S. minor “Okie Giant” Hybrid
Deciduous Perennial Carnivore

24″ tall erect pitchers. Reddish hood in full sun.

Scleranthus biflorus

Creeping Groundcover

Low mounding, spreading groundcover that looks like moss and can handle full sun and heat. Plant around rocks, or in open area 1ft.apart.

Scleranthus uniflorus

Creeping Groundcover

Weed-choking cushion. Can handle light foot traffic. Plant 12″ apart.

Sedum “Autumn Joy”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps. Large pink flower sprays in summer fade to red in fall. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Sedum “Bertram Anderson”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps. Large purple flower sprays in late summer. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Sedum “Frosty Morn”

Deciduous Perennial

Beautiful white flower sprays in late summer heat, fade to pale pink as temperatures cool. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Sedum “Matrona”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps with broad purple/red leaves. Large pink flower sprays in late-summer. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Sedum “Postman’s Pride”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps. Large pink flower sprays in late-summer with amazing dark luscious leaves. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Sedum “Rosy Glow”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant. Overwhelming rosy red bloom sprays. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant. Creates stunning masses of blue/green foliage.

Sedum alboroseum “Mediovariegatum”

Deciduous Perennial

Great border plant, robust clumps. Large yellow flower sprays in late summer fade to white in fall. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.

Senecio viravira

Evergreen Perennial

Gorgeous serrated silver leaves. Cream-colored blooms. Cut off blooms to create a denser foliage. Very drought tolerant.

Solanum “Indian’s Grey”

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Striking blue flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall. Dormant without water in summer.