Sun to Part Shade

Ribes “Barrie Coate”

R. malvaceum “Barrie Coate”
Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Very dark pink flower clusters February-March. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age.

Ribes “Christy Ridge”

R. malvaceum “Christy Ridge”

Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant, blooms Oct-Mar. Spectacular pendant pink flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes “Dancing Tassels”

R. malvaceum “Dancing Tassels”
Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Spectacular pendant rose flower clusters. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age

Ribes “Ortega Beauty”

R. malvaceum var. viridifolium “Ortega Beauty”
Deciduous Shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant. Spectacular pendant rose flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes “White Icicle”

Deciduous shrub

Icy white flower clusters in early Spring, dark blue berries in Summer. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Ribes aureum

Deciduous Shrub

Beautiful displays of fragrant golden-yellow flowers in late spring attract hummingbirds. Edible berries. Good fall color. Well adapted to our dry summers and wet winters. Tolerates heavy clay soil.

Ribes aureum v. gracillimum

Semi-perennial shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Golden flower clusters in spring fade to red. Best in coastal gardens but keep protected from wind. Inland keep cool under tree canopy.

Ribes indecorum

Deciduous shrub

Beautiful sprays of fragrant white flowers in early spring. Attracts hummingbirds. Very drought tolerant once established, great under oaks. Native to the southern California Coast Ranges.

Ribes malvaceum

Deciduous shrub

Winter blooming hummingbird plant, blooms Oct-Mar. Spectacular pendant pink flower clusters. Deep green leaves. Woody branches have peeling red bark as they age. Requires part shade inland.

Ribes nevadense

Deciduous shrub

Flowers attract hummingbirds, berries attract other birds. Soft pink flower clusters in early spring through summer. Creeksides. Tolerates wet or dry conditions. Dormant in fall.

Ribes roezlii var. cruentum

Deciduous shrub

Stunning deep red flowers hang down from clusters in Spring. Spiny Gooseberries come next.

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 “Free Speech”

S. microphylla “Free Speech”
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Fragrant foliage with red flowers Spring through Fall.  Growth is dense and compact.  Hummingbirds love it!  Very hardy and drought-tolerant. Great in containers.

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 “Syracuse”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

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

 

 

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 microphylla “Yachats”

PPAF
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Beautiful light purple flowers spring through fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows well in light shade, more flowers in sun. Compact form suitable for containers. 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.

Salvia “Belize Huntington”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

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

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.