Sun/Shade

Amorphophallus konjac “Shattered Glass”

Deciduous Bulb

Beautiful and distinct tropical foliage emerges in late spring as a single, enormous leaf atop a  speckled stem. Every couple years, may form a massive, striking “corpse” flower. Prefers well  draining soil. Winter dormant.

Carex “Blue Zinger”

Evergreen Sedge

Stunning glaucus blue clumps of arcing blades. Cool season grower. Great for rock gardens.

Ceanothus “Wheeler Canyon”

Evergreen shrub

First found in Ventura County, great for coastal gardens. Clusters of blue flowers in spring, broad glossy green leaves. Tolerates clay soils.

Coleonema “Compactum”

C. pulchellum “Compactum”
Aromatic Evergreen Shrub

Compact form. Soft, aromatic chartreuse leaves with small star-like pink flowers spring through the fall. Great for small gardens and along walkways.

Coleonema pulchellum

Aromatic Evergreen Shrub

Fragrant shrub, very drought tolerant with soft needle-like leaves and small pink flowers for most of the year.

Correa “Dusky Bells”

Evergreen Shrub

Small gray-green leaves are slightly fuzzy. Pendant red tubular flowers winter into spring.

Cuphea “David Verity”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing evergreen perennial with bright red-orange tubular flowers nearly year round. A hummingbird favorite!

Dichondra “Silver Falls”

D. argentea “Silver Falls”
Evergreen groundcover

Small soft fuzzy silver leaves creep along the ground forming a vibrant mat. Cascades well over steps or rocks. great for hanging pots.

Dichondra micrantha

Evergreen groundcover

Small emerald green leaves creep along the ground forming a vibrant mat. Cascades well over steps or rocks. Great for hanging pots.

Dichondra sericea

Evergreen Groundcover

Small soft fuzzy silver leaves creep along the ground forming a vibrant mat. Cascades well over steps or rocks. great for hanging pots.

Dicliptera suberecta

Perennial

The soft gray-green mounding foliage is contrasted by an abundant flush of tubular orange-coral flowers blooming from midsummer through fall. Hummingbird magnet!

Erigeron “Moerheimii”

E. karvinskianus “Moerheimii”
Evergreen Perennial

Trailing groundcover with pink flowers. Can take over with irrigation. Cut back yearly. Attracts butterflies.

Erigeron karvinskianus

Evergreen Perennial

Trailing groundcover with little lavender and white flowers. Can take over with irrigation. Cut back yearly.

Eriogonum parvifolium

Evergreen Perennial

Great coastal shrub, important plant for endangered butterfly populations. Red flowers from mid-summer through fall. Handles clay soils and winter freezes.

Euphorbia “Acid Wash”

Evergreen herbaceous perennial

Ice blue needle-like foliage, topped with yellow flowers in late summer. Forms a low, tight mound. Deer-resistant.

Euphorbia amygdaloides v. robbiae

Evergreen herbaceous perennial

Slowly spreading through rhizomes. Whorled dark green leaves. Chartreuse yellow flowers in spring/summer. Deer-resistant.

Festuca “Jughandle”

F. rubra “Jughandle”
Evergreen Bunch Grass

Short, red stems and leaves for a small clump. Limp, narrow dark green leaves accent the natural chalky blueish green color. More shade and water tolerant than many fescues.

Festuca “Muse Meadow”

F. idahoensis “Muse Meadow”
Evergreen Bunch Grass

Small dense blue-green clumps with narrow blades. Grows best in full sun, with some late afternoon shade. Summer dormant, can be kept green with some irrigation. Deer Resistant.

Festuca “River House Blues”

F. californica “River House Blues”
Evergreen Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Makes a good groundcover for hillsides. Good under native Oaks. Summer-drought tolerant.

Festuca “Siskiyou Blue”

F. idahoensis “Siskiyou Blue”
Evergreen Bunch Grass

Beautiful spruce-blue cultivar. Deer Resistant. Makes a good groundcover for hillsides. Good under native Oaks. Summer-drought tolerant. Soft, graceful look.

Festuca californica

Evergreen Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Makes a good groundcover for hillsides. Good under native Oaks. Summer-drought tolerant.

Festuca idahoensis

Evergreen Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Makes a good groundcover for hillsides. Good under native Oaks. Summer-drought tolerant.

Festuca rubra

Evergreen Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Good under native Oaks. Summer drought tolerant. Lawn alternative can be mowed to 2”h.

Galvezia speciosa

Evergreen Perennial

Wide, dense mound of arching stems. Red tubular hummingbird flowers for much of the year. From the Santa Barbara coast and islands.

Helleborus x sternii

Evergreen Perennial

Winter brings lots of variable colored flowers ranging from pink to green. Gray-green foliage is deeply cut and makes great cut branches for floral arrangements. Best in coastal gardens.

Heuchera “Pearl Blush”

Evergreen Perennial

Cream flowers held on graceful stems 2 feet above the folliage. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistent.

Heuchera “Primo Black Pearl”

Evergreen Perennial

Stunning black foliage, great for dry shade. Pink and white flowers pop up above the foliage midsummer. Place in shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistent.

Iris innominata

Evergreen Perennial

Golden yellow with darker veins, sometimes lavender to purple edges. Dense compact clumps.