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Salvia “Killer Cranberry”

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Evergreen perennial/shrub

S. microphylla hybrid. Semi-woody dwarf salvia will bloom bright cranberry spring through fall.  Best in full sun.

 

Salvia “Smokin’ Lavender”

S. greggii “Smokin’ Lavender”

Evergreen perennial/shrub

Semi-woody dwarf salvia will bloom lavender in fall.  Best in full sun, except in hotter areas.

 

Santolina “Shades of Jade”

Perennial

A dense mounding sub-shrub with feathery fragrant silvery-green foliage. Bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. Great for borders.

Santolina chamaecyparissus v. nana

Perennial

A dense mounding sub-shrub with feathery fragrant silvery-green foliage. Bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. Great for borders.

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.

Senna artemisioides

Cassia artemisioides
Evergreen Shrub

Green needle-like leaves. Tiny, fragrant, bright yellow flowers in winter through spring, followed by green seed pods that turn dark brown. Deer-tolerant shrub.

Senna nemophila

Evergreen Shrub

Green needle-like leaves. Tiny bright yellow flowers in spring and brown seedpods in summer.

Senna oliogophylla

Evergreen Shrub

Glossy green leaves and red stems. Bright yellow flowers in spring and red seedpods in summer.

Simmondsia chinensis

Evergreen Shrub

From dry slopes near the Mojave Desert. No water once established in the ground. Leathery grey green leaves.

Simmondsia chinensis “Vista”

Evergreen Shrub

Compact jojoba makes a tough groundcover. No water once established in the ground. Leathery grey green leaves, green flowers in spring. Birds love the seeds!

Sisyrinchium “Aunt May”

Perennial Grass

Upright clump of sword-shaped variegated leaves. Spikes of pale yellow flowers in spring/summer. Will tolerate drought but prefers regular water through the summer.

Sollya heterophylla

Evergreen Shrub

Creeping groundcover, or climbing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet when supported. Bright blue bell-shaped flowers bloom in the summer.

Sphaeralcea “Newleaze Coral”

Perennial

Upright shrub with coral-orange flowers early summer through fall. Attracts butterflies, tolerates clay. Cut back in Fall.

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Perennial

Small grey-green leaves on sprawling stems topped with stunning apricot mallow flowers in spring/summer. Cut back to 6″ in fall after blooms. Do not overwater.

Sporobolus “Windbreaker”

Semi-Evergreen Grass

An upright alternative to Pampas Grass, will form a significant wind-break. Strappy foliage is topped with light and showy blooms in summer.

Sporobolus airoides

Semi-Evergreen Grass

Dry grass that can handle clay or salty soils, but doesn’t like wet roots. A haze of pink flowers tops the grass by mid summer.

Stipa arundinacea

Anemathele lessoniana
Evergreen Grass

Very dramatic colors in an arching 3 ft. clump grass. Clay-tolerant, drought-tolerant.

Stipa gigantea

Evergreen Feather-Grass

Very dramatic when used where afternoon sun back-lights the golden cloud of blooms. Can reseed.

Strelitzia juncea

Evergreen shrub

Striking narrow-leaved version of the classic Bird of Paradise. Forms large upright clumps filled in Spring and Summer with large orange bird like flowers. Very low water once established.

Strelitzia nicolai

Evergreen shrub

Large leaves, stretching vertically and tree-like, spreading out in a fan. Giant white flowers. Leaves will show damage with high winds, easy to prune. Can grow indoor, but won’t flower.

Teucrium fruticans “Azurea”

Evergreen Shrub

This Mediterranean evergreen shrub grows well in the Bay Area. Silvery gray foliage. Deep blue flowers cover the plant most of the year – spring thru fall.