Low

Artemisia glacialis

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial

Needs lots of sun and very good draining rocky soils. Careful not to overwater – plant does not like wet roots. Can be used as an herb. Divisions can be taken from the rootball. Yellow flowers on 12″ stalks poke up mid-summer. Used medicinally for “mountain sickness.”

Artemisia tridentata

Herbaceous Perennial

Aromatic silver foliage with tiny cream or yellow clusters of flowers. Soft new growth that matures to a woody stem. A nitrogen fixing plant.

Asclepias cancellata

Herbaceous Perennial

Upright shrub with glossy leaves and creamy whiter flowers which mature to cottony seed pods. Attracts lots of butterflies. Deer-resistant.

 

Asclepias fascicularis

Herbaceous Perennial

Large, narrow leaves. Pinkish white flowers. Coastal Clay Soils-tolerant. Attracts Monarch Butterflies.

Asclepias speciosa

Evergreen Perennial

Large gray leaves with astounding pink flowers that give the impression of fireworks. Attracts butterflies, as well as provides them with protection from predators after feeding.

Asclepias subulata

Herbaceous Perennial

Nearly leafless stems do great with very low water in very fast draining soils. Unusual pale creamy-yellow flowers at the ends of each stem. Attracts butterflies.

Astelia banksii

Evergreen Perennial

Great for containers or as a garden focal plant. Silver leaves are slightly recurved. Prefers occasional deep watering.

Aster chilensis “Purple Haze”

Semi-evergreen perennial, drought deciduous

Showy deep-purple blossoms are attractive to butterflies. Grows on dry banks and grassy fields to 5000 ft. Violet flower with yellow center.

Asteriscus maritimus

Evergreen Perennial

Compact, low growing perennial with golden-yellow daisy flowers year round. Will tolerate regular irrigation with fast draining soil.

Baccharis pilularis “Pigeon Point”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis pilularis “Twin Peak”

Evergreen shrub

Small oval bright green leaves, low spreading branches, tiny white flowers. Very adaptable. Deer-resistant, easy to prune. Many pollinators.

Baccharis x “Starn Thompson”

Evergreen shrub

Mounding evergreen shrub is long-lived and can be planted in masses in native hillside gardens. Very small leaves are closely set. Inconspicuous flowers.

Baileya multiradiata

Deciduous Perennial

Abundant yellow marigold blooms. Needs good drainage and low water – great borders for cactus gardens. Deciduous silver foliage.

Banksia “Fireworks”

B. ericifolia “Fireworks”
Evergreen Shrub

A large upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia “Schnapper Point”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub with needle-like foliage. Honey colored cone shaped flowers with a red shimmer spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia ashbyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large orange flower cones. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia attenuata

Evergreen Shrub/Tree

A spreading shrub that can be grown into a tall tree, with impressive tall yellow flower cones.

Banksia caleyi

Evergreen Shrub

A compact upright shrub with long serrated leaves and impressive large flower cones, salmon pink fade to yellow. Can grow under Eucalyptus. Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia coccinea

Evergreen Shrub

Great for cut flowers. A compact upright shrub with impressive large scarlet flower cones. Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia ericifolia

Evergreen Shrub

A large compact upright shrub. Narrow heath-like leaves with silver undersides. The large autumn-colored columns of flowers are golden cones with red styles, in brilliant bloom from winter and into summer.

Banksia integrifolia

Evergreen Tree

A large open tree. Leathery dark green serrated leaves with silver undersides. Large yellow bottle-brush blooms, great for cut flowers. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia marginata “Mini Marg”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub, dark green foliage shows silver underneath, topped with stunning displays of orange-yellow flowers on cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia menziesii

Evergreen Shrub

Great for cut flowers. A compact upright shrub with large maroon and yellow flower cones. Twisted trunk with thick bark. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

 

Banksia praemorsa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense upright shrub with long serrated leaves and large impressive cone flowers of yellow, cream, or burgundy. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia speciosa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrubby tree. Cream colored cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall. Serrated leaf edges up and down the branches.

Bauhinia lunarioides

Semi-deciduous shrub

Dainty slow growing small tree with an open growth habit and cute bi-lobed leaves. Small white flowers in late Spring through early Summer.