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Arctostaphylos bakeri

Evergreen Tree

From Sonoma County where it is endangered in the wild. A magnificent plant, great as a focal point. Crooked red-barked trunk, unique greyish-green leaves. Deep pink flowers turn into vibrant, bird-attracting, berries. Can handle poor soils.

Arctostaphylos refugioensis

Evergreen Tree

Native to California’s Central Coast. Upright form, relatively fast-growing (for a Manzanita). Dense with reddish-green leaves and white flowers spring into summer. Tolerates heavy clay soils.

Armeria “Alba”

A. maritima “Alba”
Groundcover Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Fully drought-tolerant only at coast. White pom-poms will reach up to 12″. Can handle sandy soils or clay.

Armeria “Nifty Thrifty”

A. maritima “Nifty Thrifty”
Groundcover Perennial

Variegated chartreuse green foliage. Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Fully drought-tolerant only at coast. Pink pom-poms will reach up 12″. Can handle sandy soils or clay.

Armeria “Rubrifolia”

A. maritima “Rubrifolia”
Groundcover Perennial

Dark burgundy foliage. Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Fully drought-tolerant only at coast. Pink pom-poms will reach up to 12″. Can handle sandy soils or clay.

Armeria maritima

Groundcover Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Fully drought-tolerant only at coast. Pink pom-poms will reach up to 12″. Can handle sandy soils or clay.

Armeria maritima “Bloodstone”

Groundcover Perennial

Slow spreading, tufted grass-like clumps of dark green leaves. Blooms in spring with dark pink pom-pom flowers. Can handle sandy soils or clay.

Armeria “Ballerina Red”

A. pseudarmeria

Low Mounding Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant. Tall bloom stalks with large sprays of deep red flowers Spring thru Autumn. Deadhead through the year for more blooms.

Armeria “Dreameria® Daydream”

A. pseudarmeria

Low Mounding Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant. Bright pink flowers Spring thru Autumn.

 

 

Armeria “Dreameria® Dream Clouds”

A. pseudarmeria

Low Mounding Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant. White flowers Spring thru Autumn.

Armeria “Dreameria® Dreamland”

A. pseudarmeria

Low Mounding Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant. Pink flowers Spring thru Autumn.

Armeria “Dreameria® Sweet Dreams”

A. pseudarmeria

Low Mounding Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location or partial sun inland, but can handle most conditions. Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant, Frost Tolerant. Lavendar flowers Spring thru Autumn.

 

 

 

Artemisia “Canyon Gray”

Evergreen Shrub

Forms a mat of gray groundcover. Prefers coastal, sunny location with little to no water once established. Grows in clay, though shows fussiness if wet in the summer. Great wildlife plant.

Artemisia absinthium

Herbaceous Perennial

Great green-grey leaves, easy to grow low-water plant needs fast draining soil. Semi-woody, will form clumps to 3 ft., bloom sprays to 4 ft tall. Blooms are used for medicinal properties.

Artemisia arborescens

Evergreen Perennial

Billowing mounds of fragrant silver foliage. A fast grower perfect for coastal gardens. Sprays of yellow blooms in spring. Deer resistant. Summer drought.

Artemisia californica

Herbaceous Perennial

Prefers coastal, sunny location with little to no water once established. Grows in clay, though shows fussiness if wet in the summer. Great wildlife plant.

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.

Artemisia “Silver King”

A. ludoviciana “Silver King”
Herbaceous Perennial

Silver foliage provides a stunning garden contrast.

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.