Low to Moderate

Alocasia “Maharani”

A. reginula x A. Melo

Dwarf variety. Dark green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Anemone coronaria

Bulb

Lots of brightly colored flowers from spring into summer. Plant bulbs in fall 2-3″ deep or potted plants can be transplanted in spring. Regular water fall thru spring and while blooming.

 

Aquilegia formosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Small, delicate foliage with pendant orange and yellow flowers, from the Sierra Nevadas. Attractive to Hummingbirds. Deer-resistent, Clay-soils-tolerant. Can be deciduous in dry summers.

Artemisia viridis “Tiny Green”

Tiny groundcover that can handle light traffic. Very green leaves turn bronze with sun. Great for borders, rock gardens, between paving stones, or anywhere that needs a little extra texture. Yellow button flowers.

Artemisia “Leprechaun”

A. arbrotanum “Leprechaun”
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Upright stems in a mounding habit, or can form a short hedge. Very green leaves, strong fragrance. Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant.

Asclepias fruticosus

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Perennial

Butterflies. Deer-resistant. Star-shaped flowers. Round pendant seedpods.

 

Asclepias physocarpa

Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Perennial

Monarch butterfly host. Large, round pendant seedpods.

Aster frikartii “Monch”

Semi-evergreen perennial

Showy lavender blooms are attractive to butterflies and bees. Fall bloomer. Can handle clay soils.

Begonia “Angel Glow”

Stunning spiraling coppery-red leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Pink flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant, or Hardy to 32F.

 

 

Begonia “Angel Wing Torch”

Dark green leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Bright red flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant.

Begonia “Angel Wing”

Large dark green leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Bright red flowers year-round. Works well as a houseplant

Begonia “Irene Nuss”

Evergreen Perennial

Angel-winged Begonia with dark olive leaves and thick, erect cane stems, rhizomatous growth. Pink flowers. Works well as a houseplant

Begonia “Little Darling”

Miniature variegated green and burgundy leaves and thick, shrub-like cane stems, rhizomatous growth. White flowers. Works well as a houseplant, or Hardy to 32F.

 

Begonia foliosa v. miniata

Evergreen Perennial

Pink/Red flowers throughout the spring and summer drape down from the branches. Indoor or outdoor in a protected location.

Bletilla “Chinese Butterfly”

B. ochracea “Chinese Butterfly”

Evergreen Orchid

Bloom stalks grow tall over the foliage, to 30″. Creamy yellow flowers. Well drained soil, regular water during growing season.

Bletilla “Innocence”

B. striata “Innocence”

Evergreen Orchid

Clumps of large white flowers with lavender highlights atop the bloom stalks. Well drained soil, regular water during growing season.

Buddleia “Silver Anniversary”

Perennial Shrub

Small white and yellow flower clusters in early spring. Soft silver-grey leaves. Cut back hard in early spring to keep plant compact, or let grow shrubby to 5 feet tall and eventually taller.

Calamagrostis “Cheju Do”

Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Cheju Do”
Variegated Reed Grass

Spectacular giant summer bloom stalks, lots of rich green, red and purple colors. Makes a good hedge or border accent, works well up against a building.

Calamagrostis “Karl Foerster”

Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Karl Foerster
Variegated Reed Grass

Spectacular giant summer bloom stalks, lots of rich green, red and purple colors. Makes a good hedge or border accent, works well up against a building.

Calamagrostis foliosa

Semi-Evergreen Reed Grass

Blue-green tuft-forrming clumps. Cream-colored flowers. California native that can be found in coastal forests. Can handle some clay soils, some sandy soils.

Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Semi-Evergreen Reed Grass

Swaying 2 feet above the grassy blades, purplish new flower spikes mature to a golden wheat color. Good for meadows, erosion control and coastal settings.

Calandrinia “Ruby Tuesday”

C. umbellata “Ruby Tuesday”
Semi-Succulent Perennial

Stunning clusters of vibrant pink flowers rise 18″ above a small grassy semi-succulent clump.

 

Chamaedorea radicalis

Evergreen Palm

Solitary, erect, to 12ft tall. Indoor as a houseplant or outside in a shady spot. Very cold hardy.

 

Chamaedorea seifrizii

Evergreen Palm

Bamboo-like palm tree; regular water, light fertilizing, bright indirect light.

Clianthus puniceus

Evergreen Perennial

Arching 6′ branches hold tons of interesting “parrot’s beak” magenta flowers in spring. Hummingbirds will love this one!

Coleonema “Danny’s Gold”

Aromatic Evergreen Shrub

Slender bright yellow-green foliage with pink star-shaped flowers winter to spring. Great as a hedge and along pathways where the foliage can be brushed against to release a spicy-sweet fragrance.

Convolvulus sabatius v compacta

Evergreen perennial

This low-growing evergreen trailing morning glory has a compact form dense with shimmering silver-green leaves and beautiful purple flowers blooming spring through fall. Likes fast draining soil, but can handle clay soils if not overwatered.