Low to Moderate

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

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 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.

Corokia “Little Prince”

C. cotoneaster “Little Prince”
Evergreen Shrub

Star-shaped yellow flowers most of the year. Zig-zag branches, prune after blooming to maintain dense form. Small round leaves.

Cuphea “Bat Face”

Cuphea llavea

An interesting and easy-to-grow perennial with red-eared bat-faced flowers. Burgundy-tinged green leaves. Low water, drought-tolerant, but a little more water in summer when in bloom to look its best.

Cuphea “Tiny Mice”

C. llavea “Tiny Mice”

An interesting and easy-to-grow perennial with red-eared mousey flowers. Burgundy-tinged green leaves. Low water, drought-tolerant, but a little more water in summer when in bloom to look its best.

Cuphea llavea

Cuphea “Bat Face”
Evergreen Perennial

An interesting and easy-to-grow perennial with red-eared bat-faced flowers. Burgundy-tinged green leaves. Low water, drought-tolerant, but a little more water in summer when in bloom to look its best.

Davallia trichomanoides

Semi-evergreen Fern

Beautiful foliage, white furry rhizomes. Fronds are intricately divided. Epiphytic in nature, can grow in hanging baskets and indoor. Will lose fronds in winter, may go deciduous.

Dendrobium kingianum

Evergreen Perennial

Grows on rocks and in well-drained rocky soils. Let soils dry out completely before watering.

Dierama pendulum

Herbaceous Perennial

2 to 3 ft. grassy clumps are topped with 5 ft. tall arching wands with pendulant soft pink bell shaped blooms in spring. In the Iris Family.

Echium “Blue Bedder”

E. plantagineum “Blue Bedder”
Herbaceous Biennial

Fast growing, covered in pink buds and then large blue bell-shaped blooms for months. Cold hardy, reseeds reliably.

Encelia californica

Herbaceous Perennial

Easy to grow rich 2″ yellow blooms. Dead-head for longer bloom season. Fast-growing, short-lived. Attractive to Butterflies. Clay-tolerant. Semi-Deciduous

Epidendrum ibaguense

Evergreen Perennial

Easy to grow, hardy orchid with profusions of flowers along 6ft. tall stem. Purple and orange/yellow flowered varieties. Requires regular fertilizer. Light soil mix.

Epidendrum ibaguense “Lavender”

Evergreen Perennial

Easy to grow, hardy orchid with profusions of flowers along 6ft. tall stem. Lavender-flowered variety. Requires regular fertilizer. Light soil mix.

Epidendrum ibaguense “Rose”

Evergreen Perennial

Easy to grow, hardy orchid with profusions of flowers along 6ft. tall stem. Rose-flowered variety. Requires regular fertilizer. Light soil mix.

Epilobium “Orange Carpet”

E. canum “Orange Carpet”
Semi-deciduous Perennial

Hummingbird plant. Light green foliage covered with orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers.  A lovely accent to any (native) garden.

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.

Euphorbia “Miner’s Merlot”

Evergreen Herbaceous Perennial

Mature foliage is dark green, while new growth is dark burgundy. A compact grower. Good for borders. Deer resistant.