Low to Moderate

Festuca “Elijah Blue”

F. glauca “Elijah Blue”
Ornamental Grass

One of the best of the blue fescues, works great into all kinds of drought-tolerant gardens forming classic tufted clumps. Soft narrow blades to roll around in.

Festuca “Molate”

F. rubra “Molate”
Semi-deciduous Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Good under native Oaks. Summer drought tolerant. Lawn alternative can be mowed to 2″h. Spectacular spring bloom display. Birds use for nesting.

Festuca “Tomales Bay”

F. idahoensis “Tomales Bay”
Evergreen Bunchgrass

Gently arcing tightly-bunched soft blue-green grass from Marin County. Blooms sit atop grass 18 inch tall. Summer dormant, can be kept green with some irrigation. Deer Resistant.

Festuca mairei

Evergreen fescue

“An underappreciated grass with neat mounds of flat gray-green foliage, topped by slender flower panicles.”

Habranthus brachyandrus

Herbaceous Bulb

Small strappy leaves early give way to large rose-red flowers. New blooms pop up throughout the spring and summer.

Helichrysum italicum “Dwarf”

Evergreen Perennial

Compact shrub with fragrant grey-green foliage. Yellow blooms summer through fall. Deer resistant, great for borders, and attracts bees and butterflies.

Heuchera “Bressingham Hybrids”

Evergreen Perennial

Low growing clump of large colorful leaves. Tall bloom sprays with dark red bell shaped flowers. Easy growing groundcover or for rock gardens. Long lasting cut flowers.

Heuchera “Canyon Duet”

Evergreen Perennial

Clumping rosettes of small green leaves. Flowers held on graceful stems above the folliage. Flowers start out dark pink and fade to white. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast.

Heuchera “Citronelle”

Evergreen Perennial

Large yellow leaves. Flowers held on graceful stems above the foliage. Flowers start out dark pink and fade to white. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistant.

Heuchera “Pearl Blush”

Evergreen Perennial

Cream flowers held on graceful stems 2 feet above the folliage. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistent.

Heuchera “Pinot Gris”

Evergreen Perennial

Flowers held on graceful stems above the foliage. Great for a hummingbird garden. Part shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistant.

Heuchera “Primo Black Pearl”

Evergreen Perennial

Stunning black foliage, great for dry shade. Pink and white flowers pop up above the foliage midsummer. Place in shade inland, can take full sun along coast. Deer resistent.

Impatiens niamniamensis

Tropical Houseplant

Tall vertical stems with broad green leaves, stunning long-lasting displays of unusual red and yellow flowers. Can be grown outside in Bay Area, but best as a tropical houseplant.

Impatiens niamniamensis

Tropical Houseplant

Tall vertical stems with broad green leaves, stunning long-lasting displays of unusual red and yellow flowers.

Can be grown outside in Bay Area, but best as a tropical houseplant.

Impatiens niamniamensis – Parrot Plant

Tall vertical stems with broad green leaves, stunning long-lasting displays of unusual red and yellow flowers. Hardy to 30F. Can be grown outside in Bay Area, but best as a tropical houseplant.

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Semi-Deciduous tree

Long droopy green leaves, long-lasting lavender blue flowers mid-summer. Classic tropical look, but drought-tolerant.

Ledebouria socialis

Evergreen Perennial Bulb

Spotted leaves, produces many bulbs. Small lavender/white flowers on 1ft. tall bloom stalks. Spreads quickly.

Leucadendron “Pom Pom”

L. discolor “Pom Pom”
Evergreen Shrub

Drought-tolerant shrub can be used for screening. Ivory cone-like flowers with red and yellow centers are good for cut flowers.

Leymus triticoides

Turf Grass

Low, riparian, mat-forming grass thrives on seasonal winter rains.

Lilium lancifolium

Herbaceous Perennial

Spectacular down-facing spotted-orange flowers. Grown from a bulb, flowers in late summer.

Lotus “Amazon Sunset”

Semi-deciduous perennial

Astonishing flaming red/orange/yellow parrot-beak-shaped flowers. Groundcover or hanging baskets. Indoor or Outdoor.

Lotus “Gold Flash”

Semi-deciduous perennial

Astonishing golden yellow flowers tipped with bright orange and a bit of scarlet red. Groundcover or hanging baskets. Indoor or Outdoor.

Mimulus “Junipero Serra”

Evergreen Perennial

Dark green glossy leaves and light orange flowers. Blooms profusely in spring, some blossoms will remain on plant almost year round. Attractive to hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Narcissus “Tête-à-tête”

Easy to grow very popular dwarf spring bulb Daffodil with orange and yellow flowers and narrow green leaves. Indoor or Outdoor. Grows 6-8″ tall. Plant bulbs in soil in fall, or potted plants in spring. Prefers cold winters.

Nemophila “Penny Black”

N. menziesii “Penny Black”
Self seeding Annual

Flowers April through September. Prolific bloomer. Great for containters or along the front of the garden where you want a stunning display of color. Deadhead if you do not want it to volunteer self seed for following year.

Nemophila menziesii

Self seeding Annual

Flowers April through September. Prolific bloomer. Great for containters or along the front of the garden where you want a stunning display of color. Deadhead if you do not want it to volunteer self seed for following year.

Nicotiana “Lime Green”

Herbaceous

Old style 3ft. tall classic large-flowered and fragrant shrub. Can get covered in a mound of lime green wide open blooms throughout the spring and summer. Cut back hard when done blooming, or grow as a self-seeding annual.

Ophiopogon “Nigrescens”

O. planiscapus “Nigrescens”
Evergreen Lily

Slow growing, tight clumps of thin, arching deep purple-black grass-like blades. Bloom spikes with white flowers from summer to fall.