Low to Moderate

Coreopsis “Jethro Tull”

Evergreen Flowering Perennial

Bright golden daisy flowers, fernlike foliage forms a lacey/frilly mound. Classic garden plant, works well in containers.

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 “Lavender Lace”

Evergreen Perennial

Heat tolerant, evergreen perennial with small lavender flowers nearly year round. Good for borders and does well in containers.

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.

Dioon edule

Cycad

Upright blue-green to gray-green leaves, eventually forms a short trunk to 10ft and will pup. Makes a good landscape as well as container plant. Will eventually get 10ft outdoor, staying much smaller in a container. Dioon edule is one of the most cold hardy cycads.

Dioon spinulosum

Cycad

Large glossy leaf, eventually forms a large trunk. Makes a good landscape as well as container plant. Will eventually get 20ft outdoor, much smaller in a container. Young plants, protect – from frost.

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.

Erodium chrysanthum

Evergreen perennial

Creamy white flowers with yellow centers through spring. Low growing groundcover with beautiful textured silvery-green leaves.

 

Erodium reichardii “Charm”

Evergreen Groundcover

Small geranium-like scalloped green leaves, slight mounding. Lots of pink flowers spring through summer. Can handle some foot traffic.

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.

 

Festuca “Beyond Blue”

F. glauca “Beyond Blue”
Ornamental Clump Grass

A dense mound of intense, colorfast, powder blue foliage that provides waterwise, heat and humidity tolerant texture. Buff-colored plumes create eye-catching contrast in late summer.

 

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 “Patrick’s Point”

F. rubra “Patrick’s Point”
Semi-deciduous Bunch Grass

Deer Resistant. Good under native Oaks. Summer drought tolerant. Short red stems and silvery blue leaves form smalls clumps that slowly spread by rhizomes. Great for rock gardens and ground cover. More shade and water tolerant than many fescues.

 

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

A long-lived evergreen clumping grass that forms fountain-like mounds to 18 to 24 inches tall and wide with yellowish gray-green foliage.

Gaillardia “Mesa Bright Bicolor”

Large flowers in the Sunflower family, open flat. Very red centers with yellow surrounds, multiple buds per stalk. Great as cut flower. Can handle heat and humidity as well as drought-tolerant. Blooms spring-fall.

Gaillardia “Spintop Red”

Large flowers in the Sunflower family, open flat. Very red with orange tips, multiple buds per stalk. Great as cut flower. Can handle heat and humidity as well as drought-tolerant. Blooms spring-fall.