Low to Moderate

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.

Origanum “Monterey Bay”

Evergreen Herb

Fragrant ornamental oregano with blue-grey foliage and pink flowers in summer. Likes well-draining soils and moderate water.

Oxalis “Coppertones”

O. vulcanicola “Coppertones
Mounding Perennial

Low mounding plants with bronze foliage and yellow flowers all season. Sterile, non-invasive.

Pelargonium crispum

Evergreen Perennial

Ruffled variegated leaves are lemon scented. Flower colors vary with different cultivars, but are small and whitish-pink in the species.

Pennisetum orientale

Evergreen Grass

Low-growing and compact fountain grass with gracefully cascading,slowly expanding mound, of dense foliage. Blooms 2-3 ft tall – a plume of pearly white or silvery pink fluff.

Penstemon “Cherry Sparks”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant cherry-red flowers through summer and fall. Full Sun along the coast, partial sun further inland.Butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon superbus

Evergreen Perennial

Stunning spikes of coral colored flowers pop up in spring. Slightly bluish leaves. Fast growing. Trim back old bloom stalks.

Philodendron “Xanadu”

Evergreen Perennial

A wide growing shrub with large deeply-lobed green leaves. Can take deep shade to light coastal sun.Great as a houseplant or outside, potted or in the ground.

 

 

Phlomis fruticosa

Semi-deciduous Shrub

A bold grey shrub for a warm, sunny border. A great Mediterranean climate plant – beautiful yellow whorls of fall flowers.

Phlomis lanata

Semi-deciduous Shrub

A bold grey shrub for a warm, sunny border. A great Mediterranean climate plant – beautiful pale-yellow flower whorls in summer.

Phlomis viscosa

Evergreen Shrub

A soft shrub for a warm, sunny border. A great Mediterranean climate plant – beautiful yellow whorls of fall flowers.

Ranunculus californicus

Herbaceous Perennial

Sprawling perennial. Common to chapparal and woodlands. Grows well in clay soils. Semi-deciduous in summer.

Scleranthus biflorus

Creeping Groundcover

Low mounding, spreading groundcover that looks like moss and can handle full sun and heat. Plant around rocks, or in open area 1ft.apart.

Scleranthus uniflorus

Creeping Groundcover

Weed-choking cushion. Can handle light foot traffic. Plant 12″ apart.

Solanum “Alamo Pintado”

Evergreen shrub

Silver-green foliage with striking lavender flowers spring through summer. A little extra water when blooming will keep them going for months. Dormant without water in summer.

Solanum “Indian’s Grey”

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Striking blue flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall. Dormant without water in summer.

Solanum “Mountain Pride”

S. xanti “Mountain Pride”
Evergreen shrub

Striking purple flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall. A little extra water when blooming will keep them going for months. Dormant without water in summer.