Low to Moderate

Gaillardia “Spintop Yellow Touch”

Large flowers in the Sunflower family, very red with just a touch of yellow tips, multiple buds per stalk. Great as cut flower. Can handle heat and humidity as well as drought-tolerant. Blooms spring-fall.

 

Gaillardia “Sunrita Peach”

Small peach flowers in the Sunflower family, open flat. Multiple buds per stalk. Great as cut flower. Can handle heat and humidity as well as drought-tolerant. Blooms spring-fall.

Gaillardia Lunar “Harvest Moon”

Large flowers in the Sunflower family with very red centers with bright yellow petals, multiple buds per stalk. Compact habit, spreading low. Great as cut flower. Can handle heat and humidity as well as drought-tolerant. Blooms spring-fall.

 

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 “Martha Roderick”

Evergreen perennial

Rose-pink flowers on tall stalks in spring/summer. 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.

Lavatera bicolor

Evergreen Shrub

Fast growing mounding shrub with 2″ lavender flowers. Beautiful grey-green fuzzy mallow leaves. Blooms Spring/Summer. Short-lived.  Attracts butterflies.

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.

Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis

Herbaceous perennial

Furry grey upright stems, clusters of purple and white pea-sized flowers in spring, grey-green oblong leaves.

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.

Monstera adansonii

Houseplant likes very bright light, some direct but not too much. Will grow 3-4ft tall in a pot. In the ground, in habitat, it will grow as a vine up over 10ft tall. Do not overwater.

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.