Low to Moderate

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.

Nicotiana “Perfume Bright Rose”

Herbaceous

Old style 3ft. tall classic large-flowered and fragrant shrub. Can get covered in a mound of very bright and rose-colored 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.

Pellaea rotundifolia

Evergreen Fern

Cute round leaflets shaped like buttons, will trail over time on arched fronds. Well-draining, acidic soil with regular watering.

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 “Blackbeard”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant flowers of lilac-purple that fade to white, late spring through summer if trimmed. Large dark reddish-green almost black leaves. Full sun along the coast, partial sun further inland. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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 Pensham “Arctic Fox”

Evergreen Perennial

Compact perennial with abundant white flowers through the year if trimmed. 18″ upright bloom stalks. Full sun along the coast, partial sun further inland. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Penstemon Rock Candy “Ruby”

Evergreen Perennial

Abundant flowers of dark pink, late spring through summer if trimmed. Full sun along the coast, partial sun further inland. Attracts 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.

Peperomia verschaffeltii

Silver and green patterning. Can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, some direct sun. Fast draining soil, not too much water. Low growing, good in hanging baskets.

Philodendron “Birkin”

Non-vining. Stunning and wild, with cream variegations throughout the deep green leathery leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

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.

 

 

Philodendron hastatum

Silver-green leaves, sword shaped. Climbing vines that can be trained. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

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.

Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Evergreen Fern

Shade-loving fern with deeply lobed leaves. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.

Ranunculus californicus

Herbaceous Perennial

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

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

Great Houseplant that will stay compact, can trail down from a hanging planter. Deeply lobed green leaves. Water weekly, but occasional misting to help prevent browning leaves.

Scindapsus treubii “Moonlight”

Slow growing, vining houseplant can be trained up, trellised. Stunning silver sheen on the tops of the leaves as they mature. Do not overwater. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

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.