Low to Moderate

Sisyrinchium “Devon Skies”

Perennial

Dwarf Blue-eyed Grass hybridized in England is a cute little perennial well placed in a meadow or rock garden.

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.

Solanum “Spring Frost”

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey-green leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Showy white flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall.

Protect from hard frosts.

Solanum pyracanthum

Evergreen shrub

Wonderful orange spined leaves make this airy shrub glow in sunlight. Showy violet flowers and bright fruit add to the alien monster” appeal. Protect from hard frosts.

Solanum umbelliferum

Evergreen shrub

Small, slightly grey-green leaves give this airy shrub a glow in sunlight. Showy violet flowers start in early spring and can bloom through summer and fall.

Sparaxis grandiflora

Perennial Bulb

White to yellow flowers. Prefers lots of sun and fast-draining soil. Blooms spring through summer. Great for cut flowers, bud vases.

 

Sparaxis tricolor

Perennial Bulb

Variable flowers, orange to scarlet with golden centers. Prefers lots of sun and fast-draining soil. Blooms spring through summer. Great for cut flowers, bud vases.

Sphaeralcea incana

Herbaceous Perennial

Upright growth. Orange flowers August through October. Well drained soils.

Stipa pulchra

Nassella pulchra
Semi-Deciduous Meadow Grass

Classic grasslands plant throughout California. Turns deep golden when dormant in summer. Masses well. Deer resistant.

Strelitzia reginae

Evergreen shrub

Clumps of wide, large leaves, stretching vertically and tree-like, spreading out in a fan. Large orange and blue flowers. Leaves will show damage with high winds, easy to prune.

Tagetes lemmonii “Compacta”

Evergreen Shrub

Compact perennial bush w/ evergreen foliage, fragrant when crushed. Flowers late summer through fall with bright yellow flowers. Butterflies.

Thymus “Lime”

Thymus x citriodorus “Lime”
Perennial Herb

Fragrant lime-green leaves, small pink flowers in summer. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots. Grows well in small containers and on windowsills.

Tradescantia sillamontana

Evergreen Perennial

Sprawling stems with paired grey leaves can climb to 2 feet tall, topped with magenta flowers throughout the summer and fall. Very low water in coastal gardens, more inland and in sun. Indoor or Outdoor.

Trithrinax acanthocoma

Fan Palm

Slow growing medium-sized single-trunked palm with a large crown of spreading leaves. Grows in clay soils.

Typhonium venosum

Sauromatum venosum
Deciduous Bulb

Underground tubers will spread and multiply. Shoots up 20″ vegetation. Carrion flower has a foul stench. Can bloom from bulb without planting.

Ursinia sericea

Evergreen Perennial

Silver leaves and vibrant yellow daisy flowers on long, bent stalks make for a stunning addition to low water gardens. Fast draining soil and a little extra water in the summer.

Zephyranthes candida

Perennial Bulb

Amaryllis relative with rush-like foliage and bright white blooms late summer through fall.  Tolerant of any soil.

Zephyranthes citrina

Perennial Bulb

Bright yellow amaryllis flowers top this bulb in fall. Grassy foliage. Clay-soils tolerant. Will stay green with a little irrigation in summer.

Zinnia acerosa

Evergreen Perennial

Semi-woody perennial with many small white flowers through spring and summer. Makes for good dried flowers.