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Sisyrinchium “Devon Skies”

Perennial

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

Sisyrinchium “Quaint and Queer”

Perennial

Classic California wildflower with unusual white flowers with darker inner petals and bright yellow centers on tall bloom spikes.

Sisyrinchium “Stripey”

S. bellum “Stripey”

Perennial Grass

Beloved wildflower forms tufts with amethyst-purple flowers. Cute green and creamy-yellow variegation in the leaves.

 

Sisyrinchium “Wayne’s Dwarf”

Perennial

Dwarf variety of beloved wildflower forms tufts with purple-blue flowers. Give it more sun for more blooms spring through summer. Can go dormant in summer if dry.

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 quitoense

Evergreen fruiting shrub

Large heart shaped leaves make this fruiting plant a beauty. Fruit are sweet and edible, often used for the juice. Protect from winds.

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.

Sollya heterophylla

Evergreen Shrub

Creeping groundcover, or climbing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet when supported. Bright blue bell-shaped flowers bloom in the summer.

Sollya “Monterey Bay Sapphire”

S. heterophylla “Monterey Bay Sapphire”
Evergreen Shrub

Creeping groundcover, or climbing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet when supported. Gorgeous vibrant deep blue bell-shaped flowers bloom in the summer, will flower when young.

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 “Newleaze Coral”

Perennial

Upright shrub with coral-orange flowers early summer through fall. Attracts butterflies, tolerates clay. Cut back in Fall.

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Perennial

Small grey-green leaves on sprawling stems topped with stunning apricot mallow flowers in spring/summer. Cut back to 6″ in fall after blooms. Do not overwater.

Sphaeralcea incana

Herbaceous Perennial

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

Sphaeralcea incana “Dark Pink”

Herbaceous Perennial

Upright shrub with dark pink flowers summer through fall. Attracts butterflies, tolerates clay. Cut back in Fall.

Sporobolus “Windbreaker”

Semi-Evergreen Grass

An upright alternative to Pampas Grass, will form a significant wind-break. Strappy foliage is topped with light and showy blooms in summer.

Sporobolus airoides

Semi-Evergreen Grass

Dry grass that can handle clay or salty soils, but doesn’t like wet roots. A haze of pink flowers tops the grass by mid summer.

Stapelia hirsuta

Soft stems to 14″h; large carrion blooms, burgundy with hairs