Acacia hubbardiana 1
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Part Sun 30F 6' 6' Winter to Spring LOW
Yellow Prickly Moses   Drought tolerant once established. Native to Queensland, Australia. A small, open shrub with small triangular leaves which are about .5", bright green and sharply pointed. Flowers are small, cream-colored balls that are lightly fragrant. Tolerates poor soil and poor drainage but prefers a well-drained site.
   Agonis flexuosa 2
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 32F 8'+ 10' N/A LOW
Red Southern Cross   Drought tolerant once established. A West Australian willow myrtle with a graceful weeping habit of cascading multi-colored stems. The attractive dark green and red leaves are peppermint scented and elongated about 2" to 5". Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with occasional watering after it is established. It is more lush with occasional deep irrigation. Fast-growing, excellent as a large border for landscaping. Can be pruned into a tree as it matures. flowers are insignificant. Frost tender.
   Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay After Dark' 3
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Part Sun 28F 18' 10'-15' Spring to Summer LOW
After Dark Peppermint Tree   Drought tolerant once established. A West Australian willow myrtle with a weeping habit. It has brilliant scarlet colored new growth in spring that darkens to dark burgundy. Small white flowers with burgundy centers appear in clusters from spring into early Summer. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil with regular to occasional watering - moderately drought tolerant along the coast once established but is more lush with occasional deep irrigation. Tolerates windy and seaside conditions. Makes a nice hedge or good container plant and benefits from regular pruning to keep dense.
   Alyogyne hybrid 'Delightfully Double' PPAF 4
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 28F 5'-6' 6' Summer to Fall LOW
Blue Hibiscus 'Delightfully Double'   Drought tolerant once established, Alyogynes are native only to Australia. This double flowering variety was bred in Australia and is the world's first of its kind! Produces a mass of flowers from early summer through to late autumn smothering the plant with a striking color display. It is capable of producing hundreds of blooms each season. This is an extremely drought, heat and humidity tolerant variety, ideal for planting in dry zones. Performs best in fairly open locations in full sun to part shade. It is adapatable to a wide range of soil types, providing they are well drained.
   Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds' 5
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 0-10F 5' 5' Winter to Spring LOW
Manzanita 'Louis Edmunds'   An upright shrub with gray-green foliage and purplish-brown trunks, its open habit and vase-shaped form show off the sculptural, deep maroon branches spectacularly, and the pink Winter flowers are among the showiest of the Manzanitas. Great for sunny areas and prefers well-drained, infertile, sandy soils, but tolerates heavy soils and soils with heavy metals. It provides low, shrubby cover for quail and wren-tits and its flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds. Sometimes called Serpentine Manzanita.
   Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Pacific Mist' 6
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 15-20F 24" 6' Winter LOW
Manzanita 'Pacific Mist'   A low-growing, sprawling shrub with twisting branches that turn upwards at the ends, to 2' tall and 6-10' spread with pinkish juvenile stems that mature to a dark purplish brown. It has narrow, gray-green leaves and inconspicuous white flowers that appear in late Winter. This variety is a quicker grower than other manzanitas and one of the few manzanitas that can take dry shade. This manzanita is also more tolerant of heavy soils.
   Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' 7
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 0-10F 7' 10' Winter to Spring LOW
Manzanita 'Howard McMinn'   A medium-sized, evergreen mounding shrub with a densely-branched structure - can be kept smaller by pruning. Has dark mahogany brown bark and intensely showy clusters of tiny white flowers tinged with light pink. This is considered to be one of the most dependable and adaptable manzanitas. Grow in full sun or dry shade with well-drained soil. Use in rock gardens mixed with succulents and cacti, or as an informal hedge. It is a nectar source for the Monarch Butterfly and a great addition to the butterfly garden. Sometimes called Vine Hill Manzanita.
   Arctostaphylos Hybrid 'Emerald Carpet' 8
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15-20F 12" 5'-6' March through May LOW
Manzanita 'Emerald Carpet'   Definitely the greenest, most dense and compact of the manzanita hybrids that is perfectly suited as a low sprawling groundcover. It's fully evergreen, rarely over 1' tall, spreading 4'-6' wide. Its has attractive exfoliating bark and many bell-shaped white flowers. This manzanita grows best in a rich, slightly acid and loamy soil. Requires occasional irrigation in southern California gardens. Good as a groundcover between a lawn and more drought tolerant plants or as a non walkable lawn substitute. It will require some shade if grown inland. The berry-like drupes are unusually large and tasty for a manzanita, and the birds like them too.
   Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Vancouver Jade' 9
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0-10F 6" 2'-3' Summer LOW
Manzanita 'Vancouver Jade'   Drought tolerant when established, these evergreen shrubs or small trees are natives to western North America, northern Europe and Mexico. 'Vancouver Jade' is a creeping, alpine shrub that is suitable for planting in rock gardens or along banks or sandy slopes as a low groundcover. The green foliage of this attractive plant turns red in winter but becomes green again in the spring. In early to mid-summer, clusters of nodding pink flowers are produced. The flowers are followed by red, berry-like fruits that birds love.
   Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice' 10
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0-10F 12" 36" Summer LOW
Coastal Sagewort 'David's Choice'   This Artemisia forms a neat low mound of beautiful silver foliage with yellow flowers on stems that rise out and away from the plant in the Summer. Best in full sun with occasional Summer watering. Requires well-drained soils. Selected by David Amme from plants growing at the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse. Does best in coastal locations compared to hotter inland areas. An excellent plant to use in the front of a garden bed or near a path where its fine texture can be appreciated. Tolerates seaside conditions, alkaline soil and sand, and it is deer resistant.
   Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point' 11
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 5F 1' 6'-10' LOW
Dwarf Coyote Brush 'Pigeon Point'   This is the preferred form of Dwarf Coyote Brush for slope stabilization and landscaping in almost all areas. 'Grows into a 1' tall by 12' wide dark-green groundcover. Use this plant to cover large areas of ground in rural estates. Break up the plots with walks or colorful plants of compatible watering like Ceanothus, Salvia and monkey flowers. Baccharis species are nectar sources for many beneficial insects like predatory wasps and native butterflies, and is deer resistant. Water about once every 2 weeks to wash the dust off of the foliage; like many native plants it hates dust.
   Banksia Hybrid (ericifolia x spinulosa) 'Giant Candles' 12
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 32F 10'-12' 10'-12' Winter to Spring LOW
Banksia 'Giant Candles'    Drought tolerant once established. "Giant Candles" is a naturally occurring hybrid that is well known for its extremely large flower spikes which can easily become 15" long. The flowers are deep bronzy-orange and very showy. Flowers best in sunny, dry locations. Plant in well-draining soil as they do not like excess water of any kind. Prune after flowering to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. DO NOT fertilize Proteas as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorous or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant.
   Boronia crenulata 'Shark Bay' 13
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 24" 24" All Year MEDIUM
Aniseed Boronia 'Shark Bay'   Four-petaled pink, star-like flowers cover the branches year round and compliment the small green leaves that are delightfully licorice-scented. Prefers sun or part-shade in a sheltered location, and is well adapted in cultivation even to moist or clay type soils. Constant blooms make it a good choice for containers and it isn't touchy to grow. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Although prefers moist soil, watering can be reduced after establishment.
   Boronia heterophylla 'Hot Pink' 14
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 30F 3'-5' 3 Spring MEDIUM
Boronia 'Hot Pink'   Boronia heterophylla has foliage with a distinctive aroma, but the flowers have little scent. But what they lack in perfume they more than make up for in appearance - the magnificent hot pink bells smother the fine, deep green foliage in spring. Not only do they look fantastic in the garden, theyre also a great cutflower. In the garden it can be grown on its own or among other shrubs. It looks amazing in the foreground of white blossom trees and when surrounded by spring bulbs. Occasionally its grown as an informal hedge. Add compost when planting to get this shrub off to a good start.
   Buddleia x Hybrid 'Flutterby' 15
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -20F 14" 36" Spring to Fall LOW
Butterfly Bush 'Flutterby'   Drought tolerant when established, 'Flutterby' buddleias are a new hybrid series of stunning and easily grown deciduous shrubs, either compact or prostrate, that will bloom year after year, producing flowers that are excellent for cutting and are nectar heaven for butterflies! Deciduous compact shrub; sweet-scented flowers in white, lavender, pink, purple, crimson, blue and cream are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects - ladybugs, lacewings and a sure butterfly magnet for the garden!
   Buddleia x Hybrid 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven' 16
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -20F 24"-30" 36" Spring to Fall LOW
Blue Heaven Nectar Bush   Drought tolerant when established, 'Flutterby' buddleias are a new hybrid series of stunning and easily grown deciduous shrubs, either compact or prostrate, that will bloom year after year, producing flowers that are excellent for cutting and are nectar heaven for butterflies! Deciduous compact shrub; sweet-scented flowers in white, lavender, pink, purple, crimson, blue and cream are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects - ladybugs, lacewings and a sure butterfly magnet for the garden!
   Buddleia x Hybrid 'Flutterby Petite Dark Pink' 17
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -20F 24"-30" 36" Spring to Fall LOW
Dark Pink Nectar Bush   Drought tolerant when established, 'Flutterby' buddleias are a new hybrid series of stunning and easily grown deciduous shrubs, either compact or prostrate, that will bloom year after year, producing flowers that are excellent for cutting and are nectar heaven for butterflies! Deciduous compact shrub; sweet-scented flowers in white, lavender, pink, purple, crimson, blue and cream are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects - ladybugs, lacewings and a sure butterfly magnet for the garden!
   Buddleia x Hybrid 'Flutterby Petite Lavender' 18
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -20F 24"-36" 36"-48" Spring to Fall LOW
Lavender Nectar Bush   Drought tolerant when established, 'Flutterby' buddleias are a new hybrid series of stunning and easily grown deciduous shrubs, either compact or prostrate, that will bloom year after year, producing flowers that are excellent for cutting and are nectar heaven for butterflies! Deciduous compact shrub; sweet-scented flowers in white, lavender, pink, purple, crimson, blue and cream are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects - ladybugs, lacewings and a sure butterfly magnet for the garden!
   Buddleia x Hybrid 'Flutterby Petite White' 19
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -20F 12"-24" 36" Spring to Fall LOW
Snow White Nectar Bush   Drought tolerant when established, 'Flutterby' buddleias are a new hybrid series of stunning and easily grown deciduous shrubs, either compact or prostrate, that will bloom year after year, producing flowers that are excellent for cutting and are nectar heaven for butterflies! Deciduous compact shrub; sweet-scented flowers in white, lavender, pink, purple, crimson, blue and cream are nectar rich and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects - ladybugs, lacewings and a sure butterfly magnet for the garden!
   Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 20
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Part Shade -35F 2'-3' 18" Spring to Fall LOW - MEDIUM
Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster'   Karl Foerster' is a long-blooming, low maintenance, long-lived perennial grass for full sun to partial shade. Grows best in well-drained fertile soils with sufficient moisture, but will tolerate heavier clay soils and is semi-drought tolerant as well! Fertilizer may be required to produce maximum height, low fertility will result in shorter plants. Little maintenance is required except to cut back the stems to about 6" in late winter or early spring. In areas with mild winters the foliage may remain evergreen. Sterility eliminates any chance of becoming an invasive plant.
   Callistemon viminalis 'Little John' 21
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 3'-4' 4'-6' Summer to Fall LOW - MEDIUM
Dwarf Bottlebrush 'Little John'    This Australian native is a dense, mounding evergreen shrub with bright red feathery blooms that makes an excellent container plant or shrub border. Blooms from Summer to Fall. Full sun produces best growth and flowering results. Spring fertilization is recommended. Great landscape or container plant and only light pruning in Fall may be required. A natural butterfly, bee, and hummingbird attracter that is rarely bothered by deer.
   Calylophus drummondii 22
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 0F 8" 36" Spring to Fall MEDIUM
Yellow Evening Primrose   These perennial plants spread by underground rhizomes and are covered with 1" yellow, poppy-like flowers and require regular to little water when established. Calylophus should be planted in well drained areas in full sun or light shade. In more severe Winters the plant may freeze back to the ground but this does not interfere with flowering as blooms are produced on new growth. To maintain a tidy appearance, prune plants back during early Spring. As long as good drainage is provided, pest problems seem rare.
   Ceanothus gloriosus 23
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 10F 24" 6' Spring to Summer LOW
Point Reyes Creeper   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. Grown for its deep green foliage and small blue-lavender flowers in late spring, this low growing shrub spreads 4-6 ft. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Best with light shade in hot regions. Makes a fine rock garden or ground cover specimen, especially for exposed sites.
   Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' 24
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 20F 12" 36" Spring LOW
Carmel Creeper 'Diamond Heights'   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. Grown for its beautiful golden variegated foliage, this low growing shrub spreads 3 - 4 ft. wide with light blue mildly fragrant flowers in Spring. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Best with light shade in hot regions. Makes a fine rock garden or ground cover specimen, especially for exposed sites.
   Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point' 25
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 15F 24" 8' Winter-Spring LOW
California Lilac 'Yankee Point'   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Dig a hole and set plant slightly higher than soil level, don't disturb root ball. Don't add fertilizer or amendments, just native soil. Backfill the hole and water in. It is important not to trim 'Yankee Point' too severely as the branches will often not recover if they are more than .5" thick when cut.
   Ceanothus hybrid (arboreus x griseus) 'Ray Hartman' 26
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 12' 10' Winter-Spring LOW
Mountain Lilac 'Ray Hartman'   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs here in California. They are also evergreen. 'Ray Hartman' has medium blue flower clusters. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Expect a 20-25 year life in most gardens. Dig a hole and set plant slightly higher than soil level, don't disturb root ball. Don't add fertilizer or amendments, just native soil. Backfill the hole and water in.
   Ceanothus hybrid (gloriosus x masonii) 'Blue Jeans' 27
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 0F 3'-6' 3'-6' Spring LOW
California Lilac 'Blue Jeans'   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. Grown for its deep green holly-leaved foliage and small lavender flowers in late spring, this low growing shrub spreads 3-6 ft. wide. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Best with light shade in hot regions. Makes a fine rock garden specimen. Deer Resistant
   Ceanothus hybrid (papillosus x impressus) 'Concha' 28
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 10F 48" 48" Spring LOW
California Lilac 'Concha'   These native "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. 'Concha' has deep blue flower clusters. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Expect a 20-25 year life in most gardens. Dig a hole and set plant slightly higher than soil level, don't disturb root ball. Don't add fertilizer or amendments, just native soil. Backfill the hole and water in.
   Ceanothus sport 'Tuxedo' PP20754 29
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun -10F 6' 6' Summer to Fall LOW
Tuxedo California Lilac   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs in California. They are also evergreen. Tuxedo has striking near black foliage with lavender blue flowers. Makes a stunning accent when planted with silver or variegated leaved neighbors. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Expect a 20-25 year life in most gardens. Dig a hole and set plant slightly higher than soil level, don't disturb root ball. Don't add fertilizer or amendments, just native soil. Backfill the hole and water in. PP20,754
   Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado' 30
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 10F 6'-10' 6'-10' Spring LOW
Variegated California Lilac 'El Dorado'   These native, drought tolerant "California Lilacs" are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs here in California. They are also evergreen. Dark green foliage with bright golden yellow variegation is a nice foil for the medium blue flowers in Spring. The myth of Ceanothus being short lived is primarily spread by gardeners that insist on drip irrigation, Summer water and soil amendments. California natives dislike all three. Expect a 20-25 year life in most gardens. Dig a hole and set plant slightly higher than soil level, don't disturb root ball. Don't add fertilizer or amendments, just native soil. Backfill the hole and water in.
   Cerastium tomentosum 31
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun -30F 12" 24" Spring to Summer LOW
Snow-In-Summer    Excellent xeric ground cover that grows easily in any well-drained soil, and spreads quickly by reseeding itself. Can also be used to cascade over walls or out of containers, or use in between low shrubs or stepping stones. Easy to grow and wind-resistant, it tolerates mild and cold climates, seaside or desert areas. Fragrant white flowers by the thousands highlight Snow-in-Summer in late spring. Shear off the faded flowers to maintain a tidy mat of fuzzy white leaves for the rest of the growing season. Deer resistant.
   Chamelaucium axillare 'Matilda' 32
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 24" 36" Winter to Spring LOW
Matilda Wax Flower    Evergreen shrub native to Western Australia, the flowers emerge a pure white, then are picotee with reddish pink petal bases and finally turn a solid dark pink, usually with all combinations on the plant at the same time. Often wax flowers are budding and blooming while there is a risk of frost but this plant flowers over a longer period and even initiates flowering in autumn before the danger of cold temperatures. Plant in well drained soil. Excellent planted as a light screen and for use as a cut flower.
   Chamelaucium uncinatum Snowflake' x axillare 'My Sweet Sixteen' 33
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 48" 48" Spring LOW
'Sweet 16' Wax Flower    This evergreen shrub is native to Australia and has single white wax flowers that mature rapidly to red-purple, giving the bloom a bi-colored look. Best in full sun, it appreciates good drainage. It responds well to pruning and is excellent used as a cut flower in arrangements.
   Chondropetalum tectorum 34
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 25F 3'-4' 3'-4' Summer to Fall LOW - MEDIUM
Cape Thatching Reed   Found growing in marshes and seeps around Cape Town, South Africa, it is used as thatching for roofs. Although a marsh plant, it becomes drought tolerant as well once established. Do not cut down to the ground like clump grasses as this damages the growing tips and will eventually cause plant decline. Cut out old stems individually or remove the outer ring of stems. New stems grow from the center & push the old ones to the ground. Grow in full sun or the clump will begin to lean. Drought tolerant but looks best with additional water and will need it to get established.
   Cistus incanus 'Lasca Select' 35
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 4' 6' Summer LOW
Rockrose 'Lasca Select'   Drought tolerant when established, this is a genus of small to medium sized evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs that are mostly from Europe and North Africa. They thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. Cistus incanus 'Lasca Select' is a California cultivar that gets its name from the site where it was discovered, the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum (LASCA). It forms a vigorous shrub with large rounded green leaves that are both woolly and papery to the touch and have crimped margins. It is somewhat deer resistant.
   Cistus purpureus 36
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 5F 4'+ 4'-6' Summer LOW
Purple Rockrose   Drought tolerant when established, this heat-loving, evergreen shrub has showy, purple-orchid-pink 3" flowers with a darker red spot at the base of each petal during summer. Dark green leaves are grey and hairy beneath. Durable dry bank cover or rock garden plant. Tolerates poor soils. Plant in full sun for best growth and flowering. Quickly reaches 4 feet tall and wide. Keep soil moist until completely established. Fertilizer not needed. Cut old stems occasionally to keep plant vigorous. Pinch or shear to thicken growth.
   Cistus salvifolius 37
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 2'-3' 4'-6' Spring LOW
Sageleaf Rockrose   Drought tolerant when established, Sageleaf Rockrose is the rockrose of choice for medium hedges and groundcover. Attaining a height of two to three feet over many years, it is one of the shorter, more compact Rockroses. Covered with snow white flowers in spring, Sageleaf Rockrose makes a gorgeous addition to any Mediterranean garden. Its green foliage and white flowers are especially striking against the grays and greens of Rosemary and Lavender. Must have good drainage if they are to be summer watered.
   Cistus skanbergii 38
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 5F 2'-3' 3' Spring-Summer LOW
Pink Rockrose    Drought tolerant when established, this shrub has bright pink, 1" flowers that appear in late spring and summer amidst attractive grey green leaves. Durable dry bank cover or rock garden plant. Tolerates poor soil and difficult growing conditions. Withstands salt spray. Best growth and flower production in full sun. Keep moist until completely established. Fertilize in spring just before new growth begins. Cut old stems occasionally to keep plant vigorous. Pinch or shear to thicken growth.
   Cistus x Hybridus (salvifolius x populifolius) 39
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 17F 2'-4' 4'-5' Spring-Summer LOW
White Rockrose   Drought tolerant when established, this evergreen mounding shrub has leaves that are dark grey-green and crinkly. Flowers emerge from red tinted buds at the tips of the branches opening to 1 1/2" wide, pure white with yellow spots at the petal base. Plant in full sun in most any soil so long as it is well drained. Requires little to no irrigation once established. This plant is among the hardiest of the rockroses. This plant is also a good choice for seaside gardens, has good deer resistance, and is generally considered a low fuel volume plant for fire concerns.
   Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset' 40
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 1'-2' 6'-8' Summer LOW
Magenta Rockrose 'Sunset'   Drought tolerant when established, this shrub's attractive gray-green foliage is covered with hundreds of bright-pink, cup-shaped flowers in early summer. Each flower lasts only one day, but the abundant blooms add vibrant color to the garden and attract butterflies to the garden for several weeks. Rock rose tolerates poor, rocky soils and hot temperatures, and is perfectly suited to sunny hillsides and other similiarly troubled spots in the garden. A very tough plant that tolerates seaside conditions, drought, deer resistant, and is a low fuel volume plant for areas prone to wildfire.
   Coleonema pulchellum 'Golden Sunset' 41
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 20F 2'-4' 4'-6' Winter-Spring MEDIUM
Coleonema 'Golden Sunset'   This evergreen shrub has needle-like yellowish-green foliage and pale pink flowers that appear from winter to spring. Plant in sun to light shade with good drainage and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Though reported by some to do well in heavy soils, it is recommended that this plant be placed where drainage is good. A great plant for contrasting other foliage colors and textures. Once a New Zealand "Shrub of the Year" it was apparently first discovered in a garden in Western Australia and introduced here in the late 1980's. Also known as "Golden Breath of Heaven".
   Coprosma Hybrid 'Black Cloud' 42
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 10F 20" 36" Spring MEDIUM
Mirror Plant 'Black Cloud'   Native to New Zealand, 'Mirror Plants' are dense mounded shrubs notably used for their colorful evergreen foliage. A fantastic groundcover-type shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves stained with black. It has insignificant small white flowers that are followed by masses of blue berries that are very attractive to birds. It is well suited to the coast as it is salt tolerant and will thrive in full sun, but if planted farther inland will benefit from some light shade and regular water in summer. Great in mixed containers with bright perennials and rock gardens. Deer resistant
   Coprosma repens Green/White 43
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 4' 4' Spring MEDIUM
Mirror Plant Green and White Variegated   Native to New Zealand, 'Mirror Plants' are dense mounded shrubs notably used for their colorful evergreen foliage. Green and white variegated has boldly marked foliage of dark green and white to cream accenting. Mirror Plant is well suited to the coast as it is salt tolerant and will thrive in full sun. Planted farther inland, Mirror Plant will benefit from some light shade.
   Coprosma repens 'Pink Splendor' 44
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 6' 6' Spring MEDIUM
Tricolor Mirror Plant 'Pink Splendor'    Native to New Zealand, 'Mirror Plants' are dense mounded shrubs notably used for their colorful evergreen foliage. 'Pink Splendor' is grown for its intense foliage variegation of green, yellow, and pink which peaks in the winter months. Mirror Plant is well suited to the coast as it is salt tolerant and will thrive in full sun. Planted farther inland, Mirror Plant will benefit from some light shade.
   Coprosma repens 'Rainbow Surprise' 45
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 4' 4' Spring MEDIUM
Tricolor Mirror Plant 'Rainbow Surprise'    Native to New Zealand, 'Mirror Plants' are dense mounded shrubs notably used for their colorful evergreen foliage. 'Rainbow Surprise' is grown for impressive variegated foliage of dark green with pale yellow margins infused with orange and red in the fall and winter months. Mirror Plant is well suited to the coast as it is salt tolerant and will thrive in full sun. Planted farther inland, Mirror Plant will benefit from some light shade.
   Coprosma repens 'Roys' Red' 46
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 36" 36" Spring MEDIUM
Mirror Plant 'Roy's Red'    Native to New Zealand, 'Mirror Plants' are dense mounded shrubs notably used for their colorful evergreen foliage. 'Roy's Red' is grown for its glossy, dark, bronze-green leaves and deep, purple-red winter color. Mirror Plant is well suited to the coast as it is salt tolerant and will thrive in full sun. Planted farther inland, Mirror Plant will benefit from some light shade.
   Crowea exalata x Hybrid 'Pink Star' 47
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 36" 36" Spring to Fall MEDIUM
'Pink Star' Crowea   Australian native to plant in full coastal sun or dappled shade elsewhere in relatively well drained soil; give infrequent to regular irrigation. It is tolerant of beach side conditions with some protection. Prune or shear to keep dense after flowering.
   Dendromecon harfordii 48
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 15F 10'-15' 6'-10' Spring-Summer LOW
Island Bush Poppy   Drought tolerant once established, this beautiful and much sought after shrub is native to the Channel Islands - Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Santa Catalina off the coast of southern California. A wonderful native evergreen shrub clothed with bluish-green oval leaves. An abundance of yellow 3" flowers cover the plant from spring into summer. Moderate growth rate reaching up to 10-15+ feet tall but typically grows to 6-10 feet by equal width. Requires full sun, good drainage, and no irrigation once established.
   Dianella revoluta 'Big Rev' PP18454 49
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 18F 2'-3' 3' Spring-Summer LOW
Flax Lily 'Big Rev'   Drought tolerant when established. On close inspection, one side of the leaf is blue and the other is green giving it a unique color. It also puts on a show of beautiful blue flowers followed by purple berries. It will spread slightly over time and is good for situations that need erosion control. In very extreme droughts, occasional watering may be required. Does well in both clay and sandy soils and it can tolerate wet feet better than other D. revolutas but it should not be planted in permanent wet areas. Tolerates windy seaside positions. Excellent landscape, specimen or container plant.
   Dodonaea microzyga 50
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 6'-8' 5' Spring-Summer LOW
Red Wing Hopbush   Drought tolerant when established, it is a Southwestern Australian native and is unusually striking. This ornamental shrub has dark reddish-green, fern-like foliage providing an open, airy, almost "see through" appearance showing off the architectural woody trunk. The flowers are insignificant but produce brilliant wine-red seed pods that are a real eye catcher! Can be trained as a small tree, and flowers best in full sun but will grow in partial shade. Fast growing and makes a good cut flower and specimen shrub.
   Echium fastuosum 51
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 5'+ 5'+ Spring to Summer LOW
Pride of Madeira   Evergreen shrub native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, excellent for coastal and windy areas with large blue to purple flower spikes and long, gray-green leaves. Very fast growing even in poor soil but needs good drainage. Inland plantings will require some irrigation and protection from extreme heat and cold. Pride of Madeira lives approx. 5-6 years, often reseeds itself, replacing the older, woodier plants. Prune after flowering. A great plant on a slope or in an area with room to spread out. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds, and is deer resistant.
   Echium fastuosum variegata 'Star of Madeira' 52
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 5'+ 5'+ Spring to Summer LOW
'Star of Madeira'   Evergreen shrub native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, excellent for coastal and windy areas. This variegated form has long, gray-green leaves striped with cream held at the ends of the branches with spikes of clear blue flowers. Very fast growing even in poor soil but needs good drainage. Inland plantings will require some irrigation and protection from extreme heat and cold. Pride of Madeira lives approx. 5-6 years, often reseeds itself, replacing the older, woodier plants. Prune after flowering. A great plant on a slope or in an area with room to spread out. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds, and is deer resistant.
   Elegia capensis 53
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 8'-10' 2'-3' Fall to Winter HIGH
Horsetail Restio   Native to South Africa, can be found on sandy soils of the Cape. At first sight, Elegia capensis looks more like a giant version of the common horsetail than a reed. Thrives on poor soils but does requires moisture and is often found along streams. Will not thrive in dry conditions, and requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. A striking addition near a pond or pool, suitable for bogs and water gardens as well; great in large containers too. This plant is fire-retardant. The young stems with decorative, furled leaf sheaths are used for flower arranging.
   Encelia californica 54
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 27F 3'-4' 3'-4' Spring to Summer LOW
Bush Sunflower / Brittle-Bush   Drought tolerant once established, this small shrub grows in coastal scrub and is native from Santa Maria to San Diego, and needs good drainage, full sun, and little water. In the Sunflower family, it displays bright yellow 4" flowers with a dark center. Reaches about 4' tall and wide, a perfect companion to Salvias, Artemisias, and Mimulus. The shrub will generally drop its bright green foliage in response to drought; a good watering every month or so should keep it green. Use to stabilize the soil on a slope and as a source of food for beneficial insects.
   Eremophila bignoniiflora x polyclada 'Big Poly' 55
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 9'+ 9'+ Spring to Summer LOW
Emu Bush 'Big Poly'   Drought tolerant once established, this Australian native is an Eremophila that will grow quite a bit larger than most of the others. It is very drought tolerant, does best in sunny areas, is fairly wind tolerant, tolerates badly draining soil (at least for short periods), grows quickly and responds well to pruning. As a consequence well pruned Eremophilas will flower more prolifically and make a much better garden specimen. The best time to prune is after flowering and they can be easily pruned into a hedge or screen. The flowers are a soft creamy/purplish color.
   Eremophila calorhabdos 56
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 6' 2' Winter to Summer LOW
Red Rod    Native to Western Australia, it prefers good drainage and tends to grow quicker in lighter type soils but will also grow in heavier soils. It likes full sun and is a great plant to place in a confined area as it grows tall and narrow to about 6' but can easily be pruned to form a long narrow hedge. Nearly all Australian native plants look neater when pruned after flowering and Red Rod is no exception. It responds very well to a good pruning and you will be rewarded with lots of tall vertical branches that will be covered with pinky red tubular flowers during the following bloom season.
   Eremophila decipiens 57
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 3'-6' 3'-6' Spring to Summer LOW
Slender Fuchsia   Drought tolerant once established, this is a small shrub native to Australia with shiny, tubular red flowers and young growth as well as branches usually sticky and becoming shiny. It has proven to be one of the most reliable and frequently cultivated of the species adapting well to most soils provided there is good drainage. It will thrive in dappled shade to full sun, is frost hardy and will take extended periods of drought. It can also be used as a great container plant. This is a big hummingbird favorite!
   Eremophila divaricata 58
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 3' 3' Spring to Summer LOW
Spreading Emu Bush    Native to the Murray Darling basin of Victoria, Australia. This small shrub has blue green branches often entwined with tubular blue to lilac flowers. It is a species from the flood plains usually occurring on soils of medium to heavy texture. Emu bushes are not demanding as far as fertilizing is concerned but do respond to applications of slow release fertilizer after flowering. If desired, the plants can be pruned back by about one third after flowering to promote a bushy habit of growth. It is hardy to extended dry periods and most frosts.
   Eremophila glabra 'Kalgoorlie' 59
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 2'-3' 3'-8' Spring to Summer LOW
Fuchsia Emu Bush 'Kalgoorlie'   Drought tolerant once established, this great low growing shrub is native to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Attractive grey-green leaves and bright orange flowers paired with the low growing habit make this plant an excellent choice for a large groundcover. Prefers full sun and well-drained soils. Fast growing and tolerant of alkaline soils, moderate frost and dry conditions. Also a good container plant. The long tubular flowers make this is a great addition to the Hummingbird Garden.
   Eremophila maculata 'Valentine' 60
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 48" 5' Winter to Spring LOW
Emu Bush 'Valentine'   Evergreen shrub that begins blooming in January, peaking in color just in time for Valentine's Day with lipstick red, tubular flowers - hummingbirds love them! The leaves are small, rounded and typically green except during winter when the leaves may take on a reddish cast. It responds well to shearing, and can be maintained in a tight ball if desired. Note: Blooming occurs on new tip growth produced the previous season, so an annual shearing is recommended in late spring after flowering has ended. Plant it in full sun for best growth and flower production - needs good drainage.
   Eremophila prostrata 'Gold Rush' 61
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 20F 12" 6' Spring LOW
Emu Bush 'Gold Rush'   Evergreen groundcover that begins blooming in March with bright yellow, tubular flowers - butterflies love them! Long arching branches with small green leaves offer an inviting texture to the landscape. Note: Blooming occurs on new tip growth produced the previous season, so, if desired, pruning is recommended in late spring after flowering has ended. During the late summer months, Gold Rush will bloom more vigorously if provided partial shade - needs good drainage.
   Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' 62
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 18"-24" 24"-36" Spring to Summer LOW
Mediterranean Spurge 'Silver Swan'   Drought tolerant when established, this shrubby, cold hardy perennial will provide you with a great display of deep blue-green leaves that are edged with cream topped with white flower bracts that have a lime green stripe giving an overall silvery look. It needs full sun and soil that drains freely. Apart from that its needs are simple - just cutting off of old flower stems and really nothing else. Not even watering in summer, as its drought tolerant, and it wont mind if you never give it fertilizer as it grows even in poor soils. Truly low maintenance!
   Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger' PP15715 63
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 0F 2'-3' 2'-3' Spring to Summer LOW
Spurge 'Tasmanian Tiger'    Drought tolerant when established, this was discovered as a seedling in a Tasmanian garden. Narrow foliage is blue-green edged with creamy white, arranged in whorls around upright stems that occasionally show a purple blush; even the blooms are variegated! Compact plants are topped with large flower bracts of pale yellow and cream with green 'bowtie' centers. Evergreen in areas with warm winters. Well-draining soil is important, but some moisture is appreciated during extremely dry periods. It has no known pests or diseases, deer and rabbit resistant.
   Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PP21401 64
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0F 18"-24" 18"-24" Spring to Summer LOW
Spurge 'Ascot Rainbow'   Drought tolerant when established, Ascot Rainbow is tough and beautiful in borders and containers, but especially useful in any environment that is hot and dry. It has outstanding variegated foliage that is a colorful blend of mint green and lemony yellow accentuated with tints of orange, dusty pink, and reds. The foliage is topped with spikes of flowers in a blend of cream, lime and green. All these colors meld beautifully to provide an intriguing and continually evolving display. It has no known pests or diseases, deer and rabbit resistant.
   Fremontodendron Hybrid (californicum x mexicanum) 'California Glory' 65
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 15'-20' 10'-15' Spring to Summer LOW
Flannel Bush 'California Glory'   Drought tolerant once established. The velvety, deeply lobed leaves sparsely cover the branches along with a great abundance of 3"-4" wide lemon-yellow flowers with a reddish tinge to the outside of the petals. Plant in full sun with plenty of room and no Summer water once established. It is hardy to about 15F. The fuzz on the leaves can be very irritating to the skin, and protection should be worn (especially for the eyes) if a person needs to work with this plant.
   Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker' 66
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 28F 24" 24" Spring to Fall LOW
Island Snapdragon 'Firecracker'   Native to Catalina and the Channel Islands, it has clusters of bright red 1" blossoms that resemble narrow snapdragons on attractive evergreen foliage. Full sun to partial shade in hottest areas. Good drainage necessary. Excellent accent shrub for dry, light shady areas - good under oaks. Tolerates clay, salt, wind. Deep soak occasionally for more lush growth. 'Firecracker' is ideally suited for pots or hanging baskets. It grows fast and takes any kind of pruning (for shaping) and will not require much maintenance. The tubular shaped flowers make it a hummingbirds favorite!
   Gomphrena leontopiodes 'Balboa' PPAF 67
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 8"-16" 8"-16" Spring to Fall MEDIUM
Globe Amaranth 'Balboa'   Gomphrena is an old fashioned bedding plant that tolerates poor soils, heat and drought, and was once a favorite in British gardens. It is a true "everlasting" and one of the best flowers you can grow for dried arrangements. As an added bonus, it attracts butterflies. 'Balboa' has bright pink flowers from spring to frost. It provides an immense display of color combined with fuzzy, linear foliage. To grow for dried arrangements, plant closely together to force longer stems. Cut the stems just as the heads are beginning to open and hang upside down in a warm, dark place to dry.
   Grevillea Assorted 68
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F Varies Varies Varies LOW
Grevillea Assorted   Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Grevillea Hybrid (banksii x whiteana) 'Moonlight' 69
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 25F 8' 6' All Year LOW
Grevillea 'Moonlight'    Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Grevillea Hybrid (shiresii x speciosa ssp oleoides) 'Ruby Clusters' 70
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 48" 6' All Year LOW
Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'    Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem' 71
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 1' 4'-5' All Year LOW
Grevillea 'Coastal Gem'   Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Grevillea olivacea 72
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 25F 8' 6'-9' Winter-Spring LOW
Grevillea olivacea   Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Grevillea spp. 73
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F Varies Varies Varies LOW
Grevillea Species Asstd.   Native to Australia. Grevilleas flower best in sunny, dry locations although they will also grow in light shade. Plant in well-draining soil. Most Grevilleas are highly sensitive to fertilizers; DO NOT fertilize as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorus or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant! They do not like excessive watering or adjacent watering. The ability to grow near lawns will be the exception not the rule. Regular pruning after flowering is recommended to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. Most are drought tolerant as well as frost hardy.
   Hakea petiolaris 74
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 15' 9' Fall to Winter LOW
Sea Urchin Hakea   Drought tolerant once established. Native to the granite outcrops and hills in south Western Australia. Flowers best in sunny, dry locations. Plant in well-draining soil and irrigate only occasionally as this plant is tolerant of extended dry periods once established. Flowers are seen in late Autumn and early Winter and occur in globular-shaped clusters, rather like a sea urchin, hence the common name. Prune after flowering to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. DO NOT fertilize Proteas as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorous or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant. The flowers are attractive to honey eating birds.
   Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Variegata' 75
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Part Sun -15F 12"-18" 24" N/A HIGH
Hakonechloa 'Albo Variegata'    Variegated foliage makes this grass an attractive ground cover in any woodland garden. This Japanese native is grown for its delicate, bamboo-like, weeping foliage. The slow-spreading, dense clumps are excellent in woodland, Japanese, shady or semi-shady gardens and containers. The finely textured leaves contrast nicely with other, larger-leafed shade plants such as Hosta and Heuchera. The green or golden leaves turn pink-red to buff in fall. Plant near water, but must have good drainage. For best color, do not grow in deep shade or hot sun.
   Hakonechloa macra 'Emerald Glow' 76
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Part Sun -15F 12"-18" 24" N/A HIGH
Hakonechloa 'Emerald Glow'    Variegated foliage makes this grass an attractive ground cover in any woodland garden. This Japanese native is grown for its delicate, bamboo-like, weeping foliage. The slow-spreading, dense clumps are excellent in woodland, Japanese, shady or semi-shady gardens and containers. The finely textured leaves contrast nicely with other, larger-leafed shade plants such as Hosta and Heuchera. The green or golden leaves turn pink-red to buff in fall. Plant near water, but must have good drainage. For best color, do not grow in deep shade or hot sun.
   Hardenbergia violacea 'Meema' 77
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 25F 1'-2' 6' Winter-Spring LOW
Meema' Vine Lilac    Meema' is an evergreen, low growing, dense, and self-supporting vining shrub with no need of a trellis or other support. As it scrambles it creates an outstanding groundcover. However, if given support this plant will climb but even then will remain more dense at the base than the more vining selections of Hardenbergia. Plant in sun or light shade in hot inland areas and tolerant of sandy to heavy soils. Requires little water once established. Prune after flowering. This plant unlike other Hardenbergias, keeps crisp clean foliage through cold winters and hot dry periods.
   Hermannia flammea 78
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 35F 3' 3' All Year LOW - MEDIUM
Doll's Rose   This unusual perennial has pretty red flowers at most times of the year. The flowers are best decribed by the plant's common name: 'doll's rose'. It has attractive, glossy foliage which makes it appear more lush than many of the other Hermannias. Will look stunning in mass plantings, but also good for hanging baskets, raised beds or in the mixed border. Prefers a sunny, well drained location; prune to shape and looks best if fed with a 3:1:5 slow release fertilizer and is watered regularly.
   Iris x germanica Hybrid 79
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0F 12"-36" 12"-18" Spring to Fall LOW - MEDIUM
Bearded Iris   Iris germanica is believed to be the ancestor of most bearded iris hybrids. Very easy to grow in most any soil type, the creeping stems (rhizomes) seem to like a warm soil, so don't mulch. Does best with full sun in the morning, but can tolerate light, dappled shade. Provide ample water to start, but once established irises need little care. The creeping rhizomes will form a large clump. Leafed pieces of rhizome can be broken off for replanting. Plant rhizomes shallowly, barely covered with soil. If planted too deep, leaves will emerge but the plant will not produce flowers. Plants will vary in height and many color combinations depending on type.
   Isopogon formosus 80
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 4'-6' 3'-4' Winter to Spring LOW
Rose Cone Flower   Drought tolerant when established. Native to southern parts of Western Australia, this is an upright evergreen shrub in the Protea family and somewhat overshadowed by their more spectacular relatives the grevilleas and banksias. Small antler-like foliage is 1" long with sharp points. Rounded heads of showy, purplish-pink 2" flowers cluster at the ends of the branches. The flowers are followed by woody, knob-like fruiting heads resembling small pine cones or drumsticks. Deer-proof.
   Leonotis leonurus 81
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun to Shade 28F 5' 36" Summer to Fall LOW
Lion's Tail   The Lion's Tail is one of the most consistently colorful plants in the dry garden. Once established they require little extra irrigation in the coastal area except in containers or extremely fast draining soils. Lion's Tail will grow in full sun to dark shade and will slowly spread by root suckers. Bears tall spikes of velvety, bright orange tubular flowers in rounded clusters. Leaves are aromatic when bruised. Grow in average, well-drained soil. Use in beds, borders and large containers. Great hummingbird and butterfly attracter.
   Leonotis menthifolia 'Savannah Sunset' 82
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 5'-6' 3' Summer to Fall LOW
Lion's Tail 'Savannah Sunset'   One of the most consistently colorful plants in the dry garden. Though happy to receive some regular watering in the hottest summer locations, once established they require little extra irrigation except in containers or extremely fast draining soils. Prefers full sun and will slowly spread by root suckers. Bears tall spikes of velvety, bright orange tubular flowers in rounded clusters. Leaves are aromatic when bruised. Grow in average, well-drained soil. Use in beds, borders and large containers. Great hummingbird and butterfly attracter.
   Leucadendron Hybrid (laureolum x salignum) 'Inca Gold' 83
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 6' 5' Summer to Winter LOW
Conebush 'Inca Gold'   Drought tolerant once established. Flowers best in sunny, dry locations. Plant in well-draining soil and irrigate only occasionally as this plant is tolerant of extended dry periods once established. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Great cut flowers. Flower bracts are green with red in Autumn, and a spectacular golden yellow color in winter. Prune after flowering to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. DO NOT fertilize Proteas as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorous or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant.
   Leucadendron Hybrid (laureolum x salignum) 'Safari Sunset' 84
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 8'-10' 6'-8' Summer to Winter LOW
Conebush 'Safari Sunset'   Drought tolerant once established. Flower best in sunny, dry locations. Plant in well-draining soil and irrigate only occasionally as this plant is tolerant of extended dry periods once established. The bracts surrounding the central female cone start out coloring red in summer and by winter are a deep wine color. In late winter 'Safari Sunset' takes on a yellow coloring in the center of the bracts while still retaining the red on the outer surfaces - a very striking contrast. Prune after flowering to enhance and rejuvenate flowering and plant growth. DO NOT fertilize Proteas as they have evolved in poor nutrient areas. Phosphorous or ammonium nitrate will kill the plant.
   Leucophyllum frutescens 85
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 8' 6' Summer LOW
Texas Sage   Abundant flower display and silver foliage makes a fine addition to any landscape. Leucophyllum frutescens is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas, Northern Mexico and New Mexico. The wide range of conditions in which the Texas Ranger can thrive is nothing short of amazing. It only seems to require decent drainage, and typically grows rather slowly to 6 feet tall and wide. There are clouds of purple blossoms as the weather warms in Spring into Summer. Water infrequently but deep, best to let dry out between irrigations
   Lobelia laxiflora 86
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 15F 12" 4'+ Summer to Fall LOW
Mexican Lobelia   Native to Mexico and Central America. This is a sun-loving perennial that tolerates both drought and soggy conditions, but needs only occasional water after becoming established if the size is to be kept in check. It will thrive under wet conditions - the more water, the wider it will spread. 2" long bi-colored flowers, yellow inside, red outside. A single plant can form a dense groundcover to 18" tall by many feet wide. Tolerates heat and poor soil.
   Lomandra Hybrid PBR 87
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Summer LOW
Lomandra 'Lime Tuff'   Drought tolerant when established. A compact grass like plant selected for its lush lime foliage and durability. Performs well in full sun and in shaded areas were conditions can be harsh and dry, especially under established trees were there is little moisture. It can also be planted en masse for erosion control or used to create borders. Lime Tuffs foliage always stays lush and green all year round and is a no maintenance plant as it never requires pruning.
   Lomandra longifolia 'Breeze' PP15420 88
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 2'-4' 2'-4' Summer LOW
Lomandra 'Breeze'    Drought tolerant when established, the deep green strap-shaped leaves are curiously cut as though with pinking shears at the tips. In summer, spiny flower spikes have tiny yellow flowers lightly scented like honey in the afternoon. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions and requires little to no maintenance once established. Can also tolerate regular irrigation or even wet soils. A useful plant for mass plantings in difficult situations, including the Eucalyptus understory.
   Lomandra longifolia 'Little Pal' 89
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun to Partial Shade 20F 12"-18" 12"-18" Summer LOW
Lomandra 'Little Pal'   Drought tolerant when established. A slow growing form of Lomandra with narrow light green leaves and small flowers within the foliage. Very hardy plant that requires no maintenance. Tolerates frost, dry and coastal conditions. It can also be planted en masse for erosion control or used to create borders. Mass planted, this one is outstanding when teamed with pink or bronze flaxes or with purple-red colored shrubs such as Loropetalum or the ground-cover Grevillea 'Bronze Rambler'.
   Lomandra longifolia 'Nyalla' 90
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full to Part Sun 10F 30" 30" Spring LOW
Long Mat Rush 'Nyalla'   Native to Australia, this is an improved semi-compact, fine leaf, blue grey form of the popular Lomandra longifolia. Grows well in full sun or moderate shade. For desert inland type areas occasional watering may be required. In raised or flat areas, it does well in sandy to clay soils, or use well-draining soil in water prone areas like gullies. It is best to avoid areas that get prolonged wet feet in Summer. Do not bury the crown of the plant when planting. Good for hot, dry or humid areas and heavy frost cold areas.
   Melaleuca incana 91
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 20F 10' 10' Spring - Summer LOW - MEDIUM
Gray Honey-myrtle   This is a fairly quick-growing shrub with wonderfully arching branches. The leaves are small, gray, narrow and lance shaped; they give the plant an overall soft look. Small dark reddish bud open to reveal light yellow bottle-brush flowers in late spring through early summer. Although it is drought resistant once established, this melaleuca looks better with occasional watering. It can be damaged by hard frosts - cut back any damaged portions after the threat of all frosts has passed. It is hardy to 20 degrees
   Mimulus alatus 'Curious Orange' PPAF 92
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 20F 12"-18" 12"-18" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Curious Orange'   There are several groups of Mimulus hybrids and cultivars that produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. They produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors. 'Curious Orange' is a cultivar selected for its compact growth, easy maintenance, and vivid color. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Flame Orange 93
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 8"-10' 6"-8" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Flame Orange'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Flame Terracotta' 94
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 8"-10' 6"-8" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Flame Terracotta'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean' Asstd. 95
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean' Asstd.   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink' 96
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Gold' PPAF 97
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Gold'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Orange' 98
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Orange'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Purple Pink' 99
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Purple Pink'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Red' 100
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Red'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Terra Cotta' 101
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Terracotta'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Jelly Bean Yellow' PP11973 102
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Shade 20F 1'-2' 1'-2' Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Jelly Bean Yellow'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid Orange 103
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower - Orange   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid Red 104
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower - Red   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid 'Richard's Red' 105
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Richard's Red'   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid Violet 106
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower - Violet   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrid Yellow 107
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower - Yellow   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mimulus Hybrids 108
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower Asstd.   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Regal Mist' 109
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun -10F 36" 36" Fall MEDIUM
Muhly Grass 'Regal Mist'   Native to East Texas, 'Regal Mist' Muhly Grass becomes a spectacular haze of dusky pink in the Fall when it blooms, especially when back-lit by the sun. Well suited for garden use along the California coast (except in areas with regular morning fog) and throughout the southwest. Adapted to a wide variety of soil conditions from moist to dry, acidic to alkaline, and sandy to marly. Needs little water once established. Use in borders and perennial gardens. Irrigation in late Summer encourages heavier flowering. This fast-growing plant should be cut almost to the ground in late Winter or early Spring to remove the brown leaves and spent flowers.
   Muimulus Hybrids Asstd. 110
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 10F 12" 12" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower Asstd.   Mimulus hybrids are hybrids between any of several different species. There are several groups of hybrids, but most of them produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. The hybrids produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors, sometimes with spotted throats. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Mumulus aurantiacus 'Curious Red' PPAF 111
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 20F 12"-18" 12"-18" Spring - Summer LOW
Monkey Flower 'Curious Red'   There are several groups of Mimulus hybrids and cultivars that produce plants with a tighter and neater habit than the wild species. They are perennial plants but usually grown as annuals. They produce flowers in various shades of orange, red, pink and cream, as well as the yellow of their wild ancestors. 'Curious Red' is a cultivar selected for its compact growth, easy maintenance, and vivid color. Likes partial shade and looks better with a little water. Grows in any soil that drains well and isn't overwatered. Attracts hummingbirds and is deer proof.
   Oenothera berlandieri 112
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0F 10" 12"+ Summer to Fall LOW
Mexican Evening Primrose   Native to Texas, southern New Mexico and Mexico. Perennial for full sun, and sandy, poor soil. Once established, thrives with little or no care. Blooms of cup-shaped, crepe paper-like pink flowers throughout the Summer. Like many primrose, this plant does spread, so it is valuable as a groundcover, for soil stabilization, and for creating drifts of color quickly. Good in rock gardens, and is a great choice for planting on open, dry slopes.
   Ozothamnus diosmifolius 113
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 48" 24" All Year LOW
Rice Flower   Small flowers in clusters of 20 to 100 at the branch ends and are usually white but pink (Pink Rice Flower) is also known. It is widely grown for the cut flower trade as it is long lasting and complements other, more flamboyant species. It tends to develop a "straggly" habit in cultivation but annual pruning can help in maintaining an attractive bush. It is adaptable to most well drained soils and will grow in sun or partial shade.
   Ozothamnus diosmifolius 'Rose' PP19650 114
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 24"-36" 24"-36" Spring to Frost LOW
Rice Flower 'Rose'   Small buds in clusters of 20 to 100 at the branch ends are dark pink that open as rose pink flowers that fade to white as summer progresses. It is widely grown for the cut flower trade as it is long lasting and complements other, more flamboyant species. It tends to develop a "straggly" habit in cultivation but annual pruning can help in maintaining an attractive bush. It is adaptable to most well drained soils and will grow in sun or partial shade.
   Penstemon heterophyllus x laetus 'Margarita BOP' 115
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0F 20" 20" Summer to Fall LOW
Penstemon 'Margarita BOP'   This is a nice, tidy perennial that looks like candy tuft or a dwarf boxwood when not in flower, and a mass of bright sky blue to reddish purple flowers when in bloom. The soil, sunlight and watering all can change the flower color.) Sometimes the color will vary year to year, sometimes plant to plant, usually tints of purple in a mass of clear deep water blue. Named 'BOP' because it was a seedling that came up "at the Bottom of the Porch" where it was discovered in the 1980's and placed into production. It is great for sunny edges of semi-watered areas. Excellent companion in drought tolerant plantings.
   Penstemon Hybrid 'Ruby' 116
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 32F 20" 18" Summer to Fall LOW
Penstemon 'Ruby'   Penstemons are considered to be among the loveliest of perennials. This variety features brilliant ruby-red flowers for border plantings. A light mulch in Winter is helpful. Remove faded flower stalks to prolong bloom. Take cuttings in early Fall for overwintering in colder zones. Can be divided in Spring as needed. Plant in well-drained soils. Use in middle or back of border plantings, naturalized areas, and also nice for patio containers.
   Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' 117
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 0F 36" 24" Summer to Fall LOW
Russian Sage 'Little Spire'   Native to the Himalayas and Western China. Hardy, sun-loving, perennial shrub is an indispensable plant for the western garden. Blooming for several months beginning in late Summer, the white stems and aromatic silver-gray foliage are crowned with smoky blue flower spikes. Deep-rooted, heat loving and xeric, its not the least picky about soils, and thrives in almost any location. Cut back plants almost to the ground in early Spring before new growth begins. No serious insect or disease problems. Great contrast when mixed with green foliaged plants. Combines well with roses. Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (1995)
   Phlomis cretica 118
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 20"-24" 20"-24" Spring - Summer LOW
Cretan Sage   Native to the Mediterranean region, this is a large, multi-stemmed, broad shrub growing to about 3'x 3' with large lance-shaped, soft woolly gray leaves that are white beneath, and 1" long, bright lemon yellow woolly flower whorls that appear on erect stems spring through summer. Widely used in California, but deserves to be grown more in colder regions. Woody and evergreen in Zones 8 to 9, this will likely die back and restart from the ground in colder climates. Plants require excellent drainage, particularly in areas with hot muggy summers or wet winters.
   Phlomis fruticosa 119
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 48" 48" Spring - Summer LOW
Jerusalem Sage   Native to the Mediterranean region, this is a large, multi-stemmed, broad shrub growing to about 4'x 4' with large lance-shaped, soft woolly gray leaves that are white beneath, and 1" long, bright lemon yellow woolly flower whorls that appear on erect stems spring through summer. Widely used in California, but deserves to be grown more in colder regions. Woody and evergreen in Zones 8 to 9, this will likely die back and restart from the ground in colder climates. Plants require excellent drainage, particularly in areas with hot muggy summers or wet winters.
   Phlomis lanata 120
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Jerusalem Sage   
   Phlomis purpurea 121
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 25F 3'-4' 2'-3' Summer-Fall LOW
Purple Jerusalem Sage   Purple Phlomis is an upright shrub with woolly, medium gray-green leaves and lavender flowers that appear off and on throughout the year. Plant in a sunny location in soils of low to moderate fertility; seems widely tolerant of soil types if there is adequate drainage and drying between irrigation cycles. Will also grow in light shade. This tough plant doesn't require much watering once established in coastal conditions; will require an occasional watering inland. Stalks bloom once, new shoots appear near the base of the plant. Cut the branches after they finish blooming.
   Pimelea ciliata 'Snow Clouds' 122
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 25F 1'-2' 2'-3' Spring LOW
Pimelea 'Snow Clouds'    Drought tolerant once established, this is a dwarf Native Australian shrub 1'-2' tall with upright form and small, dark green leaves that are in 2 ranks along upright stems and terminate in a cluster of flower buds. The outer buds open in turn until the stem is topped by a 1.5" globe of small, starry, snow-white flowers. It will grow in full sun or light shade, wants well-drained neutral to acidic soil, little or no fertilizer, and irrigate little to ocassionally. It is moderately frost hardy and responds well to hard pruning.
   Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly' 123
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 20F 24" 24" All Year LOW
Sweet Pea Shrub 'Petite Butterfly'   Very free flowering South African native with purple, sweet pea-like flowers. Plant in full sun or part shade with regular to little irrigation. A coastal species that can even be found within the splash zone making this a good candidate for beachside plantings. Grows very well in rockeries, on slopes and any well-drained, sunny garden position. This hardy plant requires no special care, it has excellent water-wise properties, and once established it will tolerate fairly heavy drought. It also makes a good cut flower and lasts well in arrangements.
   Potentilla fruticosa 124
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade -40F 24" 24" Summer to Fall LOW
Shrubby Cinquefoil   Potentillas prefer well-drained, reasonably rich soil, but will tolerate clay, rocky, or slightly alkaline soils as well. They are a quite durable plant, tolerating drought, flooding, extreme cold, and will easily survive transplanting. They should be planted in a sunny area which receives light shade in the hottest part of the day to prevent the flower color from fading. They are hardy in areas as cold as USDA Zone 2. Prune out the oldest stems in late winter to prevent the plant from becoming leggy. Deer resistant.
   Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott' 125
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade -25F 12"-18" 12"-24" Spring to Fall MEDIUM
Nepal Cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'   There are several non-shrubby Cinquefoils that are wonderful additions to the sunny perennial border. Plants form a low mound of strawberry-like leaves, bearing branches of cup-shaped flowers beginning in early summer. This selection features blooms of deep pink, with a contrasting crimson eye. Plants should be sheared back after blooming to rejuvenate the foliage. Division may be done in early spring or in the fall. Worth considering for mixed tubs or containers. Best in full sun with moderate watering. Deer Resistant
   Prostanthera ovalifolia 126
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun or Part Shade 15F 4'-6' 3'-4' Spring MEDIUM
Mint Bush   Drought Tolerant when established, this genus occurs only in Australia. They are known generally as "mint bushes" because of the aromatic foliage of many species. Quick growing, prune back annually by 1/3 if a bushy shape is to be kept. Flowers are purple to mauve. Prefers a well drained, moist position with some shelter from direct summer sun. Under dry conditions it will wilt noticeably but quickly recovers when watered. Responds well to annual fertilizing after flowering and not as sensitive as some other Australian plants to phosphorus.
   Ptilotus exaltatus var. villosus 'Platinum Wallaby' 127
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 20F 12" 12" Spring to Fall LOW
'Platinum Wallaby' Mulla Mulla   A native of Australia known as Mulla Mulla, this sun lover grows a 3"-4" bottlebrush spike of feathery looking blooms in a bright platinum-silver that is tipped in neon pink rising above attractive silvery foliage. This Mulla Mulla, 'Platinum Wallaby' grows 12"-18" tall and looks stunning in mixed containers and in mass plantings. Flower spikes are extremely long lasting and have a long bloom season (year round in mild climates). Low water requirements make this a good choice for xeriscapes and containers. US PPAF
   Restio festuciformis 128
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F
Green Grass Reed    
   Restio tetraphyllus 129
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Tassel Cord Rush   
   Ribes viburnifolium 130
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Evergreen Currant   
   Ruscus aculeatus 'Wheeler's Variety' 131
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Butcher's Broom 'Wheeler's Variety'    
   Salvia canariensis 132
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 18F 48" 48" Summer to Fall LOW
Canary Island Sage   Beautiful, easy to grow with white woolly stems and rose-pink and purple flowers. Drought tolerant, but with good drainage can handle regular water. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; usually deer resistant.
   Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman' 133
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 20F 36" 36" Spring to Summer LOW
California Blue Sage 'Winifred Gilman'   This native California chaparral plant has aromatic gray-green foliage and profuse, golf ball-shaped clusters of electric blue-purple flowers that form in whorls along the top foot of each stem tip. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. The foliage fragrance has been described as "clean, like a sweet desert morning". Flower spikes are useful in both fresh and dry arrangements. This native chaparral plant will survive on very little to no supplemental irrigation but plants are more attractive if given an occasional deep watering so long as the soil drains well.
   Salvia fruticosa 134
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Greek Sage   
   Salvia Hybrid (clevelandii x leucophylla) 'Allen Chickering' 135
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 15F 48" 48" Spring to Summer LOW
Sage 'Allen Chickering'   This sage is a popular hybrid of two California native sages. A dense shrub that grows to 5' tall with an equal or greater spread. Leaves are gray-green and approximately 1" long. The 2 foot long flower spikes of deep lavender flowers form on a tier of whorls in late Spring and Summer. For its best appearance it requires full sun, well draining soil and little summer watering. Once established it requires even less watering. This Salvia is frost hardy to about 15F.Good for dry sunny areas, this sage is deer resistant and attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
   Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' 136
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
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Mexican Sage 'Midnight'   
   Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' 137
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 20F 24" 48" Summer to Fall LOW
Dwarf Sage 'Santa Barbara'   This is a compact form of the Mexican Sage that was found in a Santa Barbara, California garden. This cultivar is noted for its compact growth, about half the size of the regular species. It also differs from Mexican Sage in having flowers that are pale violet compared to the white flowers of the species. Mounding with beautiful two-toned, lavender-purple flowers, it is easier to work into the garden compared to Mexican sage. In coastal gardens where this plant is evergreen, cut it back annually in early Spring to maintain best appearance. Perennial; once established needs only occasional water. PP12,949
   Salvia leucophylla 138
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Purple Sage   
   Salvia sinaloensis 139
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Sinaloa Sage   
   Salvia spathacea 140
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Hummingbird Sage   
   Salvia 'Waverly' 141
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Waverly Sage   
   Tagetes lemmonii 142
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Sun to Part Shade 20F 48" 6' Fall - Winter MEDIUM
Mexican Marigold   Tagetes lemmonii comes from southern Arizona and northern Mexico where it grows in canyons at elevations between 4,000 and 8,000 feet. A strong fragrance from the foliage is released when rubbed or brushed against. Plant in sun or part shade in a well drained soil. Drought tolerant in coastal gardens but looks best with a little irrigation - too much water or too little light produces leggy plants that don't bloom well. Frost tender to a hard frost but rebounds quickly; deer seem to completely leave this plant alone.
   Teucrium fruticans 143
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 48" 48" Summer LOW
Germander   A member of the mint family of Western Mediterranean origin. Upright evergreen shrub with blue flowers. The blue flowers of this germander are much sought after in gardens. Use this shrub in the border as an accent with other blues or contrast it with bright colored shrubs and perennials. A good choice for poor soils and for sunny dry areas with other drought tolerant plants such as lavenders, rock roses, Phlomis, etc. Deer resistant. Pruning time: early Spring.
   Teucrium fruticans 'Azure Blue' 144
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 48" 48" Summer LOW
Germander 'Azure Blue'   A member of the mint family of Western Mediterranean origin. Upright evergreen shrub with azure blue flowers. The deep blue flowers of this germander are much sought after in gardens. Use this shrub in the border as an accent with other blues or contrast it with bright colored shrubs and perennials. A good choice for poor soils and for sunny dry areas with other drought tolerant plants such as lavenders, rock roses, Phlomis, etc. Deer resistant. Pruning time: early Spring.
   Verbascum thapsus 145
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F
Yellow Mullein    
   Westringia Assorted 146
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
F
Coast Rosemary Asstd.   
   Westringia fruticosa 147
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 30F 36" 48" Spring MEDIUM
Coast Rosemary   Native to New South Wales, Australia, Coast Rosemary is a small compact shrub and will tolerate moderately dry growing conditions but looks best with some late Spring and Summer irrigation and can also be used in well drained moist soils. Relatively shy to bloom with small white flowers in Spring, the showiest aspect of the plant are the tightly crowded leaves that have a cream colored variegation along the margins. Hardy shrub for inland or coastal situations, tolerant of salt spray, good as a low hedge.
   Westringia fruticosa 'Morning Light' 148
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 30F 36" 48" Spring MEDIUM
Coast Rosemary 'Morning Light'   Native to New South Wales, Australia, Coast Rosemary 'Morning Light' is a small compact shrub and will tolerate moderately dry growing conditions but looks best with some late Spring and Summer irrigation and can also be used in well drained moist soils. Relatively shy to bloom with small white flowers in Spring, the showiest aspect of the plant are the tightly crowded leaves that have a cream colored variegation along the margins. Hardy shrub for inland or coastal situations, tolerant of salt spray, good as a low hedge.
   Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey' 149
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 20F 48" 48" Spring LOW
Coast Rosemary 'Smokey'    Native to Australia, 'Smokey' is a medium sized compact shrub with tightly crowded linear leaves having a cream colored variegation along the margins. The flowering period for the species Westringia fruticosa can be year round in coastal gardens but flowers are typically only seen in spring although the attractive foliage makes up for this. The small white flowers have a tinge of violet. Plant in full sun to light shade. Tolerates coastal conditions and is drought tolerant. Hardy to about 20 F. It is upright growing and the variegated leaves give it an overall gray, "smokey" look.
   Westringia Hybrid (fruticosa x eremicola) 'Wynyabbie Gem' 150
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun to Light Shade 25F 6' 6' All Year LOW
Coast Rosemary 'Wynyabbie Gem'    Native to Australia, 'Wynyabbie Gem' is a fast growing, upright dense growing shrub and the grey-green of the foliage provides a useful contrast in the garden. The attractive flowers are a light lilac-mauve to blue-mauve and are borne prolifically in the Spring but some occur all year round. Plant in full sun to light shade in a location with excellent drainage. It is drought and seaside tolerant, and will take cold down to 25F. This plant has proven useful as a large specimen shrub or as a sheared hedge. Deer resistant.
   Zauschneria californica 151
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
Full Sun 10F 6' 48" Summer to Fall LOW
California Fuchsia    This California native likes and tolerates many conditions, soils and climates from full sun, and no water (after established) near the coast or at higher elevations, to regular water and part shade in the interior valleys or deserts. This plant is sensitive in containers and will go deciduous in summer (110F dry heat) or winter (blizzard). While not truly deciduous, it can be considered "stress deciduous". California fuchsia looks works well as an informal border and is excellent for stabilizing hillsides or banks and used as a groundcover. Hummingbird attracter.
   Zauschneria californica 'Catalina' 152
Exposure Hardy To Height Width Bloom Time Water Usage
California Fuchsia 'Catalina'