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Rock Candy Pink Penstemon - Bright pink flowers with a white throat adorn this neat, compact perennial. Perfect for bold color at the front of a border, along walkways or in containers. Heat and drought tolerant.
Radio Red Sage - With stunning crimson-red blooms over a long season, this salvia deserves a prominent location in a garden setting. More compact, with larger flowers than similar varieties.
Lemon Fizz Lavender Cotton - Chartreuse mounds of fragrant evergreen foliage provide sizzling color year-round, topped with bright yellow flowers in summer. Plant in mass for a colorful, drought tolerant groundcover.
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Beautiful, outward-facing blooms on tall stems, with ruffled white petals and a circle of gold stamens – truly magical. Perfect in shaded woodland, native or shade gardens.
Lupines are tall and showy which provides color and texture to your garden. They are also hosts for butterflies!
An Orange County native Salvia! Striking silvery white lance-shaped leaves are held on stiff branches that grow 2’ tall by 4’ wide. Flower spikes appear in spring with white blooms on rigid 3’ stems. Loved by bees and hummingbirds. Heat and drought tolerant, it really doesn’t want much summer water. Requires well-draining soil. ‘White Sage’ has many potential medicinal uses, including teas made from the leaves that are said to relieve cold symptoms and congestion. One of the primary components of smudge sticks used as incense.
One of the biggest, showiest flowers a California native has to offer. Also known as ‘fried egg plant’ for its huge white flowers in late summer that look just like that. This is a big plant, fast-growing to 6’ tall and forming large clumps of stalks with blue-green foliage and those fabulous flowers. It spreads from underground runners and will extend as far as you’ll let it, so make sure it has plenty of room. Plant in full sun and water weekly for the first season, then reduce to every other week or less.
Make room for this handsome California lilac, which forms a large shrub or small tree approximately 15 feet tall and wide. Abundant true-blue, fragrant flowers bloom in spring and attract bees, butterflies and birds. It’s evergreen, fast growing, long lived, heat and drought tolerant, and low maintenance.
Heat and drought tolerant, this hardy native grass displays stiff, narrow purple spikes above the 3’ tall and wide mounding foliage. Fall finds this grass at its peak, with flowing plumes that beautifully catch morning and evening light, while adding graceful movement to the garden. Wonderful in mass plantings when there’s room, or as a specimen in smaller spaces. Effective erosion control on dry slopes. An essential for the native and wild garden for habitat.
This is the largest and longest blooming of the Coral Bells. A vigorous, easy to grow plant, it can reach 2’ tall and wide. Stalks of white flowers tinged with pink rise 2 feet above the evergreen leaves throughout spring. It thrives in bright shade or dappled sun with occasional watering. One of the most tolerant native plants for clay soils and dark shade. Beautiful in a mass planting or along a boarder, especially under the dappled shade of trees, like our native Coast Live Oak. Native to the Channel Islands.
Protea ‘Pink Ice’
A very attractive Protea that has silvery-pink flowers from fall into winter on a dense shrubby plant with attractive linear leaves. Grows 6-7 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. A hybrid between P. compacta and P. susannae, which are both hardy plants. From these parents this hybrid has acquired frost tolerance to low 20's F and ability to tolerate a wide range of soil types.
Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’
We love ‘Ascot Rainbow’ spurges for their striking, sage and lime green foliage that turn stunning shades of pink, red and orange during the colder months. These perennials also have vibrant green flowers with radiant red centers.
Protea cynaroides ‘Mini King’
A shrub to about 3 feet tall and wide with large 6 to 8 inch wide flowers. These pale silky pink or sometimes deep crimson flowers form a roundish central peak of flowers surrounded by rays of darker pink bracts. Flowers cover the shrub from autumn to spring with some scattered bloom throughout the year. Plant in full sun in a well-drained, preferrably acid, soil. Requires little irrigation and tolerates coastal conditions.
Grevillea ‘King’s Rainbow’
This variety has exotic looking blooms that flower year-round in Southern California. It’s tough, durable, drought tolerant and has lots of textured color. ‘Kings Rainbow’ does great in containers or in the landscape and is a favorite of hummingbirds. Bred by Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Western Australia. New for 2016.
Fig 'Little Miss Figgy'
New introduction for 2016. This low maintenance, incredible miniature Fig tree will dazzle you with its deeply lobed, blue-green leaves and spectacular, dark purple fruits. Reaching 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Perfect for landscapes and containers.
Fig ‘Little Ruby’ Suitable for containers, Fig ‘Little Ruby’ has a natural dwarf habit with small, tasty, bite-sized, maroon-colored fruit. It produces an early, strong crop on the previous year’s growth. Looks equally attractive in a container or in the ground. Grows and produces best in full sun with average to low water. Fruits in spring/summer.
Forms compact rosettes of flattened, spoon-shaped leaves. Rosettes are sky blue, blushing pink along the margins in strong light. Hummingbirds love arching stems of pinkish-orange bell-shaped flowers. Great windowsill or rock garden plant.
A truly "fantastic" succulent with rosettes of 4-6" leaves, gray-green with lots of red highlights and splashes of cream to white variegations. Very colorful, very striking. Summer flowers are pale yellow and tubular on tall stems, to 2-3 ft. Plants reach 1-2' high x 2-3' wide at maturity.
An upright growing succulent that branches from the base to form a small shrub 12 inches tall by about as wide with upright ¾ inch thick round corky stems bearing 1 to 2 inch long rounded pale green succulent leaves that are arranged neatly in 4 distinct rows towards the branch tips.
Blue Glow Agave (Agave attenuata x ocahui ‘Blue Glow’)
Unlike many Agaves, ‘Blue Glow’ forms one beautifully symmetrical, solitary rosette rather than forming clusters of many smaller rosettes. It is a relatively small selection of Agave so it fits nicely in containers and rock gardens. Chalky blue-green leaves are edged in both deep red and yellow, and these margins glow beautifully when backlit by the afternoon sun. Tiny soft spines line the colorful margin and each smooth leaf is tipped with a short, red, terminal spine.
Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum)
This is a strikingly beautiful accent tree with large (4 1/2 to 6 inches long by 2 inches wide) soft, silky, shimmering, silvery-green-gray, lance-shaped foliage. It is an evergreen tree that can grow 25-40 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. Older, mature branches are spreading and irregularly shaped with gray bark. Plant in full sun with very good drainage and some summer watering.
La Crema Sage (Salvia officinalis 'La Crema')
Variegated form of the highly popular Berggarten Sage, it has gray-green leaves with a cream white edge. Equally nice as a non-flowering ornamental plant or a culinary herb. A delightfully fragrant garnish!
White Shadow Echeveria (Echeveria cante ‘White Shadow’)
This rare and beautiful new white selection is a must for Echeveria collectors, and sure to be an all-time favorite! Solitary succulent rosettes have a powdery lavender tinge. Tall, thick flower stems bear bright pink flowers in summer. Heat and drought tolerant when established.