Virtual Native Plant Sale

Shop over 100 varieties of California native plants grown at Fullerton Arboretum! Our talented horticulturists have been working very hard propagating, cultivating, potting, caring, and preparing them for your home.

Online sale only, no additional purchases can be made at pickup. Two plant minimum purchase required. Sale ends November 8.

Members:

  • Early access starts October 18.
  • 10% discount on your purchase.

Open to the Public:

  • Begins October 26
  • Sales ends November 8

Curbside pick-up:

  • November 2 - 13, 2020

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Binomial Name Common Name Plant Type Size Growth Rate Exposure Water Pot? Description
Abutilon palmeri Palmer's Indian Mallow Shrub 4' H x 4' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Good for dry, rocky, east-facing mountain slopes and creosote bush scrub.
Acalypha californica California Copperleaf Shrub 3' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Occasional x Grows well on dry granite slopes in chaparral, southern oak woodland and coastal San Diego County to Baja and the edge of the desert.
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Flower 2' H x 2' W Fast Full sun Moderate/regular x Good cut flower in a meadow planting or as a lawn substitute.
Acmispon glaber var. brevialatus Short Winged Deerweed Perennial herb 3' H x 3' W Fast Full sun Dry/semi-moist   Almost identical to Deerweed except for slightly smaller flowers.
Aesculus californica California Buckeye Tree 30' H x 18' W Moderate Full sun to part shade Dry/semi-moist   Buckeye trees are used as a nectar source for many native butterflies.
Agrostis pallens Seashore Bent Grass Grass 1' H x 1' W Fast Part sun to part shade Moderate   A drought-tolerant lawn substitute. Tolerates moderate foot traffic and can be mowed. With some supplemental summer water it will remain green year round.
Ambrosia pumila San Diego Ambrosia Groundcover 6" H x 2' W Moderate-fast Part to full shade Occasional x Groundcover, herb, spreads from rhizomes. Delicate gray leaves. Good in rock gardens or pots.
Amorpha californica False Indigo Shrub 3-9' H x 3-5' W Moderate Part to full shade Infrequent   The larval food plant for our California State butterfly, the California Dogface. Has small purple flowers on a 3" spike.
Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa Perennial 1' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Regular   An excellent plant for water features. It can be planted in the water or along moist edges and will trail down along rock faces or fountain edges.
Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffiths' Austin Griffiths Manzanita Tree 12' H x 12' W Fast Part to full shade Dry/semi-moist   Large evergreen shrub or small tree with gray-green leaves, burgundy-brown bark, and white flowers.
Arctostaphylos catalinae Santa Catalina Island Manzanita Shrub 18' H x 5-8' W Slow Part to full shade Dry/semi-moist x Smooth red bark and trunk. Endangered in a portion of its range. Endemic to Catalina Island.
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' Howard McMinn Manzanita Shrub 1-2' H x 2' W Slow Part sun to full shade Dry/semi-moist x Plants are very flowery with red stems and green foliage and are easy to grow in most gardens.
Arctostaphylos glauca Big Berry Manzanita Shrub 12' H x 12' W Moderate Full sun Occasional x Has gray green foliage that can look white if you make the plant happy. If the plant gets some water or fertilizer it will be greener, but shorter- lived.
Arctostaphylos 'Sunset' Sunset Manzanita Large shrub 4-5' H x 4-6' W Slow Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Nice compact manzanita recommended as a specimen or a hedge.
Artemisia californica California Sagebrush Shrub 3-4' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Strongly scented foliage. Recommended for erosion control.
Artemisia palmeri Palmer Sagebrush Shrub 3' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Moderate   This plant is rare and threatened by development and flood control projects.
Asclepias eriocarpa Indian Milkweed Perennial 1-3' H x spreading Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Drought tolerant forage source for the Monarch butterfly and Striated Queen. This species has large woolly leaves resembling lamb's ears.
Asclepias fascicularis Narrowleaf Milkweed Perennial Flower spikes to 4' H Fast Full to part sun Moderate   Interesting button flowers. Usually forms small colonies. Adaptable to most conditions. Orioles use dry stems for nesting.
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed Perennial 2-4' H x spreading Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Forage source for the Monarch butterfly and Striated Queen. Likes clay soil.
Baccharis pilularis Coyote Brush Shrub 6' H x 10' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Cut back annually to promote new growth. Very important shrub for wildlife!
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold Perennial 2' H x 2' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   A perennial that lives in the deserts of the Southwest. Its flowers look like yellow marigolds on a light green marigold plant.
Bergerocactus emoryi Golden Spined Cereus Cactus 2-3' H x 1-5' W Slow Full sun Drought tolerant x Forms clumps of slender stems just over 2 feet in height and is covered in golden-yellow spines that glow in the sunlight.
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama Grass 2' H x 2' W Fast Full sun Occasional   Versatile and recommended in semi-dry meadows or grasslands.
Brickellia californica California Brickellbush Shrub 4' H x 3-6' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Highly recommended for aromatic gardens.
Calliandra californica Red Fairyduster Shrub 3-5' H x 5' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x Showy red flowers attract hummingbirds year round. Extremely heat and drought-tolerant once established.
Ceanothus 'Concha' Concha Ceanothus Shrub 5-6' H x 6' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   A great bloomer that looks good all year. Tolerates heavy soils. Excellent with oaks and pines.
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point' Yankee Point Ceanothus Large shrub 3-4' H x 6-10' W Moderate Full sun to part shade Occasional   Does best near the coast, but good in coastal valleys, and OK inland if given a little afternoon shade and weekly sprinkles.
Ceanothus impressus 'Vandenberg' Santa Barbara Ceanothus Shrub 3' H x 5' W Fast Full to part sun Occasional   A mounding evergreen shrub with tiny, crinkled, dark green, shiny leaves. Bright blue flower clusters appear in late spring and early summer. Drought tolerant once established.
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' Ray Hartman Ceanothus Tree 15' H x 3-4' W Fast Full sun Dry/semi-moist   Can be planted as a specimen, screen, hedge, groundcover, and in shrub borders. A great location is in a transition zone, between more intensely cultivated and watered gardens and the wild landscape.
Ceanothus spinosus Greenbark Ceanothus Shrub 6-8' H x 8' W Moderate Full to part sun Dry/semi-moist   The evergreen shining foliage and arborescent habit of growth make this species desirable for planting in large estates where a mass effect is desired.
Cercocarpus betuloides Birch-leaf Mountain Mahogany Shrub 8-10' H x 8-10' W Moderate Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Can be kept narrow. Seed plumes shimmer in summer and fall. Wonderful all-purpose plant!
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow Tree 20' H x 15' W Fast Full to part sun Dry/semi-moist   A small tree or large shrub. Willowy pendant branches display long, narrow leaves highlighted by fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers.
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Virgin's Bower Vine 15-20' long vine Fast Part shade Moderate   Once established, this tough-as-nails CA native vine is here to stay with a dense smothery froth of cheery, white flowers.
Cneoridium dumosum Bush Rue Shrub 2-4' H x 5' W Slow Full to part sun Drought tolerant   An evergreen shrub with a sprawling habit that lends itself to being a high groundcover in hot dry areas.
Constancea nevinii Nevin's Woolly Sunflower Shrub 2-5' H x 2-5' W Fast Full sun Dry/semi-moist   Has an extremely limited natural range, being found only on San Clemente, Santa Catalina, and Santa Barbara Islands.
Coreopsis gigantea Giant Coreopsis Woody perennial 4' H x 1' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x Large yellow daisies on an interesting, almost palm-tree-like plant. Do not water in summer.
Cylindropuntia munzii Munz's Cholla Shrub 3' H x 3' W Slow Full sun Drought tolerant   This species grows in sandy flats, alluvial washes and gravelly hills in desert scrub.
Cylindropuntia prolifera Coastal Cholla Cactus 10' H x 3' W Moderate Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Grows well on ocean bluffs. Has magenta flowers that bloom in the spring.
Cylindropuntia ramosissima Pencil Cholla Perennial 2-6' H x 3' W Slow Full sun Infrequent   Spines are usually single, growing from the center of the tubercles, but they may be absent in some specimens, or grow only around the uppermost part of the stems.
Danthonia californica California Oatgrass Grass 1-3' H x 1-2' W Fast Full to part sun Moderate   A native grass that grows primarily in northern and central California in the mountains. Can be an attractive garden grass.
Diplacus aurantiacus Bush Monkeyflower Perennial 2-3' H x 3' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Leaves are sticky to the touch. A forage source for the Common Checkerspot and Buckeye butterflies.
Dudleya brittonii Giant Chalk Dudleya Perennial herb 8-10" H x 1-2' W Slow Full to part sun Dry/semi-moist x A great plant for the rock garden, a crack in a rock or wall, or as a container specimen. Grows on cliffs and hilly areas in lava rock and other very porous soils.
Dudleya hassei Catalina Island Liveforever Succulent 1' H x 1' W Moderate Full to part sun Drought tolerant x Infrequent deep watering is best.
Dudleya saxosa Panamint Liveforever Succulent 1' H x 1' W Slow Part sun Drought tolerant x Tolerates cold and shade.
Encelia californica California Bush Sunflower Shrub 3' H x 5' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Bloom season can be extended with occasional watering as well with frequent deadheading of spent flowers.
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush Shrub 3-5' H x 4' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   The whole bush seems to bloom simultaneously and it's quite common to find plants with several hundred blossoms at one time.
Erigeron glaucus Seaside Daisy Perennial 1' H x 2' W Fast Full to part sun Regular x Abundant flowers all year. Great for massed ground cover. Recommended for coastal butterfly gardens. Easy to grow. Formal appearance. Good for flower borders and parkways.
Eriogonum fasciculatum California Buckwheat Shrub 3-4' H x 4' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Flowers emerge in summer and dry to a pretty rust-brown color and persist through the winter and spring. Excellent for erosion control.
Eriogonum fasciculatum hybrid Hybrid California Buckwheat Groundcover 2' H x 8' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   A natural hybrid which appeared in our chaparral collection, this buckwheat shows slightly larger leaves and flower clusters than typical.
Eriogonum fasciculatum 'Wildwood' Prostrate California Buckwheat Shrub 2-3' H x 4-6' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Low growing evergreen groundcover with late spring-summer flowers.
Eriogonum giganteum Saint Catherine's Lace Shrub 6' H x 6' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Large flowers turn from white to rust as they age. Very ornamental. Cut back after bloom.
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Red Buckwheat Perennial 1' H x 2-3' W Fast Full to part sun Occasional x Flowers are rose-colored or red. A good subject for rock gardens. Forms a mat of attractive foliage from which rise many flower stems.
Eriogonum latifolium Coast Buckwheat Perennial 1' H x 2' W Fast Full to part sun Dry/semi-moist x A great buckwheat for coastal gardens. Easy care and solid blooms. Creamy white pom-poms rise above dark green, spoon shaped leaves in the summer.
Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume Perennial 3-6' H x 3' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant   Recommended with other desert plants such as Apricot Mallow and Fairyduster. Drought and heat tolerant.
Festuca californica California Fescue Grass 2' H x 2' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant x Robust perennial bunch grass with beautiful blue-grey foliage. Nice in masses or as an accent. Hardy and fast growing.
Galvezia juncea 'Punta Banda' Punta Banda Bush Snapdragon Perennial 5' H x 5-6' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   The contrast between the tiny green leaves, lime green arching stems and the bright red flowers make this an interesting addition to any native plant garden.
Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker' Firecracker Island Snapdragon Shrub 2-3' H x 3' W Fast Part sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Tolerates clay, salt, wind. Deep soak occasionally for lusher growth.
Gaura coccinea Scarlet Beeblossom Perennial 8-20" H x 4' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant   Prefers to grow in dry flats and slopes. Winter dormant.
Grindelia camporum Common Gumplant Perennial 1' H x 2' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Likes full sun, and can tolerate deer, and will grow in salty soil.
Helenium bigelovii Bigelow's Sneezeweed Perennial herb 1-3' H x 1-3' W Fast Full to part sun Regular   Despite the common name this plant does not cause allergies. It was originally used for snuff, hence the name sneezeweed.
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca Shrub 4' H x 5' W Slow Full sun Drought tolerant   The plant takes several years to reach maturity and flower, at which point it usually dies. Then a cluster of clones around its base continue to grow and reproduce.
Heuchera maxima Channel Island Coral Bells Perennial 2' H x 2' W Fast Part shade Occasional x Dark green leaves are lightly marbled and often red tinged in winter. Clusters of pinkish-white flowers on intricately branching stems emerge in the spring.
Horkelia californica California Horkelia Perennial 1' H x 2' W Moderate Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Endemic to California, where it grows on scrubby coastal and inland mountain slopes, primarily in the California Coast Ranges and western Sierra Nevada foothills.
Iris douglasiana Douglas Iris Perennial 1' H x 2' W Moderate Full to part sun Moderate x Can tolerate full sun on coast, and part sun to shade inland. Looks good in masses or as an accent.
Isocoma menziesii Menzies' Goldenbush Shrub 3-4' H x 3-4' W Moderate Full to part sun Occasional   Leaves are oval-shaped to somewhat rectangular, gray-green and sometimes hairy and glandular, and long with stumpy teeth along the edges.
Juncus mexicanus Mexican Rush Rush 2' H x spreading Fast Full to part sun Regular x Nice garden color with delicate leaves. Spreads vigorously with wet conditions.
Justicia californica Chuparosa Shrub 6' H x 6' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Sprawling habit with red, tubular-shaped flowers appearing abundantly in late winter and spring, when the bushes are ablaze of color.
Justicia californica 'Tecate Gold' Tecate Gold Chuparosa Shrub 5' H x 5' W Slow Full sun Drought tolerant   Highly recommended as a screen, specimen or a bonsai. Tolerates heat, drought, and frost.
Keckiella antirrhinoides Snapdragon Penstemon Perennial 4' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Water occasionally in hot season to keep plant green longer, as it will go completely dormant in summer.
Lepechinia fragrans Fragrant Pitcher Sage Perennial 3' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Excellent hummingbird plant with fragrant leaves. Rare! Found locally in the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains.
Leymus condensatus Giant Wild Rye Grass 4' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Accepts heavy clay soils. Very drought tolerant, but also accepting of water. Very versatile.
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' Canyon Prince Rye Grass Grass 3-4' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Infrequent x One of the most popular and adaptable of California's native grasses, it is very easy to grow.
Linum lewisii Blue Flax Perennial herb 18" H x 18" W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant x Excellent for narrow beds and perennial borders.
Lonicera subspicata var. johnstonii Johnston's Honeysuckle Vine 3-8' H x 5-8' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Has small yellowish or cream-colored flowers sometimes tinged with pink. An ideal plant for covering banks in sun or shade.
Malosma laurina Laurel Sumac Shrub/tree 18' H x 18' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Small white berries not noticeable, but appreciated by songbirds (especially warblers).
Melica californica California Melic Grass 1-2' H x 1-2' W Fast Part shade Infrequent   Use in moist rock gardens or shade gardens. Small and non-significant but it can add balance and finish to a native garden.
Mirabilis multiflora Giant Four O'Clock Perennial herb 1-2' H x 4-6' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x A magnificent native wildflower that blooms all summer with flowers that open in the afternoon.
Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass Grass 2-4' H x 4' W Fast Sun or shade Drought tolerant x Excellent for erosion control. Looks great in mass planting or as an accent. Shear every 3-4 years to rejuvenate.
Nassella pulchra Purple Needlegrass Grass 1-3' H x 2' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Recommended for dry, hot areas and clay soils. The official state grass of California.
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri Hooker's Evening Primrose Perennial herb 1-4' H x 1-2' W Fast Full to part sun Regular   Grows flat on the ground sending up a 3' spike of 3-4" yellow flowers that open in the evening and morning. Use in the background. Do not use in a formal watered garden.
Opuntia basilaris Beavertail Cactus Cactus 2' H x 2-4' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant   Usually spineless, the plants have instead small barbed bristles. The flowers make it worthwhile in any desert garden.
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus 1' H x 1' W   Full sun Drought tolerant   A dwarf purple prickly pear cactus that is a great addition to drought tolerant, hillside and xeriscape gardens.
Opuntia erinacea Mojave Prickly Pear Cactus 2' H x 10' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant   Forms low clumps with oblong, thick grayish green flattened joints densely covered with glistening white, thread-like spines usually 10 to 15 cm long. Flowers may be red or yellow.
Opuntia littoralis Coast Prickly Pear Cactus 3' H x spreading Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x Fruits are edible. Makes a great barrier!
Penstemon pseudospectabilis Desert Penstemon Perennial 2-3' H x 2-3' W   Full sun Drought tolerant   An incredible bloomer with numerous spikes of intensely deep pink tubular flowers in late spring.
Penstemon spectabilis Showy Penstemon Perennial 4' H x 4' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Occasional water lengthens bloom season but may shorten the plant's lifespan. Prune after blooms to promote new growth.
Peritoma arborea Bladderpod Shrub 3-4' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   This gorgeous shrub is native to the Santa Monica Mountains and the Mojave Desert. Flowers light yellow, followed by curiously shaped inflated pods.
Phyla nodiflora Turkey Tangle Groundcover 4-6" H x spreading Fast Full sun Infrequent   Probably one of the best lawn substitutes especially for difficult areas where nothing will grow.
Prunella vulgaris Self Heal Perennial herb 1-3' H x 1-3' W Moderate Full to part sun Regular   The common name selfheal or heal-all is due to the ubiquity of this herb in traditional medicine around the world.
Ranunculus californicus California Buttercup Perennial herb 1' H x 2-3' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant x A worthy cut flower but also a good source of nutrition. Toast them in a frying pan briefly. Use in porridge or grind and add to baked goods.
Rhus integrifolia Lemonadeberry Shrub 10' H x 10-30' W Slow, then fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Berries can be made into a tart drink reminiscent of lemonade.
Ribes aureum Golden Currant Shrub 6' H x 2-3' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Forage source for Cooper and Anglewing butterflies. Berries are edible.
Ribes indecorum White-Flowering Currant Shrub 6' H x 6-8' W Moderate Part sun Drought tolerant   Good bird plant, suitable for planting under oaks or in woodland gardens. Inland, protect from afternoon sun.
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry Shrub 10' H x 8' W Moderate Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Crimson flowers are loved by hummingbirds. Numerous sharp thorns make this a good barrier plant. Can spread by underground roots.
Ribes thacherianum Santa Cruz Island Gooseberry Shrub 6' H x 6' W Fast Part to full shade Occasional   Protect from hot inland sun. Very rare gooseberry.
Ribes viburnifolium Catalina Currant Groundcover 2' H x 6' W Moderate Part to full shade Occasional   Excellent under oaks and for erosion control in dry, shaded spots. Berries appeal to birds.
Romneya coulteri Matilija Poppy Shrub 8' H x spreading Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Flowers are large, often measuring 6 inches in diameter, of crepe-like texture, and pure glistening white with deep yellow centers.
Rosa californica California Wild Rose Shrub 5' H x spreading Moderate Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   A rather small shrub sending up many branches from the ground soon forming a large clump. Produces many delicate pink fragrant blossoms in late spring and early summer.
Salvia apiana White Sage Shrub 3-5' H x 4-6' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Important Native American ceremonial plant. A local native. Tolerates heavy soil. Bees love it.
Salvia brandegeei Brandegee's Sage Shrub 6' H x 6' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   A rare sage found only on Santa Rosa Island. Vigorous and easy to grow. Tolerates clay soil.
Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' Allen Chickering Sage Shrub 4-5' H x 4-5' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.
Salvia clevelandii 'Aromas' Aromas Cleveland Sage Shrub 5' H x 5' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Very drought tolerant salvia with profuse blooms.
Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman' Winifred Gilman Sage Shrub 5' H x 5' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant x Prefers good drainage and full sun. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds.
Salvia leucophylla San Luis Sage Shrub 6' H x 8' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x A small shrub with pretty silvery gray, crinkly foliage and large whorls of lilac purple flowers. A profuse bloomer making a glorious effect when in flower on the hillsides.
Salvia leucophylla 'Bee's Bliss' Bee's Bliss Purple Sage Shrub 1-2' H x 2-5' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   This plant is quite drought tolerant, particularly in coastal gardens and seems to dislike overhead irrigation.
Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal' Point Sal Purple Sage Shrub 2' H x 8' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Beautiful and tough groundcover for hot dry areas.
Salvia mellifera Black Sage Shrub 5' H x 5' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Flowers can be white, blue, or lavender. Leaves are very fragrant.
Salvia munzii 'Emerald Cascade' Emerald Cascade San Miguel Mtn. Sage Shrub 2' H x 3' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Foliage is a light bright green and is very aromatic. Pale blue flowers bloom in spring.
Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper' Shirley's Creeper Sage Shrub 4-6' H x 4-6' W Fast Full to part sun Occasional   An ideal bank cover for a sunny dry area with good drainage. Somewhat misnamed as it is a fairly tall plant. Will quickly form a dense mound 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.
Salvia 'Skylark' Skylark Sage Shrub 2-3' H x 4-6' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Short mounding shrub. Evergreen with some summer water or drought deciduous without.
Salvia sonomensis 'Mrs. Beard' Mrs. Beard Creeping Sage Shrub 2' H x 6-8' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Fragrant leaves, especially in summer.
Salvia spathacea (red) Hummingbird Sage Shrub 2' H x spreading Slow-moderate Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant x This fruity scented sage blooms March-May with typically dark rose-lilac colored flowers. It is cultivated in gardens for its attractive flowering spikes and pleasant scent.
Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea Mexican Elderberry Tree 25' H x 25' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   A deciduous tree with attractive light green foliage and large clusters of creamy white flowers appearing abundantly in spring and early summer.
Scrophularia californica California Figwort Perennial 2-4' H x 3-4' W Fast Sun or shade Regular   Nice woodland plant. Interesting dark flowers and handsome toothed foliage. Best in well-drained soils. Forage source for the Common Checkerspot and Buckeye butterflies.
Senegalia greggii Catclaw Acacia Large shrub 10-15' H x 10-15' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   An interesting deciduous shrub from the Colorado Desert. Rather sprawling in habit, attaining a height of 4 to 7 feet and occasionally more, its branches are armed with short curved prickles.
Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash' Jack Flash Mexican Catchfly Perennial 24-30" H x 18" W Fast Full to part sun Moderate   A long blooming perennial that will flower the first year when started in late winter and early spring. The large star shaped flowers have deeply cut petals, that are a vivid scarlet-orange in color.
Sisyrinchium bellum Western Blue-eyed Grass Perennial 18" H x 6" W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Goes dormant in summer, losing some or all of its leaves, and returns with winter rains.
Solanum wallacei Wallace's Nightshade Perennial herb 2-4' H x 1-3' W Fast Full to part sun Moderate   Endangered throughout its range. Rare outside California.
Solidago californica Western Goldenrod Perennial 2' H x spreading Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Blooms in the fall when everything else is done. Spreads from the roots, but slowly. Attracts butterflies.
Sphaeralcea ambigua Apricot Mallow Perennial 3' H x 3' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   OK to cut back in fall. Excellent butterfly plant.
Sphaeralcea fulva White Globemallow Perennial 3' H x 3' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x Use in perennial borders or as a softening element in desert gardens. The inflorescences hold up well in flower arrangements.
Sporobolus airoides Alkali Sacaton Grass 2' H x 3' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Graceful seedheads on a robust, tough bunchgrass. Loves clay soil.
Symphoricarpos albus Common Snowberry Shrub 3-6' H x 3-6' W Fast Part to full shade Moderate   Good as a shrub border, screen, or hedge. Naturalizes in open woodland areas. Because of suckering habit, plants may be useful for erosion control on slopes or banks.
Thymophylla pentachaeta Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf Perennial herb 1' H x 1' W Moderate Full sun Occasional   A low, tufted, dark green, prickly plant with 1 small, deep yellow flower head on each of several leafless stalks above foliage.
Trichostema lanatum Wooly Bluecurls Shrub 4' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Drought tolerant   Plant in dry, well-drained area. No summer water once established.
Trixis californica California Trixis Shrub 1-2' H x 1-2' W Fast Full to part sun Dry/semi-dry   Found in dry, rocky slopes, washes, desert flats.
Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina' De la Mina Lilac Verbena Shrub 3' H x 3' W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant x Combines well with sages, mints, and buckwheats. Attracts butterflies with blooms almost all year.
Verbesina dissita Bigleaf Crownbeard Shrub 2-3' H x spreading   Full sun Occasional   A rare member of the Aster family. In California it is only known from a small stretch of Laguna Beach, making it a federally listed threatened species in the US. It is also found in 23 locations in Baja California.
Vitis californica 'Roger's Red' Roger's Red Wild Grape Vine 40' long vine Fast Full to part sun Occasional   Edible purple fruit ripens in late summer. Leaves turn bright red in fall. Caution: fruit is toxic to dogs.

Binomial Name Common Name Plant Type Size Growth Rate Exposure Water Pot? Description
Acanthogilia gloriosa Baja Phlox Shrub 1-3' H x 1-4' W   Full sun Occasional   From Baja California.

Agave desmettiana

Smooth Agave    Agave  3-5' H x 3-5' W Moderate Part sun Occasional   One of the 'soft' and 'people-friendly' agaves
Agave guiengola Agave guiengola Succulent 2-4' H x 3-6' W Slow Sun or shade Infrequent   Massively thick, white-green glaucous leaves are very broad at the base and taper to a brown terminal spine. Along the edge of the leaves there are many dark-colored teeth.
Agave macroacantha Black-spined Agave Succulent 2' H x 4' W Slow Full sun Infrequent x This unique blue agave makes a striking container plant with its sausage-like leaves highlighted with dark-brown to black spines and its small size.
Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave Agave 3-4' H x 3-4' W Slow Full to part sun Infrequent x A very unusual looking succulent with leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like an octopus with outreaching tentacles.
Aloe brevifolia Short-leaved Aloe Succulent 1-2' H x 1-2' W Slow Full sun to part shade Infrequent x Drought tolerant ground cover for rocky clay soils. An attractive rock, succulent, and cactus garden plant and is useful in xeriscape. Deer resistant. Also works well as a container plant.
Aloe nobilis Gold Tooth Aloe Perennial 6-12" H x 1' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x Beautiful golden orange tubular flowers seasonally. Hummingbirds will flock to this plant!
Aloe prinslooi Aloe prinslooi Succulent 6-12" H x 6-12" W Slow Full sun Infrequent x A small, spotted Aloe endemic to the savanna and open woodland of South Africa.
Aquilegia chrysantha Golden Columbine Perennial 2-3' H x 1-2' W Fast Part sun to full shade Moderate   Not recommended for hot , humid climates.
Beschorneria albiflora Trunking Beschorneria Succulent 2-6' H x 3-4' W Slow Sun or shade Moderate   A stunning traffic stopper! In full sun, regular water is preferred, but with a bit more shade it needs less.
Brachychiton discolor Lacebark Tree Tree 40-65' H x 30' W Fast Full sun to part shade Moderate   Adapts well to a variety of climates. Has a spreading crown and grey colored bark with a slightly swollen bottle trunk.
Bulbine alooides Aloe Bulbine Succulent 1-2' H x 1-2' W Fast Full sun Occasional   Resembles Aloe in appearance, but with soft, fleshy leaves and tuberous roots.
Calylophus hartwegii Hartweg's Sundrops Woody perennial 1' H x 1' W Moderate Part shade Occasional   Prefers fast draining soil and loves reflected heat making it an excellent choice for a rock garden or rocky slope.
Cantua pyrifolia Cantua pyrifolia Shrub 8' H x 6' W Moderate Full to part sun Moderate   Rare evergreen shrub native to Ecuador and Peru.
Cantua volcanica Cantua volcanica Woody perennial 3' H x 4' W Fast Full to part sun Moderate x Evergreen woody perennial native to Peru. Interesting narrow, lobed leaves and abundant periwinkle flowers.
Cheirolophus canariensis Purple Powder Majesty Perennial 2-4' H x 1-2' W   Full to part sun Regular   A rare perennial with pale purple flowers native to the Canary Islands.
Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Daisy Shrub 1-2' H x 2' W Moderate Full sun Drought tolerant x Creates a vivid, yellow carpet when massed. Excellent border plant for flower bed or a ground cover for hillsides or hot exposed areas. Showy, aromatic, and attractive .
Cuphea micropetala Candy Corn Plant Shrub 1-3' H x 1-3' W Fast Full sun to part shade Moderate x A tireless bloomer best known for its small, tubular flowers, each colored in vivid orange hues and tipped with white, like the ash on a glowing cigar
Dracaena draco Canary Island Dragon Tree Tree 15-25' H x 15-25' W Slow Sun or shade Infrequent   An attractive and interesting succulent tree.
Echium simplex White Tower of Jewels Shrub 4-8' H x 1-2' W Fast Full sun Occasional   Flowers should be allowed to mature fully so that seed is produced to perpetuate the plant in the garden when it dies after its second or third year.
Echium wildpretii Tower of Jewels Biennial 5-8' H x 1-2' W Fast Full sun Dry/semi-moist x Flowers should be allowed to mature fully so that seed is produced to perpetuate the plant in the garden when it dies after its second year.
Eriocephalus africanus Cape Snow Bush Shrub 3' H x 3' W   Full sun Infrequent   A small, aromatic shrub indigenous to South Africa, easily recognized by its fluffy, white seed heads.
Euphorbia xanti Baja Spurge Perennial 6' H x spreads by rhizomes Fast Full sun to part shade Infrequent x An interesting fast growing openly-branched deciduous evergreen shrub.
Haworthia limifolia Fairy Washboard Succulent 3-5" H x 3-5" W Slow Part shade Infrequent x Particularly easy to grow. Will stay small in a pot and tolerate indoor growing well.
Hesperaloe funifera Giant False Yucca Subshrub 6' H x 6' W Slow-moderate Full sun Infrequent   An excellent, low-maintenance accent plant with a bold, striking form. This clumping, stemless, upright plant grows to 6 feet tall and wide.
Huernia keniensis var. globosa Huernia keniensis var. globosa Succulent 6" H x 1' W Moderate Full to part sun Infrequent x Rare succulent thought to be extinct in its native habitat in Kenya. Interesting dark-colored, globe-shaped flowers. Best grown in containers.
Hyalis argentea Plazia Flower 3' H x 3' W Slow Full sun Moderate   Very silver and narrow leaves make you think it's a grass but it's actually a member of the daisy family.
Hypericum aegypticum Egyptian Saint John's Wort Shrub 2-3' H x 1-2' W Slow Full sun to part shade Infrequent x A great little plant for a container, a tight spot or in the rock garden.
Hypericum balearicum Warty Saint John's Wort Shrub 3' H x 2' W   Full to part sun Moderate   An easy plant to keep. Thriving under substandard conditions, this herb prefers sunny, dry places, poor soil and is disease resistant.
Lampranthus spectabilis Trailing Ice Plant Succulent 6-12" H x 18-26" W Moderate Full sun to part shade Occasional   A tender perennial with a sprawling habit that provides a spectacular floral display with an abundance of daisy-like blossoms. Native to South Africa.
Leonotis leonurus Lion's Tail Shrub 4-8' H x 4-6' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Has flowers that resemble fuzzy orange golf balls. Must be kept very dry in winter when growing in climates with cold, wet winters.
Linum thunbergii Linum thunbergii Perennial 1-3' H x 1-3' W Moderate Full sun Regular   Erect perennial herb, unbranched for most of its length. Native to Africa.
Mammillaria elongata 'Irish Red' Irish Red Ladyfinger Cactus Cactus 1' H x 6" W Slow Full sun to part shade Infrequent x Plants offset and branch freely, forming clusters of elongated stems covered with small reddish spines.
Mammillaria vetula ssp. gracilis Thimble Cactus Cactus 2-3" H x 6" W Slow Full sun to part shade Infrequent x Fabulous for use in rockeries and potted gardens. Great for fairy gardens and miniature gardens. Handle with care; offshoots break off easily.
Melianthus major Honey Flower Shrub 8-12' H x 8-12' W Fast Sun or shade Drought tolerant   Quite the dramatic and tropical looking accent plant. Prized for its large and luxuriant, serrated, blue-grey leaves. Upright, maroon flower spikes are fascinating.
Nolina lindheimeriana Devil's Shoestring Grass 2-3' H x 2-3' W Slow Full sun Drought tolerant   In a landscape, would be an excellent choice as a focal point or ground cover for dry, shaded spots on well drained soils.
Opuntia articulatus var. papyracanthus Paper Spine Cactus Cactus 1' H x 1' W Slow Full sun Infrequent x A slow-growing, segmented, bushy cactus. The spines are papery, soft, and flat.
Plectranthus australis Swedish Ivy Perennial 2-3' H x 2-3' W Fast Part shade Moderate x A tender trailing plant often grown in baskets.
Plectranthus ernstii Bonsai Mint Perennial 12-18" H x 6-12" W Slow Full to part sun Moderate x Tuberous roots develop at the soil line, making it a great choice for bonsai.
Puya mirabilis Puya Bromeliad 12-18" H x 18-24" W Fast Full sun to part shade Drought tolerant   Exotic, flaring, lime-green bells open on stiff upright stems which erupt in early spring.
Russelia equisetiformis Coral Fountain Shrub 4-5' H x 4-5' W Fast Sun or shade Moderate   In full sun the stems and leaves can take on a reddish tint. Can be trained up a trellis to make a taller more vertical plant.
Salvia canariensis var. candidissima Wooly Canary Island Sage Shrub 5' H x 5' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant   Adds texture and color just by the glorious foliage alone. From summer the blooms take center stage with its long inflorescences topped with purple flowers.
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' Coral Nymph Tropical Sage Shrub 2-4' H x 2-3' W Fast Full sun Drought tolerant x A graceful variety producing multiple spikes of bi-color coral and white blooms all season. A beautiful addition to borders or containers with its dense and bushy form.
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' Bird's Nest Sansevieria Perennial 6-12" H x 6" W   Part to full shade Drought tolerant x A stemless succulent with dark green leaves with clear horizontal bands, arranged in an attractive rosette. Makes a great house plant.
Solandra maxima Cup of Gold Vine Vine 20-30' long vine Fast Full sun Moderate   Flowers age darker and are fragrant, particularly in the evening, with a banana or vanilla aroma.
Teucrium fruticans Shrubby Germander Shrub 5-6' H x 5-6' W Moderate Full to part sun Occasional   A drought-tolerant beauty that basks in full sun.
Thamnochortus insignis Thatching Reed Grass-like 4-6' H x 6-8' W Moderate Full sun Occasional   Plant in full sun and give it room to grow. A very durable plant that will tolerate drought once established.
Trichodesma scottii Socotran Borage Shrub 5' H x 4' W Fast Full sun to part shade Occasional   Upright evergreen shrub to 4-5' tall with 7" x 4" leaves and large umbels of 1 inch pendant white flowers in winter and spring. The flower has been described by some as looking like an "upturned mop".
Veltheimia bracteata Forest Lily Flower 1-2' H x 1-2' W Moderate Part sun to part shade Regular x A very unusual and exotic bulb from South Africa. Shiny, wide, bright green leaves form low rosettes which are beautiful by themselves. The flower spikes are long rose-pink hanging bells with green tips.

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