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Full Sun Garden

Full Sun Gardening

The showiest section of the garden is usually right out there in the full sun. Keeping a section clear from the shade of buildings and large trees to give these sun loving plants a spot to shine is reward enough. Keeping this section of the landscape from wearing out the water meter is another issue.

Soil preparation is key to keeping even thirsty plants from sucking the meter dry. But most of the rest of the plants appreciate a well tended soil as well. A season or two with a thick layer of mulch yields results much like those of double digging. Fertilizing encourages the bacteria to work overtime and all of that organic material that gives soil the looseness gets turned back into more bacteria.

In this world of increasing automation it is easy to program the timer to provide enough water so that even the thirsty plants are quenched. One of the most surprising lessons in my gardening career was when the local municipality told us to turn off all sprinkler systems. Predictably the lawns turned brown and crunched while you walked on them. The surprising part to me was how many plants actually did better. For years we have had drought tolerant plants produced by our local nurseries that were often over-watered and rotted in our landscapes. Look to our review of Smart Sprinkler Timers.

One of the greatest challenges for the plant buying public is to get well enough educated about the plants that we go to a garden center knowing what we want to buy. Small plants that are not currently flowering are probably the ones to we really want. In spite of sometimes looking rather awful in their containers many drought tolerant plants will flourish in our sun filled landscapes. If we buy our plants when they are big and overflowing their containers they often transition badly into the landscape. Many of the plants on this list have a relatively short life span. There is little point in having the larger part of that plant's life spent distressed by being cramped into and nursery container.

Plants do not fare well with the chloramines and other water sanitizing chemicals. No surprise, the point of the chemicals is to kill the microscopic plants and animals that might make us sick drinking the water. The result so far as the plants are concerned, an inch of irrigated water or an inch of rain on the landscape does not produce the same results. It is easy to see how happy the plants are when we finally get the natural choice. I spend a significant part of my time in gardens trying to fix the soil chemistry caused by our water.

Fall is when a plant's roots will grow the most. This is the easiest time to get a drought tolerant garden established. Healthy roots lead to robust foliage in the Spring and lots of flowers. Spring is when the plants main energy is spent on flowers and seeds. If the roots are not fully established summer survival is a trial, and a race between dehydration and rot. Drought tolerant plants are only capable of withstanding a drought if their roots are well established into the surrounding soil.

Our full sun garden list is compiled from the plants that we have enjoyed in our gardens.

This list is by no means complete, but as you can see there are plenty of plants to fill your yard, school, or park without bothering to repeat.

The Garden pictured above is planted in Ojai in a cold section of the Valley on a South exposure.  This picture was taken in the early morning in May.  The following plants are what you can see in the garden.  

Artemisia Powis Castle

Ceanothus hearstiorum

Cistus salviifolius

Cistus skanbergii

Euphorbia characias wulfenii

Euphorbia myrsinites

Lavandula Otto Quast

Miscanthus variegatus

Miscanthus zebrinus

Nepeta faassenii

Rhynchelytrum nerviglume

Rose Marjorie Fair

Rose Zepherine Drouhin

Salvia lanceolata

Stachys Silver Carpet

In addition there are a dozen or so different daylillies, the Rose 'Fairy' and a truckload of rock garden perennials tucked around in the nooks and crannies. The rose on the fence in the background is Rosa banksii Snowflake.

 

 

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Abelia grandiflora Kaleidoscope
Acacia cognata * River Wattle
Acacia glaucoptera * Flat Wattle
Acacia podalariifolia * Pearl Acacia
Acacia pravissima * Ovens Wattle
Acacia spectabilis * Mudgee Wattle
Acer negundo californicum * California Box Elder
Acer saccharinum * Silver Maple
Achillea Cerise Queen * Yarrow
Achillea clavennae
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold * Fernleaf Yarrow
Achillea Hoffnung * Hoffnung Yarrow
Achillea kellereri
Achillea lanulosa * Yarrow
Achillea Moonshine * Yarrow
Achillea Paprika * Yarrow
Achillea Pomegranate * Yarrow
Achillea Salmon Beauty * Yarrow
Achillea terracotta * Yarrow
Achillea The Beacon * Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa * Yarrow
Acidanthera bicolor * Peacock Orchid
Adenostoma fasciculatum * Chamise, Greasewood
Aeonium arboreum altopurpureum * Black Tree Aeoneum
Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop 
Aeonium Sunburst
Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sunrise * Apricot Sunrise Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum * Anise Hyssop
Agastache Tutti Frutti * Hummingbird Mint
Agonis flexuosa * Peppermint Tree
Agonis flexuosa After Dark * Purple Peppermint Tree
Akebia quinata * Chocolate Vine
Akebia quinata alba * White Chocolate Vine
Albizia julibrissin * Mimosa Tree, Silk Tree
Alchemilla mollis * Lady's Mantle
Alstroemeria Flame * Red Chilean Lily
Alstroemeria Inca Ice * Cream Chilean Lily
Alstroemeria Ligtu Hybrids * Magenta Chilean Lily
Alstroemeria psittacina * Parrot Lily
Alstroemeria Salmon * Salmon Chilean Lily
Alstromeria Sussex Gold * Golden Chilean Lily
Alyogyne huegelii Monterey Bay
Alyogyne huegelii Santa Cruz
Anemanthele lessoniana * New Zealand Wind Grass
Anemone Alice * Semidouble Pink Japanese Anemone
Anemone Honorine Jobert * Single White Japanese Anemone
Anemone September Charm * Single Pink Japanese Anemone
Anemone Whirlwind * Double White Japanese Anemone
Angelonia angustifolia * Summer Snapdragon
Anigozanthos Bush Ember * Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Bush Lantern * Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Bush Ranger * Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Royal Cheer * Kangaroo Paws
Anisodontea hypomandarum * Cape Mallow
Anisodontea Tara's Wonder * Cape Mallow
Antirrhinum hispanicum * Spanish Snapdragon
Antirrhinum multiflorum * Sticky Snapdragon
Apple - Anna Apple
Apricot - Blenheim Royal Apricotl
Arbutus unedo * Strawberry Tree
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana * King Palm
Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn * Vine Hill Manzanita
Arctostaphylos Pacific Mist * Pacific Mist Manzanita
Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple * African Daisy
Arctotois Sun Spot Orange * African Daisy
Arecastrum romanzoffianum * Queen Palm
Arenga engleri * Dwarf Sugar Palm
Argemone munita * Prickly Poppy
Argyranthemum Chelsea Girl * Silver Marguerite
Argyranthemum Madeira Cherry Red * Cherry Red Marguerite
Armeria maritima * Thrift
Artemisia californica * California Sagebrush
Artemisia David's Choice * Wormwood
Artemisia frigida * Fringed Sage
Artemisia Huntington * Wormwood
Artemisia ludoviciana Silver King * Mountain Mugwort
Artemisia ludoviciana Valerie Finnis
Artemisia Powis Castle * Wormwood
Asclepias californica * California Milkweed
Asclepias cordifolia * Purple Milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa * Woolypod Milkweed
Asclepias erosa * Desert Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis * Narrow Leafed Milkweed
Asclepias linaria * Butterfly Weed
Asclepias speciosa * Showy Milkweed
Asian Pear 20th Century
Asteriscus maritimus * Sea Daisy, Gold Coin Daisy
Asteriscus sericius * Canary Island Daisy
Atriplex hymenelytra * Desert Holly
Bacharis pilularis * Coyote Brush
Banksia blechnifolia
Banksia burdettii
Banksia seminuda * River Banksia
Bauhinia blakeana * Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Bauhinia galpinii * Red Orchid Bush
Bauhina variegata candida * White Orchid Tree
Beloperone californica * Chuparosa
Berberis nevinii * Nevin's Barberry
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea * Red Japanese Barberry
Bignonia capreolata Tangerine Beauty * Cross Vine
Bloomeria crocea * Golden Star
Brachyscome multifida * Cut Leaf Daisy
Brahea armata * Mexican Blue Palm
Brodiaea elegans ssp elegans * Harvest Brodiaea
Buddleia Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Harlequin * Variegated Harlequin Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Honeycomb * Golden Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Lochinch * Lochinch Lavender Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Nanho Purple * Dwarf Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Butia capitata * Jelly Palm
Caesalpinia gillesii * Native Bird of Paradise
Calandrinia grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Calceolaria integrifolia * Lady's Slipper
Calibanus hookeri * Mexican Boulder
Calliandra californica * Baja Feather Duster
Calliandra haematocephala * Pink Powder Puff Bush
Calliandra tweedii * Red Tassel Bush
Callistemon Cane's Hybrid * Cane's Bottlebrush
Callistemon citrinus Jeffersii * Dwarf Bottlebrush
Callistemon Little John * Dwarf Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis * Weeping Bottlebrush
Calocephalus brownii * Cushion Bush
Calochortus albus * Fairy Lily
Calochortus catalinae * Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus pallidus * Club Hair Mariposa Lily
Calochortus invenustus * Mariposa Lily
Calochortus kennedyi * Desert Mariposa Lily
Calochortus leichtlinii * Mariposa Lily
Calochortus minima * Mariposa Lily
Calochortus monophyllus * Mariposa Lily
Calylophus drummondii * Texas Primrose, Squarebud Primrose
Camassia quamash * Camas
Camissonia cheiranthifolia * Beach Primrose
Campsis radicans * Trumpet Creeper
Canna Lily Durban
Canna Lily Lucifer
Carex buchananii * Leather Leaf Sedge
Carex glauca * Blue Sedge
Carex praegracilis * Clustered Field Sedge
Carex tumulicola * Berkeley Sedge
Carissa macrocarpa * Natal Plum
Caryopteris incana
Caryopteris Longwood Blue
Cassia artemisioides * Silver Cassia
Castilleja exserta * Purple Owl's Clover
Catananche caerulea * Cupid's Dart
Ceanothus Anchor Bay
Ceanothus Centennial
Ceanothus Concha
Ceanothus Dark Star
Ceanothus Frosty Dawn
Ceanothus hearstiorum
Ceanothus Joan Mirov * California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpus * Bigpod Ceanothus
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush
Ceanothus Ray Hartman
Ceanothus Snow Flurry
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon
Ceanothus Yankee Point
Centaurea gymnocarpa * Pink Dusty Miller
Centradenia grandiflora
Centranthus ruber * Red Valerian
Cerastium tomentosum * Snow in Summer
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides * Dwarf Plumbago
Cercis Forest Pansy * Eastern Redbud
Cercis occidentalis * Western Redbud
Cerinthe major * Honeywort
Chamaerops humilis * Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chilopsis linearis * Desert Willow
Chitalpa Pink Dawn
Chondropetalum tectorum * Cape Reed
Chorisia speciosa * Floss Silk Tree
Chorizema cordatum * Heart Leaf Flame Pea
Chrysocephalum apiculatum * Common Everlasting
Chrysothamnus nauseosus * Rabbit Brush
Cirsium occidentale * Cobwebby Thistle
Cistanthe grandiflora * Rock Purslane
Cistus ladanifer Blanche * Rockrose
Cistus ladanifer maculatus * Brown Eyed Rockrose
Cistus purpureus * Rockrose
Cistus salviifolius * Rockrose
Cistus skanbergii * Rockrose
Cistus Sunset * Rockrose
Clarkia bottae * Fairwell to Spring
Clarkia williamsonii * Fort Miller Clarkia
Clematis armandii * Evergreen Clematis
Clematis lasiantha * Chaparral Clematis, Pipestems
Clematis ligusticifolia * Creek Clematis, Virgin's Bower
Cleome arborea * Bladderpod
Clerodendrum bungei
Clerodendrum philippinum
Clerodendrum ugandense * Blue Butterfly Bush
Clytostoma callistegioides * Lavender Trumpet Vine
Convolvulus sabatius * Ground Morning Glory
Coprosma kirkii variegata
Coprosma Rainbow Suprise * Rainbow Surprise Mirror Plant
Coprosma Roys Red * Red Mirror Plant
Cordyline Sunrise
Coreopsis gigantea * Giant Coreopsis
Coreopsis Flying Saucers * Flying Saucers Tickseed
Coreopsis nana * Dwarf Coreopsis
Coreopsis Sunray
Coreopsis verticillata Moonbeam * Threadleaf Tickseed
Cornus sericea * Red Osier Dogwood
Correa 'dusky bells' * Australian Fuchsia
Correa 'ivory bells * Australian Fuchsia
Correa reflexa 'Cape Carpet'
Cosmos atrosanguineus * Chocolate Cosmos
Cotinus coggygria * Smoke Tree
Cotula lineariliba * Brass Buttons
Cotula Silver Mound * Brass Buttons
Craspedia globosa * Billy Buttons
Crassula falcata * Airplane Plant
Crocosmia Lucifer
Crocosmia Solfatare
Crotalaria agatiflora * Canary Bird Bush
Cuphea Caribbean Sunset
Cuphea cyanea * Black Eyed Cuphea
Cuphea ignea * Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant
Cuphea lancoeolata Starfire 
Cuphea llavea * Bat Faced Cuphea
Cuphea micropetala
Cuphea viscosissima * Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea
Cycas revoluta * Sago Palm
Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus
Dahlia imperialis * Tree Dahlia
Dalechampia dioscoreifolia * Purple Wings
Dasylirion wheeleri * Desert Spoon, Blue Sotol
Datura wrightii * Sacred Thorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Devil's Trumpet
Dendromecon harfordii * Island Bush Poppy
Dendromecon rigida * Bush Poppy
Diascia integerrima * Twin Spur
Dicentra chrysantha * Golden Eardrops
Dichelostemma capitatum * Blue Dicks
Dichondra argentea * Silver Dichondra
Dicliptera suberecta * Hummingbird Bush
Distictis buccinatoria * Trumpet Vine
Distictis rivers * Trumpet Vine
Dolichos lablab * Hyacinth Bean
Dorycnium hirsutum * Grey Broom
Dudleya pulverulenta * Chalk Liveforever
Duranta erecta * Sky Flower
Dymondia margaretae * Silver Carpet
Echeveria secunda * Hens and Chicks
Echinacea purpurea * Purple Cone Flower
Echinacea Sunset * Red Cone Flower
Echinocereus mojavensis * Mojave King Cup Cactus
Echium candicans * Pride of Madeira
Encelia californica * California Brittlebush
Encelia farinosa * Brittlebush, Incienso
Eleagnus pungens * Russian Olive
Elegia fistulosa * Hollow Reed
Elymus condensatus Canyon Prince * Canyon Prince Giant Rye
Encelia californica * California Brittle Bush, Coast Sunflower
Encephalartos horridus * Blue Cycad
Ephedra californica * Desert Tea
Eremophila aurea * Golden Emu Bush
Eremophila glabra Kalgoorlie * Fuchsia Emu Bush
Eremophila maculata * Spotted Emu Bush
Ericameria nauseosa * Rabbit Brush
Erigeron karvinskianus * Santa Barbara Daisy
Erigeron Wayne Roderick * Seaside Daisy
Eriodictyon crassifolium * Felt Leaved Yerba Santa
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum crocatum * Saffron Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Pink or Red Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * St. Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriophyllum confertiflorum * Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum staechadifolium * Seaside Golden Yarrow, Lizard Tail
Eryngiun yuccifolium * Button Eryngo, Rattlesnake Master
Erysimum Apricot Twist * Perennial Wall Flower
Erysimum bowles mauve * Purple Wall Flower
Erysimum Jenny Brook * Perennial Wall Flower
Erysimum linifolium variegatum * Variegated Purple Wall Flower
Erythrina acanthocarpa * Tambooki Thorn
Erythrina bidwillii * Coral Bean Tree
Erythrina caffra * Kaffir Coral Tree
Erythrina coralloides * Naked Coral Tree
Erythrina crista-galli * Cockspur Coral Tree
Erythrina falcata * Brazilian Coral Tree
Eschscholzia caespitosa * Tufted Eschscholzia
Eschscholzia californica * California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica White Linen * White Linen California Poppy
Eucalyptus ficifolia * Red Flowering Gum
Eucalyptus sideroxylon * Red Ironbark
Eucalyptus torquata * Coral Gum
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow
Euphorbia Blackbird
Euphorbia characias wulfenii * Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia cotinifolia * Caribbean Copper Plant
Euphorbia myrsinites * Creeping Spurge
Euphorbia Royal Velvet
Euphorbia Tasmaniana Tiger
Euryops virgineus * Honey Euryops
Feijoa sellowiana * Pineapple Guava
Festuca californica * California Fescue
Fragaria Pineapple Crush
Fragaria Pink Panda
Fraxinus dipetala * California Ash
Freesia alba * Wild Freesia
Fremontodendron californicum California Glory * Fremontea
Fremontodendron Ken Taylor * Flannel Bush
Fritillaria biflora * Chocolate Lily
Gaillardia grandiflora * Blanketflower
Gelsemium sempervirens * Carolina Jessamine
Geranium ballerina
Geranium biokovo
Geranium harveyi
Geranium incanum
Geranium Johnson's Blue
Geranium macrorrhizum album
Geranium sanguinium striatum
Geranium stanhoe
Geranium wallichianum Buxton's Blue
Ginkgo biloba * Maidenhair Tree
Glaucium flavum * Yellow Horned Poppy, Hornpoppy
Globularia indubia * Globe Daisy
Gnaphalium californicum * Pearly Everlasting
Graptopetalum amethystinum * Jewel Leaf Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense * Ghost Plant
Grevillea alpina * Mountain Grevillea
Grevillea Coastal Gem
Grevillea Long John
Grevillea Poorinda Blondie
Grevillea robusta * Silky Oak
Grevillea Robyn Gordon
Grevillea victoriae * Royal Grevillea
Hakea laurina * Pin Cushion Bush
Halimiocistus wintonensis * Halimiocistus
Hebe Silver Beads
Helianthemum Belgravia Rose * Sunrose
Helianthemum Brunette * Sunrose
Helianthemum Rose Glory * Sunrose
Helianthemum scoparium * Sunrose
Helianthemum St Mary's * Sunrose
Helianthemum Stoplight * Sunrose
Helianthemum Wisley Pink * Sunrose
Helianthemum Wisley Primrose * Sunrose
Helichrysum Limelight * Licorice Plant
Helichrysum petiolare * Licorice Plant
Helictotrichon sempervirens * Blue Oat Grass
Heliotropium curassavicum * Salt Heliotrope
Hemerocallis Stella de Oro * Dwarf Daylily
Hesperaloe parviflora * Red Yucca
Heteromeles arbutifolia * Toyon
Hibbertia scandens * Guinnea Gold Vine
Hibiscus lasiocarpos ( L. californicus) * Wooly Rose Mallow
Hippeastrum Red White * Amaryllis
Homeria collina * Cape Tulip
Howea forsteriana * Kentia Palm
Hunnemannia fumariifolia * Mexican Tulip Poppy
Hymenosporum flavum * Sweet Shade
Hypoestes aristata * Ribbon Bush
Hyptis emoryi Silver Lining * Desert Lavender
Iberis sempervirens * Candy Tuff
Ipheion uniflorum * Spring Star Flower
Iochroma cyaneum violacea
Iochroma grandiflora
Ipomea indica * Ocean Beauty Morning Glory
Ipomopsis aggregata * Scarlet Gilia
Isomeris arborea * Bladderpod
Ixia polystachya * African Corn Lily
Jacaranda mimosifolia * Brazilian Rosewood
Jasminum angulare * South African Jasmine
Jasminum polyanthemum * Pink Jasmine
Juglans californica * California Walnut
Justicia brandegeana Jambalaya * Dwarf Shrimp Plant
Justicia californica * Chuparosa
Justicia suberecta * Hummingbird Bush
Kalanchoe beharensis * Velvet Elephant Ear
Kalanchoe pumila
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre * Red Hot Poker
Lagerstroemia Natchez * Natchez Crape Myrtle
Lasthenia californica * Goldfields
Lavandula dentata * French Lavender
Lavandula dentata candicans * Gray Leaved French Lavender
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey * Goodwin Creek Lavender
Lavandula Grosso * Lavendin Grosso
Lavandula heterophylla * Sweet Lavender
Lavandula multifida * Fern Leaf Lavender
Lavandula pinnata buchii * Jagged Lavender
Lavandula provence * French Lavender
Lavandula stoechas atlas * Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White * Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast * Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk * Spanish Lavender
Lavatera assurgentiflora * Tree Mallow
Lavatera Barnsley
Lavatera bicolor * Bush Mallow
Lavatera purisima * Island Mallow
Layia platyglossa * Tidy Tips
Leptodactylon californicum * Prickly Phlox
Leucadendron disolor * Flame Tips
Leucadendron Jester
Leucadendron Safari Sunset * Safari Sunset Cone Bush
Leucophyllum frutescens * Texas Ranger
Lewisia rediviva * Bitterroot
Leymus condensatus Canyon Prince * Canyon Prince Giant Rye
Lilium parvum * Sierra Tiger Lily
Limonium perezii * Statice, Sea Lavender
Linaria vulgaris * Butter and Eggs, Yellow Toadflax
Linum lewisii * Western Flax
Liquidamber Burgundy * Burgundy American Gum
Lobelia laxiflora
Lomandra longifolia * Mat Rush
Lonicera subspicata denudata * Chaparral Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica purpurea * Japanese Purple Honeysuckle
Loropetalum chinense * Witch Hazel
Loropetalum chinense Blush * Witch Hazel
Loropetalum chinense Burgundy * Witch Hazel
Lotus maculatus * Parrot's Beak
Lupinus albifrons * Silver Bush Lupine
Lupinus bicolor * Miniature Lupine
Lupinus chamissonis * Dune Bush Lupine, Chamisso Bush Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus * Chick Lupine
Lupinus stiversii * Harlequin Lupine
Lupinus succulentus * Succulent Lupine
Lychnis coronaria * Rose Campion
Lycoris radiata * Red Spider Lily
Lyonothamnus floribundus * Catalina Ironwood
Macfadyena unguis-catis
Macropedia fuliginosa * Black Kangaroo Paw
Magnolia brozzonii * Lily Magnolia
Magnolia Galaxy
Magnolia Nigra
Magnolia soulangiana * Tulip Magnolia
Magnolia stellata * Star Magnolia
Magnolia stellata rosea * Pink Star Magnolia
Mahonia nevinii * Nevin's Barberry
Maireana sedifolia * Pearl Bluebush
Malacothamnus fasciculatus * Bush Mallow
Malosma laurina * Laurel Sumac
Malvaviscus arboreus * Turk's Cap
Mascagnia macroptera * Butterfly Vine
Maytenus boaria * Maytens Tree
Melaleuca elliptica * Granite Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca incana * Gray Honey Myrtle
Melianthus major * Honey Bush
Mentzelia laevicaulis * Blazing Star
Mirabilis californica * Wishbone Bush
Mirabilis jalapa * Four O'Clock, Marvel of Peru
Mirabilis multiflora * Colorado Four O'Clock, Showy Four O'Clock
Miscanthus cosmopolitan
Miscanthus variegatus
Miscanthus zebrinus
Monarda didyma * Bee Balm
Myrica californica * Pacific Wax Myrtle
Nassella pulchra * Purple Needlegrass
Nassella tenuissima * Finestem Needlegrass
Nectarine - Panamint
Nemophila menziesii * Baby Blue Eyes
Nepeta faassenii * Faassen's Catmint
Oenothera elata hookeri * Hooker's Evening Primrose
Oenothera missouriensis * Evening Primrose
Oenothera speciosa * Mexican Evening Primrose
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris * Beavertail Pricklypear Cactus
Origanum dictamnus * Crete Dittany
Origanum Hopley's Purple
Origanum Kaliteri * Greek Oregano
Origanum Kent Beauty
Orthocarpus purpurascens * Purple Owls Clover
Oscularia deltoides * Pink Iceplant
Osteospermum fruticosum * Freeway Daisy
Pandorea jasminoides * Bower Vine
Pandorea pandorana * Yellow Wonga Wonga Vine
Parkinsonia X Desert Museum * Thornless Palo Verde
Passiflora caerulea * Passion Vine
Passiflora Incense * Incense Passion Flower
Pavonia missionum * Red Mallow
Pavonia praemorsa * Yellow Mallow
Pelargonium cordifolium
Pelargonium fragrans * Nutmeg Geranium
Pelargonium reniforme
Pelargonium sidoides
Pennesetum setaceum rubrum * Red Fountain Grass
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Burgundy Brew
Penstemon centranthifolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon Evelyn
Penstemon Firebird
Penstemon grinnellii * Grinnell's Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus * Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon Hidcote Pink
Penstemon Huskers Red
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon Midnight
Penstemon parryi * Parry's Penstemon, Desert Penstemon
Penstemon Raven
Penstemon Red Rocks
Perovskia atriplicifolia * Russian Sage
Petrea volubilis * Sandpaper Vine, Queen's Wreath
Phacelia campanularia * Desert Bluebell
Phacelia cicutaria * Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia ciliata * Great Valley Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora * Giant Flowered Phacelia
Philadelphus mexicanus plena * Double Flowering Evergreen Mock Orange
Phlomis fruticosa * Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis lanata * Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis purpurea * Purple Jerusalem Sage
Phlox subulata * Moss Pink
Phoenix canariensis * Canary Island Date Palm
Phoenix reclinata * Senegal Date Palm
Phoenix roebelinii * Pygmy Date Palm
Phormium tenax Jack Spratt * Dwarf New Zealand Flax
Phormium Pink Stripe * New Zealand Flax
Phygelius capensis * Cape Fuchsia
Phygelius Moonraker * Yellow Cape Fuchsia
Phygelius Pink Sensation * Pink Cape Fuchsia
Phyla nodiflora * Lippia
Pimelea ferruginea * Pink Rice Flower
Pinus coulteri * Coulter Pine, Big Cone Pine
Pinus monopylla * Single Leaf Pinyon Pine
Pistache chinensis * Chinese Pistache
Platanus racemosa * Sycamore
Platystemon californicus * Cream Cups
Plum Elephant Heart
Plumbago auriculata * Cape Plumbago
Podranea ricasoliana * Port St. John's Creeper
Polygala dalmaisiana * Sweet Pea Shrub
Populus fremontii * Fremont Cottonwood
Potentilla glandulosa * Sticky Cinquefoil
Prosanthera ovalifolia * Mint Bush
Protea magnifica * Queen Protea
Prunella laciniata * Heal All
Prunus andersonii * Desert Peach, Desert Almond
Prunus campanulata * Taiwan Flowering Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia * Holly Leafed Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii * Catalina Cherry
Psoralea pinnata * African Scruff Pea
Pterocarya stenoptera * Chinese Wingnut
Punica granatum * Pomegranate
Puya alpestris * Sapphire Tower
Pyrostegia venusta * Flame Vine
Pyrus calleryana * Bradford Pear
Quercus agrifolia * Coast Live Oak
Quercus berberidifolia * Scrub Oak
Quercus douglasii * Blue Oak
Quercus dumosa * Scrub Oak
Quercus garryana * Oregon Oak
Quercus kelloggii * California Black Oak
Quercus lobata * Valley Oak
Raphiolepsis indica Springtime * Indian Hawthorn
Ravenia rivularis * Majesty Palm
Reinwardtia indica * Yellow Flax
Rhamnus californicus'Eve Case' * Coffee Berry
Rhamnus crocea * Red Berry
Rhus integrifloia * Lemonade Berry
Rhus laurina * Laurel Sumac
Rhus ovata * Sugar Bush
Rhynchelytrum nerviglume * Ruby Grass
Ribes aureum * Golden Currant
Ribes malvaceum * Chaparral Currant
Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe * Purple Robe Black Locust
Romneya coulteri * Matilija Poppy
Rosa hugonis * Father Hugo's Rose
Rosa laevigata * Cherokee Rose
Rosa mutabilis * Butterfly Rose
Ruellia brittoniana * Mexican Petunia
Rumex sanguineus * Bloody Dock
Russellia equisetiformis * Firecracker Plant
Stachys albotomentosa Hidalgo * Hidalgo Stachys, Seven-up Plant
Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet * Lambs Ears
Sabal palmetto * Saw Palmetto
Salvia adenophora
Salvia africana lutea * Golden Sage, Dune Sage
Salvia Allen Chickering
Salvia apiana * White Sage
Salvia argentea * Silver Sage
Salvia blepharophylla * Eyelash Leaved Sage
Salvia brandegeei * Brandegee's Sage
Salvia buchananii * Buchanan's Sage
Salvia carduacea * Thistle Sage
Salvia chamaedryoides * Germander Sage
Salvia chiapensis * Chiapas Sage
Salvia clevelandii * Cleveland Sage
Salvia clevelandii Winnifred Gilman * Blue Sage
Salvia coahuilensis * Coahuila Sage
Salvia columbariae * Chia Sage
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia darcyi * Fiery Sage
Salvia Desperado * Desperado Sage
Salvia dorisiana * Peach Sage, Fruit Scented Sage
Salvia dorrii dorrii * Purple Desert Sage
Salvia greggii alba * White Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii annie * Pink Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' * Red Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii San Takao * Pale Pink Autumn Sage
Salvia Indigo Spires
Salvia iodantha * Mexican Fuchsia Sage
Salvia karwinskii * Karwinski's Sage
Salvia lanceolata * Rocky Mountain Sage
Salvia leucantha * Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Midnight * Purple Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Santa Barbara * Santa Barbara Mexican Sage
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal * Purple Sage
Salvia lyrata * Meadow Sage, Cancer Sage
Salvia maraschino
Salvia mellifera * Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca * Dwarf Black Sage
Salvia mexicana Limelight
Salvia microphylla * Cherry Sage
Salvia microphylla Berzerkeley
Salvia microphylla Hotlips
Salvia Mystic Spires Blue * Dwarf Indigo Spires Sage
Salvia Pozo Blue * Pozo Blue Sage
Salvia Sierra del San Antonio
Salvia semiatrata
Salvia spathacea * Hummingbird Sage
Salvia uliginosa * Blue Spike Sage
Salvia urica
Salvia verticillata
Salvia waverly
Sambucus mexicana * Mexican Elderberry
Santolina chamaecyparissus * Lavender Cotton
Santolina Lemon Queen * Pinnate Lavender Cotton
Santolina virens * Green Lavender Cotton
Scabiosa caucasica
Scabiosa columbaria
Scabiosa cretica * Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa farinosa * Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa ochroleuca * Yellow Pincushion Flower
Scaevola mauve clusters * Fairy Fan Flower
Scilla peruviana * Peruvian Lily
Sedum dasyphyllum * Corsican Stonecrop, Blue Leaf Sedum
Sempervivum arachnoideum * Cobweb Houseleek
Senecio confusus * Mexican Flame Vine
Senna artemisioides
Sesleria caerulea * Blue Moor Grass
Setaria palmifolia * Palm Grass
Sidalcea malvaeflora * Checker
Solandra maxima * Cup of Gold Vine
Solanum jasminoides * Potato Vine
Solanum wendlandii * Divorce Vine
Solidago californica * California Goldenrod
Sollya heterophylla * Bluebell Creeper
Sphaeralcea ambigua * Desert Mallow
Sphaeralcea fulva * La Luna Globe Mallow
Sphaeralcea philippiana * Globe Mallow
Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet * Lambs Ears
Stanleya plumosa * Prince's Plume
Stenocarpus sinuatus * Firewheel Tree
Stephanotis floribunda * Madagascar Jasmine
Stipa arundinacea * New Zealand Wind Grass
Stipa pulchra* Purple Needle Grass
Stipa speciosa * Desert Needle Grass
Stipa tenuissima * Mexican Feather Grass
Stokesia Blue Danube
Stokesia Purple Parasols
Streptosolen jamesoinii * Marmelade Bush
Syagrus romanzoffianum * Queen Palm
Symphyotrichum chilense * California Aster, Pacific Aster
Syringa hyacinthiflora California Rose * Lilac
Syringa hyacinthiflora Excel * Lilac
Tabebuia chrysotrica * Golden Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia impetinosa * Purple Trumpet Tree
Tagetes lemonii * Bush Marigold
Tanacetum haradjanii * Silver Tansy
Tecoma X Smithii * Orange Bells
Tecoma stans * Yellow Trumpet Bush
Teucrium ackermannii * Germander
Teucrium cossonii * Fruity Germander
Teucrium fruiticans azureum * Bush Germander
Teucrium majoricum * Fruity Germander
Teucrium marum * Cat Thyme
Thunbergia African Sunset
Thunbergia alata
Thunbergia gregorii * Orange Clock Vine
Thunbergia Lemon Star
Thysanolaena maxima * Tiger Grass
Tithonia rotundifolia * Mexican Sunflower
Trachelium caeruleum * Throatwort
Trachycarpus fortunei * Windmill Palm
Tradescantia pallida Purple Heart * Purple Wandering Jew
Trichostemma lanatum * Wooly Blue Curls
Tristania laurina * Water Gum
Tristaniopsis laurina * Water Gum
Triteleia laxa * Ithuriel's Spear
Tretelia ixioides analina * Pretty Face
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena lilacina De La Mina * Cedros Island Verbena
Verbena rigida * Sandpaper Verbena
Vigna caracalla * Snail Vine
Vitex agnus castus * Chaste Tree
Vitex trifolia purpurea * Arabian Lilac
Vitis californica * California Wild Grape
Westringia brevifolia * Small Leaf Westringia
Wisteria sinensis * Chinese Wisteria
Yucca brevifolia * Joshua Tree
Yucca whipplei * Our Lord's Candle
Zigadenus fremontii * Fremont's Star Lily

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