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ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: A great old-fashioned garden favorite! Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: double salmon-pink. Height: 5-6 feet. Width: 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'), French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina')
French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: Unique, showy, pinwheel blooms make an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. More tolerant of hot weather than most varieties. Good disease resistance. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: 2" white to lavender flowers w/dp prpl stripes pointing to a prpl cntr. Ht: 3-4'. Width: 1.5-2'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z3.

AMMI visnaga 'Green Mist', False Queen Anne’s Lace, Laceflower AMMI visnaga 'Green Mist'
False Queen Anne’s Lace, Laceflower

Annual: Great cut flower with lace-like blooms that are a great “filler” in any bouquet. Has attractive feathery foliage. Grow in beds, borders & pots. Blooms: summer. Color: greenish-white. Height: 2-4’. Spread: 4’. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist.

AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Blue & White', Columbine AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Blue & White'
Columbine

Annual: This known perennial has been annualized to be a true bedding plant! It has an extended bloom time over others, is free flowering & uniform. Border, pot, cut flower, woodland & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Deer, gopher & drought tolerant. Has a multitude of blue & white bicolored blooms. Ht: 16-18". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Red & White', Columbine AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Red & White'
Columbine

Annual: This known perennial has been annualized to be a true bedding plant! It has an extended bloom time over others, is free flowering & uniform. Border, pot, cut flower, woodland & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Deer, gopher & drought tolerant. Has a multitude of red & white bicolored blooms. Ht: 16-18". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA hybrid 'Belleconia Rose'
Belleconia Series Begonia

Shrub: A spectacular series of cascading begonias with a tight teardrop habit, excellent branching & a multitude of medium to large-sized, fully double flowers all summer long. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal in large hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Bloom color: rose pink. Height: 8-12". Width: 8-12". Prefers part-shade to shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

BEGONIA hybrid 'Belleconia Snow', Belleconia Series BEGONIA hybrid 'Belleconia Snow'
Belleconia Series

Shrub: A spectacular series of cascading begonias with a tight teardrop habit, excellent branching & a multitude of medium to large-sized, fully double flowers all summer long. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal in large hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Bloom color: white. Height: 8-12". Width: 10-14". Prefers part-shade to shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

BEGONIA hybrid 'Summerwings Apricot', Summerwings Series BEGONIA hybrid 'Summerwings Apricot'
Summerwings Series

Shrub: An elegant series of single-flowered cascading begonias with a bushy habit, excellent branching & a multitude of medium-sized, graceful flowers all summer long. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Bloom color: apricot. Height: 8-12". Width: 10-14". Prefers part-shade to shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

BEGONIA hybrid 'Summerwings Dark Elegance', Summerwings Series BEGONIA hybrid 'Summerwings Dark Elegance'
Summerwings Series

Shrub: An elegant series of single-flowered cascading begonias with a bushy habit, excellent branching & a multitude of medium-sized, graceful flowers all summer long. Shining coral-red flowers resemble glowing embers over rich bronze-green foliage w/maroon reverse. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Size 8-12" x 8-12". Prefers part-shade to shade. Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

Photo unavailable BEGONIA hybrid 'Summerwings Ebony & Orange'
Summerwings Series Begonia

Shrub: An elegant series of single-flowered cascading begonias with a bushy habit, excellent branching & a multitude of medium-sized, graceful flowers all summer long. Bright orange flowers are truly vibrant over dark green-black foliage. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Size 8-12" x 8-12". Prefers part-shade to shade. Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z10.

CLARKIA rubicunda 'Ruby Chalice', Herald-of-Summer CLARKIA rubicunda 'Ruby Chalice'
Herald-of-Summer

Annual Herb: Tolerates sand & clay. CA native. Deer & drought tolerant. Creates a profusion of showy 2” cup-shaped blooms. Mound-forming. Easy to grow. Makes a wonderful, longest lasting cut flower! Use in beds, borders, mass plantings & pots. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom color: lavender-pink w/dark red centers. Bloom time: spring-summer. Ht: 30". Width: 30". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry. Self-sows.

CLARKIA unguiculata (syn. C. elegans), Mountain Garland, Farewell to Spring, Godetia CLARKIA unguiculata (syn. C. elegans)
Mountain Garland, Farewell to Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: Tolerates deer, sand & clay. CA native. Deer and drought tolerant. Attracts bees. Has unusual slender petaled, puffy flowers arranged on spikes over silver foliage. Easy to grow. Use as a cut flower, in beds, borders, mass plantings & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: shades of pink to salmon to purple. Ht: 2-3’. Width: 1’. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

CLEOME 'Clio Magenta', Spider Flower CLEOME 'Clio Magenta'
Spider Flower

Annual: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Tons of flower power! Features showy spikes of violet spider-like flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall. Creates a bushy, screen or border plant. Also great in in mixed containers or as a cut flower. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height: 24" (36" with flower). Width: 18-24". Sterile.

Photo unavailable CLEOME 'Clio Pink Lady'
Spider Flower

Annual: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Tons of flower power! Features showy spikes of pink spider-like flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall. Creates a bushy, screen or border plant. Also great in in mixed containers or as a cut flower. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height: 24" (36" with flower). Width: 18-24". Sterile.

Photo unavailable COLLINSIA heterophylla
Purple Chinese Houses

Annual: Native to California. Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Lush white, rose-purple blooms are tiered in whorls near the top of the 2' stalks. Long lasting cut flower. Good for butterly or cottage gardens. Can be grown under oaks where it will self-sow for a woodland effect. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Size: 12-24" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Hardy.

CUPHEA ignea, Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant CUPHEA ignea
Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant

Perennial but grown as an annual: Evergreen in warm climates. Prolific bloomer that is great for beds or containers. Grows best in full sun and has a long flowering time. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Flowers are 1-1.5 inches long. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: red-orange. Height: 12-18". Spread: 24-36". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z11.

ESCHSCHOLZIA caespitosa 'Sundew', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA caespitosa 'Sundew'
California Poppy

Annual: Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: bright yellow. Height: to 6 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Buttermilk', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Buttermilk'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Great for naturalizing. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: creamy white (doesn't always come true from seed). Height: 12-15 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Champagne and Roses'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Birds are attracted to the seeds. Great for naturalizing. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: Shades of champagne, soft rose and deep pink . Height: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Orange King', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Orange King'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Birds are attracted to the seeds. Great for naturalizing. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: orange (doesn't always come true from seed). Height: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Red Chief', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Red Chief'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Birds are attracted to the seeds. Great for naturalizing. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: scarlet red. Height: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Strawberry Fields', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Strawberry Fields'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging & pot plant. Great for naturalizing. Birds are attracted to the seeds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: double & semi-double fluted blooms of intense red w/a yellow center. Doesn't always come true from seed. Ht: 10". Full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Thai Silk Fire Bush', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Thai Silk Fire Bush'
California Poppy

Annual: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Native to California. Border, edging and container plant. Great for naturalizing. Birds are attracted to the seeds. Foliage is silvery blue. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: fiery red with bright yellow eyes. Height: around 10 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

GILIA tricolor, Birds Eyes GILIA tricolor
Birds Eyes

Annual: California native. Drought tolerant. Extremely floriferous! Produces tons of dainty 1/2" light blue or violet flowers set off by powder-blue stamens & a yellow throat w/dk purple ring at the top. Blooms on bushy, ferny upright stems. Has a subtle, sweet & chocolatey scent. Excellent in bouquets or sunny borders. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 24" x 18". Exp.: full sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. Self-sows.

Photo unavailable HEMIZONIA congesta spp luzulifolia
Hayfield Tarweed

Annual: CA native. Drought tolerant. Bears a profusion of darling 3/4” white daisies mid-late summer, on multi-branching sticky stems. Rich musky, fragrance. Loves hot, dry situations, grows about 1-2' tall & wide, can be pruned before flowering for bushier plants. Self-sows freely. Mound forming. Likes banks, grasslands & full sun. Attractive to bees, butterflies & birds. Water: moderate-dry. Full sun. Tolerates most soils.

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