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AGERATUM houstonianum 'Bumble Blue', Floss Flower AGERATUM houstonianum 'Bumble Blue'
Floss Flower

Annual: Deer, drought & heat tolerant. Vigorous. Intense flower power! Masses of fluffy, vibrant purple blue flowers cover upright mounds of quilted foliage all season long. Good in beds, borders, mixed containers. Bee & butterfly magnet. Attracts hummingbirds. Self-cleaning. Blooms: spring-summer. Size: 8-12" x 12-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

AGERATUM houstonianum 'Bumble White', Floss Flower AGERATUM houstonianum 'Bumble White'
Floss Flower

Annual: Deer, drought & heat tolerant. Vigorous. Intense flower power! Masses of fluffy, white flowers cover upright mounds of quilted foliage all season long. Good in beds, borders, mixed containers. Bee & butterfly magnet. Attracts hummingbirds. Self-cleaning. Blooms: spring-summer. Size: 8-12" x 12-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

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.

AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Yellow', Columbine AQUILEGIA F1 hybrid 'Origami Yellow'
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 soft yellow 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.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA hybrid RiseUp 'Aloha Gold'
RiseUp Series

Shrub: Unstoppable flower power in both sun & shade. Produces an abundance of upright-facing, fully-double, medium-sized blooms. The small glossy pointy leaves remain dark green w/ distinctive light green veins & tinges of burgundy throughout the year. The dark red stems can be quite attractive. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Blm color: gold w/peach overtones & yellow throat. Ht.: 12-16". Width: 12-16". Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

Photo unavailable BEGONIA hybrid RiseUp 'Coral Reef'
RiseUp Series

Shrub: Unstoppable flower power in both sun & shade. Produces an abundance of upright-facing, double, medium-sized blooms. The small glossy pointy leaves remain dark green w/ distinctive light green veins & tinges of burgundy throughout the year. The dark red stems can be quite attractive. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Blm color: coral-pink w/white overtones & gold throat. Ht.: 12-16". Width: 12-16". Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z10. PPAF

Photo unavailable BEGONIA hybrid RiseUp 'Sunkissed Yellow'
RiseUp Series

Shrub: Unstoppable flower power in both sun & shade. Produces an abundance of upright-facing, fully-double, medium-sized blooms. The small glossy pointy leaves remain dark green w/ distinctive light green veins & tinges of burgundy throughout the year. The dark red stems can be quite attractive. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Blm color: bright sunny yellow. Ht.: 12-16". Width: 12-16". Water: mod.-dry. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA x semperflorens-cultorum 'Cocktail Vodka'
Wax Begonia

Shrub: Deer resistant. A classic & tidy series producing timeless 1” blms. Striking combo of bronzy, almost coppery-green, shiny foliage & bt. scarlet blms. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Attracts butterflies. Blm color: bright scarlet. Size: 8-12" x 8-12". Water: mod. Prefers part sun & as long as there is adequate water will grow in full sun. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA x semperflorens-cultorum 'Cocktail Whiskey'
Wax Begonia

Shrub: Deer resistant. A classic & tidy series producing timeless 1” blooms. Striking combo of bronzy, almost coppery-green, shiny foliage & bright white blms. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Attracts butterflies. Blm color: white. Size: 8-12" x: 8-12". Water: mod. Prefers part sun & as long as there is adequate water will grow in full sun. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA x semperflorens-cultorum 'Super Olympia Pink'
Wax Begonia

Shrub: Deer resistant. The 'Super Olympia' series feature glossy green leaf, early performance in the garden with larger flowers & brighter colors. Heat-tolerant & doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: orchid pink. Height: 8-10". Width: 8-10". Water: moderate. Exposure: part shade. 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.

COLLINSIA heterophylla, Purple Chinese Houses COLLINSIA heterophylla
Purple Chinese Houses

Annual: Native to CA. Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Lush white, rose-purple blms 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". Exp.: 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.

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