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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.

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.

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.

Photo unavailable 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 capitata, Blue Thimble, Queen Anne's Thimbles, Globe Gilia GILIA capitata
Blue Thimble, Queen Anne's Thimbles, Globe Gilia

Annual: Robust native to much of CA. Drought tolerant. Tall, slender heavy bloomer. Self-sows. Produces scented, 1-2" lav.-blue flwrs held in spherical clusters spring-summer. The flowers look a bit like a pincushion. Perfect for roadside plantings, flower gardens, meadows, or containers. Bee & butterfly friendly. Size 1-2' x 1'. Tolerates almost any soil & some shade but does best in full sun. Low to moderate water. USDA Z3.

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.

IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Harmony Orange Star', New Guinea Impatiens IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Harmony Orange Star'
New Guinea Impatiens

Annual: Large, (2") orange flowers accented with white centers over glossy green foliage all season long. Heat tolerant. Early blooming, compact & well-branched variety. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 12-18". Width: 9-12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11. USPP #21,306

IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Deep Orange', New Guinea Impatiens IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Deep Orange'
New Guinea Impatiens

Annual: Large, (2") deep orange blooms over glossy green foliage all season long. Heat tolerant. Early blooming, compact & well-branched variety. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 12-18". Width: 9-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11.

IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Pink', New Guinea Impatiens IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Pink'
New Guinea Impatiens

Annual: Large, (2") vibrant lavender-pink blooms over glossy green foliage all season long. Heat tolerant. Early blooming, compact & well-branched variety. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 12-18". Width: 9-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11.

IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Purple', New Guinea Impatiens IMPATIENS hawkeri 'Sun Harmony Purple'
New Guinea Impatiens

Annual: Large, (2") vivid purple blooms over glossy green foliage all season long. Heat tolerant. Early blooming, compact & well-branched variety. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 12-18". Width: 9-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11.

IMPATIENS walleriana 'Musica Orange', Double Impatiens IMPATIENS walleriana 'Musica Orange'
Double Impatiens

Annual: The Musica series features small flowers w/ short stems creating a greater color impact since the flowers are held more upright than other varieties. Fully-double orange blooms over bright green foliage all season long. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Blm time: spring-fall. Height: 10-12". Width: 10-12". Exp: part shade. Water: mod. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11.

IMPATIENS walleriana 'Musica Pure White', Double Impatiens IMPATIENS walleriana 'Musica Pure White'
Double Impatiens

Annual: The Musica series features small flowers w/ short stems creating a greater color impact since the flowers are held more upright than other varieties. Fully-double pure white blms over bt. green foliage all season long. Good bedding, border, container or hanging basket plant. Attracts butterflies. Blm time: spring-fall. Height: 10-12". Width: 10-12". Exp: part shade. Water: mod. Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Techno Heat Dark Blue'
Lobelia

Annual: The new Heat series are bred for improved heat tolerance. The mounding, semi-trailing growth habit and cobalt blue blooms makes this a fantastic choice for landscape, baskets and containers. No deadheading required. Size: 6-10" x 18-22". Water: mod-moist. Exposure: sun-part shade. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Techno Heat Violet'
Lobelia

Annual: The new Heat series are bred for improved heat tolerance. The mounding, semi-trailing growth habit and almost violet blooms makes this a fantastic choice for landscape, baskets and containers. No deadheading required. Size: 6-10" x 18-22". Water: mod-moist. Exposure: sun-part shade. USDA Z9.

LOBELIA 'Techno Heat White', Lobelia LOBELIA 'Techno Heat White'
Lobelia

Annual: The new Heat series are bred for improved heat tolerance. The mounding, semi-trailing growth habit and almost pure white blooms makes this a fantastic choice for landscape, baskets and containers. No deadheading required. Size: 6-10" x 18-22". Water: mod-moist. Exposure: sun-part shade. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MADIA elegans
Elegant Tarweed

Annual: Deer, drought & clay tolerant. CA native to grasslands & open forests. Large, 2" daisy-like blms are solid ylw or may have a red spot at the base of each petal forming a ring. Bright, showy & pineapple scented! Blms mid-summer to fall. Late season nectar source for bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects. The seeds are loved by small mammals & birds, especially finches. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Full sun. Water: mod.-dry.

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