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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.

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

BEGONIA hybrid 'SweetSpice Citrus', SweetSpice Series BEGONIA hybrid 'SweetSpice Citrus'
SweetSpice Series

Shrub: An incredible new fragrant Begonia ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes & patios. Stays compact but gently cascades, very floriferous with a well branched growth habit. Beautiful double yellow-cream flowers face outwards rather than downwards with the scent of lemon sherbet throughout summer. As an added bonus the flower petals are edible & can be used as cake decoration. Size: 8-12" x 8-12". Exp: full sun/part shade. Water: mod.

BEGONIA hybrid 'SweetSpice English Rose', SweetSpice Series BEGONIA hybrid 'SweetSpice English Rose'
SweetSpice Series

Shrub: An incredible new fragrant Begonia ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes & patios. Stays compact but gently cascades, very floriferous with a well branched growth habit. Beautiful double pink flowers face outwards rather than downwards with a sweet fragrance that is almost tropical with a hint of sherbet. As an added bonus the flower petals are edible & can be used as cake decoration. Blm time: summer. Size: 8-12" x 8-12". Exp: full sun/part shade. Water: mod.

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.

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 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.

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 with a dark 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". Exposure: full sun/part 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.

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.

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