Annual (C)

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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.

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