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.

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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