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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.

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.

ISOTOMA axillaris Fizz n Pop 'Glowing Violet', Laurentia ISOTOMA axillaris Fizz n Pop 'Glowing Violet'
Laurentia

Annual: Heat & drought tolerant. Native to Australia. A new series featuring nectar-rich blooms. Petals on the 1œ" flowers are nearly 3 x larger than the straight species. The five-petalled flowers shine iridescent violet-purple w/bright yellow eye atop cut feathery, mid-grn foliage w/ a tight, compact & rounded habit. Slightly fragrant. Good pollinator, container, basket & edging plant for the summer garden. Size: 1' x 1-2'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

ISOTOMA axillaris Fizz n Pop 'Pretty in Pink', Laurentia ISOTOMA axillaris Fizz n Pop 'Pretty in Pink'
Laurentia

Annual: Heat & drought tolerant. Native to Australia. A new series featuring nectar-rich blooms. Petals on the 1œ" flowers are nearly 3 x larger than the straight species. The five-petalled flowers glow hot pink w/bright yellow eye atop cut feathery, mid-grn foliage w/ a tight, compact & rounded habit. Slightly fragrant. Good pollinator, container, basket & edging plant for the summer garden. Size: 1' x 1-2'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

LAYIA gaillardioides, Woodland Tidytips LAYIA gaillardioides
Woodland Tidytips

Annual Herb: An attractive CA native with daisy-like flowers. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, raised beds & as a cut flower. Easy and quick to grow. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom Color: bright yellow w/scalloped edges. Mounding habit. Height: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Re-seeds. USDA Z3.

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.

LUPINUS nanus, Sky Lupine, Field Lupine, Dwarf Lupine LUPINUS nanus
Sky Lupine, Field Lupine, Dwarf Lupine

Annual: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California native. Tolerates sand & clay. Clusters of sweet pea shaped flowers. A petite, low-grower, 6-20" tall, with rich-blue flowers, each with white. Often found growing with California poppies. Nice cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Prefers full sun. Water: moderate. Considered toxic if directly ingested.

Photo unavailable LUPINUS succulentus
Arroyo Lupine

Annual: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. CA native. A very large & quick grower! Bears clusters of 8" sweet pea shaped blooms in dense spikes. Fragrant. Nice cut flower. Great for fields, slopes, roadsides, country gardens. Excellent in wildflower mixtures or sow w/California poppy for contrast. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: rich purple blue. Ht: 3-4'. Width: 1-3'. Full sun. Water: moderate-dry.

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.

NEMOPHILA maculata, Fivespot NEMOPHILA maculata
Fivespot

Annual: CA native with dainty little cup-shaped flowers. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, beds & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with purple spots. Height: 12-18". Spread: 12-18”. Trailing growth habit. Tolerates alkaline soil and sand. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

NEMOPHILA menziesii, Baby Blue Eyes NEMOPHILA menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes

Annual Herb: CA native with dainty little cup-shaped flowers. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, beds & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: blue but can vary from white to blue some with black dots & some without. Ht: 6-12”. W: 12-18”. Trailing growth habit. Tolerates sand. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable NICOTIANA sylvestris 'Only the Lonely'

Annual: Deer resistant. Provides a splash of 5-6" white flowers all summer-fall over large leaves. Has a candelabra-like cluster of 20-30 tubular star-shaped blooms that are fragrant at night. Use in containers, beds or a perennial border. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Average height: 3-5 feet. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate.

NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Bright Rose', Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Bright Rose'
Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco

Perennial treated as an Annual: Deer resistant. Floriferous and fragrant beyond belief! An abundance of fragrant bright rose trumpet-shaped flowers, over a long period. Heat & shade tolerant. Good bed, border, cut flower & pot plant. Bloom time: summer. Compact growth: 20" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Deep Purple', Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Deep Purple'
Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco

Perennial treated as an Annual: Deer resistant. Winner of the 2006 All-America Selection. Floriferous and fragrant beyond belief! An abundance of fragrant dark purple trumpet-shaped flowers, over a long period. Heat & shade tolerant. Good bed, border, cut flower & pot plant. Bloom time: summer. Compact growth: 20" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Lime', Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco NICOTIANA x sanderae 'Perfume Lime'
Jasmine or Flowering Tobacco

Perennial treated as an Annual: Deer resistant. Floriferous and fragrant beyond belief! An abundance of fragrant lime green trumpet-shaped flowers, over a long period. Heat & shade tolerant. Good bed, border, cut flower & pot plant. Bloom time: summer. Compact growth: 20" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable PAPAVER paeoniflorum 'Red Peony'
Peony Poppy

Annual: Brought to the US from England in the early 1850's. A fast growing & self sowing summer bloomer. Has beautiful double crimson-red blooms with attractive seed pods that are suitable for arrangements. Gray green foliage. Ht: 2-4 ft. or more. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: average. USDA Z 2-9.

Photo unavailable PAPAVER somniferum 'Sissinghurst White'
Poppy

Annual: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. This variety has been bred from those found originally in the White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle. A fast growing and self sowing summer bloomer. Use in borders or containers. Has huge blowsy flowers of the purest white that can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Height: 2-3'. Width: 10". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PAPAVER species 'Double Red'
Poppy

Perennial: Fast growing summer bloomer. Frilly double red blooms are suitable for arrangements. Collect seeds and seed yourself or share with friends. Height: around 2-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

Photo unavailable PAPAVER species 'Mauve Pink'
Poppy

Annual: A fast growing and self sowing summer bloomer. Use in borders or containers. Has beautiful single mauve pink blooms that can be used as a cut flower. Height: around 2-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

Photo unavailable PHACELIA campanularia
Desert Bells, Desert Canterbury Bells

Annual: California native. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Showy, fast grower! Produces 1" wide, upward-facing, bell-shaped blooms atop branchy red stems in spring. The deep gentian blue flowers have white anthers & make the perfect standout in front beds, borders, containers or rock gardens. One of the few wildflower seeds that can grow into a good cut flower. Ht: 6-12". Exp.: full sun. Water: mod./dry. Needs good drainage, self-sows. USDA Z3.

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