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Photo unavailable CABBAGE, Flowering 'Pigeon Purple' F1
Flowering Cabbage

Round-shaped solid head with wavy leaves grows uniformly on dwarf, compact plants. Outer leaves remain a medium to dark green, while the centers turn magenta. Heads will begin to color when temperatures reach approx 60° F. Height: 10-12", Spread: 12". (Brassica oleracea)

Photo unavailable CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Tower Custom Mix'
China Aster

Herbaceous Annual: All the elegance & beauty of peonies & gardens mums on this easy to grow plant. Gorgeous 2-3" peony-type blms are heavy blooming & held on tall, semi branching stems. Great border, cut flower, & pot plant. Attracts bees, butterflies, & birds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: assorted mix of ylw, chamois, white, red, violet, silver, blue, cherry rose, dusty pk, light blue, & salmon. Ht: 28-32". Water: mod. Exp.: sun.

Photo unavailable CELOSIA argentea var. cristata 'Chief Mix'
Cockscomb, Crested Cockscomb

Annual: The blooms resemble the comb on a rooster. The plants are sturdy and uniform with strong stems that hold large 4-6" flowers that are great fresh or dried. A cut bouquet favorite! Use in beds, borders, containers and as an accent plant. Bloom color: assorted mix of gold, rose, persimmon, and red shades. Height: 36-40 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable CELOSIA spicata Kelos 'Fire Purple' (syn. C. plumosa Kelos 'Fire Purple')
Cockscomb, Woodflower

Annual: Drought tolerant. A cut bouquet favorite due to the electrifying feathery purple plumes that hold their color through the heat of summer and continue into fall. Robust, compact, vibrant green foliage with hints of burgundy. Uses: beds, borders, edges, mass plantings, hanging baskets, ground cover, containers, and as a cut flower. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: purple. Height: 12-20 inches. Width: 12-30 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z11.

Photo unavailable CELOSIA spicata Kelos 'Fire Red' (syn. C. plumosa Kelos 'Fire Red')
Cockscomb, Woodflower

Annual: Drought tolerant. A cut bouquet favorite due to the electrifying feathery bold red plumes that hold their color through the heat of summer and continue into fall. Robust, compact, vibrant bright green foliage. Uses: beds, borders, edges, mass plantings, hanging baskets, ground cover, containers, and as a cut flower. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: bold red. Height: 12-20 inches. Width: 12-30 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z11.

Photo unavailable CELOSIA spicata Kelos 'Fire Yellow' (syn. C. plumosa Kelos 'Fire Yellow')
Cockscomb, Woodflower

Annual: Drought tolerant. A cut bouquet favorite due to the electrifying feathery bright yellow plumes that hold their color through the heat of summer and continue into fall. Robust, compact, vibrant light green foliage. Uses: beds, borders, edges, mass plantings, hanging baskets, ground cover, containers, and as a cut flower. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: bright yellow. Height: 12-20 inches. Width: 12-30 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z11.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA amoena 'Double Rose Red'
Farewell to Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: CA native. Tolerates seaside conditions, deer & drought. Use in borders, cottage and cut gardens, Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: shades of double rose-red. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 1.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA amoena 'Grace Salmon'
Farewell to Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: CA native. Tolerates seaside conditions, deer and drought. Use in borders, cottage and cut gardens. Sturdy stems hold upward facing clusters of cup-shaped blooms-truly a great cut flower. Provide staking if needed. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: bright salmon. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 18-30 inhces. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA amoena ssp huntiana

Annual Herb: CA native. Tolerates seaside conditions, deer & drought. Flowers: 1-2, 4-petaled cup-shaped pink flowers with a splash of bright red on each petal. Use in beds, borders & containers. Suitable as a cut flower. Blooms: spring-summer. Attracts bees. Ht: 3 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

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.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA unguiculata 'Elegant Salmon' (syn. C. elegans 'Elegant Salmon')
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 w/purple-red stems. Easy to grow. Use as a cut flower, in beds, borders, mass plantings & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: salmon. Ht: 2-3'. Width: 1'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

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.

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.

Photo unavailable COSMOS bipinnatus 'Cupcake Blush'
Mexican Aster

Annual: An irresistible new variety noted for its unique shape. The petals are fused together forming a teacup shaped flower. Blms as big as the palm of your hand w/edges that look like they have been cut w/pinking shears. Ideal for cutting and are oh so romantic! Mix of single, semi-dbl, streaked & solid blms. Perfect for weddings. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummers. Blms: summer-fall. Blm color: blush pink. Size: 3-4' x 1-2'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable COSMOS bipinnatus 'Sensation Picotee'
Mexican Aster

Annual: Big blooms perfect for cutting! The large 3" blooms will flower late summer until frost. Makes a stunning rear border w/its color & height. Heavy flowering, self cleaning, easy to grow. Good cottage garden plant. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Should self-sow. Bloom color: single; snow-white w/rich rose pink edges. Height: 3-4'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable COSMOS bipinnatus 'Versailles Mix'
Mexican Aster, Garden Cosmos

Annual: Developed especially for cutting with 2 œ” blooms on strong stems. Early blooming and vigorous. Good cut flower, border, and cottage garden plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: shades of blush pink, white, carmine red, and pink with deep pink eye. Height: 40-48 inches. Width: 24-30 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

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.

Photo unavailable DIDISCUS caeruleus 'Lacy Lavender' (syn. TRACHYMENE caerulea)
blue lace flower

Annual: Heirloom - introduced from Australia in 1828! Sweet-scented flowers resemble Queen Anne's lace. The small flowers take the form of 2-3" wide umbels. Great for cottage and cutting gardens. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pale lavender-blue. Height: 24-36". Width: 10". Water: moderate. Exposure: sun.

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.

Photo unavailable ESCHSCHOLZIA californica
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/gold (doesn't always come true from seed). Height: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Cherry Swirl', California Poppy ESCHSCHOLZIA californica 'Cherry Swirl'
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 bright red w/a yellow center. Doesn't always come true from seed. Ht: 10". Full 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 '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 GOMPHRENA haageana 'QIS Orange'
Globe Amaranth, Rio Grande Globe Amaranth

Perennial: Grown as an annual. Tolerates periods of heat & drought. The QIS (Quality in Seed) series is the best choice for cut flower production for stem quality, length, and uniformity. Has 1.5 inch globe-shaped blooms that make great cut & dried flowers. Good border & container plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: orange with yellow tips. Height: 18-28 inches. Width: 8-10 inches. Exposure sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

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