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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.

PAPAVER orientale 'Royal Wedding', Oriental Poppy PAPAVER orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Oriental Poppy

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A leafy poppy that is clump forming; good in containers and borders. Makes a good cut flower if stems are treated when cut. Native to S.W. Asia. Will go dormant and disappear completely in late summer. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: brilliant white with black center. Height: 24-36". Spread: 12-18"'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. Needs good drainage. USDA Z3-9.

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.

PAPAVER somniferum 'Sissinghurst White', Poppy 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.

PHACELIA tanacetifolia, Lacy Phacelia, Blue Tansy PHACELIA tanacetifolia
Lacy Phacelia, Blue Tansy

Annual: CA native. Deer resistant. Lav.-blue, bell-shaped flowers during summer. Grows well in hot, dry conditions & attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden or meadow. Used similarly to buckwheat as a winter cover. Useful to vineyards or alongside other crop fields, where it is valued for its long, coiling flower clusters of nectar-rich flowers. Ht: 24-36". sun/pt shade. Low/mod. water. Tolertates poor, rocky or sandy soil. Z3.

PHACELIA viscida 'Blue Rhythm', PHACELIA viscida 'Blue Rhythm'

Annual: CA native. Deer resist. Drought tolerant. Produces 1" wide, upward-facing, bell-shaped blms summer-fall. Exceptional true blue flowers have penciled round wht cntrs & beautifully contrasting wht anthers, the perfect standout in front beds, borders, containers or rock gardens. Good cut flower. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 1.5-2' x 8-12". Exp.: full sun. Water: mod./dry. Needs good drainage, self-sows. Z3.

RANUNCULUS Mache 'Orange', Persian Buttercup RANUNCULUS Mache 'Orange'
Persian Buttercup

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. The 'Mache Series' are vigorous & strong-stemmed, producing large 2-3" flowers in bold colors. The papery petals are layered one on top of another & are ideal for cutting, lasting up to 6 weeks. Good rock garden or border plant. Plants generally go dormant & disappear by mid-late summer, then produce new leaves in fall. Blm time: spring. Blm color: bright orange. Size: 12-16" x 10-12". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./moist. Z5.

RANUNCULUS Mache 'Pink', Persian Buttercup RANUNCULUS Mache 'Pink'
Persian Buttercup

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. The 'Mache Series' are vigorous & strong-stemmed, producing large 2-3" flowers in bold colors. The papery petals are layered one on top of another & are ideal for cutting, lasting up to 6 weeks. Good rock garden or border plant. Plants generally go dormant & disappear by mid-late summer, then produce new leaves in fall. Blm time: spring. Blm color: pink. Size: 12-16" x 10-12". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./moist. Z5.

RANUNCULUS Mache 'Yellow', Persian Buttercup RANUNCULUS Mache 'Yellow'
Persian Buttercup

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. The 'Mache Series' are vigorous & strong-stemmed, producing large 2-3" flowers in bold colors. The papery petals are layered one on top of another & are ideal for cutting, lasting up to 6 weeks. Good rock garden or border plant. Plants generally go dormant & disappear by mid-late summer, then produce new leaves in fall. Blm time: spring. Blm color: bright yellow. Size: 12-16" x 10-12". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./moist. Z5.

Photo unavailable RANUNCULUS Sprinkles 'Violet'
Persian Buttercup

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. The 'Sprinkle' Series are half the height with uniform blooms, a fine leaf structure & a compact, full structure. Ideal for cutting. Long vase life. Absolutely gorgeous! Good rock garden or border plant. Plants generally go dormant & disappear by mid-late summer, then produce new leaves in fall. Blm time: spring. Blm color: violet. Size: 8" x 10". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./moist. Z5.

SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Chocolate', Painted Tongue SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Chocolate'
Painted Tongue

Annual: Native to Chile. Great bed, border or container plant. Showy trumpet-like blooms. Good cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: chocolatey-maroon w/ dark veining. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Purple Bicolor', Painted Tongue SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Purple Bicolor'
Painted Tongue

Annual: A very easy to grow early spring annual. Deer resistant. Bears clusters of 2-3" trumpet shaped, velvet-like blooms. The contrasting colors create a truly exotic wonder. Nice cut flower. Great cottage, bed, border or container plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep purple & red w/golden-yellow veining & markings. Height: 12-16". Width: 10-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Half hardy.

SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Purple', Painted Tongue SALPIGLOSSIS 'Royale Purple'
Painted Tongue

Annual: A very easy to grow early spring annual. Showy trumpet-like flowers of deep purple with yellow centers. Great in beds, borders and containers. Nice cut flower. Bloom time: spring. Height: 10-14". Width: 6-10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable TORENIA fournieri Summer Wave 'Bouquet Gold'
Wishbone Flower

Annual: Deer resistant. Summer Wave series are early flowering & withstands the heat & diseases of summer. Easy to grow & maintain by being self-cleaning & well-branching. The mounding/trailing plants will produce 100's of trumpet-shaped, blossoms attracting hummingbirds. Perfect for borders, baskets, planters or window boxes. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: gold w/purple eye. Height: 8-10". Trails up to 36". Water: mod. Exp.: sun or shade. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable TORENIA fournieri Summer Wave 'Large Amethyst'
Wishbone Flower

Annual: Deer resistant. Summer Wave series are early flowering & withstands the heat & diseases of summer. Easy to grow & maintain by being self-cleaning & well-branching. The mounding/trailing plants will produce 100's of trumpet-shaped, blossoms attracting hummingbirds. Perfect for borders, baskets, planters or window boxes. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: amethyst purple. Height: 8-10". Trails up to 36". Water: mod. Exp.: sun or shade. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable TROPAEOLUM majus 'Red Wonder'
Mounding Nasturtium, Indian Cress

Annual: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A compact form with a mounding growth habit, 6-12" x 12-18". Good border, pot, cut flower & bedding plant. Can use leaves, flowers & unripe seed pods in salads-they have a peppery flavor. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Bright red flowers over dark green foliage. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

VIOLA cornuta 'Penny Azure Dawn', VIOLA cornuta 'Penny Azure Dawn'

Annual: Uniform habit and early-blooming. Both heat and cold tolerant. Free-flowering and overwinters excellently. Great in containers, baskets and bedding. Bloom time: spring-summer. Exposure: sun-part shade. Height: 4-6". Spread: 4-6". Water: moderate. Bloom color: pastel blue and yellow. USDA Z6.

VIOLA cornuta 'Penny Marlies', VIOLA cornuta 'Penny Marlies'

Annual: The Penny series boasts the vigor growers have now come to expect from hybrid violas. Larger than normal sized blooms proliferate over lush green, compact foliage. Excellent in both spring & fall, w/multiple uses for bedding, landscapes & containers. Hardy & heat tolerant. Blm color: dp prpl-lav. upper wings above gold-dusted petals splotched w/burgundy-black eye. Size: 4-6" x 4-6". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

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