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Photo unavailable MARIGOLD 'Janie Bright Yellow'
Dwarf Crested French Marigold

Annual: Deer resistant. The bright, double, golden yellow blooms shine brightly against the dark green foliage. Perfect for container gardens, along borders and beds, and in mass plantings, this cheery plant also attracts a variety of pollinators. Bloom time: spring-summer. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Height: 8-10”. Width: 6-8”. (Tagetes patula)

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Mime Light Pink' (Stock)

Annual: An abundant bloomer with soft fragrance and bright green foliage makes Mime a real crowd pleaser! Its early to bloom nature and double flowers make it an excellent cut flower. Plants offer a very nice upright form that is very showy in the garden. Bloom color: light pink. Height: 15-18”. Width: 6”. (Matthiola incana)

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Mime Purple' (Stock)

Annual: An abundant bloomer with soft fragrance and bright green foliage makes Mime a real crowd pleaser! Its early to bloom nature and double flowers make it an excellent cut flower. Plants offer a very nice upright form that is very showy in the garden. Bloom color: purple. Height: 15-18”. Width: 6”. (Matthiola incana)

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 NEMOPHILA menziesii 'Penny Black'
Baby Black Eyes

Annual Herb: California native. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. A pretty accent plant that is good in borders, window boxes, hanging baskets, and containers. Bloom time: spring - summer. Bloom color: deep purple-black with a white edge. Height: 4-6 inches. Width: 16". Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable NEMOPHILIA menziesii 'Discoidalis' (syn. N. menziesii var. discoidalis)
Baby Blue Eyes, Baby Black Eyes, Pennie Black

Annual Herb: Heirloom that was loved by Victorians. Tolerates drought and deer. Has masses of 1" deep violet to black flowers that are edged in white. Great for containers, baskets, window boxes, and as an edging or ground cover plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Low, trailing growth habit. Height: 4 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9.

Photo unavailable NICOTIANA langsdorffii
Flowering Tobacco

Perennial: This heirloom is often grown as an annual. Native to Chile and Brazil. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds. Broad, deep-green leaves are sticky to the touch and form a basal rosette with a flower spike rising above the foliage. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: trumpet-shaped chartreuse blooms. Height: 10-12" with flower spikes to 3-5'. Width: 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist/moderate. USDA Z10.

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 NIGELLA damascena
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Heirloom. Has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times! Beautiful blooms & unusual balloon-shaped seed pods sit above lacy (and misty) foliage. Good bedding, border, container, cottage garden, & cut flower plant. Makes a great cut flower and is also good for drying. Attracts beneficial insects. Blooms: summer. Color: a mix of blue, mauve, pink, purple, & white. Height: 12-24 in. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z2-11.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA damascena 'Albion Black Pod'
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Good border and cut flower plant. Attracts and feeds bees and beneficial insects. Deer resistant. Bloom color: fluffy 1.5-2" double white flowers with decorative dark plum balloon-shaped seed pods for fresh or dried bouquets. Bloom time: summer. Height: 12-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA damascena 'Albion Green Pod'
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Has beautiful star-shaped blooms and unusual balloon-shaped light green seeds pods sit above lacy (and misty) foliage. Good bedding, border, container, cottage garden, and cut flower plant. Makes a great cut flower and is also good for drying. Attracts beneficial insects. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white, double. Height: 12-24 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z2-11.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA papillosa 'Delft Blue' (syn. NIGELLA papillosa)
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Good border and cut flower plant. Attracts and feeds bees and beneficial insects. Deer resistant. Blooms: unique 1.5-2" white flowers with streaks blue, lavender, and gray on the petals. Produces balloon-shaped seed pods that can be used fresh or dried in bouquets. Bloom time: summer. Height 24". Exposure: sun. 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 rupifragum 'Tangerine', Spanish Poppy PAPAVER rupifragum 'Tangerine'
Spanish Poppy

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Native to Spain. A clump forming plant with mid-green 6" long leaves and 3" bowl-shaped flowers in spring-fall (most heavily flowering in summer). Good for borders and containers. Bloom color: soft tangerine. Height: 18". Width: 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Needs good drainage. USDA Z4-9.

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.

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