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Photo unavailable ANIGOZANTHOS Big Roo 'Yellow'
Kangaroo Paw

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Tolerates disease, drought, and fire. Plants have unusual fuzzy flowers that resemble kangaroo paws. Excellent landscape, bedding, border, rock garden, and container plant. Good cut and dried flower. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: golden yellow, on crimson stems. Upright, clumping growth habit. Height: 48-60 in. Width: 26-36 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ANIGOZANTHOS rufus 'Backdraft'
Kangaroo Paw, Joey Paws

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Fire retardant. Plants have unusual fuzzy flowers that resemble kangaroo paws. Great for smaller gardens or as a border plant. Also a lovely container plant. The blooms of this variety make an excellent cut-flower due to short stems & long-lasting blooms. A hummingbirds delight! Blooms early spring-summer. Blm color: rusty red. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ANTENNARIA dioica 'Rubra'
Pink Pussy Toes

Perennial shrub. Drought tolerant. A beautiful yet rugged plant, capable of tolerating poor soil, dry conditions and a variety of climates. Ideal for tough spots or water-wise areas. Mat forming, it creates a beautiful small scale ground cover perfect for rock gardens, borders or in between pavers. Flowers are great for drying. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. Bloom time: spring- summer. Bloom color: fuzzy deep pink. Size: 4-6" x 10-12". USDA Z2.

Photo unavailable ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Chantilly Bronze'
Snapdragon

Perennial: Tolerates heat & deer. Great cut flower, bedding, border & pot plant. Fragrant flowers are open and upward facing, not snapped shut like others. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Edible flowers make a colorful garnish in salads, desserts & drinks-the flavor is floral & slightly bitter, so use sparingly. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: bronzy salmon-tangerine. Ht: 48-54 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Madame Butterfly Bronze' (Snapdragon)
Snapdragon

Perennial: Tolerates heat & deer. This is a unique dbl-petal or "azalea" type. The Madame Butterfly series have dbl petals which create full, fluffy blms for a Victorian look. Great bedding, border or container plant. Fragrant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: apricot-coral. Great cut flower w/blooms held on strong stems and long spikes w/a vase life of 7-10 days. Ht.: 26-36". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable ANTIRRHINUM majus Snaptini 'Mix' (Snapdragon)
Snapdragon

Perennial: Tolerates heat and deer. A classic cottage garden plant that is great for window boxes, borders, edges, and containers. Nice cut flower. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bushy, upright, mounding habit with scented flowers. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: mix of peach, red, rose bicolor, yellow, white, and burgundy bicolor. Height: 6-8 inches. Width: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA 8-11.

Photo unavailable AQUILEGIA - from the garden of Tasha Tudor
Tasha Tudor’s Columbine

Perennial: Deciduous. Excellent border, pot, woodland, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple. Ht: 2-3 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9. Beloved writer & illustrator, Tasha Tudor, always collected seeds from her garden. Her family now carries on the tradition & offers them for sale.

ARABIS ferdinandi-coburgi 'Old Gold', Rockcress ARABIS ferdinandi-coburgi 'Old Gold'
Rockcress

Perennial: Deer resistant. Evergreen to semi-evergreen. Ground cover & rock garden plant. Good edger, low border plant or for over walls. Flat mat of narrow shiny green & gold variegated foliage. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 2-4" x 12". Sun or shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Cherry Frost', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Cherry Frost'
African Daisy

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance spring-frost. An improved variety that is compact with extra profuse blooms. Good in pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: silvery-gray. Bloom Color: vivid cherry-red. Ht: 10-16". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9. PPAF

ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Pink Sugar', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Pink Sugar'
African Daisy

Perennial: Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance spring-frost. An improved variety that is compact with extra profuse blooms. Good in pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Color: rose pink. Ht: 10-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9. PPAF

ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Pumpkin Pie', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Pumpkin Pie'
African Daisy

Perennial: Showy daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance over fuzzy gray foliage from spring-frost. Drought, heat and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Good in pots and borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: orange-red. Size: 10-14" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9. PP14,732.

ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset'
African Daisy

Perennial: Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance spring-frost. An improved variety that is compact with extra profuse blooms. Good in pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Color: coral. Ht: 10-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9.

ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset'
African Daisy

Perennial: Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance spring-frost. An improved variety that is compact with extra profuse blooms. Good in pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Color: coral. Ht: 10-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Beauty Yellow', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Beauty Yellow'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer. Color: lemon-yellow. Size: 18-24" x 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Go Daisy Simply Coral'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Use in borders, containers, rock gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Good cut flower. Bloom time: late spring-summer. Bloom color: coral. Compact, upright growth habit. Height: 7-9 inches. Width: 10-12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10-11.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Angelic 'Sweets'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Angelic Series are early blooming and well branched. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: semi-double, blend of cream to light pinks. Height: 8-12 inches. Width: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba', Common Thrift, Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & white ball-shaped flower heads in spring-fall. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flower spikes 6-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA maritima 'Bloodstone'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts w/dark rosy red ball-shaped flowers spring-fall. Longest bloomer of all. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flowers 8". Sun w/mod/dry water. USDA Z4-10.

ARMERIA maritima 'Nifty Thrifty', Variegated Common Thrift, Variegated Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Nifty Thrifty'
Variegated Common Thrift, Variegated Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts are green with white edges and carry bright pink ball-shaped flower heads spring-summerl. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 4-8". W: 4-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-10.

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens', Common Thrift, Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts w/ deep rose pink ball-shaped flower heads spring-fall. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flowers 6-8". Sun with mod/dry water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'
Great Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink (PP #29,381)

Shrublet: Evergreen. 2009 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. Tolerates deer, drought, fire, heat & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & rose-red ball-shaped flower heads from spring-fall. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Broader leaves, stiffer stems & larger flowers than Arm. maritima. Height & Width: 8-10 inches. Sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA pseudarmeria Dreameria 'Daydream'
Great Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink (PP #29,381)

Shrublet: Evergreen. The Dreamerias offer longer flowering, heat tolerance & tidy habit. Also tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & bright pink ball-shaped flower heads spring to frost. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Broader leaves, stiffer stems & larger flowers than Arm. maritima. Ht. & Width: 10-12 in. Sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z5.

ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle', Wormwood ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Good rock garden, border and ground cover plant. Shrubby growth habit with gray flower spikes to 1 foot in length. Foliage is covered with silky, silvery hairs. Height: 3 feet. Width: 4-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. A. x absinthium x arborescens 'Powis Castle').

ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt', Wormwood ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. This new collection aims to reinvent the concept of the often underappreciated "filler" plants. Beautiful display of soft, velvety silver gray lvs that provides a wonderful accent to other flowering plants. Loves hot & dry conditions. Good rock garden, bed and border plant. Needs excellent drainage in pots. Size: 6-10" x 10-14". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z5.

ASARUM caudatum, Wild ginger ASARUM caudatum
Wild ginger

Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Rhizomatous evergreen, prostrate ground cover. Has heart-shaped leaves with small pitcher-shaped reddish-brown flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3-8 inches. Width: 10 inches (eventually will spread to form a nice clump). Exposure: shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7.

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