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LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride', Yellow Archangel LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'
Yellow Archangel

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Ovate-serrated variegated foliage. Native to Western Europe and Iran. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 1-1.5 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Variegatum', Yellow Archangel LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Variegatum'
Yellow Archangel

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Trailing habit with fuzzy and variegated leaves. Native to W. Europe and Iran. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

LAMIUM 'Purple Dragon', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM 'Purple Dragon'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drough, deer, clay & coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Not as invasive as other varieties & has larger flowers. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: snapdragon-like deep purple blooms. Height: 4-8 inches. Spreading habit. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. (PPAF)

LAMIUM maculatum 'Aureum', Spotted, Golden or Creeping Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Aureum'
Spotted, Golden or Creeping Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, rabbit, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Tough yet showy. Perfect to liven up a shady area. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Foliage: chartreuse yellow with a white midstripe. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: rose-purple. Size: 6-8" x 18". Exposure: part shade/shade. Will burn in direct sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: rose pink. Size: 6-8" x 3'. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LAMIUM maculatum 'Ghost', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Ghost'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Larger leaves than other Lamiums. Foliage color: silver. Bloom time: spring.. Bloom color: orchid purple. Height: 6-10". Spread: 12-24". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable LAMIUM maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. An eye-catching ground cover even when not in bloom. Stunning planted among Hosta and Ferns. Good container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Foliage color: silver w/narrow green margins. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: orchid purple. Height: 6-8". Spread: 12-24". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. PP#11,122

LAMIUM maculatum 'Shell Pink', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Shell Pink'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: soft pink. Height: 6-8 inches. Spreads: 3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 6-8 inches. Spreads: 3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LEDEBOURIA socialis, Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily LEDEBOURIA socialis
Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily

Perennial Bulb: Evergreen. Drought toler. Native to S. Africa. Favored by cactus & succulent growers! Dry shade plant used as a small scale ground cover, for cracks in walls, containers or as a houseplant. Fleshy, stalkless, broadly lance-shaped, pointed lvs are mottled silver & olive grn w/dp violet undersides, growing 2-4" long. Dense clusters of tiny, green flowers edged w/wht & prpl stamens appear in spring. Ht: 6-10". Water: dry. Z9.

LEDEBOURIA socialis, Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily LEDEBOURIA socialis
Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily

Perennial Bulb: Evergreen. Drought toler. Native to S. Africa. Favored by cactus & succulent growers! Dry shade plant used as a small scale ground cover, for cracks in walls, containers or as a houseplant. Fleshy, stalkless, broadly lance-shaped, pointed lvs are mottled silver & olive grn w/dp violet undersides, growing 2-4" long. Dense clusters of tiny, green flowers edged w/wht & prpl stamens appear in spring. Ht: 6-10". Water: dry. Z9.

LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black', LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black'

Perennial: A low carpet of sometimes aromatic, bronze ferny foliage bears single, buttonlike, almost unnoticable yellow flowers on short stalks in summer. Tolerant of some foot traffic. Perfect for around stepping stones and as a ground cover. H x W 3x3". Full sun to part shade. Moderate water.

Photo unavailable LESSINGIA filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet' (syn. CORETHROGYNE fil. 'Silver Carpet')
Silver Carpet Beach Aster

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. CA native. Tolerates deer, salt spray, sand or clay and drought. One of the best native California ground covers. Good rock garden, pot, ground cover and border plant. Pretty silver foliage looks nice spilling over pots & walls. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: lavender pink w/ylw centers. Low growing and compact. Ht: 4". Width: 4-8'. Sun on coast, part shade inland. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8.

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Alaska', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Alaska'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large single white with yellow eye. Height: 2-3'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. (syn. CHRYSANTHEMUM maximum 'Alaska').

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large single white with yellow eye. Height: 3-4'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large single white with yellow eye. Height: 3-4'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Crazy Daisy', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Crazy Daisy'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer, gopher & drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, pot & cut flower plant. No 2 blooms are alike-frilled, quilled & twisted petals give a "fluffy" look. Flowers in abundance all summer w/ 2.5" double white blooms w/buttery center. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 24-28". Sun. Water: mod. USDA Z5. (syn CHRYSANTHEMUM superbum 'Crazy Daisy')

Photo unavailable LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum Spellbook 'Lumos'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. A dwarf selection from the Spellbook series that has a strong, sturdy habit & features non-fading, yellow flowers, mid spring through summer. Floriferous. Great for cutting. Excellent border or container plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

Photo unavailable LEWISIA longipetala 'Little Plum'
Lewisia, Bitter Root

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates deer and drought. Native to western North America. A treasured rock garden plant with attractive, leathery-leaved rosettes bearing large, 1" star-shaped rose purple flowers with a touch of orange at first. Bloom time: spring-summer. Good border, container, and rock garden plant. Height: 4-6 inches. Width: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun. Part shade in hot summer climates. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable LIMONIUM perezii (Statice)
Sea Lavender

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Long, oval dark green leaves hold statice-type flowers. Good border, cut flower and container plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: deep mauve-blue. Size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires', LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Brilliant blue flowers contrast beautifully against striking gold foliage staying attractive all summer long. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4". Width: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PPAF

LITHODORA diffusa 'Heavenly Blue', LITHODORA diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Dark green, hairy rosemary-like foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: vivid deep blue. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Sunset Zones 5-7, 14-17. USDA Z7. syn. LITHOSPERMUM d. 'Heavenly Blue'

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Bella Bianca'
Bella Series Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The Bella series features dainty flowers from mid spring to mid fall. It brings an extremely fine & delicate texture to the garden and should be used to full effect. Great as a ground cover, in borders, spilling over pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens and window boxes. Easy to grow. Very heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Blms: spring-fall. Blm color: white. Water: mod. Ht.: 6-8". Spd.: 8-12". Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Bella Oceano'
Bella Series Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The Bella series features dainty blms from spring to fall. It brings an extremely fine & delicate texture to the garden & should be used to full effect. Great as a ground cover, in borders, spilling over pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens & window boxes. Easy to grow. Very heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Exp.: full sun/pt shade. Blms: spring-fall. Blm color: royal blue w/wht eye. Water: mod. Ht.: 6-8". Spd.: 8-12". Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA excelsa
Chilean Lobelia, Devil's Tobacco

Shrub: Evergreen. A large, rare & exotic variety native to Chile. Vigorous grower w/very little care or attention, will withstand drought, heat, fog & salty ocean air w/minimal damage. Profuse bloomer that produces showy clusters of tubular orng-red flwrs in spring-fall. Good screen or hedge plant. Attracts hummers. Can be pruned heavily to control size & shape. Height: 4-6'. Width: 3-5'. Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z9.

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