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SCAEVOLA 'Mauve Clusters', Fan Flower SCAEVOLA 'Mauve Clusters'
Fan Flower

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Native to Australia. Good container, hanging basket, ground cover and border plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: lilac-mauve fan-shaped flowers. Size: 6-12" x 1.5-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9 or <.

SCILLA peruviana, Peruvian Scilla SCILLA peruviana
Peruvian Scilla

Bulb: Summer dormant. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good border and cut flower plant. Has strap-shaped leaves that carry bluish purple star-like flowers in spring-summer. Size: 12" x 12". Flowerstalks 10-12" above foliage. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

SCLERANTHUS uniflorus, Knawel Cushion SCLERANTHUS uniflorus
Knawel Cushion

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer & drought tolerant. This light green moss-like perennial can tolerate light foot traffic once established. Forms a dense cushion of tiny needle like leaves with small white flowers in summer. Great for fairy gardens. Prefers full sun but can be planted in part shade. Drought tolerant when established.Size: 1-2" x 10-12". Water: moderate-dry. USAD Z7.

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA auriculata 'Variegata'
Water Figwort, Water Betony

Perennial: Deciduous. Excellent foliage plant, woodland, marginal aquatic & border plant. Does well at waters edge & damp borders. Foliage is variegated with yellow spots and blotches. Small insignificant red flowers in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies. Size: 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z5-10. (syn. S. aquatica 'Variegata').

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA auriculata 'Variegata'
Water Figwort, Water Betony

Perennial: Deciduous. Excellent foliage plant, woodland, marginal aquatic & border plant. Does well at waters edge & damp borders. Foliage is variegated with yellow spots and blotches. Small insignificant red flowers in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies. Size: 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z5-10. (syn. S. aquatica 'Variegata').

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA californica
California Figwort, Bee Plant

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. CA native. The flower spikes carry many tiny open-mouthed maroon-red flowers followed by attractive seed stalks. Nice in dried flower arrangements. Great for shady gardens or perfect habitat plant for butterfly gardens. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Spreads by rhizomes. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 3-5'. Width: 1-2'. Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA californica
California Figwort, Bee Plant

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. CA native. The flower spikes carry many tiny open-mouthed maroon-red flowers followed by attractive seed stalks. Nice in dried flower arrangements. Great for shady gardens or perfect habitat plant for butterfly gardens. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Spreads by rhizomes. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 3-5'. Width: 1-2'. Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SCROPHULARIA californica
California Figwort, Bee Plant

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. CA native. The flower spikes carry many tiny open-mouthed maroon-red flowers followed by attractive seed stalks. Nice in dried flower arrangements. Great for shady gardens or perfect habitat plant for butterfly gardens. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Spreads by rhizomes. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 3-5'. Width: 1-2'. Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SENECIO 'Silvery Velvet'

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Easy-to-grow & low maintenance. Showy bedding plant that produces mounds of finely divided silvery wht-folg. Similar to 'Angel Wings' w/ large, fuzzy lvs but has nice leaf ribs & rippled, lobed edges for a greater textural & structural effect. Outstanding in mixed containers, for decks, balconies, patios & borders. Foliage can be used in floral arrangements. Size: 16" x 16". Full sun. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable SENECIO cephalophorus 'Orange Flame'
Orange Flame, Mountain Fire or Blazin' Glory

Perennial Succulent. Similar to the red blooming Senecio fulgens, and the yellow blooming Senecio cephalophorus, this Senecio has bright orange rosettes with thick rubbery bluish-green waxy foliage. Likes to be in full sun to part shade to full shade. Watering is minimal, drought tolerant. Looks good in rock gardens, pots, and containers. Can also be used as a houseplant. Attracts birds, and butterflies. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SENECIO cephalophorus (syn. KLEINIA cephalophora)
Mountain Fire Senecio

Perennial: Drought tolerant. S. Africa native. Tropical plant with paddle-shaped grayish-green leaves growing in rosettes. Border, container, rock garden and xeriscape plant. Can be grown as a houseplant. Bloom time: fall. Bloom color: reddish-orange. Pom pom shaped flowers appear like fiery balls above the foliage. Clumping, upright growth habit. Height: 12-18 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Attracts butterflies. Bright indoor light. Sun/part shade outdoors. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z10-11.

Photo unavailable SENECIO cineraria 'Silver Gleam' (syn. 'Silvergleam', 'Crushed Velvet')
Dusty Miller, Silver Ragwort

Shrub: Often grown as an annual. Heat and drought tolerant. Showy bedding plant that has elegant and textural foliage. Felted, soft leaves in a silvery shade of gray provide touchable texture. Use as an edging, border plant and in containers. Height: 12-16 inches. Width: 12 inches Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SIDALCEA malviflora 'Palustre'
Checkerbloom, Prairie Mallow, Miniature Hollyhick

Perennial: A pretty & rare Caifornia native. 1 1/2" rosy-pink cup-shaped flowers are held atop dark scalloped foliage. The creeping stems weave through the border. Needs no staking. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: July-Sept. Excellent for beds, borders & containers. Gopher resistant. Size: 8" x 24". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SILENE dioica 'Clifford Moor', Red Campion SILENE dioica 'Clifford Moor'
Red Campion

Perennial: Border plant that forms clumps of rosettes with several stems. Good cut flower. Foliage: narrow strap-leaves are a dark-green, edged with creamy gold margins. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: May-June. Color: single pink. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: light shade. Water: moderate well-drained soil. Tolerates deer, drought & coastal conditions. USDA Z5-9.

SILENE uniflora 'Druett's Variegated', Bladder or Sea Campion, Carpet Catchfly SILENE uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'
Bladder or Sea Campion, Carpet Catchfly

Perennial: Drought and coast tolerant. The best variegated Silene to date! Semi-evergreen with 1" fluffy, white carnation-like flowers in late spring & summer. Mat or draping habit - good for rock gardens, walls, pots & hanging baskets. Attracts butterflies. Size: 2-4" x 8-12". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3-9. (aka Maiden's Tears).

Photo unavailable SILENE uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'
Bladder or Sea Campion, Carpet Catchfly

Perennial: Drought and coast tolerant. The best variegated Silene to date! Semi-evergreen with 1" fluffy, white carnation-like flowers in late spring & summer. Mat or draping habit - good for rock gardens, walls, pots & hanging baskets. Attracts butterflies. Size: 2-4" x 8-12". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3-9. (aka Maiden's Tears).

SILENE uniflora (S. vulgaris ssp. maritima), Bladder or Sea Campion, Carpet Catchfly SILENE uniflora (S. vulgaris ssp. maritima)
Bladder or Sea Campion, Carpet Catchfly

Perennial: Drought & coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good rock garden, border, ground cover, container & edging plant. Trailing stems form a light green mat. Native to Europe & NW Africa. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: white. Size: 6-8" x 8"+. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3. (aka Maiden's Tears).

Photo unavailable SINNINGIA tubiflora
Hardy White Gloxinia

Perennial tuber: Drought tolerant. Native to S. America. Forms a spreading mound of soft fuzzy grey-green lvs that reach about 1' high w/1-2' high stems that are topped w/large, elegant, 6" tubular wht flowers blushed w/pk. Great for rock gardens or containers. Sweetly fragrant. Loved by hummers. Multiplies where happy. Prefers good drainage. Blm time: spring-summer. Ht.: 1-2'. Spreading. Exp.: full sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry. Z7.

Photo unavailable SINNINGIA tubiflora
Hardy White Gloxinia

Perennial tuber: Drought tolerant. Native to S. America. Forms a spreading mound of soft fuzzy grey-green lvs that reach about 1' high w/1-2' high stems that are topped w/large, elegant, 6" tubular wht flowers blushed w/pk. Great for rock gardens or containers. Sweetly fragrant. Loved by hummers. Multiplies where happy. Prefers good drainage. Blm time: spring-summer. Ht.: 1-2'. Spreading. Exp.: full sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry. Z7.

SISYRINCHIUM 'Devon Skies', Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM 'Devon Skies'
Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good for borders, rock gardens and sunny meadows. Bluish green grass-like clumps. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: sky blue w/ dark blue throat & yellow eye. Size: around 4-6" x 6-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

SISYRINCHIUM 'Devon Skies', Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM 'Devon Skies'
Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good for borders, rock gardens and sunny meadows. Bluish green grass-like clumps. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: sky blue w/ dark blue throat & yellow eye. Size: around 4-6" x 6-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

SISYRINCHIUM 'Quaint & Queer', Quaint & Queer Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM 'Quaint & Queer'
Quaint & Queer Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Semi-evergreen plant with iris-like foliage forming small tufts. Small but vigorous growth habit. Good for borders and rock gardens. Blooms in summer with star-shaped mauve blooms with yellow centers. Height: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SISYRINCHIUM 'Quaint & Queer', Quaint & Queer Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM 'Quaint & Queer'
Quaint & Queer Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Semi-evergreen plant with iris-like foliage forming small tufts. Small but vigorous growth habit. Good for borders and rock gardens. Blooms in summer with star-shaped mauve blooms with yellow centers. Height: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

SISYRINCHIUM angustifolium 'Album', Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM angustifolium 'Album'
Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. California Native. Good for borders, rock gardens and sunny meadows. Bluish green grass-like clumps. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 12-18". Width: 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

SISYRINCHIUM angustifolium 'Album', Blue-Eyed Grass SISYRINCHIUM angustifolium 'Album'
Blue-Eyed Grass

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. California Native. Good for borders, rock gardens and sunny meadows. Bluish green grass-like clumps. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 12-18". Width: 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

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