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AQUILEGIA 'Songbird Cardinal', Columbine AQUILEGIA 'Songbird Cardinal'
Columbine

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Drought, gopher & deer tolerant. Good border, woodland, pot, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. A heavy blooming F1 hybrid with 3" long spurred, upward facing. Compact, mounded & upright. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: cardinal red with white center. Height: 2-3'. Spread: 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

AQUILEGIA chrysantha, Golden Spur Columbine AQUILEGIA chrysantha
Golden Spur Columbine

Perennial Herb: Native to SW U.S., N Mexico. Drought, gopher & deer tolerant. Excellent border, pot, woodland, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: bright golden yellow. Size: 24-36" x 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable AQUILEGIA skinnerii 'Tequila Sunrise'
Columbine

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Drought, gopher & deer tolerant. Excellent border, pot, woodland, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: bright red to copper red-orange w/ golden yellow centers. Size: 18-24" x 12-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9. (Cold Hardy to -20° to -10°F)

AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Barlow Black', Grandmother's Garden Columbine AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Barlow Black'
Grandmother's Garden Columbine

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Excellent border, woodland, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Blooms are spurless and double, purple-black. Height: 2-3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Ruby Port'
Columbine

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Excellent border, woodland, cut flower & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: double dark ruby-red. Height: 3'. Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3

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 November-May. 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 November-May. 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 'Sunset', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset'
African Daisy

Perennial: Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance November-May. 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 'Glory Double Lemon', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM 'Glory Double Lemon'
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: light yellow, double flowers with deep yellow centers. Size: 12-20" x 12-20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARGYRANTHEMUM 'Polly', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM 'Polly'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Nice compact habit. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer. Color: pure white w/yellow center. Size: 1.5' x 1.5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

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.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'GoDaisy Mega White', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'GoDaisy Mega White'
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. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: extra large, pure white. Height: 12-16". Spread: 10-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Starlight Red', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Starlight Red'
Marguerite Daisy

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

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summersong Rose', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summersong Rose'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Small, compact habit. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer. Color: semi-double, soft rosy pink. Size: 12-18" x 12-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summit Dark Pink', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summit Dark Pink'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Small, compact habit. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: single pink. Height: 12-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARGYRANTHEMUM Go Daisy 'Fully Ruby', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM Go Daisy 'Fully Ruby'
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. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: fully double, ruby-red. Height: 12-20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

Photo unavailable ARISTALOE aristata (ALOE aristata)
Lace Aloe, Guinea-Fowl Aloe or Torch Plant

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Native to S. Africa. One of the few frost hardy aloes. Despite its petite size, it is a vigorous grower. Clump-forming succulent w/dense 5-6" rosettes of stubby, lance-shaped, toothed, white-margined, drk grn leaves up to 4" long, w/small white spots & soft white spines, particularly beneath. Popular as an indoor plant. Attracts hummers. Blm time: summer. Blm color: coral orange. Ht: 12" (18" w/flwr). Water: dry. USDA Z7.

ARISTEA ecklonii, ARISTEA ecklonii

Perennial: Sword-like foliage carries saucer-shaped blue flowers in spring-summer. Evergreen and clump forming, good for borders and rock gardens. Native of S. Africa. Self sows. Exposure: sun/part shade. Growth: 1.5-2' x 1.5'. Water during dry periods. USDA Z9-11.

ARMERIA alliacea, Thrift Sea Pink ARMERIA alliacea
Thrift Sea Pink

Shrubby Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump forming. Good for on banks, rock gardens, borders and foregrounds. Can take seaside conditions. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: lavender pink. Height: 1.5-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

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.

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

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping dark reddish purple grass-like tufts w/ rose pink ball-shaped flower heads spring-fall. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 8" x 12". Flowers 6-8". Sun with mod/dry water. 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 ARTEMESIA californica 'Canyon Gray'
Trailing Sagebrush, Coastal Sagebrush

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Very drought tolerant. California native. A large scale groundcover that spreads to form a compact mat w/finely divided light gray-green leaves. Aromatic. Useful as a bank cover or for the top of a retaining wall where it can cascade over the edge. Also nice filler or rock garden pant. Flowers are held within a sparse inflorescence & are fairly inconspicuous. Ht: 1-2'. Width: 8-10'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. Hardy to about 20-25° F.

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