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

Perennial: Showy daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance over fuzzy gray foliage. 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 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 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 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. CA native. A large scale groundcover that spreads to form a compact mat w/finely divided light gray-green lvs. 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 sparse & are fairly inconspicuous. Ht: 1-2'. W: 8-10'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ARTEMESIA mauiensis 'Makana' Silver
Maui Wormwood Maui Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Creates cushions of lacy, feathery, touchable silver plumes that add texture to mixed combinations. Softer looking foliage than other Artemisia. Better habit than the species. Can be used for containers, accent, or planted in mass. Can be trained as a small specimen tree. Flowers are insignificant. Fast growing & needs good drainage. Ht: 24". Width: 30-36". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z9. PPAF

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.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Bloodflower

Perennial Subshrub: Deer resistant. Native of South America. Deciduous bedding, container, border and cut flower plant. Flowering time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Bloom color: corolla red, corona orange. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Expsoure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold'
Bloodflower

Perennial Subshrub: Deer resistant. Native of South America. Deciduous bedding, container, border and cut flower plant. Flowering time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Bloom color: golden yellow. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS eriocarpa
Indian, Kotolo or Woollypod Milkweed

Perennial: CA native. Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Clusters of wht to cream sometimes tinged w/prpl flowers appear summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch & Striated Queen butterflies & caterpillars. The attractive blue-gray lvs are hairy w/noticeable midvein & the fruits are fat, tapering to a blunt tip. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Good for borders. Size: 1-3' x 1-3'. Exp.: sun. Water: dry. Can take clay, sandy or rocky soil.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS fascicularis
Narrow Leaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. CA native. Deer resistant. Drought, clay & heat tolerant. Sends up many thin, erect stems while bearing distinctive long pointed lvs which are narrow, often whorled about the stem. Produces clusters of 2" lav. or lav.-tinted wht flowers summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars & nectar source for other butterflies as well. 3' x 3'. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus), Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus)
Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush

Perennial treated as an annual: Decid., deer resist. & dt. tolerant. Host for Monarch butterflies & caterpillars. Has the same white blms as "Family Jewels" topped w/hairy balls, but they're pointed! The star-shaped flowers are followed by the pale green, hairy balls or seed pods. Good for cut flower arrangements. Attracts hummers. Blms summer-fall. Size: 3' x 3'. Exp. sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. (syn. Gomphocarpus fruticosa).

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS speciosa 'Showy'
Showy Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. Native to much of the western half of the US. Monarch butterfly host plant with great appeal, has unusual & showy 3" globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. The nectar-filled flowers appear late summer & exude a pleasing sweet fragrance & magnificent seed pods.

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