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CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star', Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Dark purple/red sword-like leaves. Great container plant. Established plants have fragrant creamy white flowers in spring. Erecti growth habit. Garden size: 20-25' x 12'. Smaller in pots. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher w/regular water. USDA Z9 or <.

CORREA 'Carmine Bells', Australian Fuchsia CORREA 'Carmine Bells'
Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen perennial with hanging bell-shaped flowers. Use as ground cover on banks or slopes. Bloom color: deep red. Height: 1.5-2 feet. Width: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. Dislikes phosphorus-don't over fertilize with it.

Photo unavailable CORREA 'Wyn's Wonder'
Variegated Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen. Dense, velvety olive leaves with cream variegation densly cover this low evergreen shrub; when massed it is a good groundcover; rose pink bell shaped flowers emerge in late winter and dangle at the end of the branches. Drought tolerant once established. Great in mass plantings. Size: 2-3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

CORREA `Ivory Bells', Australian Fuchsia CORREA `Ivory Bells'
Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen perennial has hanging bell-shaped flowers. Good for pots, borders, ground cover on banks and/or slopes. Bloom time: winter-summer. Bloom color: creamy white. Height: 1.5-2'. Width: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Does not like phosphorus, do not over fertilize with it! USDA Z9.

CUPHEA 'La Chiquita', La Chiquita False Heather CUPHEA 'La Chiquita'
La Chiquita False Heather

Perennial: Great border, container and rock garden plant. Also does well on the coast. Has tiny green leaves. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: purple-pink. Height: 8-12 inches. Spread: 8-12 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

CUPHEA 'Vermillionaire', Large Firecracker Plant CUPHEA 'Vermillionaire'
Large Firecracker Plant

Perennial: Drought & heat tolerant. Standing Tall, Cupea Vermillionaire™ is really turning heads. Flower clusters explode all over Vermillionaire™ attracting hummingbirds & butterflies. Long blooming & requires no deadheading. Mounding habit that works in borders, containers and in mass. Bloom time: planting-frost. Bloom color: orange w/shades of ylws & reds. Ht.: 18-28". Sprd.: 12-24". Exp.: full sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

CUPHEA cyanea, Pink Cigar Plant CUPHEA cyanea
Pink Cigar Plant

Perennial: Tiny shrublet from Mexico. Great for borders, beds, or containers. Cute tiny flowers surround the plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pink with yellow tips. Height: 1 foot. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

CUPHEA FloriGlory 'Diana', Mexican Heather CUPHEA FloriGlory 'Diana'
Mexican Heather

Subshrub: Drought & heat tolerant. Evergreen. Talk about real flower power! More floriferous than older varieties. 2018 AAS Winner, praised for its larger flowers, impressive number of flowers & darker, more intensely colored magenta blooms. Provides season-long color for your borders, hanging baskets & containers. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 10-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

CUPHEA hybrid 'Suncup', False Heather CUPHEA hybrid 'Suncup'
False Heather

Subshrub: Evergreen. Heat & drought tolerant. Grow as an annual in harsh climates. Add a pop of continuous sunshine to your summertime beds & borders. Also excellent in pots & hanging baskets. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-fall. Bloom color: bright yellow. Height: 12-24". Spread: 12-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA 9.

CUPHEA hyssopifolia 'Allyson', False Heather, Mexican Heather CUPHEA hyssopifolia 'Allyson'
False Heather, Mexican Heather

Subshrub: Evergreen perennial with tiny flowers. Use in containers, small borders or as a ground cover. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: blue purple. Size: 12-18" x 24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

CUPHEA hyssopifolia 'White', False Heather, Mexican Heather, Elfin Herb CUPHEA hyssopifolia 'White'
False Heather, Mexican Heather, Elfin Herb

Subshrub: Evergreen perennial with tiny flowers. Use in containers, small borders or as a ground cover. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 15". Width: 24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

CUPHEA lanceolata 'Purple Passion', Purple Passion Batface Cuphea CUPHEA lanceolata 'Purple Passion'
Purple Passion Batface Cuphea

Perennial: Semi-Evergreen. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Native to Mexico. Good in containers and borders. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: bright purple. Height: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable CUPHEA llavea
Batface Cuphea

Shrubby perennial native to Mexico. Evergreen. Heat & drought tolerant. Excellent in pots, hanging baskets & borders. Grow as an annual in harsh climates. Blooms: spring-fall. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: long tubular dark purple flowers are the face of the bat with red lobes, which are the ears. Height: 1-2'. Spread: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA 9-10.

Photo unavailable DODONAEA viscosa 'Purpurea'
Purple Hop Bush, Hopseed Bush

Shrub: Drought and coast tolerant. Fire retardant. Evergreen plant with willow-like leaves. A natural bush, but can be trained as a tree. Tolerant of many conditions-heat, wind, sun/shade and seaside conditions. Bears pinkish fruit and ornamental papery seed capsules. Height: 6-8 feet with little water, 15 feet with more water. USDA Z8.

DORYCNIUM hirsutum, Hairy Canary Clover DORYCNIUM hirsutum
Hairy Canary Clover

Subshrub: Evergreen spreading perennial with hairy gray-green leaves. Drape over rocks or edges. Cut back 1/2 of plant for new growth-shoots will come up. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pale pink and white. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

ECHEVERIA species, Hens and Chicks ECHEVERIA species
Hens and Chicks

Shrub: Succulent perennial. Great rock garden plant. Makes 4-6 inch gray green rosettes and produces offsets very freely. Flowers are bell-shaped. Bloom color: orange-red. Exposure: sun. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable EPILOBIUM canum canum 'Wayne's Silver'
California Fuchsia or Hummingbird Flower

Shrublet: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought, deer & fire tolerant. California native. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good for rock gardens, borders & under oaks. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: scarlet Foliage color: metallic silver sheen leaves. Clump forming. Height:1-2 feet. Spread: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable EPILOBIUM canum ssp. Canum
California Fuchsia or Hummingbird Flower

Shrublet: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought, deer & fire tolerant. California native. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good for rock gardens, borders & under oaks. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: red. Clump forming. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z8. (syn. EPILOBIUM californica, ZAUSCHNERIA californica)

EPILOBIUM canum ssp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet', Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet EPILOBIUM canum ssp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet'
Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet

Shrublet: Evergreen. Drought, deer & fire tolerant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Great groudcover. Good for rock gardens, borders & under oaks. Deep green foliage. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bright orange. Height: 4-6". Spread: 18-20". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z4. (syn. ZAUSCHNERIA).

Photo unavailable EPILOBIUM canum var. latifolium 'Everett's Choice'
California Fuchsia or Hummingbird Flower

Shrublet: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought, deer & fire tolerant. California native. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Good for rock gardens, borders & under oaks. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: orange red .Gray green leaves. Clump forming. Height:1foot. Spread: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable EREMOPHILA glabra
Emu Bush, Tar Bush

Shrub: Evergreen. Native to Australia. Tolerant of heat, drought, strong wind & nutrient poor soils. Great xeric plant that thrives in very hot, arid climates. Use as a specimen or to form a hedgerow. Small, elliptical leaves that are leathery and dull gray-green. Flowering occurs sporadically from early spring-fall. Attracts hummingbirds. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable EUONYMUS japonicus 'Microphyllus'
Japanese Spindle Tree, Boxleaf Euonymus

Shrub: Evergreen. Clay tolerant. Ideal for coastal plantings. Native to eastern Asia. Resembles boxwood with its small, narrow, deep-green leaves and its dwarf upright habit. Slow growing. Good border, specimen, low hedge or screen plant. Can take heavy pruning and be easily shaped. Produces small yellow insignificant flowers late spring/early summer that are vinegar-scented. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

FABIANA imbricata violacea, False Heather, Chilean Heather FABIANA imbricata violacea
False Heather, Chilean Heather

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Chile. Upright shrub w/branches spreading horizontally. Needle-like foliage resembles that of a heather. Profuse bloomer. Branches are covered w/honey-scented tubular flowers spring-summer. Good for coastal plantings, borders, banks & rock gardens. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm color: soft lav. Ht: 4-6'. Exp: sun. Prune after flowering. Prefers good drainage. Solanacae family. Z8.

Photo unavailable FICUS carica 'Italian Honey'
Italian Honey Fig

Has a good size fruit with a greenish to golden skin and an ivory to cream colored flesh that contains the sweet flavor. Great fresh, dried or preserved. Does well in the ground or container and yields two crops a year. Doesn't need the hot summer weather to ripen, that is why you get two crops!! Also, it doesn't need another fig for pollination but will have larger yields with other figs nearby. Height 12-15'. Exp.: sun. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable FUCHSIA 'Dainty Pink'

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