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LEONOTIS menthifolia, Dwarf Lion's Tail LEONOTIS menthifolia
Dwarf Lion's Tail

Shrub: Semi-evergreen/Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Does not get woody at the base like L. leonorus. Good border & pot plant. South African native of the mint family. Produces velvety clusters of whorled flowers that are held at the stem tops from summer into fall. Nice cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: pale apricot-orange. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LEPECHINIA salviae (syn. L. subhastata)
Pitcher Sage

Shrub: Deer resistant. Native to Chile. Large growing shrub with clusters of tubular, deep magenta flowers over fragrant, gray-green leaves. Nice in borders. Bloom time: summer. Height: 5-7 feet. Width: 5 feet. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

LEYCESTERIA 'Jealousy', Himalayan Honeysuckle LEYCESTERIA 'Jealousy'
Himalayan Honeysuckle

Shrub: Deciduous. Tolerant of deer, bog, coast & poor soil. Good border, woodland, pot & bog plant. The golden foliage has red tints on new growth & carries a 4" drooping cluster of white flowers w/purple bracts in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. The purple black berries attract birds. Ht: 3-5'. W: 2-3'. Part shade. Water: mod/moist. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable LONICERA nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Box or Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Evergreen shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay, gophers, coast & salt spray. Good border, container & hedge plant-good for clipping & responds well to pruning. Resistant to oak root fungus. Has bluish-purple fruit. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: creamy white. Ht: to 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

LONICERA nitida 'Lemon Beauty', Box or Boxleaf Honeysuckle LONICERA nitida 'Lemon Beauty'
Box or Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Evergreen shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay, gophers, coast & salt spray. Good border, pot & hedge plant-good for clipping & responds well to pruning. Resistant to oak root fungus. Has green foliage with gold edges with bronze tints on new growth. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring. Size: 3' x 3'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable LONICERA nitida 'Maigrun'
Box or Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, deer, clay, gophers, coast & salt spray. Has small round green leaves, similar to a boxwood. Very dense growing. Good border, pot & hedge plant-good for clipping & pruning. Resistant to oak root fungus. Has purple berries after flowering. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: creamy white. Ht: 2-4'. W: 2-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

Photo unavailable LONICERA nitida 'Red Tips'
Box or Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, deer, clay, gophers, coast & salt spray. Has scarlet colored new growth & red tones thru the year. Good border, pot & hedge plant-good for clipping & pruning. Resistant to oak root fungus. Has bluish-purple fruit. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring. Color: white. Ht: 4-6'. W: 4-6'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

LONICERA pileata, Privet Honeysuckle LONICERA pileata
Privet Honeysuckle

Shrub: Evergreen or semi-evergreen dense, prostrate plant for slopes, bank cover or rock gardens. Blooms in late spring with fragrant creamy white flowers followed by violet berries. Attracts butterflies. Good seaside shrub. Takes clipping and pruning. Water: moderate. Deer and clay tolerant. Growth: 2 feet x 8 feet. Exposure: part shade. USDA Z5-10.

MELIANTHUS major, Honey Bush MELIANTHUS major
Honey Bush

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has an irregular growth habit, where some branches sprawl and some are semi-erect. The foliage is grayish green to blue-gray. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: brownish crimson to deep brick-red. Ht: 6-10'. W: 3-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

MIMULUS 'Pat's Best', Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower MIMULUS 'Pat's Best'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: This plant was given to us by Maile Arnold. We belive it to be an aurantiacus type. Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California. Bloom color: orange. Size: 2' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, bog, clay, deer & gophers. Sticky foliage carries trumpet shaped blooms from late summer-autumn. Nice border plant. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Attracts butterfllies & hummers. Bloom color: orange, deep yellow or dark red. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z7-10. (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Fiesta Marigold'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California and Oregon. Bloom color: amber-red edged in gold. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Semi-trailing habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Gold'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: gold. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Lemon'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: lemon yellow. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Red'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: red. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel', Monkey Flower MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel'
Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay and gophers. Good for under oaks. Sticky foliage holds 2" azalea-like blooms summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: creamy white w/ soft yellow halo. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Enjoys occasional summer watering. USDA Z9.

MIMULUS cardinalis, Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower MIMULUS cardinalis
Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower

Perennial: Southwest US native. Versatile border plant. Tolerates sandy soil, clay soil, deer, poor drainage & seasonal flooding. Will grow in sun or shade as long as there is moisture. Pollinated by hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: tubular, red. Size: 1.5-3' x 3'. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-11. (syn. DIPLACUS cardinalis)

MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah', MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah'

Perennial: Given to us by local plantsman Dan Lozano and named after his daughter 'Leah'. Comes back from roots after frost. Can tolerate extra water, so suitable for growing on edge of pond or even in standing water. Blooms all season until frost. Bloom color: peach. Exposure: sun/part shade. Height: 1 foot. Spread 1 foot. This is a sterile variety.

MYOPORUM parvifolium, Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. The fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Mat forming growth habit. Height: 3-6". Width: 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Lighter green foliage than the species. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Size: 8-12" x 9'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat & poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant crmy. white summer flowers w/red centers are followed by purple berries on red tinged foliage. Attracts butterflies. Size: 3-4" x 9'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OLEA europaea 'Little Ollie'
Dwarf Olive

Dwarf, non-fruiting olive with a graceful, multi-branching habbit. Deep green leaves have lighter silvery-green undersides. Attractive as a formal clipped hedge or featured as a specimen shrub. Excellent in topiary form, or trained as a single trunk in smaller places. Heat, drtought and salt tolerant. Evergreen. Height: 6-8' Width: 6-8'

Photo unavailable PHILADELPHUS x purpureomaculatus 'Belle Etoile'
Mock Orange

Shrub: Deciduous. Arching growth habit. Great for borders, hedge or woodlands. Very fragrant flowers. After flowering, cut old growth back to young shoots. Attracts butterflies. Flowering time: spring-summer. Bloom color: 2.5" white with red blotch. Size: 4-6' x 8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PHLOMIS 'Edward Bowles', Jerusalem Sage PHLOMIS 'Edward Bowles'
Jerusalem Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A hybrid between P. fruticosa & P. russeliana. Evergreen plant with felted, lance-shaped foliage. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. The hooded, bright yellow flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable PHLOMIS bovei ssp maroccana

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with woolly, lance-shaped foliage that forms a mound, from which tall woolly stems grow with lipped lilac-pink flowers. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 3-5' x 1-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z9.

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