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LANTANA montevidensis 'Confetti', Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium LANTANA montevidensis 'Confetti'
Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium

Shrub: Evergreen and ever blooming in frost-free areas. Tolerates deer, gophers, fire and light drought. Good border, ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: yellow-pink-purple. Size: 2-3 ft. x 6-8 ft. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

LANTANA montevidensis 'New Gold', Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium LANTANA montevidensis 'New Gold'
Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium

Shrub: Evergreen and ever blooming in frost-free areas. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Tolerant of light drought. Good border, ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: gold. Height: 2-3 feet. Width: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

LANTANA montevidensis 'Trailing White', Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium LANTANA montevidensis 'Trailing White'
Weeping or Trailing Lantana, Polecat Geranium

Shrub: Evergreen and ever blooming in frost-free areas. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Tolerant of light drought. Good border, ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: white. Height: 2-3 feet. Width: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LAVATERA 'Bi-color' (syn. L. maritima)
Tree Mallow

Shrub: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Good cut flower, border, hedge and screen plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: lavender with purple center. Flowers are similar to hibiscus and hollyhock. Prune hard after flowering. Height: 6-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LAVATERA x clementii 'Burgundy Wine'
Tree Mallow

Perennial Herb/Shrub: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Good cut flower, border, hedge & screen plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: deep pink. Size: 4' x 3'. Flowers are similar to hibiscus & hollyhock. Prune hard after flowering. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable LEONOTIS leonorus
Lion's Tail

Shrub: Semi-evergreen/Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. 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: dark orange. Height: 3-6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

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.

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.

MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink', Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink'
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: orange. 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 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 Orange'
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: orange. 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.

MIMULUS naiandinus, Monkey Flower MIMULUS naiandinus
Monkey Flower

Perennial: Deciduous but returns in spring and also will self sow. Nice border plant. Has big round leaves for a Mimulus. Easy to grow. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: creamy yellow with reddish pink and reddish pink spots. Height: 20". Spread: 20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

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