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Photo unavailable LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum Spellbook 'Lumos'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. A dwarf selection from the Spellbook series that has a strong, sturdy habit & features non-fading, yellow flowers, mid spring through summer. Floriferous. Great for cutting. Excellent border or container plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

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 LEYMUS triticoides 'Lagunita'
Lagunita Wild Rye, Creeping Wild Rye

Perennial: Evergreen. CA native. Drought & deer resistant. A low growing selection by John Greenlee. Discovered on a ranch near the Laguna River in Santa Cruz County. Mat-forming (rhizomatous) grass w/rich green lvs that thrive along creeks & seasonally wet soil. Good lawn substitute & great for erosion control. Seeds are often sterile, the plant primarily reproduces by underground runners. Ht: 12-18". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Z7.

Photo unavailable LIATRIS spicata 'Alba'
Gayfeather

Perennial: Upright, clumping growth with tall flower spikes. Tolerates poor soils, drought, deer, summer heat & humidity. Good border & cut flower plant-can use blooms fresh or dried. Attracts bees, hummingbirds & butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: white. Size: 18-30" x 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable LIATRIS spicata 'Purple'
Gayfeather

Perennial: Upright, clumping growth with tall flower spikes. Tolerates poor soils, drought, deer, summer heat & humidity. Good border & cut flower plant-can use blooms fresh or dried. Attracts bees, hummingbirds & butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: purple. Size: 18-30" x 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable LIBERTIA peregrinans
New Zealand Iris

Perennial: A beautiful & sought after plant! The evergreen olive-green foliage is accented w/an orange stripe down the center. Good in borders & pots. Deer resistant. Blooms in late spring-summer with 1" pure white flowers. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Size: 1-2' x 1'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Moderate water. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable LIMONIUM perezii (Statice)
Sea Lavender

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Long, oval dark green leaves hold statice-type flowers. Good border, cut flower and container plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: deep mauve-blue. Size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE muscari 'Big Blue'
Lilyturf

Perenial: Evergreen arching green foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good in rock gardens, edgings, borders & dry shade. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flower spikes resemble grape hyacinth. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: violet blue. Size: 8-18" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5-10.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
Variegated Lilyturf

Perennial: Evergreen arching green & yellow foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good ground cover, rock garden, edge, border & dry shade plant. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flowers resemble grape hyacinth. Blooms: lavender in summer-fall. Size: 12-18" x 8-12". Sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Perennial: Evergreen arching silver & white foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good ground cover, rock garden, edge, border & dry shade plant. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flowers resemble grape hyacinth. Has black berries in fall. Blooms: lilac in summer-fall. Ht: 18". Sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5. (syn. L. muscari 'Silver Dragon')

LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires', LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Brilliant blue flowers contrast beautifully against striking gold foliage staying attractive all summer long. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4". Width: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PPAF

LITHODORA diffusa 'Grace Ward', LITHODORA diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Dark green, hairy rosemary-like foliage. Bloom: spring-summer. Color: tubular brilliant blue. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Sunset Zones 5-7, 14-17. USDA Z7. syn. LITHOSPERMUM d. 'Grace Ward'

LITHODORA diffusa 'Heavenly Blue', LITHODORA diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Dark green, hairy rosemary-like foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: vivid deep blue. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Sunset Zones 5-7, 14-17. USDA Z7. syn. LITHOSPERMUM d. 'Heavenly Blue'

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Bella Bianca'
Bella Series Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The Bella series features dainty flowers from mid spring to mid fall. It brings an extremely fine & delicate texture to the garden and should be used to full effect. Great as a ground cover, in borders, spilling over pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens and window boxes. Easy to grow. Very heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Blms: spring-fall. Blm color: white. Water: mod. Ht.: 6-8". Spd.: 8-12". Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'Bella Oceano'
Bella Series Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The Bella series features dainty blms from spring to fall. It brings an extremely fine & delicate texture to the garden & should be used to full effect. Great as a ground cover, in borders, spilling over pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens & window boxes. Easy to grow. Very heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Exp.: full sun/pt shade. Blms: spring-fall. Blm color: royal blue w/wht eye. Water: mod. Ht.: 6-8". Spd.: 8-12". Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'California Dark Blue Eyes' (syn. L. 'California Dark Blue with Eye')
Edging Lobelia, Trailing Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The California series was bred in Israel under hot climate conditions. It has good habit and the plants flower year-round even under short day conditions. Good for cut flowers, containers, borders & hanging baskets. Bloom time: spring-fall. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: dark blue with white center and dark dots. Nice and even prostrating habit, forms a nice mound. Height: 10-20 in. Width: 20-30 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA 'California White'
Edging Lobelia, Trailing Lobelia

Annual or Tender Perennial: The California series was bred in Israel under hot climate conditions. It has a good habit and the plants flower year-round even under short day conditions. Good for cut flowers, containers, borders & hanging baskets. Bloom time: spring-fall. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: white. Nice and even prostrating habit, forms a nice mound. Height: 10-20 in. Width: 20-30 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable LOBELIA erinus 'Hot Royal Blue'
Edging Lobelia

Annual of Tender Perennial: Great as a ground cover, in boders, pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens and window boxes. Easy to grow. Very heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Grow in full sun or part shade. Bloom time: spring - fall. Bloom color: royal blue. Water: moderate. Height: 8-12". Spread: 6-8". USDA Z10.

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