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ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summersong Rose', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summersong Rose'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Small, compact habit. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer. Color: semi-double, soft rosy pink. Size: 12-18" x 12-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summit Dark Pink', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Daisy Crazy 'Summit Dark Pink'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Small, compact habit. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: single pink. Height: 12-18". 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.

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.

Photo unavailable ARISTIDA divaricata
Poverty Threeawn
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'
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 schmidtiana 'Silver Mound', Angels Hair ARTEMISIA schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
Angels Hair

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Evergreen. Nice rock garden, ground cover and border plant. Trim to keep it shapely. Foliage: silvery. Size: to 12 inches x 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ARTICHOKE 'Green Globe'-
Organic Artichoke

This tasty variety produces heads that are 3-5” in diameter & have wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. With thick, fleshy scales & solid center, the flower heads should be harvested when they are young. It needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or you may grow it as an annual. This variety does well in most areas. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 120 days) (Cynara scolymus ‘Green Globe’)

Photo unavailable ARUGULA aka Roquette
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 20 days baby, 40 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

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.

Photo unavailable ASARUM maximum 'Ling Ling'
Ling Ling Panda Face Ginger

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Forms a clump of large dark green heart- shaped leaves up to 8", nicely patterened with light green on the sides of a central green strip. Produces in spring, and sometimes in fall 2" wide velvet blackflowers, each highlighted by a wide white band around the center, reminiscent of a panda. Hardy to 5 to 10 degrees. Height :6-8" Spread: 12" Exposure: shade Water: moist

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: California native. Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Clusters of white to cream sometimes tinged w/purple flowers appear summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch & Striated Queen butterflies & caterpillars. The attractive blue-gray leaves are hairy w/a noticeable midvein & the fruits are fat, tapering to a blunt tip. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Good for borders. Size: 1-3' x 1-3'. Needs full 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).

ASCLEPIAS physocarpa (Gomphocarpus), Swan or Goose Plant, Family Jewels, White Milkweed ASCLEPIAS physocarpa (Gomphocarpus)
Swan or Goose Plant, Family Jewels, White Milkweed

Perennial: Treat as an annual. Decid., deer resist. & dt. tolerant. Host for Monarch butterflies & caterpillars. Drooping clusters of tiny star-shaped flowers followed by large, inflated, golden-green hairy balls of seed pods. Good plant for borders/cut flower arrangements. Attracts hummingbirds. Blm time: summer-fall. Blm color: wht w/prpl accents. Size: 4-6' x 2-3'. Exp. sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. (Gomphocarpus physocarpus).

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.

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root ASCLEPIAS tuberosa
Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Good border plant and cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: bright orange, sometimes yellow or red. Flowers are followed by 6" long pointed pods. Upright, mounding habit. Ht: 2-3'. W: 1'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

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