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Cooperative Extension-Sacramento County 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827-3823 (916) 875-6913 Office (916) 875-6233 Fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu Garden Notes GN 139 FAIR OAKS HORTICULTURE CENTER WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE PLANT LIST CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENThe Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) demonstration gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center show thatbeautiful gardens can thrive in the Sacramento Valley on low amounts of supplemental summer water. TheWEL is composed of various garden areas designed to offer a variety of landscaping options. One of thosegarden areas is the California Native Garden. Signs within the demonstration garden show the location ofeach garden area, and most plants are labeled with markers denoting both common and botanical names.In addition to water-wise plant selection, the demonstration gardens incorporate various water efficientlandscaping techniques. These include the use of compost (to improve soil structure and fertility), dripirrigation, mulch (to reduce soil moisture loss and weed growth), swales (to capture water), and permeableconcrete walks and patios (to prevent run-off).The plants in the California Native Garden were selected for their residential application. With minimalsupplemental water and little to no soil amendment, they can be kept attractive year around. Natives attractmore beneficial insects than non-natives, and they incorporate well into established Mediterranean-typegardens.Following are the plants currently planted in the California Native Garden. BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME TREES Cercis occidentalis Western redbud Platanus racemosa California sycamore Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ McMinn’s manzanita Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ Carmel Sur manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Emerald Carpet’ Emerald Carpet manzanita Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ Dr. Hurd manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Point Reyes’ Bearberry Artemesia pycnocephala ‘David’s Choice’ Sandhill sage Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ Pigeon Point coyote brush Carpenteria californica ‘Elizabeth’ Bush anemone Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Wild lilac Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ Wild lilac Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ Wild lilac The University of California prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://danr.ucop.edu/aa/danr_nondiscrimination_and_affir.htm). Direct inquiries regarding the University’s nondiscrimination policies Linda Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495 Agriculture Community Resource Development Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Master Food Preservers 4-H Youth Development Horticulture Master Gardeners University of California, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County of Sacramento cooperating. Sacramento County Board of Supervisors -- Phillip R. Serna, 1st District; Jimmy Yee, 2nd District; Susan Peters, 3rd District; Roberta MacGlashan, 4th District; and Don Nottoli, 5th District. Also, Brad Hudson, County Executive; Bruce Wagstaff, Countywide Services Agency; and Yvonne Nicholson and Chuck Ingels, Cooperative Extension.
GN 139 WEL NATIVE GARDEN PLANT LIST ‐ ALPHABETICAL PAGE 2 OF 2 BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME Ceanothus maritimus ‘Valley Violet’ Valley Violet maritime ceanothus Dendromecon harfordii Island bush poppy Erigeron ‘W.R.’ Wayne Roderick seaside daisy Eriogonum giganteum St. Catherine’s lace Eriogonum grande rubescens Red buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum Sulfur buckwheat Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ Coast silktassel Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon Heterotheca villosa ‘San Bruno Mountain’ California golden aster Heuchera maxima Island alumroot Heuchera ‘Rosada’ Rosada coral bells Iris douglasiana Douglas iris Iris Pacific Coast Hybrid Dorothea’s Ruby Pacific Coast iris Iris Pacific Coast Hybrid ‘Canyon Snow’ Canyon Snow Pacific Coast iris Isomeris arborea Bladderpod Lessingia filaginifolia var. californica ‘Silver Carpet’ Spreading California aster Mahonia (Berberis) repens Creeping mahonia Mimulus aurantiacus Sticky monkey flower Monardella villosa Coyote mint Penstemon eatonii Firecracker penstemon Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita BOP’ Foothill penstemon Penstemon spectabilis Royal beard tongue Rhamnus (Frangula) californica ‘Eve Case’ Coffeeberry Ribes aureum gracillimum California golden currant Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ Red-flowered compact currant Ribes viburnifolium Catalina perfume Salvia apiana White sage Salvia ‘Bee’s Bliss’ Bee’s Bliss salvia Salvia clevelandii ‘Whirly Blue’ Whirly Blue Cleveland sage Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ Winnifred Gilman Cleveland sage Salvia ‘Dara’s Choice’ Dara’s Choice sage Salvia spathacea ‘Las Pilitas’ Las Pilitas hummingbird sage Solidago hybrid ‘Golden Baby’ Dwarf goldenrod Verbena lilacina ‘De la Mina’ Cedros Island verbena Zauschneria californica (Epilobium canum) California fuchsia ORNAMENTAL GRASSES AND GRASS-LIKE PLANTS Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama grass Calamagrostis foliosa Leafy reed grass Festuca idahoensis ‘Siskiyou Blue’ Idaho fescue Juncus patens ‘Carman’s Grey’ Carman’s Grey rush Muhlenbergia rigens Deer grass Sisyrinchium bellum ‘Rocky Point’ Dwarf blue-eyed grass ANNUALS Eschscholzia californica California poppy BULBS Brodiaea californica California brodiaeaWritten by UC Master Gardener Gail Pothour, Revised June, 2012.Edited by Judy McClure, UC Master Gardener Coordinator.WEL Native Garden Plant List 06-12