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Red flowers 4-11

  1. 1. CA Native Plants for Western L.A. County – Plant with Red, Pink and Magenta Flowers I Scientific Name Common Name Trees and Tree-like Large Shrubs Arctostaphylos X Catalina Manzanita catalinae ** Arctostaphylos ‘Dr. Hurd’ manzanita ‘Dr Hurd’ Manzanita Size Flower/ season 6-18 ft tall 5-8 ft wide Pink/W-Sp FS/PS To 15 ft t 10 ft wide Pink/W-Sp FS Light** Soil Any welldrained Welldrained Water Zone+ 1-2 to 2-3 1 to 1-2 X Baccharis salicifolia Mule Fat To 10 ft Pink-white/ all year FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 X * Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud 6-20 ft tall 10-15 ft w Magenta/ Sp FS/PS Any incl clay 1-2 to 2-3 Desert Willow 5-25 ft tall and wide Pink/ Sp-F FS/PS Any welldrained Island (Rose) Mallow 8-12 ft tall & wide Magenta/ yr round FS/PS Welldrained 1 FS Any but hi alkali 2-3 FS Clay fine FS/PS FS/PS * Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata Lavatera X assurgentiflora ssp. X glabrata & assurgentiflora California Bright 60-100 ft pink/Sp sycamore Large Shrubs (> 6 ft tall; including those for screens and hedges) ** Arctostaphylos ‘Louis Edmunds’ 5-8 ft tall Pink/Sp bakeri ssp. bakeri (Sepentine) 8 ft wide 'Louis Edmunds' Manzanita ** Arctostaphylos ‘Sentinel’ (Vine 4-8 ft tall Pink/W-Sp densiflora 'Howard 6-10 ft w Hill) Manzanita McMinn' ** Arctostaphylos ‘Sentinel’ (Vine 5-8 ft tall Pink/W-Sp densiflora 3-7 ft wide Hill) Manzanita 'Sentinel' ‘Baby Bear’ & ** Arctostaphylos 5-8 ft tall 3-8 ft wide Pink/W-Sp ‘Mama Bear’ densiflora x bakeri 'Baby Manzanitas Bear' & 'Mama Bear' Platanus racemosa ** Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffith' X * Calycanthus occidentalis ‘Austin Griffith’ Manzanita 6-10 ft tall 4-8 ft wide Pink/W-Sp Western Spicebush 6-12 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Purplebronze/ Sp-Su 1 to 1-2 Availability Notes 1, 13, 14 Well-drained soil 13 Evergreen; good in gardens 1, 2 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19 1, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 Fall color (red, orange); edible fruit, flowers Showy flowers; winter decid. 1, 2, 13 1, 3, 7, 12, 14 live to 400 yrs; no salt tol. 1-2 to 2 6, 13, 24 Nice flowers; maroon branches Any, incl. clays 2 to 2-3 1, 3, 13, 14 Welldrained incl sand 1-2 6, 8, 13, Good for birds, butterflies; open growth FS Welldrained 1-2 to 2 6 Showy flowers, foliage FS/PS Welldrained; sandy 1-2 to 2 6, 13, Relatively fastgrowing; open habit FS/PS Pref.light deep rich 2-3 1, 13, 14 Spicy; wine-like fragrance 1
  2. 2. I X Flower/ season Scientific Name Common Name Size Malacothamnus fasciculatus Chaparral Mallow To 12 ft t 4-6 ft wide X Rhus integrifolia Lemonadeberry X Rhus ovata Sugar Bush 2-10 3-20 8-12 6-15 ft ft w. ft ft w. Light** Soil Water Zone+ Pink/ Sp-Su FS/PS any 1 to 1-2 Pink/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 Pink/Sp FS/PS any 1-2 Availability Notes 1, 3, 5, 10, 13, 19 ‘Casitas’ good for gardens 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 1, 3, 9, 10, 12-14, 16, 19 Edible fruits Edible fruits Smaller Shrubs ( < 6 ft. tall) ; includes woody sub-shrubs California Copperleaf Little Sur Manzanita 2-3 ft tall & wide Red/Sp FS/PS Sandy/ rocky 1 to 1-2 2-5 ft tall 4-6 ft w Pink/W-Sp FS/PS welldrained Hooker’s Manzanita 2-5 ft tall 4-6 ft w Pink/W-Sp FS X * Calliandra californica Baja Fairyduster 3-6 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Red/ Sp-Su * Calliandra eriophylla Pink Fairyduster 1-4 ft tall 3-6 ft wide X Diplacus parviflorus Island Bush Monkeyflower X Diplacus puniceus X Eriogonum cinereum * Acalypha californica 1, 8, 13 Red foliage 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14 Cultivars: ‘Greensphere’ welldrained 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 13 Cultivars ‘Sunset’, ‘Wayside’, ‘Ken Taylor’ FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 13, 14, 22 Pink/Sp & F FS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 11, 13, 28 2-3 ft & wide Red /W-Sp PS (morning sun OK) Welldrained 1-2 to 2 Red Bush Monkeyflower 2-3 ft & wide Darker orange/Sp PS (morning sun OK) Welldrained 1-2 to 2 Ashy-leaf Buckwheat 2-5 ft Pink-wht/ Sp-F FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 2-3 Wand Buckwheat 3-6 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 12 X Eriogonum fasciculatum California Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Pink/Sp-F FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19 'Dana Point' tight, compact; ‘Bruce Dickinson’ - prostrate Eriogonum giganteum X vars. formosum, giganteum St. Catherine’s Lace 3-6 ft Pink-white/ Su FS/PS Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19 Don’t plant near native buckwheats X Eriogonum parvifolium Coastal Buckwheat 2-4 ft Pink-creme/ Su + FS/PS/ FSH Any welldrained 1 to 1-2 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 X X X * Arctostaphylos edmundsii * Arctostaphylos hookeri Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum 3, 7, 8, 11-14, 16, 20-24, 26, 28 3, 7, 8, 10-14, 16, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28 1, 2, 3, 10, 13, 14, 16 Showy hummingbird plant Blooms with rains; Sonoran Desert plant S. Islands S. Islands; Riv. & San Diego Co. Gray foliage 2
  3. 3. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Eriogonum gracile var. gracile I Slender Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F FS any California Spurge 3-4 ft tall & wide Whitered/Sp FS sandy Catalina Snapdragon 2-4 ft tall Red/Sp + FS/PS Red/Sp-F FS/PS X Euphorbia misera X Gambelia (Galvezia) speciosa X Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow 4-6 ft tall to 12 ft w 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide X Ribes californicum var. hesperium Hillside Gooseberry X * Justicia californica Chuparosa Light** Soil Welldrained Sandy best Water Zone+ 1-2 1-2 to 2-3 Availability Notes 10, 16 (?var) unusual 1, 8, 13 Tolerates seaside conditions 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 1 to 1-2 1, 7, 8, 14 1 to 1-2 1, 13 Light pink/ Sp FS To 3 ft Red-white/ W-Sp PS/FSH Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 10, 12, 13 (var. californicum) Birds eat berries Chaparral Currant 5-8 ft Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 3, 13, 14, 19 Birds eat berries ** Ribes malvaceum var. viridifolium 'Ortega Beauty' Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant 5-7 ft tall & wide Pink/ Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 * Ribes menziesii Canyon Gooseberry 5-6 ft tall & wide Maroonwhite/ Sp PS Fuschia-flowered Gooseberry Red-flowering Currant 3-6+ ft tall and wide Dark pink/ W-Sp FS/PS/FSH Welldrained 2-3; 3 in sun 1, 3, 10, 1214, 19 4-10 ft Pink/Sp PS/FSH Welldrained 2-3 3, 5, 13, 14, 19 California Wild Rose 3-4 ft tall 3-10 ft w Pink/ Sp-Su X Ribes malvaceum X Ribes speciosum X * Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum X Rosa californica * Spiraea douglasii X Symphoricarpos mollis Douglas’ Spirea Snowberry 3-6 ft tall, spreading 2-4 ft tall & wide FS/PS/FSH Any Most any Pink/ Su FS/PS Welldrained Pink/W-Sp PS/FSH any 2 1-2; 3 (sun) 2 to 3 2-3 to 3 13 11, 13 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16 8, 11, 13 X Calystegia macrostegia To 30+ ft White-pink/ Sp-F X Keckiella cordifolia Climbing Penstemon 3-4 ft Red-Or/ Sp-Su PS FS coastal PS/PS/ FSH Showy flowers Tolerates seasonal flooding Woodsy; showy flowers 13, 14 mulch Invasive; can look weedy; ‘Anacapa Pink’; ‘Candycane’ Perennial Vines California Morning Glory No direct water in summer; prickly Welldrained 2-3 1, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 any 1-2 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14 3
  4. 4. I Scientific Name X * Lathyrus splendens X Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans Common Name Size Flower/ season Pride of California 6-12 ft Red/Sp Western Honeysuckle 5-18 ft Pink/Sp-Su Perennial Groundcover Plants Light** PS Soil Welldrained Water Zone+ 1-2 Availability ? Notes Gorgeous flowers Tolerates seasonal flooding PS/FSH clay 1-2 to 2-3 1, 5, 13, 14, 19 FS Sand 1-2 to 2 10, 13, 16 Adjacent to beach only X Abronia maritima Red Sand Verbena to 6 ft Magenta/ Su-F **Achillea millefolium X ‘Red Beauty’, ‘Fire King’, Yarrow 1-2 ft White/Sp-Su FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 Alkali soils fine Little Sur Manzanita 1-3 ft tall 3-6 ft wide Pink/Sp PS best Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, Red berries in summer Little Sur Manzanita 1-3 ft tall 6-20 ft wide Pink/W-Sp PS best Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 16 Red berries in summer Bert Johnson Manzanita < 1 ft tall 6 ft wide Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 19 Better further inland Big Sur Manzanita < 4 ft tall 4-6 ft wide White/W-Sp FS/PS Any; sandy ok 1-2 to 2-3 19, Open growth Carmel Sur Manzanita 1 ft tall to 20 ft w Pink/Sp FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3, 6, 13, 19 Good for Coastal areas; fast growth Danville Manzanita 1-2 ft tall 4-6 ft wide Pink/W FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 6, Pink/W FS/PS Any incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 8, 13 ‘Island Pink’ , ‘Rosy Red’ * Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Parvifolia’ * Arctostaphylos edmundsii (incl. ‘Parvifolia’ & ‘Little Sur’) ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Bert Johnson’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Big Sur’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Danville’ ** Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Sandsprite’ * Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. adamsii * Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. crassiflia ** Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Monterey Carpet’ X * Arctostaphylos pajaroensis Sandsprite Manzanita Laguna Manzanita 3-5 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp PS best Welldrained 1-2 3, 8, 14 Blue-gray foliage Del Mar Manzanita 2-8 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp PS best Most soils 1-2 14 White-blue foliage; very hardy coastal Monterey Carpet Manzanita 1 ft high 5+ ft wide White/Sp PS Sandy best 1-2 1, 3, 6, 13 Pajaro Manzanita 4-6 ft tall & wide White/W FS/PS Sandy best; acidic 1-2 to 2 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14 Several cultivars used as groundcovers 4
  5. 5. Scientific Name Common Name * Arctostaphylos pumila Dune Manzanita * Arctostaphylos uvaursi Bearberry; Kinnickinnick 2-4 ft tall 3-6 ft wide 1 ft tall spreading ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Pacific Mist’ Pacific Mist Manzanita ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Point Reyes’ ** Arctostaphylos uvaursi ‘Radiant’ I Size Flower/ season Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes 1 to 1-2 8 Monterey Bay dunes plant 2-3 1, sandy Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 ft tall 6-8 ft wide White/Sp FS/PS sandy Point Reyes Manzanita <1 ft tall to 10 ft Pink/Sp PS Welldrained 2-3 Radiant Manzanita <1 ft tall 8-10 ft w Pink/W-Sp PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 1, 8, 13, 19 Emerald Carpet Manzanita < 1 ft tall 3-6 ft wide White/W-Sp FS/PS Rich, sl. acid 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 8, 13 A. uva-ursi X A. nummularia hybrid ** Arctostaphylos ‘Wood’s Compact’ Wood’s Compact Manzanita < 1 ft tall to 6 ft w. Pink/Sp PS Needs rich soil 1-2 to 2-3 1, 8, 13 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi X A. nummularia ** Arctostaphylos ‘John Dourley’ X FS/PS ** Arctostaphylos ’Emerald Carpet’ X White/ Sp John Dourly Manzanita 2-3 ft tall to 8 ft wide Pink/Sp FS/PS Any 1-2 Epilobium canum (Zauschneria californica) CA Fuschia 1-3 ft 3-5 ft wide Orange/F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 14, 19 ** Epilobium canum ‘Catalina’ Island CA Fuschia 2-3 ft tall 3-5 ft wide FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 13, 19 ** Epilobium canum ‘Everett’s Choice ** Epilobium canum ‘Ghostly Red’ ** Epilobium canum ‘Hurricane Point’ Everett’s Choice CA Fuschia ‘Ghostly Red’ CA Fuschia Hurricane Point CA Fuschia 1 ft tall 3 ft wide OrangeRed/all year (S/F/W most) Dark Orred/ Spr-Su FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 3, 11, 16 1 ft tall 3 ft wide Red-orange/ Su-F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 6 1 ft tall 2 ft wide Or-red/Su-F FS/PS Any 1-2 to 2-3 8, 19 ** Epilobium canum ‘Solidarity Pink’ ‘Solidarity pink’ CA Fuschia 2-3 ft tall & wide Pink/Su-F FS/PS Most 2 to 2-3 13 ‘Wayne’s Silver’ CA Fuschia 1-2 ft tall 3-4 ft wide Red/Su-F FS/PS most 2 to 2-3 13, 14 Humbolt County Fuschia 1 ft tall 4-5 ft wide Or-red/Su-F FS/PS Prefers rocky ** Epilobium septentrionalis ‘Wayne’s Silver’ ** Epilobium septentrionalis ‘Select Mattole’ 1-2 to 2-3 2-3 1, 3, 6, 8, 13 Best along coast; needs pruning 1, 3, 8, 13, 16, 19 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 16, 19 19 Tolerates winter flooding Gray foliage; upright, shrublike Low-growing Low-growing under oaks; tolerates winter flooding under oaks Low mat-like; silvery foliage; winter dormant 5
  6. 6. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season ** Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’ I Warriner Lytle CA Buckwheat < 1 ft spreading Pink/Sp-F FS White/Spr PS/ FSH Pale Pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH 1-2 ft tall & wide Hot pink/ Sp-Su 1-2 ft tall & wide X * Heuchera maxima ** Heuchera Bells’ ** Heuchera Belle’ ** Heuchera Chimes’ ** Heuchera Duet’ ** Heuchera Melody’ ** Heuchera Pink’ ‘Blushing ‘Canyon ‘Canyon ‘Canyon ‘Canyon ‘Canyon Island Alumroot ‘Blushing Bells’ Coral Bells ‘Canyon Belle’ Coral Bells ‘Canyon Chimes’ Coral Bells ‘Canyon Duet’ Coral Bells ‘Canyon Melody’ Coral Bells ‘Canyon Pink’ Coral Bells ** Heuchera 'Chiqui' 'Chiqui' Coral Bells ** Heuchera 'Dainty Bells' 'Dainty Bells' Coral Bells ** Heuchera ‘Firefly’ ‘Firefly’ Coral Bells ** Heuchera ‘Lillian’s Pink’ ‘Lillian’s Pink’ Coral Bells 'Pink Wave' Coral Bells ** Heuchera 'Pink Wave' ** Heuchera ‘Rachel’ ** Heuchera ‘Rosada’ ** Heuchera ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ ** Heuchera ‘Smoky Rose’ ** Heuchera ‘Susanna’ ‘Rachel’ Coral Bells ‘Rosada’ Coral Bells ‘Santa Ana Cardinal’ Coral Bells ‘Smoky Rose’ Coral Bells ‘Susanna’ Coral Bells Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes Any 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 7, 8, 13 Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1, 3, 7, 8, 13, 14 PS/ FSH Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 9, 13, Dark pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 9. 1-2 ft tall & wide Medium pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3, 9, 13 1-2 ft tall & wide Medium pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 9, Mat-like foliae 1-2 ft wide 1-2 ft wide 1-2 ft wide 1-2 ft wide 1-2 ft wide Medium pink/ Sp-Su Medium pink/ Sp-Su Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3, 9 Grayer foliage Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 1- 3 ft tall & wide 1-2 ft tall & wide tall & tall & tall & tall & tall & Pink/Sp-Su Cardinal/ Sp-Su Light pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH PS/ FSH PS/ FSH PS/ FSH PS/ FSH 1-2 ft tall & wide 1-2 ft tall & wide 1-2 ft tall & wide Medium pink/ Sp-Su Pale pink/ Sp-Su Dark pink/ Sp-Su 1-2 ft tall & wide Dark pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH Any, incl. clays 1-2 ft tall & wide Pale pink/ Sp-Su PS/ FSH 1-2 ft tall & wide Hot pink/ Sp-Su PS/FSH PS/ FSH PS/ FSH PS/ FSH 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 13, 13 13 13 3 9, Larger flowers 13 3, 3, 9, 13 1-2 to 2-3 3, 9 Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3 Any, incl. clays 1-2 to 2-3 3 Purplish foliage 6
  7. 7. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season ** Heuchera ‘Wendy’ ‘Wendy’ Coral Bells 1-2 ft tall & wide Pale pink/ Sp-Su Crevice Alumroot 1-3 ft Pink/Spr PS/PS/ FSH ** Heuchera micrantha ‘Martha Roderick’ ** Heuchera micrantha ‘Old La Rochette’ ‘Martha Roderick’ Coral Bells ‘Old La Rochette’ Coral Bells 1-2 ft tall & wide Pink/Spr PS/PS/ FSH 1-2 ft tall & wide Pale pink/ Sp-Su X Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente Is. Bush Mallow 2-4 ft tall to 8 ft wide X ** Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ Coyote Mint I Light** Soil Water Zone+ Any, incl. clays Welldrained Welldrained 2-3 to 3 2-3 to 3 PS Any, incl. clays 2-3 to 3 Widely avail. Light pink/Spr FS Any 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 13 1-2 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Spr-Su PS Catalina Perfume 1-3 ft Pink/ Salvia leucophylla X ‘Point Sal’ & ‘Point Sal Spreader’ Point Sal Sage 2-3 ft tall 8-10 ft w Pink-violet/ Spr-Su X Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage 1-3 ft Magenta/Spr PS/FSH X Stachys bullata California Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-4 ft Pink/Spr-Su PS Stachys rigida var. X rigida (Stachys ajugoides) Rigid Woodmint (Hedgenettle) 1-2 ft Pink/Spr-Su FS/PS Clay 2-3 to 3 1, 13 Red Sand Verbena to 6 ft Magenta/ Su-F FS Sand 1-2 to 2 10, 13, 16 Thrift/Seapink < 1 ft tall & wide Pink/ Sp PS Any incl. clays 2 to 3 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 24 X * Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine 1-2 ft Redyellow/Su PS/FSH Welldrained 2 to 3 1, 3, 5, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20 X Asclepias eriocarpa Indian Milkweed 2-3 ft Pink/Su FS/PS Sandy 1-2 13 X Asclepias fascicularis Narrow-leaf Milkweed 2-3 ft Creampink/Su FS/PS Sandy 1-2 1, 3, 10, 14 Notes Widely avail. X * Heuchera micrantha X Ribes viburnifolium PS PS/FSH FS Welldrained Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 Availability 1-2 2 to 2-3 3, 9, 13 1, 3, 8 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 1, 3, 9, 13, 14, 20 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 19 Dense, evergreen; fastgrowing; aromatic Any 1-2 1, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19 Cut back yearly Welldrained 2-3 1, 3, 7, 12, 14 Tolerates seasonal flooding Welldrained Herbaceous Perennials X Abronia maritima * Armeria maritima Adjacent to beach only ‘Compacta’, ‘Spendens’, ‘Rubrifolia’ Needs seasonal flooding 7
  8. 8. Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season X Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed 2-3 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Pink/Su FS/PS Indian Paintbrush 1-2 ft Red/Spr FS X * Delphinium cardinale Scarlet Larkspur To 6 ft Red/Spr-Su FS X * Delphinium nudicaule Red (Canyon) Larkspur 1-2 ft tall & wide Red/Sp PS X * Diplacus puniceus Red Monkeyflower 2-3 ft Red/ Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum Eriogonum elongatum var elongatum * Eriogonum grande X var. rubescens Fringed Willow Herb 2-5 ft tall Pink/Su-F PS Wand Buckwheat 3-5 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Pink/Su-F FS Red Buckwheat 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Red-pink/ Su-F FS/PS * Eriogonum kennedyi Cushion Buckwheat < 1 ft 1-3 ft wide Pale Pink/ FS Sandy/ rocky Frankenia salina Alakali Heath 2 ft tall Magenta/ Su-F FS sandy X * Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower 1-2 ft tall 1 ft wide Red/Sp-Su FS/PS/ FSH X Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet Monkeyflower To 3 ft Red/Sp-Fa X * Mirabilis bigelovii Desert Four O’Clock 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Wishbone Plant; CA Four O’Clock I Castilleja affinis subsp. affinis Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia * Mirabilis multiflora X vars glandulosa and pubescens X Light** Soil Any Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Water Zone+ 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 Availability 2, 8, 19 10, 13 Notes Tol. Flooding; Monarch host plant; silvery Summer dry for seeds Toxic; very showy Toxic; very showy Nice color for shade Can become weedy 1 to 1-2 10, 16, 19 1-2 to 2 19 1 to 1-2 3, 6, 8, 10, 12-4, 16, 21 any 2-3 to 3 2, 10 Any, incl clay, Alk. 1 to 1-2 1, 8, 12 Tough plant 1, 5, 7, 8, 14 Tol. moderate salt, alkali soils 13, 14 Alpine plant; silvery-white 1-2 to 2-3 10 Saltmarsh plant any 2-3 to 3 3, 8, 13, 19 Toxic FS/PS any 2-3 to 3 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19 easy Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2 8, 14, 16 White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar 1-3 ft tall & wide Pink/Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 1, 10, 13, 14, 16 reseeds Large Four O’Clock 1-2 ft tall 3-4 ft wide Magenta/Su PS Rocky, welldrained 1-2 1, 5, 13, 16 PS best Any; no alkali 2-3 1, 6, 8, 13, 14, 19 PS See note 1-2 1, 3, 8, 13, 14, 19 X * Monardella macrantha Red Monardella 1-2 ft tall & wide Red/Su-F X * Monardella villosa (ssp. subserrata) Coyote Mint 1 ft Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS Any 1-2 1-2 to 2 White-lined Sphynx Moth nectar Hummingbird plant; scented; ‘Marion Sampson’ Well-drained soil best 8
  9. 9. Common Name Size Flower/ season * Penstemon centranthifolius Scarlet Bugler 1-3 ft & wide OR-Red/ Sp-Su FS Welldrained Firecracker Penstemon 1-3 ft & wide Red/Sp-Su FS Sonoma Penstemon 1-2 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Magenta/Su FS/PS * Penstemon palmeri Pink Wild Snapdragon * Penstemon parryi Parry’s Penstemon Paeonia californica X Scientific Name * Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis I CA (Wild) Peony 4-5 ft 1-2 ft 3-4 ft 2-3 ft 1-2 ft 2-3 ft 2-3 ft wide Lavender/ Sp-Su Pink or red/ Sp-Su Dark red/ W-Sp Pink bract / Su X * Penstemon eatonii Rumex salicifolius var. salicifolius * Sairocarpus X multiflorus Scrophularia californica X ssp. floribunda Sidalcea malviflora ssp. X malviflora X X * Sidalcea oregana X Silene laciniata (incl. S. californica) X Stephanomeria blairii Willow Dock tall wide tall wide tall wide tall & Light** Soil FS CA Bee Plant 2-3 ft Dark Red/ Spr PS To 1 ½ ft Pinklavender/ 2-4 ft tall 1-2 ft wide Indian Pink Blair’s Wirelettuce Dwarf Checker Mallow Oregon Checkmallow 1 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 May be difficult 1 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13 Very showy 1-2 to 2 8, 13 1 to 1-2 1, 14 Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained PS/PS Pink/Sp Notes Welldrained FS/PS 2-3 ft tall 2-4 ft wide Availability Welldrained FS/PS Rose Snapdragon Any FS/PS 1-2 to 3 1-2 to 2-3 Sonoran Desert plant 10, 13 (? var.) Seaside fine 1, 10, 13 Hummingbird plant Afternoon shade 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 FS/PS Any 2-3 to 3 Pinks/Sp-Su FS/PS Welldrained 2-3 to 3 13 1-3 ft Red/Sp-Su FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 12, 19 2 ft tall 3 ft. wide Pink/Su-F FS/PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2-3 13 Difficult 1, 8, 13, 19 – no water after flowering Red Maids Bright pink/Sp FS Any Purple Owl’s Clover 1-2 ft tall Magenta/Sp FS Welldrained X Centaurium venustum Beautiful Centaury < 1 ft tall Magenta, white/Sp-Su FS Any Cirsium occidentale var. X californicum & occidentale Cobwebby Thistle 4-6 ft tall 1-2 ft w. Pink/Sp-Su FS Welldrained Castilleja exserta ssp. exserta 1 to 1-2 Blue-green foliage; difficult; ‘St. Helena’ Desert plant sources 6, 8, 10, 19, 20 2-3 to 3 < 1 ft tall 1-2 ft w. X 1 to 1-2 Welldrained Herbaceous Annuals & Biennials (also short-lived perennials usually grown as annuals) X Calandrinia ciliata Water Zone+ 2-3 to 3 1 1 to 1-2 1-2 2, 5, 10 Gorgeous flowers ‘Jack Flash’ & ‘Starburst’ cultivars readily available Good bird, pollinator plant Good for water gardens 2, 5, 16 (our ssp) 8 13, 19, 21 May survive several seasons 9
  10. 10. I Scientific Name Common Name Size Flower/ season Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes 5, 8, 10, 13, 19 + others 5, 8, 10, 14, 16 Needs drought for seeds Needs drought for seeds Needs drought for seeds Needs drought for seeds Needs drought for seeds Dry areas under pines Clarkia bottae Monterey Clarkia * Clarkia concinna Red Ribbons * Clarkia rubicunda Ruby Chalice Clarkia 1-2 ft tall & wide 1 ft tall, wide 1 ft tall, wide 1-2 ft tall & wide Elegant Clarkia 2-5 ft tall * Eriogonum davidsonii Davidson’s Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F FS gravelly 1-2 10 Eriogonum gracile var. gracile Slender Buckwheat 1-3 ft tall Pink/Su-F FS any 1-2 10, 16 (?var) X Lupinus concinnus Scarlet Lupine/ Bajada Lupine < 1 ft tall X Lupinus hirsutissimus Stinging Lupine 1-3 ft tall X Lupinus truncatus Dwarf Lupine 1-2 ft tall X * Madia elegans Common Madia 1-3 ft Kellogg’s Monkeyflower Parish’s Monkeyflower 1-2 ft tall/wide Magenta/Sp 1 ft tall & wide X * Mimulus pictus Calico Monkeyflower X Silene laciniata X * Clarkia amoena X Clarkia unguiculata Farewell-to-Spring Bright pink/ Sp-Su Pale pink/ Sp-Su Magenta/ Sp-Su Light pink/ Sp-Su Pink-purple/ Sp-Su Light** Redpurple/Sp Magentapurple/Sp Red-Purple/ Sp Yellow-red/ Su-F FS/PS Any 1 to 2-3 FS/PS Any 1 to 2-3 FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 5, 8, 11, 16 FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 5, 11, 19 FS/PS any 1 to 2-3 2, 5, 10, 13, 16 FS FS/PS Sandy best Welldrained 1 10 1 unusual 10, 13, 16 any 1 to 2-3 10, 13, Welldrained 1-2 to 2 5, 10, 16, 19 FS/PS Rocky 1-2 to 2 ? Pale pink / Sp-Su FS Any/ sandy 2 to 3 3, 5, 8, 10-13, 16, 19, 21, 24 Desert Mtns; pondside < 6 in tall & wide Maroon-wht/ Sp PS Welldrained 2 to 3 8, 19 Sierra foothills Red Catchfly 1-2 ft tall Red-pink/ Sp FS/PS Welldrained 2-3 3, 12 X Trifolium ciliolatum Tree clover 1-3 ft X Trifolium gracilentum Pin-point Clover 1-3 ft Small-head Clover 1-2 ft Tomcat Clover 1-2 ft Mimulus kelloggii X * Mimulus parishii X Trifolium microcephalum X Trifolium willdenovii Pinkpurple/Sp Pinkpurple/Sp Pink-purple/ Sp-Su Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS FS FS/PS FS FS FS/PS Any welldrained Any welldrained Any welldrained Any 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 1-2 to 2-3 5, 10 10, 16 Foliage aroma of tropical fruit Tolerates seaside conditions Pollinator plant; edible Pollinator plant; edible 10, 16 10, 16, 19 Can spread 10
  11. 11. I Scientific Name Common Name Flower/ season Size Light** Soil Water Zone+ Availability Notes Cacti and Succulents X Cylindropuntia (Opuntia) prolifera X Dudleya cymosa * Dudleya palmeri Coastal Cholla Canyon Liveforever Palmer's Liveforever 4-8 ft tall & wide Dark Pink/W-Sp FS/PS Welldrained 1 to 1-2 To 1 ft tall & wide Yellow-red/ Sp PS Welldrained 1-2 to 2 To 1 ft tall & wide Yellow-red/ Sp PS Welldrained 1 to 2 Dudleya pulverulenta < 2 ft & Pink-Yellow/ WellCA Chalk Dudleya FS/PS wide Sp-Su drained (ssp. pulverulenta) Bulbs and Corms – need moist soils until blooming is done; then dry soils through summer/fall X Alium crispum Fringed Onion * Allium falcifolium Scytheleaf Onion X Allium peninsulare Peninsular Onion * Allium. sanbornii spp. sanbornii * Allium serra X Sanborn’s Onion Jeweled Onion Calochortus albus (pink form – v. rubellus) White Fairy Lantern Splendid Mariposa Lily Calochortus splendens 1 ft tall & wide < 1 ft tall 1-2 ft wide 1 ft tall & wide 1 ft tall & wide 1 ft tall & wide 1 ft tall <1 ft wide Magenta/Sp PS Magenta/Sp FS/PS Bright Magenta/Sp Bright pink/Sp-Su FS/PS FS Magenta FS/PS White-pink/ Sp-Su FS/PS 6-18 in. Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS Calochortus venustus Butterfly Mariposa 1-2 ft tall Pink/Sp-Su FS/PS **Iris 'Native Warrior' ; ‘Big Wheel’ Pacific Coast hybrids Iris 1-2 ft Magenta/Sp PS Any incl clays Welldrained Welldrained Welldrained Any incl clays Clays best Welldrained Welldrained See note 1 to 1-2 1, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14, 20, 24 1, 3, 8, 13 1, 13 Santa Monica Mtns; slopes 1, 3, 14, 19 With good drainage 1 8, 32 1 18, 19, 32 1 to 2 Interesting growth habit; spines Santa Monica Mtns; Santa Monica Mtns; under oak Easy; unique; rock gardens 8, 13, 30, 32 1 8, 30 1 32 1 1, 8, 13, 19, 20 1 1, 8, 10, 18, 20 1 1, 8, 13, 20 2 difficult Drought tol. if mulched 4/30/2011 I : X = Gardening Information Sheet :(http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/gallery-of-native-plants.html) or at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center * may not be immediately local, but is a CA native plant ++ + ** horticultural cultivar light: FS=full sun; PS=part shade; FSH=full shade Water Zones: 1 = no summer water; 1-2 = very occasional summer water (several times per summer); 2 = let soil dry out between waterings; 2-3 some regular summer water (about once a week); 3 = regular watering/moist soil (like a conventional lawn) Availability: numbers correspond to the Plant and Seed Sources List at: http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/where-to-purchase-native-plants.html 11

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