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Herbaceous Perennials

Santa Ana graphic Achillea "moonshine" (Moonshine yarrow)

Clump forming plant two feet by two feet with finely divided gray-green leaves. Yellow flat topped cluster flowers are showier than older varieties and more drought tolerant. Well drained soil, full sun, medium water, blooms all summer.

Santa Ana graphic Achilla millefolium (White yarrow)

Because of its spreading habit, this one to three foot plant needs space to grow. It prefers well drained soil with some organic matter in full or part sun. Water about once a week depending on weather or soil. Has ferny foliage with white flat flower heads that bloom spring to fall.

Santa Ana graphic Agastache cana (Giant hyssop)
Upright perennial to 30" with 10" spike pink mauve flowers. Blooms late summer to early fall. Drought and heat tolerant, full to part sun, any soil. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them!
Santa Ana graphic Alcea rosea (Hollyhock)

This old garden favorite can reach four to five feet tall and is best planted along a fence for support. Will grow in most soil types, requires moderate water and yearly fertilizing for best blooming. They need full sun and will self sow if watered enough in spring. This is a single variety flower in shades of red, pink and white.

Santa Ana graphic Anemopsis californica (Yerba mansa)

Succulent herb grown mostly for fleshly root but has very attractive deep green foliage and white flower. This plant prefers heavy alkaline soil that gets damp periodically and needs part to full sun. Blooms in late spring. Spreads by rhizomes.

Santa Ana graphic Aquilegia caerulea (Blue columbine)

A spring bloomer, this mountain plant can be grown down lower by putting it in a part shade environment. Although not picky about soil types, it prefers some organic enhancement and regular water. The flowers are usually blue and white on a stalk two to three feet tall. Will self sow readily.

Santa Ana graphic Aquilegia crysantyha (Yellow columbine)
Also spring blooming. This columbine has showy yellow flowers on erect stems. Native to moist mountain canyons in the southern Rockies. Part shade, amended soil, regular water.
Santa Ana graphic Aquilegia formosa (Red columbine)

Like its blue cousin, this plant prefers part shade, an enriched soil and regular water. It has smaller leaves and flowers than the blue but grows slightly wider (10") and has more flowers in spring when it blooms. Readily self sows.

Santa Ana graphic Argemene pheiacantha (Prickly poppy)
Mid-size (30" x 20") herbaceous perennial with prickly hollly-like blue leaves. The impressive large white flowers bloom all summer. Being a prairie plant, it thrives on weekly deep watering, is not fussy about soil. Needs full sun.
Santa Ana graphic Armeria maritima (Seathrift)
Hardy evergreen perennial. 6" - 1'. Narrow grass-like leaves form tufted mounds. Flowers are rose pink clusters on 6' - 10' stalks. Bloom late spring. Needs well-drained soil, weekly water, full to part sun.
Santa Ana graphic Artemesia frigida (Fringed sage)

Low growing, mat forming plant, whose silver feathery foliage contrasts well with flowering species. Grows in any soil with or without amendments, drought tolerant and likes full sun. Very hardy. Cut back flower heads in summer to retain shape. Evergreen.

Santa Ana graphic Artemesia ludoviciana (Prairie sage)

This taller (1-2 foot) herbaceous cousin of fringed sage has very silvery leaves that spread by rhizomes. A good ground cover whose spread is limited only by water. Any soil type, full sun, drought tolerant.

Santa Ana graphic Artemesia schmidtiana (Silvermound)

Forms a dome 12 by 8 inches of silver feathery branches. Any soil type, full sun, drought tolerant when established, dies back in winter.

Santa Ana graphic Asclepsis tuberosa (Butterfly weed)

Broad clusters of orange flowers top these two foot stems in midsummer. Since they are an eastern U.S. native, here they require some addition of organic materials and mulch or ground cover to keep roots cool. Full sun if not against a south or west wall, well drained soil, drought tolerant when established. Needs acid soil and iron supplement.

Santa Ana graphic Aster novi-belgi (Redstar aster)

Low growing (3-4 inches) evergreen leaves, forming clump which spreads. Midsummer, has red petaled compound flower about four inches above leaves. Full sun, amended soil, regular water. Can be divided.

Santa Ana graphic Aubrieta deletoides (Rock cress)
Low spreading perennial (2-6' x 12-18") with gray-green leaves and deep purple flower in early spring. Good for light shade in our area. Drought tolerant when established. Needs amended soil.
Santa Ana graphic Aurinia saxatilus (Basket of gold alyssum)
Mat-forming perennial, good for edges or to hang over walls. Gray-green leaves (8-12" x 2-4') with yellow flowers in early summer. Full sun to light shade, moderate water, perfers well-drained soil.
Santa Ana graphic Bahia absinthifolia (Sageleaf bahia)
Gray mounding native with many orange-yellow compound flowers blooming early to midsummer depending on moisture. Drought tolerant, self-seeding, needs well drained soil and south or western exposure in full sun.
Santa Ana graphic Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate flower)

Gray leaves, stems to 16 inches long that hug the ground, hold the daisy-like yellow flower heads on this hardy drought tolerant native. Will grow in any soil type in full sun and smell remarkably like everyone's favorite chocolate! Blooms all summer.

Santa Ana graphic Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy mallow)

This low growing one foot wide plant is covered with deep pink single flowers in early summer. Any soil type, full sun, periodic water. Dies back in summer heat.

Santa Ana graphic Calylophus hartwigii (Hartwigs evening primrose)

This plant has stems to 12 inches long with conspicuous yellow flowers turning to orange or red when old. Prefers well drained soil, full sun, drought tolerant when established. Flowers bloom evening and morning, close in heat of midday.

Santa Ana graphic Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leafed bluebell)

This bluebell has a larger showier flower than others and larger basal leaves. Needs afternoon shade, amended soil and regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Campanula rapunculoides (Creeping bluebells)

Another plant that spreads by rhizomes, this native will grow in any soil type, in sun or part sun. Likes regular water. The blue flowers bloom in early summer and again in late summer on two to three feet stalks. Plant apart from other plants or with other tough competitors.

Santa Ana graphic Campanula rotundifolia (Bluebells)

This mountain native requires part shade in lower elevations and extra organic matter in the soil. The bluebell shaped nodding flowers are on stems 12 inches tall and bloom in spring and again later in summer with regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Centaurea dealbata "rosea" (Perennial bachelors button)

This late spring blooming perennial has gray-green fern-like foliage and a open feathery rose-colored flower. Will grow in any soil with weekly watering and likes full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Centaurea montana (Blue bachelor button)

This perennial has larger deep blue flowers than the annual growing in 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall by 1 to 2 feet wide clumps. Does best in afternoon shade, amended soil and regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Centranthus ruber (Red valerian)

This hardy perennial is hard to beat for showy bloom in difficult planting areas. Its blue-green leaves and bushy habit can reach three feet topped with many deep pink flower heads. Any soil, sun to part shade, drought tolerant. Readily self sows.

Santa Ana graphic Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in summer)

This low growing, spreading silver leafed plant is an excellent ground cover for sunny areas in well drained soil. The white flowers bloom in early summer. Fertilize in spring and water regularly in hot weather. Will spread 12-18 inches wide.

Santa Ana graphic Ceratostigma plumbago (Plumbago)

Wiry stemmed ground cover spreading by underground stems. Dark green leaves. Many dark blue flowers bloom from midsummer to frost. Spreads most rapidly in light soil but will grow in any type. Grows best in part shade with regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Cheiranthus "blue" (Bowles Mauve)

Woody perennial two by two feet, its many branches bearing narrow blue green leaves and topped with purple-blue four petaled flowers. More heat hardy than Siberian cousin. Sun to part shade, weekly water, amended soil.

Santa Ana graphic Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Oxeye daisy)

These yellow and white daisies bloom in later spring on stems two to three feet tall. They are much longer lived than the more common Shasta daisy and will spread about one foot per year. They like any soil type with some added organic material, regular water and sun to part sun.

Santa Ana graphic Chrysopsis villosa (Hairy golden aster)

This stiffly erect shrub-like herbaceous plant can reach 6-24 inches tall depending on water. Yellow compound flowers cover the stem ends in midsummer. Will grow in any soil type in full sun, very drought tolerant when established. Will self sow.

Santa Ana graphic Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis)

Very attractive long blooming favorite to two feet tall spreading to one foot wide. Flowers bright yellow-orange daisy-like. Size and blooming time depend on water. Will grow in any soil type. Remove old flowers for longer blooming.

Santa Ana graphic Datura metaloides (Sacred datura)

Large (to 3 feet) shrub-like herbaceous plant. Blooms from midsummer to frost with very large fragrant white morning glory like flowers. Open in evening and morning. Any soil type but grows larger in sandy soil very drought tolerant when established. Plant parts poison when eaten. Dies to ground in winter. Plant in full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Delosperma cooperi (Purple ice plant)

Succulent spreading ground cover for full sun. Does best if planted against south and west wall because of winters. Very drought tolerant, flowers showy bright pink. Will spread two feet wide. Any soil type.

Santa Ana graphic Delosperma nubigenum (Yellow ice plant)

Same as purple flowered cousin but with smaller leaves and lower habit. Will spread one foot wide. Has yellow flower. Green foliage becomes red in winter.

Santa Ana graphic Delosperma spec. (Red ice plant)

Same as pink above but with red flowers and less winter hardy.

Santa Ana graphic Dyssodia acerosa (Spiny dogweed)

Low growing (to 8 inches) woody plant with bright green spiny leaves. Compound flowers bright yellow on ends of branches, midsummer to frost. Sandy soil, no amendments needed, very drought tolerant when established, full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)

Plant this tall (4-5 feet) plant by a fence or at the back of your perennial bed. Does best in richer amended soil with regular water and some mulch or shade for roots, will spread in clumps. Flowers are compound heads with purple center, pink petals, blooms midsummer to frost. Afternoon shade.

Santa Ana graphic Erigonum umbellatum (Sulfur flower)

Gray-green basal leaves with eight to ten inch stalks topped with bright yellow rounded flowers make this showy spring bloomer a must in the desert garden. Very drought tolerant, will grow in any soil type and in full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Eriogonum jamesii (Antelope sage)

Low growing mounding plant with gray hairy basal leaves. Creamy color flowers on stalks 8"-12" while aging to burgundy in the late fall. Drought tolerant, well-drained soil, full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Euphorbia myrsynites (Myrtle euphorbia)

Use this drought tolerant succulent in rock gardens or hot areas. Its blue-green leaves are topped with yellow flower clusters in early spring. Self sows readily. Some people have skin reactions to white sticky sap. Any soil.

Santa Ana graphic Gaillardia aristata (Blanket flower)

A must for native landscape, this two feet hairy plant boasts red and yellow compound flowers all summer long. Drought tolerant, any soil type, full sun. Will self sow.

Santa Ana graphic Gaillardia goblin (Dwarf gaillardia)

Same as above but plant makes an attractive clump 12 inches high.

Santa Ana graphic Goniolimon tataricum (German statice)

Garden perennial with glossy leathery leves. Flowers light and airy on 2-3' stalks with multiple heads, light purple early summer. Full sun, amended soil, regular water. Excellent for everlasting arrangements.

Santa Ana graphic Gypsophilia repens (Creeping baby's breath)

Good ground cover for full sun, well drained soil, low water, each plant spreads 18 inches. Gray-green foliage with white flowers spring and fall, if cut back after first bloom.

Santa Ana graphic Helianthemum nummulariam (Sunrose)

This evergreen shrublet grows six inches by two feet, has glossy green leaves and orange, pink or red flowers. Like the blue phlox, the flowers last only one day but each day for about three weeks the plant is covered with new flowers. Very showy, full sun, weekly water any soil. Late spring blooming.

Santa Ana graphic Helianthus maximilianus (Maximillian sunflower)

Plant this yellow flowered native by a fence for they can reach six to seven feet tall and need some support. One of the last flowers to bloom in the fall, they like full sun, any soil type and although drought tolerant do appreciate some extra water for bigger longer blooms. Colony forming.

Santa Ana graphic Hererocallis aurantiaca (Daylily)

Hardy perennial with yellow to red blooms in midsummer and grass-like leaves in clumps. Well drained soil, full sun, periodic deep water.

Santa Ana graphic Heuchera sanguinea (Coral bells)

Round green evergreen leaves turning reddish in winter make a symmetrical mound. Flower stalks 12 inches tall, bears small bell-shaped red flowers late spring, early summer. This shade loving plant will thrive in a well drained soil with regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Hymenoxys richardsonli (Pinque)
Multi-stemmed plant with thin green leaves and many bright yellow composite flowers blooming in midsummer. This mountain plant may need afternoon shade, moderate water and a well drained soil.
Santa Ana graphic Hymenoxys scaposa (Bitterweed)

A very handsome plant that grows in inhospitable places, this yellow flowered beauty is a must for native landscapes. Its hairy basal leaves are crowned by flowers 8 to 12 inches tall, spring and summer. Full sun, well drained soil, very drought tolerant.

Santa Ana graphic Ipomoea leptophylla (Bush morning glory)

This striking plant is not really a bush but many arching stems forming a dense mound. Large pink flowers bloom in the cooler part of the day usually late spring to early summer. They prefer sandy soil, full sun and periodic deep watering. They die back to the ground in mid-summer.

Santa Ana graphic Iris, bearded

These hardy rhizomes will grow in any soil with very little care or water and give you years of beauty every spring. Although these are not a native variety, we have included them because of their heat and drought tolerance. Plant in an area by themselves as they spread, will need dividing about every three years. Full sun. We have blue, purple and yellow.

Santa Ana graphic Isocoma pluraflora (Golden bush, ray-less goldenrod)
In late summer, this 2' native blooms with a profusion of yellow flowers. Will grow in any soil type, is drought tolerant, needs full sun and self sows. Looks like chamisa but is shorter and dies back in winter.
Santa Ana graphic Isocoma spinulos (Perennial goldenweed)
Ferny gray foliage and small yellow flowers characterize this six to ten inch tall native. Will reach a width of 10", grows in any soil type, is drought tolerant, needs full sun and self sows, blooms all summer.
Santa Ana graphic Kniphofia uvaria (Red hot poker)

Evergreen, forming dense clumps of glass-like leaves. Flower stalks two to four feet tall, above leaves are masses of yellow orange and red tubular flowers blooming in late spring. Attracts hummingbirds. Full sun, any well drained soil, periodic water.

Santa Ana graphic Lathrys latifolius (Perennial sweetpea)

This old garden favorite blooms in late spring with white to pink flowers on two to four foot vines. Plant in full to part sun, in amended soil with extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Liatris punctata (Dotted gayfeather)

Preferring well drained soil, this two foot native produces showy pink flowers heads in later summer. Drought tolerant, full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Liatris pycnostachya (Thickspike gayfeather)

This three foot pink flowered native inhabits the more moist areas of the plains. Can benefit from amended soil, afternoon shade and extra water here.

Santa Ana graphic Linum perenne lewissi (Blue flax)

Every morning a new crop of beautiful blue flowers top this 12-18 inch plant in mid spring. They prefer a little extra water, some added organic material and full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese cross)

This summer bloomer has red deeply cut petals atop a two to three foot stem. The bright green leaves are slightly hairy, increasing their sun tolerance. Plant in sun to part sun, water weekly, amended soil.

Santa Ana graphic Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot daisy)

This white petaled daisy is a must for native gardens. It grows in a 6-12 inch mound in any soil type, is drought tolerant but blooms longer with a little extra water. Prefers full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Mirabilis multiflora (Wild four o'clock)

Another must for a drought tolerant area. This native is low growing and can spread up to six feet wide depending on water. It has succulent gray-green leaves and has purple-pink flowers all summer long. Any soil type, full sun, dies back completely in winter.

Santa Ana graphic Monarda menthaefolia (Beebalm)

Spreading mat of aromatic leaves in midsummer, bear flower stalks two feet tall with pink cluster flowers. Do best with a little afternoon shade or a ground cover around them, well drained soil and regular water.

Santa Ana graphic Oenothera caespitosa (Stemless evening primrose)

A large white flower aging to pink makes this very drought tolerant species a cheery addition to a native area. They bloom in mid-spring, prefer well drained soil and full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Oenothera missouriensis (Missouri evening primrose)

Prostrate sprawling stems to ten inches long, have soft leaves with the most beautiful clear yellow flowers. All evening primroses bloom in evening or morning and close with the heat. These prefer an amended soil, weekly water and full sun. Blooms all summer.

Santa Ana graphic Oenothera speciosus (Mexican evening primrose)

Spreading ground cover with pink flowers. Will grow in any soil type but spreads more quickly in looser soils. Some extra water required. Can take full to part sun. Blooms all summer.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon abuelitas (Abuelita's penstemon)

This is a crossed variety that we had to offer because the foliage is lush green and the flowers a beautiful deep red. Prefers full sun, well drained soil, is drought tolerant. Blooms early summer.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon ambiguous (Bush penstemon)

This light pink flower makes a symmetrical two foot bush. Blooming in early summer, it prefers well drained soil, full sun and is drought tolerant. Although slow to establish, it is well worth the wait for the beautiful phlox-like flowers.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon angustifolius (Narrow leaf penstemon)

This early spring bloomer has true blue flowers and gray-green leaves. The one foot plants will grow in any soil type, in full to part sun with a little extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon barbatus (Scarlet bugler)

Hummingbirds love this scarlet summer bloomer. The one to three foot plant likes a well drained soil, full sun and are drought tolerant.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon cluteii (Sunset penstemon)

This penstemon grows in a one foot mound with three foot flower stalks that are covered with deep pink flowers Blooming from May to September, the leaves are blue-green and evergreen. Well drained soil, sun to part shade, weekly water.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon eatonii (Firecracker penstemon)

This three foot tall spreading red bloomer is another hummingbird favorite and it has the longest blooming period of any penstemon I know. Any soil type, extra water and full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon grandiflora (Large-flowered penstemon)

Large lavender-blue flowers bloom on the three to four foot stalks above succulent gray-green leaves in early summer. Any soil type, weekly water and full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon palmeri (Palmer's penstemon)

One of the taller (4-6 feet) and one of the few fragrant penstemon. It sports light pink flowers, prefers well drained soil and is drought tolerant. A very popular native variety.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon pinifolius (Pineleaf penstemon)

This cushion-like, low growing (to 1 1/2 feet) plant always draws the hummingbirds to its scarlet flowers throughout the summer. Appreciates some afternoon shade, most soil types and likes a little extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon procerus (Little flowered penstemon)

This 1 1/2 foot tall plant has purple-blue flowers and needs some afternoon shade here. Blooms early summer, needs soil amendments and extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon pseudospectablilis (Desert beardstongue)

Another summer favorite, this three to four foot tall penstemon has dark pink flowers and blooms in late spring. Prefers well drained soil and full sun. Drought tolerant.

Santa Ana graphic Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mt. penstemon)

One of the easiest penstemon to grow, this two to three foot beauty has deep blue flowers. The leaves are a dark green and turn a beautiful purple in winter. Any soil type, full sun and little extra water. Blooms late spring.

Santa Ana graphic Petalostemum purpureum (Purple prairie clover)

Any airy two foot clump plant with bright purple "hats". Blooms midsummer in any soil, full sun, needs a little extra water. A nitrogen fixer.

Santa Ana graphic Phlox sublata (Creeping phlox)

Evergreen mat forming ground cover. Leaves green, needle-like, flowers blue forming sheets of color in early spring. Prefer well drained not too rich soil, full sun, moderately drought tolerant. Cut back after flowering to contain.

Santa Ana graphic Psilotrope tagetina (Paper flower)

A must for desert landscaping, this two foot clump plant is covered with yellow flowers from midsummer to frost. Very drought tolerant, any soil type, full sun. Flowers dry on plant like paper.

Santa Ana graphic Ratibida columnifera (Mexican hat)

Daisy-like flowers with raised centers with burgundy, yellow or orange petals on a two foot symmetrical plant. Any soil type, a variety of water conditions and full sun. Blooms all summer to frost.

Santa Ana graphic Rudbekia goldstrum (Black eyed Susan)

This is a more heat and drought tolerant variety than most. It has dark green somewhat hairy leaves and daisy-like flower with brown raised center and yellow petals on two foot stalks. Full to part sun, amended soil, weekly water.

Santa Ana graphic Rudbekia lanciniata (Cutleaf coneflower)

This mountain native prefers abundant water, afternoon shade and richer soil. It can reach five feet with large yellow daisy-like flowers.

Santa Ana graphic Salvia azuria (Pitcher sage)

This late starter can attain a height of five feet by midsummer when it blooms with a profusion of true blue flowers. Prefers a richer soil, extra water and full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Salvia farinacea (Mealy blue sage)

This two foot plant with purple-blue flowers is a perfect companion to the coreopsis. They both bloom all summer. It prefers well drained, amended soil with a little extra water. Give full sun as it may not survive extreme winters.

Santa Ana graphic Salvia superba 'blue queen' (Blue salvia)
Garden perennial (1-3 x 1-3') with slightly hairy gray-green leaves, blooms deep purple in early summer. Will grow in full sun or part shade, prefers well-drained soil, periodic water.
Santa Ana graphic Saponaria ocymoides (Rock soapwort)

Low growing mounding ground cover. Can spread to 18 inches wide with pink flowers in the mid spring. Full sun, amended soil, extra water. Cut back after flowering.

Santa Ana graphic Saponaria officinalis (Bouncing bet)

Colony forming old garden favorite. The two to three foot plants bloom light purple in midsummer. Amended soil, extra water, full sun.

Santa Ana graphic Scabiosa caucasica (Pin cushion flower)

White or blue flowers on 2 1/2 foot multiple stalks bloom all summer on these heat tolerant plants. Do well in full sun, with weekly water, amended soil. Seed pods used in dried arrangements.

Santa Ana graphic Sedum spurium (Dragon's blood sedum)
Evergreen succulent ground cover with trailing rooting stems. Leaves green to bronze, rose-red floewrs in spring. Drought tolerant, part sun, well drained soil. Good for rock gardens, borders.
Santa Ana graphic Sedum telephium (Indian chief sedum)

Upright to 1 1/2 feet blooming late summer with pink fading to rose flowers. Stalks die back in winter. Full sun, very drought tolerant, well drained soil.

Santa Ana graphic Senecio longilobus (Threadleaf groundsel)

Gray hairy leaves and yellow flowers identify this two foot native. It blooms midsummer in any soil type and full sun, very drought tolerant.

Santa Ana graphic Senecio multicapitatus (Many-headed groundsel)

This yellow flowered groundsel has bright green leaves. It is also about two feet and likes the same conditions.

Santa Ana graphic Silene laciniata (Indian pink)

Erect perennial (8-24") with branched stems and bright red flowers in mid summer. A mountain plant, here will need afternoon or dappled shade, periodic water and well drained amended soil.

Santa Ana graphic Solidago sparsiflorus (Desert goldenrod)

One to two foot spikes of bright yellow flowers top this multibranched native in fall. Sun, weekly water, any soil. Goldenrod's are not allergy causing it is ragweed which blooms at the same time that is the cause. So enjoy their bright fall color!

Santa Ana graphic Sphaeralcea angustifolia lobata (Lobeleaf globemallow)

Hollyhock-like flowers in white, pink and lavender grace these three to four foot plants. Can grow two to three feet wide in full sun, any soil, Drought tolerant. Blooms in summer.

Santa Ana graphic Sphaeralcea grossulariaefolia (Creeping globemallow)

Six to twelve inch lower growing globemallow with red-orange flowers blooming in late spring and summer. Any soil, full sun, a little extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Stachys lanata ( Lambs ear)

Soft white woolly leaves on spreading 12-18 inch stems. Flower stalks with purple flowers not showy. Grown mostly as foliage plant to contrast with greens and purples. Slightly amended soil, sun to part sun, extra water. Will creep out of planted area.

Santa Ana graphic Stanleya pinnata (Princes plume)

Many branched woody perennial to 40 inches with bright green leaves and yellow flowers clustered on stalks. They bloom in mid-summer, prefers well drained soil, full sun and periodic deep watering.

Santa Ana graphic Talinum calycinum (Flame flower)

This six by six inch succulent has striking magenta flowers on thin stalks. They die back to the ground in winter but with stand summer heat, will need water about every other week when established. They prefer well drained soil and will self-sow.

Santa Ana graphic Thelesperma megapotamicum (Indian tea)

Small yellow flowers top two to three foot stalk with needle-like leaves. Full sun, well drained soil, drought tolerant. Stems and leaves used for tea.

Santa Ana graphic Teucreum aroanium (Greek germander)
Spreading evergreen ground cover with gray-green aromatic leaves and pink cluster flowers in early summer. Full sun, well drained soil and bi-weekly deep water when established.
Santa Ana graphic Verbena macdougalii (Western spike verbena)
Erect perennia to 3' branching at top.Leaves hairy light green, flower spikes blue to purple blooming in mid-summer. Grows in mountain meadows, may take some afternoon shade here, amended soil, periodic deep watering.
Santa Ana graphic Verbena tenuisecta (Moss verbena)

Sprawling ground cover with fern-like leaves. Many pink-purple flowers all summer. Can spread two feet wide, prefers well drained soil in full sun with extra water.

Santa Ana graphic Veronica spicata (Speedwell)

Leaves green and slightly hairy with two foot stems topped with densely flowered spikes of blue flowers. Full to part sun, amended soil and yearly fertilizing, weekly water.

Santa Ana graphic Viguera stenoloba (Skeleton leaf golden-eye)

Woody everygreen perennial 1-4' x 6" to 2' depending on moisture. Leaves thin, green on multiple branches, floewrs yellow composite blooming all summer to frost. Prefers sandy soil, full sun, periodic water. Native to Carlsbad area so site in a warm spot.

Santa Ana graphic Zauschneria californica latifolia (Hummingbird trumpet)
Drought tolerant perennail (1 x 2') with wooly gray-green leaves and bright scarlet tubular flowers, blooming in late summer. Prefers well-drained soil, full sun, monthly watering, increase to weekly when flowering. Hummingbirds love them!
Santa Ana graphic Zinnia grandiflora (Desert zinnia)

Low growing spreading narrow leafed plant covered with deep yellow flowers all summer. Full sun, any soil, drought tolerant.

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