Las Pilitas Nursery

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Fri. & Sat. from 9am-4pm
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
Tues. to Sat. from 9am-4pm

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Easy garden design: Dry Clay

(In coastal areas, not Barstow, for inland areas try mynativeplants.com.)

You are looking good! There are lots of neat plants for these criteria! One last question to narrow it down.

Are you planting these in sun or shade?

1. Sun: Out in the open or it may have a little shade part of the day

Native Plant Suggestions

Genus Species Variety Cultivar Common Name
Abronia villosa aurita
Sand Verbena
Adenostoma sparsifolium

Red Shanks
Allium crispum

Wild Onion
Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting
Arctostaphylos densiflora
Sentinel Manzanita Sentinel Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca

Big Berry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca Dwaine's Dwarf
Dwaine's Dwarf
Arctostaphylos luciana
Adelaide Manzanita Santa Lucia Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita
Dr. Hurd Manzanita Tree Northern California Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita_x_densiflora
Austin Griffiths Manzanita Austin Griifith's Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pringlei drupacea Idyllwild Manzanita Pinkbract Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens

Mexican Manzanita
Artemisia californica

California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica Canyon Gray Canyon Grey Trailing Sagebrush
Asclepias eriocarpa

Monarch Milkweed
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea
Bush Baccharis
Baeria chrysostoma

Coast Goldfields
Bloomeria crocea aurea
Golden Stars
Bothriochloa barbinodis

Cane Bluestem
Brodiaea pulchella

Wild Hyacinth
Calochortus species

Mariposa Lilly
Calochortus weedii

Weeds Mariposa
Ceanothus

Concha California Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus

Remote Blue Ceanothus Bush Lilac
Ceanothus arboreus

Island Mt. Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius

Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatus

Buckbrush
Ceanothus megacarpusX
Tranquil Margarita Big Pod California Lilac
Ceanothus purpureus

Hollyleaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus sorediatus

Jim Bush
Cercocarpus alnifolius

Island Mountain Mahogany
Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Soap Plant
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Silver carpet California Aster
Cupressus forbesii

Tecate Cypress
Cupressus macnabiana


Cupressus nevadensis

Piute Cypress
Dendromecon rigida

Bush Poppy
Deschampsia elongata


Diplacus rutilus

Santa Susana Monkey Flower
Dudleya edulis


Emmenanthe penduliflora

Whispering Bells
Ephedra californica


Ephedra viridis

Green Mormon Tea
Eriodictyon crassifolium


Eriodictyon tomentosum

Woolly Yerba Santa
Eriogonum arborescens

Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum


Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum

St. Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum parvifolium

Cliff Buckwheat
Eschscholzia caespitosa


Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica maritima
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica peninsularis

Gilia tricolor


Gnaphalium californicum

California Pearly Everlasting
Haplopappus squarrosus

Yellow Squirrel Cover
Iva hayesiana

Hayes iva
Keckiella cordifolia

Climbing Penstemon
Lotus purshianus

Lotus
Lotus scoparius

California Broom
Lupinus albifrons

Silver Bush Lupine
Lupinus ludovicianus


Lupinus succulentus

Arroyo Lupine
Lupinus truncatus


Lycium californicum

California Desert Thorn
Malacothamnus clementinus

San Clemente Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus marrubioides


Malacothamnus niveus

Jones Bush Mallow
Monardella villosa

Coyote Mint
Oenothera californica

California Evening primrose
Orthocarpus densiflorus

Owl's Clover
Orthocarpus exserta

Owl's Clover
Oryzopsis hymenoides

Indian Rice grass
Paeonia californica

California Peony
Penstemon clevelandii


Penstemon heterophyllus heterophyllus
Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon parishii


Penstemon spectabilis

Showy Penstemon
Pickeringia montana


Pinus edulis

Pinyon Pine
Pinus quadrifolia

Parry Pinyon
Pinus sabiniana

Digger Pine
Platystemon californicus

Cream Cups
Prunus ilicifolia

Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus lyonii

Catalina Cherry
Quercus acutidens x

Scrub Oak
Rhus ovata

Sugar Bush
Rhus trilobata

Squaw Bush Sumac
Ribes indecorum

White Chaparral Currant
Ribes speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry
Salvia

Daras Choice
Salvia

Pozo Blue Grey Musk Sage
Salvia apiana

White Sage
Salvia apianaXclevelandii
Vicki Romo Vicki Romo white sage
Salvia brandegei

Brandegees Sage
Salvia clevelandii
Winifred Gilman Cleveland Sage Musk Sage
Salvia leucophylla

Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera

Black Sage
Senecio douglasii

Butterweed
Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba
Solanum umbelliferum incanum
Bluewitch
Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert Mallow
Stipa comata

Needle and thread grass
Stipa coronata


Stipa lepida

Foothill Stipa
Stipa pulchra

Purple Stipa
Stipa speciosa

Desert needle grass
Thermopsis macrophylla macrophylla

Trichostema lanatum

Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema parishii

Mountain Blue Curls
Viola pedunculata

Violet
Yucca whipplei percusa

Zigadenus fremontii

Death Camas