Las Pilitas Nursery

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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

Easy garden design: Native plants for wet Loam

(For more see www.mynativeplants.com)

This much water is great for growing vegetables but most natives don't like it much. Not to mention your feet way about 20 lbs from all the mud you pick up every time you try to walk in your yard.

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

Genus Species Variety Cultivar Common Name
Agastache urticifolia

Horse Mint
Anemopsis californica

Yerba Mansa
Baccharis douglasii

Marsh Baccharis
Carex spissa

San Diego sedge
Carex subfusca

Rusty Sedge
Carpenteria californica

Bush Anemone
Epipactis gigantea

Stream Orchid
Erigeron philadelphicus

Philadelphia Daisy
Fragaria virginiana platypetala
Western Alpine Strawberry
Heleocharis macrostachya

Common Spike Rush
Heleocharis montevidensis


Heleocharis palustris


Juncus balticus

Baltic Rush
Juncus effusus

Common Rush
Juncus patens

Common Rush
Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia dunnii serrata
Blue Lobelia
Mimulus cardinalis

Scarlet Monkey Flower
Mimulus guttatus

Seep Monkey Flower
Oenothera hookeri

Evening Primrose
Ribes aureum gracillimum
Golden Currant
Sambucus mexicana

Mexican Elderberry
Satureja mimuloides


Shepherdia argentea

Silver Buffaloberry
Vitis californica

California Grape
Vitis girdiana

S. Cal. Grape
Zauschneria californica
Catalina Island California Fuchsia
Zauschneria californica
Ghostly Red Red California Fuchsia
Zauschneria californica
Pink Pink California Fuchsia
Zauschneria californica
White White California Fuchsia
Zauschneria californica mexicana
Common California Fuchsia
Zauschneria californica Uvas Canyon
San Jose California Fuchsia

2. Shade: Coastal sun or Under oaks (this much water will kill your oaks) or other large trees, or on the north side of a building.

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Genus Species Variety Cultivar Common Name
Adiantum jordanii

California Maiden-Hair Fern
Agastache urticifolia

Horse Mint
Carex spissa

San Diego sedge
Equisetum kansanum

Dwarf Horsetail
Erigeron philadelphicus

Philadelphia Daisy
Fragaria californica

Wood Strawberry
Lilium kelleyanum

Kelly's Lilly
Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower
Mimulus cardinalis

Scarlet Monkey Flower
Ribes sanguineum glutinosum
Pink-Flowered Currant
Rubus parviflorus

Thimbleberry
Thuja plicata

Giant Cedar
Tolmiea menziesii

Piggy Back Plant
Umbellularia californica

Bay Laurel
Urtica holosericea

Giant Stinging Nettle
Whipplea modesta

Yerba de Selva
Woodwardia fimbriata

Giant Chain Fern
Zauschneria californica
White White California Fuchsia