Achillea millefolium arenicola
A perennial that grows right next to the ocean, on bluffs or the coastal sand spits. The consistent variable seems to be the sea Salt spray keeps the plants a low 1 inch tall. The flowers rise 2 inch... Learn more.
Achillea millefolium californica
Western Yarrow is a small perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from 1-4'. The cream-colored (off-white?) flowers are in 3- 4"clusters. It's native to the western U.S. and is drough... Learn more.
Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink
(Achillea borealis ssp. californica (Munz)) Island Pink. Yarrow is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from one to four feet. Some plants of each population will have 3- 4"clu... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos hooveri Hoovers Manzanita
Hoovers Manzanita is an evergray 10' X `6' bush with red stems that has proved intractable in our climate and soil. This species has an interesting leaf appearance, because of the long, silvery, hair... Learn more.
Armeria maritima californica
6" mound with 1" pink pom-poms 1' high. Will take almost any climate with regular water. Best in part shade inland, full sun along coast. Not drought tolerant or tough except on coastal bluffs. Excell... Learn more.
(Syn. Artemisia dracunculoides, Artemisia glauca) Tarragon (probably not the variety called French Tarragon, the culinary herb) is a very unattractive weed of disturbed places. Worldwide, maybe native... Learn more.
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea
Deer proof throughout Ca. (so-far). You might want to cover it for the first year. Drought tolerant, very usefull for hedges or fence lines, much underused. Water 1/week until est. then 1/month or so ... Learn more.
Corms, 1' in height, blue 1" flowers, spring, throughout Ca.,UT, Nev,Ariz.,tolerates most conditions with good drainage, little water after established. Butterfly plant. One of the earlier wildflowe... Learn more.
Bifid referring to the top of the fruit covering which is cleft into two parts, , somewhat tufted perennial to 5 ft. hgt., mostly in the coast ranges of CA, more uncommon in the Sierra Nevada, lvs, fl... Learn more.
Native to moist spots to seasonally wet areas, Small-bracted Sedge, perennial to 5 ft. hgt., grassland, brushland, woodland, sea level to 5000 ft., somewhat common, CA coast ranges, lvs flat, frequen... Learn more.
Clarkia amoena, or Farewell-to-spring, is an annual that grows to two feet high, with 1" to 2" pink flowers in late spring. This delicate annual grows well in sandy or clay soil and also tolerates... Learn more.
Coast Dudleya is commonly found on coastal bluffs from North Los Angeles county up into the Monterey area. It survives full coastal bluff conditions and hangs out with Oeanothera hookerii, Eriophyllum... Learn more.
Erigeron glaucus Authur Menzies
The flower is large and showy on this, but that is the problem with it. The flower, we normally only see one flower per plant, per year. If you have a conventional garden this plant is acceptable, oth... Learn more.
Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian
A beautiful perennial for small gardens, borders, or butterfly gardens. Well liked by many types of butterflies that are native along the coast. Part-shade or afternoon shade inland, full sun near coa... Learn more.
Erigeron glaucus x Wayne Roderick Daisy
This one is impressive. Erigeron Wayne Roderick is lower, darker green with smaller leaves than the species, and is believed to be of hybrid origin, with one of the parents being Erigeron glaucus. Th... Learn more.
A perennial, 2 ft. by 2 ft.. Native near coast from Monterey to San Diego, shade to sun, red-green foliage, reddish-pink flowers. This one does well in the San Joaquin and in the warmer areas of the s... Learn more.
Eriophyllum staechadifolium artemisiaefolium
Yellow Yarrow grows near the coast it is a flat to mounding perennial with gray foliage that is covered with yellow when it flowers. Commonly found growing on coastal bluffs with Dudleya ceaspitosa, C... Learn more.
Munz lists four flavors of California Poppy that have largely geographic separations. We finally gave up and are lumpiing most here as the trade doesn't seem to separate them. ... Learn more.
Eschscholzia californica maritima
Munz lists four tendencies that have largely geographic separations. A perennial form with gray roughish leaves and prostrate stems. Surf to Monterey.Foliage is diminutive, flowers are normal to large... Learn more.
Iris douglasiana BB
Deep Blue Douglas Iris
Bert's Blue Iris douglasiana came out of customers property in Pebble Beach. In coastal environments it will grow to six inches tall on coastal bluffs with salt spray. Out the wind and with a little w... Learn more.
Long Petaled Iris
Bailey is the only key that is easy on iris A 2 ft. perennial, non-rhizomorphic. It has large 4-6 inch, blue flowers, and grows in clay soils around S.F. bay. This one has done well here with once/we... Learn more.
Isocoma menziesii sedoides
Menzies' goldenbush grows along coastal bluffs from Ragged Point to Point Mugu and on the Channel Islands. A very usual plant if you have a garden within a bock of the ocean. A great butterfly plant... Learn more.
A small little early spring annual that is a pioneer species in many bad habitats. In the San Joaquin Valley it makes mass displays of bright yellow in areas that are still intact. It will grow in any... Learn more.