Blue Wild-Rye. This plant species is highly variable, and hybridizes with some other species of wild-rye. It is not related to the cereal rye, except that they are both grasses. This plant is common h... Learn more.
Mountain bush sunflower is a perennial shrub, 4 ft. tall with yellow daisy flowers. Grey foliage and yellow flowers stand out in a garden. Needs sun and very limited water after the first summer. Gr... Learn more.
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Green Mormon Tea is an evergreen shrub, 4 ft., desert areas, Calif. to Utah, looks like leafless shrub. In many desert locations both species (E. californica and Ephedra virides) exist together. Ephed... Learn more.
Associated plants are Yucca breviflora, Eriodictyon angustifolium, and Fremontia californica. Learn more.
Hairy Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon trichocalyx, is native to the mountains of Southern California. Where it produces some of the most attractive flowers of the Yerba Santa in California. It grows in mixe... Learn more.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. We don't sell it. This picture is mostly to remember what it was.... Learn more.
California interior buckwheat is as Eriogonum fasciculatum but grayer and tougher, hardy to -20 F . The two varieties of California buckwheat (polifolium and foliolosum) overlap in many areas, most no... Learn more.
A funny-looking perennial with small pink flowers on a 3' stalk. The stalk is inflated in the middle. This plant ranges from the drier areas of California to Arizona and Colorado. Hoover says it is a... Learn more.
Apache Plume has white rose flowers, small leaves that are finely divided, and plume-like fruits. Grows normally to 3-4 ft., but can grow to 6 ft. Native to deserts from southern California east t... Learn more.
(Ferocactus cylindraceus) A slow growing mound of thorns to maybe 6 ft. Tall and a foot wide. The 3 inch across yellow- orange flowers appear in May - July. Give sun, very fast draining soil, and li... Learn more.
California Glory was introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Garden in 1962. It is a hybrid between F. californicum and F. mexicanum. It is one of the better hybrids in its stability and flower show. Flannel b... Learn more.
Ken Taylor owned a nursery in the Aromas area for years. Taylor Nursery produced native plants and very rare or unusual exotics. Taylor nursery was also into bonsai which is why he probably was afte... Learn more.
Pacific Sunset was introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Garden. This flannel bush is a hybrid between F. californicum and F. mexicanum. Flannel bushes like lighter soils with moisture nearby, but not nex... Learn more.
Narrowleaf Goldenbush is a perennial, 3 ft., with yellow flowers 1 inch across, March- May, growing throughout California, Utah, and Arizona. Does best in full sun, is drought tolerant, needs good d... Learn more.
California Cleome (AKA Bladder Pod) is a distinctive plant with unusual yellow flowers and cool fruits that when dry, resemble a paper lantern that rattles (the seeds inside the dried fruit rattle aro... Learn more.
Shrub-tree, bluish berries, 10-15\', no water after established, coast ranges and Sierras, edible berries. Very alkali tolerant. It is very ornamental! This tree has bluish-gray foliage and is drought... Learn more.
Desert Alyssum is an one foot perennial that likes the conditions it's native to in the Mojave Desert from Mojave to Utah. It needs perfect drainage and full sun. The fragrant white flowers are on a ... Learn more.
A shrub that can grow to chin height. It looks like a bunch of green corn stalk brooms tied together with yellow flowers on top. It grows in season stream bottoms. Very showy when in flower, ugly the ... Learn more.
Grape soda lupine is one of the smaller bush lupines with many different forms that range from the desert to mountains. The foliage is gray, the flowers are purple and smell like grape soda. Do not w... Learn more.
(Berberis fremontii) Evergreen shrub, 4', Mojave Desert to Utah, yellow flowers, yellow berries, spiny leaves, full sun, excellent drainage, slow but tough. Deer proof. Learn more.
A 6-10' long vine of thread-like stems bearing 1" magenta or purple-blue flowers. (It is a surprise which you will get as they seem to change even after we sort them.) It can be very showy on a sunny ... Learn more.
A delicate little perennial that grows in sandy scree areas throughout much of Central and S. Calif.. Not available in the trade (or through us) it is included here for identification. ... Learn more.