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.
Artemisia cana bolanderi
This aromatic little bush makes a little mound of gray. Useful in places like Big Bear where you have an old log and wagon wheel you want to make look like Bodie or Death valley. Use as a small Great ... Learn more.
Great Basin Sage Brush
An evergray shrub. 4 feet tall and wide. Native to dry areas of the western US. Needs full sun. It is very drought tolerant, needs good drainage. Its seeds are edible. Chewed leaves said to aid diges... Learn more.
syn Buphthalmum sagittata, Espeletia s., E. helianthoides, Balsamorhiza h.. Arrowleaf balsamroot grows from the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains up in British Columbia and across to Colorado. A large ... Learn more.
Desert mountain mahogany
Curl leaf mountain mahogany is an evergreen shrub or small tree to 15 feet tall, that grows in desert mountains of the western U.S. Excellent as a tough screen or accent plant, and an attractive pla... Learn more.
A small perennial with yellow-red flowers and grey-silver foliage. A rock garden plant for tough situations in higher elevations. The buckwheats are very important butterfly plants and one of the pil... Learn more.
Cushion Buckwheat grows along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada up into Alberta. A true rock garden type plant. Put two or three boulders together and cover with a loose mineral soil such as deco... Learn more.
Eriogonum umbellatum chlorothamnus June Lake
Shrub Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. chlorothamnus. A shrubby mound of sulphur for a high elevation garden. Full sun and mountain scree. ... Learn more.
Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum, is a wide ranging form normal in the middle elevation Sierra Nevada mountains, with yellow flowers on a 1 ft high by 3 ft wide plant; likes good soil, some summer... Learn more.
Gnaphalium microcephalum thermale
(syn. Gnaphalium canescens ssp. thermale, Gnaphalium albidum, Pseudognaphalium thermale) A grey short lived perennial that grows in open loose ground. Common in fresh road cuts or in burned over area... Learn more.
The huge trees of Western Ceder are OLD, older than me and I'm old. 2000-3000 years is possible for some of the big old trees. For most of us expect to grow a bush, if you're young you might live to s... Learn more.
Granite Gilia is a rock garden plant that lives in the rocky areas of many a western mountain tops. Needs good drainage, and a spot in the rocks. This could be a crack that you can dig into in a rock,... Learn more.
A small little 1' perennial with a small blue flower clusters on a spike of scented green leaves. This one grows at higher elevations along creeks and in meadows. It has managed to make its way around... Learn more.
A small little perennial that grows in our western mountains.The most likely place to find Mountain Muhly in California is Yosemite Valley. Companion plants include Mutton Grass (Poa fendleriana), We... Learn more.
Roezl's penstemon is a little rock garden perennial to grows from north western Nevada through north eastern California, Northern Sierras and southern Oregon. This Penstemon grows in open rich ground ... Learn more.
A two-three foot perennial with one-inch yellow daisies. It looks like a grey marguerite. It is useful in revegetation, bank stabilization, or in dryland gardens. Give sun and little or no water in mo... Learn more.
Buffaloberry(Shepherdia argetea) ia a thorny deciduous shrub that is dioecious. Silver buffalo berry has silvery leaves, white stems, and as it gets older, red berries in a wall of thorns. It is nat... Learn more.
Desert needle grass
(Syn. Achnatherum speciosa) Desert needle grass is a 1-2' bunch grass that is native to Mojave and Colorado deserts and the s. Coast ranges and s.Sierra. Use for dry banks and paths , full sun, little... Learn more.
(synonym:Symphoricarpos fragrans) Desert Snowberry is a small-leaved plant with dainty, pink tubular flowers that grows in moister spots in the desert mountains under Junipers, Pinus monophylla and ... Learn more.
A flat perennial with a 6" flower spike with 2"purple flowers. Likes sun, regular water unless you're in a mountain climate with more than 30 inches of rainfall. Grows from southern California to Alb... Learn more.
Our Native clovers are mostly annuals. We do not sell the seed but we do encourage the plants. The native clovers should not mowed or killed until the flowers are allowed to produce seed. This page ... Learn more.