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Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia' - Sea Thrift. Easily grown in infertile, dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Moist and fertile soil often causes the foliage mats to rot in the center.

Easily grown in infertile, dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Moist and fertile soil often causes the foliage mats to rot in the center.

Dicliptera suberecta a hummingbird subshrubDICLIPTERA SUBERECTA, HUMMINGBIRD PLANT' (WELL ROOTED PLANT IN A 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 INCH POT) - ZONE 7-10 PERENNIAL GROWING TO 2 FEET TALL - FEATURES FROM LATE SPRING TO FALL, TERMINAL CLUSTERS OF TUBULAR ORANGE FLOWERS. GROW IN FULL SUN IN WELL DRAINED SOIL. ATTRACTIVE TO HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

Dicliptera suberecta -Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade and drought. Winter hardy to Zones

Glumicalyx goseloides-according to Far Reaches Farm,this plant has musky scented leaves in addition to its chocolate scented flowers-AND its  drought resistant !For all that,I can forgive the  orange blossoms(the only other orange flowers I ever grew were a tiny volunteer morning glory & a milkweed that helps Monarch Mama butterflies suffering from parasitic infections save their larvae from the infection that will kill them(Asclepias tuberosa) I am not a big fan of the color orange.But if…

Glumicalyx goseloides

Glumicalyx goseloides - CDN collection from Lesotho, South Africa. Blooms totally smells like chocolate. Full to half sun, good drainage.

‘Senorita Blanca’ cleome is the most-asked-about new plant in Sunset’s test garden. White blooms (pale pink in cooler climates) cover a mound 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Unlike older varieties, this annual doesn’t have sticky foliage with an unpleasant odor. No deadheading needed. Find it at independent nurseries.

5 Game-Changing Flowers

White blooms (pale pink in cooler climates) cover a mound 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Unlike older varieties, doesn’t have sticky foliage with an unpleasant odor. No deadheading needed.

As a foliage plant this easy to grow perennial is tops. Finely divided fern like leaves in intense silver white carpet the ground on this low growing plant. In summer button-like flowers of light yellow appear above the foliage. Adapted to hot and dry locations with little water once established. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. To 6" tall and spreading to 2' wide in well drained soil and full sun.

As a foliage plant this easy to grow perennial is tops. Finely divided fern like leaves in intense silver white carpet the ground on this low growing plant. In summer button-like flowers of light yellow appear above the foliage. Adapted to hot and dry locations with little water once established. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. To 6" tall and spreading to 2' wide in well drained soil and full sun.

Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’ A very intriguing form of Oregano, this forms a low trailing mound of powdery blue-green foliage. Summer through fall it bears drooping heads of hop-like flowers in a blend of shrimp pink, green and cream. Terrific in containers, even as an annual in colder regions. Ideal for draping over walls or in the sunny rock garden. Prefers excellent drainage.  May well survive to Zone 5 or colder if soil are exceptionally well drained.

Oregano 'Kent Beauty' (Origanum rotundifolium) is an ornamental oregano plant with pretty pink bracts that look somewhat like hop (Humulus) and heart-shaped blue-green leaves. It smells amazing!

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' - Forming a low mound of ferny leaves…

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' (PBR)

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' Jacobs ladder. Full sun or partial shade, fully hardy This delightful and colourful perennial is ideal for edging a partially shaded border, or for growing beside a woodland path.

hummingbird magnet "Cape Fushia" Phygelius capensis 'Magenta' - From Annie's Annuals & Perennials

A lovely deep red Phygelius (Cape fuchsia) is another plant we try to keep in stock for our Calaveras County Plant sales. These do very well in our area and they're drought tolerant.

Berkeya purpurea - Aster family, South African origin, suited to the dry garden with lean soil, good drainage. Hardy to -10 F, zone 6

Berkeya purpurea - Aster family, South African origin, suited to the dry garden with lean soil, good drainage. Hardy to F, zone 6

https://flic.kr/p/o5Gw7v | Eriogonum grande rubescens, Eriogonum crocatum, Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum, and Arctostaphylos nummularia 'Bert Johnson' | California Native Plant Garden by East Bay Wilds 510-409-5858

https://flic.kr/p/o5Gw7v | Eriogonum grande rubescens, Eriogonum crocatum, Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum, and Arctostaphylos nummularia 'Bert Johnson' | California Native Plant Garden by East Bay Wilds 510-409-5858

Penstemon pinifolius - Its season of color lasts for about two months during the late Spring & early Summer (some say much longer) with many spikes of tubular red blooms. Out of bloom, it looks a bit like a miniature conifer because of its needle-like leaves & woody base. Growing to around 1’ high & wide, it really prefers a well drained soil & a very sunny spot in the garden.

Penstemon pinifolius - Its season of color lasts for about two months during the late Spring & early Summer (some say much longer) with many spikes of tubular red blooms. Out of bloom, it looks a bit like a miniature conifer because of its needle-like leaves & woody base. Growing to around 1’ high & wide, it really prefers a well drained soil & a very sunny spot in the garden.

stachys officinalis 'pink cotton candy'

Pink Cotton Candy betony features two-toned dark and light pink flowers, resulting in an overall vibrant bright pink floral display.

Callistemon pallidus ‘Blue Leaved Form’ Stunning cold hardy bottlebrush with striking blue leaves and new growth that emerges clothed in metallic silver hairs. Moderately fast growing to 12’ tall and 8’ wide in 5 years. In May and June large 5” long by 2” wide yellow bottlebrush flowers combine with the blue leaves to great effect. Best in a protected location in full hot sun. May be pruned after blooming to limit size and encourage density. Regular water, not fussy about soil.

Callistemon pallidus ‘Blue Leaved Form’ Stunning cold hardy bottlebrush with striking blue leaves and new growth that emerges clothed in metallic silver hairs. Moderately fast growing to 12’ tall and 8’ wide in 5 years. In May and June large 5” long by 2” wide yellow bottlebrush flowers combine with the blue leaves to great effect. Best in a protected location in full hot sun. May be pruned after blooming to limit size and encourage density. Regular water, not fussy about soil.

Viola rupestris - Annual - whole plant

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Knautia macedonia 'Thunder & Lightning' ... produces rich ruby red double flowers above light green and cream foliage to create a completely unique combination of colors.   The full and compact plants are great for the garden or for containers, and create interest all summer long.   Blooms early to late summer.

This showy perennial produces rich ruby red double flowers above light green and cream foliage which is a completely unique combination of colors. The full and compact plants are great for the garde

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