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Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA aristata Spintop 'Copper Sun'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resist. Spintop series feature large flower heads that open perfectly flat w/compact, sturdy habit. Multiple buds on every stem. Good in beds, borders & containers. Nice cut flower. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Blooms almost year-round. Bloom color: copper-orange w/yellow tips. Attracts butterflies & bees. Ht.: 12-14". Sprd: 12-14". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z5. PPAF

Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA aristata Spintop 'Red'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer resist. Spintop series feature large flower heads that open perfectly flat w/compact, sturdy habit. Multiple buds on every stem. Good in beds, borders & containers. Nice cut flower. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Blms almost year-round. Blm color: flat, serrated, rich medium red petals w/prominent gold stamens. Attracts butterflies & bees. Ht.: 12-14". Sprd: 12-14". Exp. sun. Avg. to low water once established. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA grandiflora Lunar 'Blood Moon'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer & drought tolerant. The Lunar series is early to bloom, uniform in growth, flowers continuously and has strong lateral branching. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Does well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: red with soft yellow tips. Height: 6-10 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA grandiflora Lunar 'Eclipse'
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer & drought tolerant. The Lunar series is early to bloom, uniform in growth, flowers continuously and has strong lateral branching. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Does well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: red with yellow tips. Height: 6-10 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA grandiflora Lunar 'Harvest Moon'
Blanket flower

Perennial: Sturdy, compact & spreading in habit. Multiple buds on every stem: 2-3" pinwheel flowers have trumpeted petals of yellow w a red button center. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Grows well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 10-12". Width: 18-24". Exp: sun. Avg/ low water once established. USDA Z5-10.

Photo unavailable GAILLARDIA hybrida Sunset 'Celebration' (= 'Realflor Compact')
Blanketflower

Perennial: Deer & drought tolerant. Sturdy, compact & spreading in habit. Exceptionally floriferous over a very long period. Rich red flowers are held on strong stems and do not fade in the heat. Good bed, border or container plant. Nice cut flower. Does well in both hot/humid conditions & dry/drought areas. Blooms: spring-fall or more. Attracts butterflies. Height: 14-16 inches. Width: 14-16 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-9. PP #26,969

GALIUM odoratum (syn. ASPERULA odoratum), Sweet Woodruff GALIUM odoratum (syn. ASPERULA odoratum)
Sweet Woodruff

Perennial Herb: Drought, bog & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice woodland and ground cover plant. When dried, gives off odor or fresh mown hay. Used in teas & wine (May wine). Attracts bees. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Sunset Zones A2, A3; 2-6, 15-17. USDA Z5.

GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa', Island Bush Snapdragon GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa'
Island Bush Snapdragon

Perennial sub-shrub. Evergreen. Drought tolerant. California native. Its graceful arcing habit has glossy foliage and is covered in profuse tubular 1" scarlet flowers in spring. Excellent ground cover near coast. Good for under native oaks. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height: 4'. Width: 4'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. Does well in tough immediate coastal conditions. Not hardy below 20ºF. USDA Z9.

GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa', Island Bush Snapdragon GALVEZIA speciosa 'Boca Rosa'
Island Bush Snapdragon

Perennial sub-shrub. Evergreen. Drought tolerant. California native. Its graceful arcing habit has glossy foliage and is covered in profuse tubular 1" scarlet flowers in spring. Excellent ground cover near coast. Good for under native oaks. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height: 4'. Width: 4'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. Does well in tough immediate coastal conditions. Not hardy below 20ºF. USDA Z9.

GAURA lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Passionate Rainbow'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Rose pink flowers are formed at tips & on side branches-not on long wands like others. Pretty green foliage w/white edges have rose-pink colored new growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-fall. Compact form: 20-30" x 24-30". Full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PPAF

GAURA lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane', Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower GAURA lindheimeri 'Rosy Jane'
Beeblossom, Butterfly Flower, Wand Flower

Perennial: Drought, deer & heat tolerant. Excellent border & pot plant. Has wand-like flower stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Long blooming period (spring - fall). Bloom color: white with edged with pretty pink picotee. Height: 24". Spread: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

GAZANIA rigens 'Giant Violet Bicolor', Treasure Flower, African Daisy GAZANIA rigens 'Giant Violet Bicolor'
Treasure Flower, African Daisy

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, heat & wind. Native to S. Africa. The Giant Series offer truly gorgeous, large flowers with multi-colored petals & brilliant centers. Tough, low growing plant great in beds, borders, rock gardens, seaside gardens and containers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: purple w/ white edges & deep orange-red ring. Height: 8-12 inches. Width: 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable GAZANIA rigens 'Variegated Orange'
Treasure Flower, African Daisy

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, heat and wind. Native to South Africa. Tough, low growing plant with pretty daisy-like flowers with variegated dark green foliage edged with cream. Great in beds, borders, rock gardens, seaside gardens and containers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: orange with a black ring. Height: 6-12 inches. Width: 6-12 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Cremazu', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Cremazu'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: The Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/large, wide & ruffled blooms that look like a giant beach umbrella. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm. time: spring-fall. Blm. color: semi-dbl; creamy lemon yellow. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod./dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Nahui', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Nahui'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/large, bt. daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm. time: spring-fall. Blm. color: semi-double; yellow-orange. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Tikal', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Tikal'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that bloom repeatedly w/large, bt. daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm time: spring-fall. Blm color: exotic, tiger-striped gldn-orng & red. Ht: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

GAZANIA SunBathers 'Totonaca', Treasure Flower GAZANIA SunBathers 'Totonaca'
Treasure Flower

Perennial: As the name suggests, the Sunbathers series loves a sunny spot & will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. Tough, low growing plant that blooms repeatedly w/ large, bright daisy-like flowers. Great in beds, borders & containers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: semi-double; dark red w/yellow edges. Height: 8-10". Width: 18". Exp: sun. Water: mod/dry. Protect from heavy frost. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable GERANIUM 'Azure Rush'
Cranesbill

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, clay & deer. Somewhat gopher resistant. A naturally-occurring sport, hybrid of Geranium wallichianum & 'Rozanne'. Compared to 'Rozanne', it has a more compact, mounding habit w/shorter internodes, making it neater & lower-growing. Blm color: light lav. blue w/red-prpl venation. Blms: spring-fall or more. Size: 12-18” x 24-32”. Sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5. PP#22,684

GERANIUM 'Brookside', Brookside Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Brookside'
Brookside Crane's Bill

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. One of the parents is G. pratense. Touted as the replacement to G. Johnson's Blue, similar color but easier to grow. Good border, container & rock garden plant. Blooms: late spring-summer. Color: sapphire-blue. Height: 20". Sun to light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable GERANIUM 'Patricia'
Crane's Bill

Perennial: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. A cross between G. endressii & G. psilostemon yields this beauty! This is a bold plant with bright magenta flowers & a mounding, sprawling growth habit, 2-3' x 4'. Flowers to 3'. Good border, pot & rock garden plant. Blooms for months!!! Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle', Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle'
Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & clay. Somewhat gopher resistant. Border, pot & rock garden plant. Flowers last longer & blooms longer than any G. renardii. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: purplish blue w/dark purple veins. Compact, clump former w/fuzzy leaves: 10-15". Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8 or <.

GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle', Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Philippe Vapelle'
Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & clay. Somewhat gopher resistant. Border, pot & rock garden plant. Flowers last longer & blooms longer than any G. renardii. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: purplish blue w/dark purple veins. Compact, clump former w/fuzzy leaves: 10-15". Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8 or <.

Photo unavailable GERANIUM 'Pink Penny'
Hybrid Crane's Bill

Perennial: Tolerates disease, drought, clay & deer. Somewhat gopher resistant. A very floriferous variety-a sport of 'Jolly Bee'. Border, pot & ground cover plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blooms spring-fall or more. Has large, 2.5" rose pink cup-shaped flowers. Mounding growth: 1-2' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PP#17656

GERANIUM 'Rozanne', Hybrid Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Rozanne'
Hybrid Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, clay & deer. Somewhat gopher resistant. A natural hybrid of G. himalayense & G. wall. 'Buxton's Variety'. Larger flowers & deeper blue than similar varieties + better heat tolerance. Blooms spring-fall or more. Border, pot & ground cover plant. 2-4' x 2-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PP#12175

GERANIUM 'Rozanne', Hybrid Crane's Bill GERANIUM 'Rozanne'
Hybrid Crane's Bill

Pern'l: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, clay & deer. Somewhat gopher resistant. A natural hybrid of G. himalayense & G. wall. 'Buxton's Variety'. Larger flowers & deeper blue than similar varieties + better heat tolerance. Blooms spring-fall or more. Border, pot & ground cover plant. 2-4' x 2-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PP#12175

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