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ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset', African Daisy ARCTOTIS hybrid 'Sunset'
African Daisy

Perennial: Drought, heat, coast & deer tolerant. Daisy-like flowers bloom in abundance spring-frost. An improved variety that is compact with extra profuse blooms. Good in pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Color: coral. Ht: 10-14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Fertilizer: fertilize moderately with a balanced fertilizer. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Aramis Bicolor Rose'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer resistant. Aramis series is compact & great for containers. It has early season performance with good longevity. Use in borders, containers, rock gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets. Grows well along coast. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: late spring-summer. Color: light pk & dark pk bicolor w/a yellow center. Ht.: 12-24". Spd.: 12-18". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z10-11.

ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Beauty Yellow', Marguerite Daisy ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Beauty Yellow'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer. Color: lemon-yellow. Size: 18-24" x 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens 'Go Daisy Simply Coral'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Use in borders, containers, rock gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Good cut flower. Bloom time: late spring-summer. Bloom color: coral. Compact, upright growth habit. Height: 7-9 inches. Width: 10-12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10-11.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Angelic 'Snow'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Angelic Series are early blooming and well branched. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: double, white with yellow center. Height: 8-12 inches. Width: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

Photo unavailable ARGYRANTHEMUM frutescens Angelic 'Sweets'
Marguerite Daisy

Perennial subshrub: Deer and heat tolerant. Grows well in coastal conditions. Good in borders, pots, rock gardens & window boxes. Attracts birds, bees & butterflies. Good cut flower. Angelic Series are early blooming and well branched. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: semi-double, blend of cream to light pinks. Height: 8-12 inches. Width: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Keep moist but not soggy. Prefers well-drained soil. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

ARMERIA maritima 'Alba', Common Thrift, Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Alba'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & white ball-shaped flower heads in spring-fall. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flower spikes 6-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA maritima 'Bloodstone'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts w/dark rosy red ball-shaped flowers spring-fall. Longest bloomer of all. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flowers 8". Sun w/mod/dry water. USDA Z4-10.

ARMERIA maritima 'Nifty Thrifty', Variegated Common Thrift, Variegated Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Nifty Thrifty'
Variegated Common Thrift, Variegated Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts are green with white edges and carry bright pink ball-shaped flower heads spring-summerl. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 4-8". W: 4-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-10.

ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens', Common Thrift, Sea Pink ARMERIA maritima 'Splendens'
Common Thrift, Sea Pink

Perennial Subshrub: Evergreen. Tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clumping grass-like tufts w/ deep rose pink ball-shaped flower heads spring-fall. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. CA native. Attracts butterflies. Size: 6-10" x 12". Flowers 6-8". Sun with mod/dry water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red'
Great Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink (PP #29,381)

Shrublet: Evergreen. 2009 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. Tolerates deer, drought, fire, heat & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & rose-red ball-shaped flower heads from spring-fall. Good rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Broader leaves, stiffer stems & larger flowers than Arm. maritima. Height & Width: 8-10 inches. Sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ARMERIA pseudarmeria Dreameria 'Daydream'
Great Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink (PP #29,381)

Shrublet: Evergreen. The Dreamerias offer longer flowering, heat tolerance & tidy habit. Also tolerates deer, drought, fire & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. Clump former with grass-like tufts & bright pink ball-shaped flower heads spring to frost. Rock garden, ground cover, edging, pot, cut flower & border plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Broader leaves, stiffer stems & larger flowers than Arm. maritima. Ht. & Width: 10-12 in. Sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ARTEMESIA mauiensis 'Makana' Silver
Maui Wormwood Maui Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Creates cushions of lacy, feathery, touchable silver plumes that add texture to mixed combinations. Softer looking folg. than other Artemisia. Better habit than the species. Can be used for containers, accent, or planted in mass. Flowers are insignificant. Fast growing & needs good drainage. Ht: 24". Width: 30-36". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z9. PPAF

ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle', Wormwood ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Good rock garden, border and ground cover plant. Shrubby growth habit with gray flower spikes to 1 foot in length. Foliage is covered with silky, silvery hairs. Height: 3 feet. Width: 4-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. A. x absinthium x arborescens 'Powis Castle').

ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt', Wormwood ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. This new collection aims to reinvent the concept of the often underappreciated "filler" plants. Beautiful display of soft, velvety silver gray lvs that provides a wonderful accent to other flowering plants. Loves hot & dry conditions. Good rock garden, bed and border plant. Needs excellent drainage in pots. Size: 6-10" x 10-14". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z5.

ASARUM caudatum, Wild ginger ASARUM caudatum
Wild ginger

Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Rhizomatous evergreen, prostrate ground cover. Has heart-shaped leaves with small pitcher-shaped reddish-brown flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3-8 inches. Width: 10 inches (eventually will spread to form a nice clump). Exposure: shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7.

ASARUM caudatum, Wild ginger ASARUM caudatum
Wild ginger

Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Rhizomatous evergreen, prostrate ground cover. Has heart-shaped leaves with small pitcher-shaped reddish-brown flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3-8 inches. Width: 10 inches (eventually will spread to form a nice clump). Exposure: shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Bloodflower

Perennial Subshrub: Deer resistant. Native of South America. Deciduous bedding, container, border and cut flower plant. Flowering time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Bloom color: corolla red, corona orange. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Expsoure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS fascicularis
Narrow Leaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. CA native. Deer resistant. Drought, clay & heat tolerant. Sends up many thin, erect stems while bearing distinctive long pointed lvs which are narrow, often whorled about the stem. Produces clusters of 2" lav. or lav.-tinted wht flowers summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars & nectar source for other butterflies as well. 3' x 3'. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS speciosa
Showy Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Deer, drought & clay tolerant. Native to California & western half of the US. Popular with butterflies & birds & is a Monarch host plant. Large, pointed blue-green leaves are coarse & hairy. The flowers are unusual & showy 3-5 in globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. The nectar-filled late summer flowers have a nice scent & magnificent seed pods. Upright growth. Ht: 4-6 ft, often just 2-3 ft. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9.

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine', Japanese Aster ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'
Japanese Aster

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and bees. Forms a midsized mound of green leaves, bearing loads of small, white yellow-eyed daisies from summer-fall. High resistance to powdery mildew. Good for border or container plantings. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 20-24". Width: 24-28". Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z8. PP#19403.

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine', Japanese Aster ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'
Japanese Aster

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and bees. Forms a midsized mound of green leaves, bearing loads of small, white yellow-eyed daisies from summer-fall. High resistance to powdery mildew. Good for border or container plantings. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 20-24". Width: 24-28". Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z8. PP#19403.

ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert'), Aster ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Good rock garden, border and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Pinch one-half of plant height before mid-July to allow plant to bush out. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep crimson red. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert'), Aster ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Good rock garden, border and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Pinch one-half of plant height before mid-July to allow plant to bush out. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep crimson red. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ASTER dumosus Kickin' 'Lavender' (syn. SYMPHYTOTRICHUM dum. Kickin' 'Lavender')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. A new series that is very low maintenance, abundantly blooms & has a long bloom season. Pretty daisy-like flowers with golden centers. Good rock garden, border, and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: light purple. Compact, bushy growth habit. Height: 24-36 in. Width: 24-36 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PPAF

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