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Chives (ALLIUM schoenoprasum), Chives CHIVES
Organic Chives

Use the leaves & lavender flowers to dress up soups & salads w/a slightly spicy garnish. Chives have a mild onion flavor & has tubular, grass-like, dk green leaves which grow in clumps. Also works well for freezing and drying. Chives are easily harvested by clipping w/scissors. Bulbous Perennial. As an ornamental, grows nicely in rock gardens & in containers. Height: 12”. Can tolerate part shade. (Allium schoenoprasum)

Chives (ALLIUM schoenoprasum), Chives Chives (ALLIUM schoenoprasum)
Chives

Bulbous Perennial: Produces edible flowers & leaves. The leaves get a bitter taste once the plant flowers, so remove flower buds for best flavoring. Use leaves as seasoning-fresh or dried. Good plant for the rock garden as well. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CHIVES, Garlic (ALLIUM tuberosum)
Organic Garlic Chives

Perennial Herb: Flat leaves have mild garlic flavor; they can be used in the same way as chives and are excellent in salads, stews, fish, egg or meat dishes. The blossom buds are a Chinese delicacy and can be eaten raw, stir fried or added to scrambled eggs. Great rock garden or border plant. Small starlike white flowers. Ht: 1'. Exp: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA rutaceae 'Aztec Pearl'
Mexican Orange

Shrub: A knockout evergreen, flowering shrub! Nice border plant. Blushed buds open to fragrant white flowers on glossy deep green leaves that are very finely cut. Blooms: spring-fall. Size: 3-4' x 4'. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate in well drained soil. Protect from cold winds. USDA Z7, possibly 6.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: Evergreen. A delight for the semi-shaded garden w/its profusion of pleasing white fragrant flowers which emit a citrus smell. The gldn-ylw new foliage contrasts nicely w/the older green leaves. Use in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements. Blm. time: spring-summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp.: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum, Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

Photo unavailable CHONDROPETALUM tectorum 'El Campo'
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Native to South Africa. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff dark green stems and dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. But can also tolerate drought, boggy or clay soils. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Height: 2-3 feet. Width: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

CHRYSANTHEMUM parthenium 'Aureum', Golden Feather CHRYSANTHEMUM parthenium 'Aureum'
Golden Feather

Perennial: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Has daisy-like flower heads over finely cut aromatic golden foliage. Nice cut flower, border, container & accent plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Height: 1-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. TANACETUM parth. 'Aureum')

Photo unavailable CISTANTHE grandiflora 'Jazz Time'
Rock Purslane

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Native to Chile. Good ground cover for tough dry areas. Also great in rock gardens, borders or containers. Of the Portulaca family. It has rubbery, blue-green succulent folg. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bright magenta-violet. Size: 1’ x 2-3'. Exposure.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8. (commonly sold as Calandrinia grandiflora in the industry but it is really CISTANTHE)

CISTANTHE grandiflora (formerly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis), Rock Purslane CISTANTHE grandiflora (formerly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis)
Rock Purslane

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Native to Chile. Good ground cover for tough dry areas. Also great in rock gardens, borders or containers. Of the Portulaca family. It has rubbery, blue-green succulent folg. Blm. time: summer-fall. Blm. color: bt. magenta-violet. Ht.: 12-18". Width: 3-4'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8. (commonly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis in the industry but it is really CISANTHE)

CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie', Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie'
Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Great accent plant for pots, borders or rock gardens. Unique variegated foliage with cherry red stems. Nice winter interest. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Habit: 1.5-2' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8. USPP#23024

CLARKIA amoena, Farewell To Spring, Godetia CLARKIA amoena
Farewell To Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: CA native. Tolerates seaside conditions, deer & drought. Flowers: 1-2", 4-petaled cup-shaped white to pink flowers with a splash of bright red on each petal. Blooms: spring-summer. Attracts bees. Ht: 1-3 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA amoena 'Grace Salmon'
Farewell to Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: CA native. Tolerates seaside conditions, deer and drought. Use in borders, cottage and cut gardens. Sturdy stems hold upward facing clusters of cup-shaped blooms-truly a great cut flower. Provide staking if needed. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: bright salmon. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 18-30 inhces. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

CLARKIA rubicunda 'Ruby Chalice', Herald-of-Summer CLARKIA rubicunda 'Ruby Chalice'
Herald-of-Summer

Annual Herb: Tolerates sand & clay. CA native. Deer & drought tolerant. Creates a profusion of showy 2” cup-shaped blooms. Mound-forming. Easy to grow. Makes a wonderful, longest lasting cut flower! Use in beds, borders, mass plantings & pots. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom color: lavender-pink w/dark red centers. Bloom time: spring-summer. Ht: 30". Width: 30". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry. Self-sows.

Photo unavailable CLARKIA unguiculata 'Elegant Salmon' (syn. C. elegans 'Elegant Salmon')
Mountain Garland, Farewell to Spring, Godetia

Annual Herb: Tolerates deer, sand & clay. CA native. Deer and drought tolerant. Attracts bees. Has unusual slender petaled, puffy flowers arranged on spikes over silver foliage w/purple-red stems. Easy to grow. Use as a cut flower, in beds, borders, mass plantings & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: salmon. Ht: 2-3'. Width: 1'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

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