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Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x heterophylla
Sweet Lavender

Shrub: Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Good border, container and cut flower plant. Aromatic indented foliage. Fast growing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom color: lavender. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. Height: 3' Width: around 1.5'. USDA Z7. (A hybrid of L. angustifolia & L. dentata).

LAVANDULA x heterophylla 'Goodwin Creek Grey', Lavender LAVANDULA x heterophylla 'Goodwin Creek Grey'
Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Good border, pot & cut flower plant. Compact habit with indented leaf margins & hairy silvery-grey lavender scented foliage. Developed in Oregon. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer. Color: purplish-blue. Ht: 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z7. (L. dentata x L. lanata)

Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Dilly Dilly'
Lavandin, Hedge Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Good border, container, potpourii and cut flower plant. Fragrant silver-gray foliage with large, extremely fragrant violet-blue flower spikes. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Foliage height: 12 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Grosso'
Fat Spike Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Good border, container, potpourii & cut flower plant. Strong, vigorous, tidy & neat. Has fragrant gray foliage. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms: June-October. Bloom color: purple-violet. Height: 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Hidcote Giant'
Giant Hidcote Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers & fire. Good border, pot & cut flower plant. Flowers can be used in cooking and potpourii. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer. Larger in growth than L. ang. 'Hidcote'. An excellent form with deep purple flowers. Ht: 24-30". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z4.

LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Phenomenal', Lavender LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Phenomenal'
Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers & fire. Good border, container & cut flower plant. Flowers can be used in cooking & potpourii. Elegant, rounded habit. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. One of the hardiest lavenders, has exceptional winter survival, doesn't have winter die back like Munstead & Hidcote. Blm time: summer. Blm color: purple blue. Height: 3'. Spread:3'. Exp:sun. Water: dry. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Provence'
Lavandin, Hedge Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Good border, container, potpourii and cut flower plant. Has fragrant blooms & foliage. Oil is harvested for perfume. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: lavender blue. Height: 3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Sensational' (='Tesseract')
Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. An improved variety that is a sport of 'Phenomenal' with large flower spikes, compact habit, thick stems, and silver foliage. Good border, container and cut flower plant. Flowers can be used in cooking and potpourri. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: purple blue. Height: 18 inches. Width: 24 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5. PP #31,786

Photo unavailable LAVATERA x clementii 'Burgundy Wine'
Tree Mallow

Perennial Herb/Shrub: Evergreen/Semi-evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Good cut flower, border, hedge & screen plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: deep pink. Size: 4' x 3'. Flowers are similar to hibiscus & hollyhock. Prune hard after flowering. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable LAVENDER 'Forever Blue' (LAVANDULA angustifolia 'Forever Blue')
Organic English Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, gophers and fire. Produces masses of dark blue flower spikes that keep its color all season long. It flowers early and re-blooms during the growing season. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Vigorous, compact growth habit. Height: 14 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LAVENDER stoechas 'Kew Red'
Organic French Lavender, Spanish Lavender

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, deer, gophers, fire & coast. Has light green leaves with a camphor-rosemary scent. Good border, container, potpourii & cut flower plant-compact & round. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer with "rabbit ear" or pineapple shaped flowers. Blm color: crimson-pink w/pinkish-white ears. Size: 16-24" x 12-18". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z8.

LAYIA platyglossa, Tidy Tips LAYIA platyglossa
Tidy Tips

Annual Herb: An attractive CA native with daisy-like flowers. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, raised beds & as a cut flower. Easy and quick to grow. Silvery-gray velvety foliage. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom Color: bright yellow margined in white with scalloped edges. Mounding habit. Height: 12-14”. Width: 12”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3-9.

LEDEBOURIA socialis, Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily LEDEBOURIA socialis
Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily

Perennial Bulb: Evergreen. Drought toler. Native to S. Africa. Favored by cactus & succulent growers! Dry shade plant used as a small scale ground cover, for cracks in walls, containers or as a houseplant. Fleshy, stalkless, broadly lance-shaped, pointed lvs are mottled silver & olive grn w/dp violet undersides, growing 2-4" long. Dense clusters of tiny, green flowers edged w/wht & prpl stamens appear in spring. Ht: 6-10". Water: dry. Z9.

Photo unavailable LEEK 'King Richard'
Organic Leek

Popular leek for summer harvest w/long, slender shafts & lt. grn flags, with no hilling necessary. Upright plants are very straight & easy to clean. The flavor is delicious & mellow enough to enjoy raw. Excellent for soups, stews, & salads. Plant for summer or early fall harvest in sun to part shade. Tolerates light frost. (Maturity: 75 days) (Allium porrum ‘King Richard’, Allium ampeloprasum ‘King Richard’)

LEONOTIS menthifolia, Dwarf Lion's Tail LEONOTIS menthifolia
Dwarf Lion's Tail

Shrub: Semi-evergreen/Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Does not get woody at the base like L. leonorus. Good border & pot plant. South African native of the mint family. Produces velvety clusters of whorled flowers that are held at the stem tops from summer into fall. Nice cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: pale apricot-orange. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable LEPECHINIA salviae (syn. L. subhastata)
Pitcher Sage

Shrub: Deer resistant. Native to Chile. Large growing shrub with clusters of tubular, deep magenta flowers over fragrant, gray-green leaves. Nice in borders. Bloom time: summer. Height: 5-7 feet. Width: 5 feet. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black', LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black'

Perennial: A low carpet of sometimes aromatic, bronze ferny foliage bears single, buttonlike, almost unnoticable yellow flowers on short stalks in summer. Tolerant of some foot traffic. Perfect for around stepping stones and as a ground cover. H x W 3x3". Full sun to part shade. Moderate water.

Photo unavailable LESSINGIA filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet' (syn. CORETHROGYNE fil. 'Silver Carpet')
Silver Carpet Beach Aster

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. CA native. Tolerates deer, salt spray, sand or clay and drought. One of the best native California ground covers. Good rock garden, pot, ground cover and border plant. Pretty silver foliage looks nice spilling over pots & walls. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: lavender pink w/ylw centers. Low growing and compact. Ht: 4". Width: 4-8'. Sun on coast, part shade inland. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable LETTUCE 'Crispino' (Iceberg/Head)
Organic Iceberg/Head Lettuce

Uniform, unfussy "iceberg lettuce". Dependably high yields of medium-sized, sweet, tight, glossy green (white-hearted) heads. Quarter it as salad for four and add dressing! Ht: 36-48" x 9-12". Full sun. 57 days. Lactuca sativa 'Crispino'

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