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California Native Plants
Foothill Penstemon

Most plants native to California and the western states are uniquely suited to our wet winters and dry summers, some requiring no summer water at all. This makes them ideal choices for the homeowner who wants to conserve water and enjoy beautiful plants in their own backyard. They are our ecological heritage in this area, providing pollinators and other wildlife with food, nesting material, and breeding sites.

The following plant list includes many of the plants grown at the Harvest Garden in our habitat and demonstration gardens. Most require well-drained soil and full sun.

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
Aquilegia formosa - Western Columbine
Arctostaphylos densiflora - Manzanita 'Emerald Carpet'
Arctostaphylos hookeri ' 'Wayside'
Armeria maritima - Sea Pink
Artemisia douglasiana - California Mugwort
Asclepias fascicularis - Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Baccharis pilularis - Coyote Bush
Carex pansa - California Meadow Sedge
Carpenteria californica - Bush Anemone 'Elizabeth'
Ceanothus 'Yankee Point' - California Lilac
Clarkia amoena - 'Farewell to Spring'
Clarkia bottae - 'Punch Bowl Godetia'
Clarkia concinna - 'Red Ribbons'
Clarkia rubicunda - 'Shamini'
Clarkia unguiculata - 'Elegant Clarkia'
Coreopsis lanceolata - Tickseed
Eriogonum latifolium - Coast Buckwheat

Eriogonum nudum -'Ella Nelson's Yellow'
Eschscholzia caespitosa - 'Sundew'
Eschscholzia californica - California Poppy
Festuca californica - California Fescue
Fragaria californica - Woodland Strawberry
Grindelia arenicola - Gumplant

Helianthus californicus - California Sunflower (perennial)
Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon (sun/part shade)
Iris douglasiana - Pacific Coast Iris
Lomatium californicum
Mimulus aurianticus - Sticky Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus - Seep Monkeyflower
Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose
Penstemon heterophyllus - Foothill Pentstemon 'Blue Springs'
Penstemon spectabilis - Showy Penstemon
Phacelia campanularia - California Bluebells (P. minor)
Quercus spp. - Oak Tree
Rhamnus californica - Coffeeberry 'Mt. Home'
Ribes aureum - Golden Currant
Ribes sanguineum - Red-flowering Currant
Salvia clevelandii - Musk Sage
Salvia spathacea - Hummingbird Sage
Solidago californica - Goldenrod       
Symphoricarpus albus laevigatus - Snowberry
Vitis californica - California Wild Grape
Zauschneria californica - California Fuschia
(Epilobium sp)


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