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ECHEVERIA

‘Black Prince’: “Black Prince Hens & Chicks”. Evergreen succulent. Produces clumps of short rosettes with thin dark triangular, blackish leaves. These leaves first emerge greenish but darken to a deep lavender brown and with age the lower leaves widen out to as much as 1 inch at the base with an acuminate tip that has fine yellow edges. Salmon-red flowers in autumn and winter attract hummingbirds. 4-10″ tall & wide. Full sun (best color)-partial shade. Deer resistant. Waterwise. Drought tolerant.  Zones 9-11.

‘Blue Atoll’ PPAF: “Hens & Chicks”. Very neat rosettes of strong blue-green foliage.  4-6″  tall & 10-12″ wide. Full sun-partial shade.  Yellow orange flowers in spring. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Heat & drought tolerant. It’s great for rock gardens and containers and easily adapts as a house plant. Zones 9-10.

‘lilacina’: “Ghost Echeveria / Mexican Hens & Chicks”. Very neat, symetrical rosettes of pale whitish-pink gray leaves. Coral flowers in spring. 6″ tall & 6-10″ wide. Full sun-partial shade.  Zones 9-12.

pulvinata ‘Red Velvet’ P.P. #24,559: “Hens & Chicks”. Light green hairy leaves densely covered with hairs. In cold weather, leaves blush rose-red and look like red velvet. Bright orange flowers in spring-summer are excellent color for holiday wreaths, rock gardens and dish gardens. 6-12″ tall & wide. Full sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Zones 10-11.

‘Topsy Turvy’: “Hens & Chicks”. A fast growing succulent with pale blue-gray leaves that curve upwards and are strongly inversely-keeled on the lower surface with leaf tips pointing inwards towards the center of the plant. Bright yellow & orange flowers in late summer-fall. 8-12″ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11.

‘Violet Queen’: “Hens & Chicks”. Pale silvery green rosettes with hints of violet pink on edges and tips which becomes more pronounced in cooler weather. It’s narrow leaves curl slightly upward to form an open lotus blossom shape. Yellow flowers from pink buds in spring. 4-5″ tall & 6-8″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11.

ECHINACEA

purpurea ‘Bravado’: “Coneflower”. Perennial. Coarse, stiff plant, forming large clumps of erect stems 2-4′ tall & 12-18″ wide. Leaves oblong, 3-8″ long. A rosy red flower with horizontal petals in summer-fall. Long lasting cut flower. Plant in full sun-partial shade; give average soil & watering. Divide clumps in spring or fall. Drought tolerant. Zones 3-9.

purpurea ‘Magnus’: “Coneflower”. Perennial. Coarse, stiff plant, forming large clumps of erect stems. 2-3′ tall & 12-18″ wide. Plant in full sun; give average soil & watering. Divide clumps in spring or fall. Crowned with deep rose red, 4-5″ flowers in summer-fall, this Echinacea is useful for background plantings or cuttings. Attracts birds & butterflies. Drought tolerant. The Perennial Plant Association’s 1998 Perennial Plant Of The Year. Zones 3-9.

purpurea ‘Pow Wow’ Series: “Coneflower”. Very well-matched for habit & timing, this colorful, drought-tolerant series puts more flowers on every plant than any other seed Echinacea. Faster to flower & genetically shorter than any other on the market. Requires full sun & well-drained fertile soil. 18-24″ tall & 12-16″ wide. Blooms summer-fall. Zones 3-9.
          ‘White’: Pure white with a yellow center.
          ‘Wild Berry’: Unique intense rose flowers with a dark rose center. 2010 AAS Flower Award Winner.

purpurea ‘Ruby Star’: “Coneflower”. Perennial. Coarse, stiff plant, forming large clumps. 2-3′ tall & 18-24″wide. Leaves oblong, 4-8″ long. Long lasting cut flower. Magenta flowers with brownish-bronze cone centers. Blooms in summer-fall. Plant in full sun; give average soil & watering. Divide clumps in spring or fall. Attracts butterflies & birds. Drought tolerant. Zones 4-9.

purpurea ‘White Swan’: “Coneflower”. Perennial. Coarse, stiff plant, forming large clumps of erect stems 2-3′ tall & 1-2’wide. Leaves oblong, 3-8″ long. Long lasting cut flower. An unusual creamy white flower with greenish-yellow centers. Blooms over a long period in summer. Plant in full sun; give average soil & watering. Divide clumps in spring or fall. Drought tolerant. Zones 3-9.

x. hybrid ‘Cheyenne Spirit’: “Coneflower”. Brightly colored coneflowers in shades of orange, scarlet, rosy-red, purple, cream, tomato-red & golden yellow in summer-fall. 2013 AAS Flower Award Winner. Flowers sit atop strong stems that don’t topple over. 18-30″tall & 10-20″wide. Full sun. Attracts birds & butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Zones 4-10.

ELAEOCARPUS

decipiens: “Japanese Blueberry Tree” – Shogun® Series. Excellent street, lawn, or park tree; bronzy new growth then glossy green foliage. Ornamental effect from older leaves turning bright red before dropping. Numerous tiny scented white flowers; blue-black olive-like fruit in winter that won’t stain sidewalks when crushed. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate-growing to 40-60′ tall, 20-30′ wide. Zones 8-11.

EPILOBIUM

californicum ‘Diamondback’ PPAF: Amazing reddish orange flowers bloom summer-fall on every branch. A low, spreading plant that will reach 1-2′ tall and 2-3′ wide. Drought tolerant and a very low maintenance plant. Full sun. Zone 9. A Garden Debut® Plant.

californicum ‘Sidewinder’ PPAF: Intense scarlet flowers bloom summer-fall against silvery gray-green small leaves. A low, spreading variety that reaches 1-2′ tall and 2-3′ wide. Drought tolerant and a very low mainenance plant. Full sun. Zone 9. A Garden Debut® Plant.

canum ‘Everett’s Choice’: “California Fuchsia”. Distinguished by it’s very low growing habit, usually less than 1′ high & 2′ wide. Furry gray foliage creeps along the ground. Great next to a path or rock wall. Vivid red flowers appear in fall. Attractive to hummingbirds. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Zones 7-10.

septentrionale ‘Wayne’s Silver’: “California Fuchsia”. Mound-forming variety whose green foliage has a silver metallic sheen. Large, red tubular flowers in summer-fall. 1-2′ tall & 2-3′ wide. Sun-partial shade. Attracts hummingbirds & bees. Zones 8-10.

ERIGERON

karvinskianus: (Often called Vittadinia). “Mexican Daisy or Santa Barbara Daisy”. Perennials. Graceful trailing plant 10-20″ tall & 3-5′ wide. Leaves 1″ long, often toothed at tips. Dainty flower heads ¾” across with numerous white or pinkish rays. Blooms early summer into fall. Sun or light shade. Sandy soil; moderate watering. Drought tolerant. Use as a groundcover in garden beds or large containers. Stands root competition well; invasive unless controlled. Zones 5-7.

ERYSIMUM

‘Apricot Twist’: “Wallflower”. This perennial’s dark green-silver foliage has a loose, upright habit. Atop slender leaves & thin stems, clusters of bright apricot flowers emit a spicy fragrance. Prefers well-drained soil. Full sun – partial shade. Height to 24″; spread to 32″. Zone 6-8.

‘Bowles Mauve’: “Wallflower”. Wallflowers are among the first to bloom in spring. Clusters of mauve pink blossoms provide continuous bloom all summer. Nicely fragrant & good for cut flowers. Shrub-like, evergreen plants. 18-24″ tall & 15-18″ wide. Full sun-partial shade. Attracts butterflies. Drought tolerant, once established. Zone 6-11.

‘Fragrant Sunshine’: P.P. #13,432. “Wallflower”. Delightfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers, some of which are speckled with red in spring – fall. Tidy, compact growth habit. Very long bloom period. Good for cut flowers. 12-18″ tall & 10-24″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zone 6-8.

‘Winter Orchid™’ P.P.#22,467: “Wallflower”. Short spikes of red flowers fade to a deep orchid-purple in late winter-spring. Sweetly scented. Sun-partial shade. 14-18″ tall & 18″ wide. Moderate water. Zone 8-11.

‘Winter Party’ PPAF: “Wallflower”. Spikes of flowers open primrose pink, fade to burnt orange and mauve in late winter-spring. Sun-partial shade. 14-18″tall & 18″ wide. Moderate water. Sweetly scented. Zone 8-11.

EUGENIA

myrtifolia ‘Monterey Bay’: “Monterey Bay Brush Cherry”. Bold, lush appearance form a full-branching, excellent, tall, evergreen screen or hedge. New growth remains bronze-red over a long season. Creamy white brush-like flowers followed by rose purple fruit. Full sun-partial shade. Moderate grower to 15-20′ tall, 8-10′ wide. Zones 9-11.

EUONYMUS

fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ P.P. #1960: “Emerald Gaiety Euonymus”. Deep green leaves edged in sparkling white are tinged pink in winter. Evergreen shrub with a dense erect habit, excellent for small hedges & foundation plantings. Full sun. Moderate grower to 2-5′ tall, 3′ wide; a climber if supported. Zones 5-9.

fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’ P.P. #2231: “Emerald ‘n’ Gold Euonymus”. A colorful evergreen shrub, providing bright green foliage with a gold edge all year long. Its dense mounding habit makes it an excellent small hedge or border plant. Full sun. Moderate grower to 4-5′ tall, 3′ wide; a climber if supported. Waterwise. Zones 5-9.

japonica ‘Green Spire’: “Green Spire Euonymus”. Evergreen. Well-behaved plant for dense, narrow hedges or screens. Makes a great clipped hedge requiring minimal care for a formal appearance. Naturally narrow habit of growth adapts to small spaces. Full sun-partial shade. Moderate growing to 6-8′ tall & 1-2′ wide. Zones 6-9.

japonica ‘Microphylla’: “Boxleaf Euonymus”. Evergreen. Needing minimal trimming, this compact shrub is perfect for a low hedge or border. It has a beautiful, formal appearance. Grows well in heat & poor soils. Full sun. Slow grower to 1-2′ tall, 1′ wide or smaller. Sun-partial shade. Zones 6-9.

EUPHORBIA

amygdaloides hybrid ‘Efanthia Improved’: USPP #16,908. Brilliant chartreuse flower spikes appear in spring atop smooth, evergreen foliage that takes on a burgundy tint as the weather cools. This new improved variety boasts a bushy, compact habit and non-drooping, non-curling leaves. 14-20″ tall & 16-18″ wide. Full sun – partial shade. Zones 6-9.

amygdaloides hybrid ‘Helena’s Blush’: P.P. #17,555 A spectacularly variegated form of the popular ‘Efanthia’, the green & white dappled foliage & eye-popping chartreuse striped flowers add color interest to the landscape & containers. Full sun – partial shade. 16-20″ tall & 18-20″ wide. Zones 6-9.

‘Ruby Glow’: USPP #22,200. ‘Ruby Glow’ has a great habit, is very branched & compact, & presents well in a pot. Its foliage is mahogany in lower light levels & is virtually black in full sun. New foliage is an attractive red. Typically, the flowers have dark red bracts greater than ½”. 16-18″ tall & 18″ wide. Use in the perennial border & as a container item. Zones 6-11.

tireucalli ‘Firesticks’: Golden yellow foliage turns red in cooler weather.  4-8′ tall & 3-5′ wide. Full sun. Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to the skin and eyes. Wash hands immediately in soap and water if contact is made with the sap. Avoid touching face and eyes while handling Euphorbias. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-10.

x. ‘Blackbird’: P.P. # 17,178. ‘Blackbird’ has a compact, bushy habit with exceptionally dark purple foliage that gets darker in full sun. In the spring, green yellow flowers contrast nicely with the virtually black foliage. This plant proved itself to be very temperature-tolerant as it survived the scorching 116° heat wave in the Central Valley of California. A great year-round addition for foliar plant choice in the perennial border. Good in containers too. Mature height is about 1-2′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9.

x. martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ P.P. #21,501: ‘Ascot Rainbow’ has been selected for its distinct & unique variegated flowers & foliage. The flower color consists of cream, lime, & green while the foliage displays tones of cream,green-blue with stunning red-pink coloring in cooler months. One of the major benefits of this selection is extreme tolerance to heat & dryness. Compact & slightly spreading habit to 20″x20″. Unique tubular flowers. Full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Zone 7, possibly 6.

x. martinii Tiny Tim’ P.P. #16,930: Small, fresh green foliage with blushed burgundy undersides & stems forms a compact, rounded plant to 12″tall & wide. Masses of long lived fresh appled green bracts with bright red centers in early spring-fall. Full sun. Well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Zone 6.

EVOLVULUS

hybrid ‘Blue My Mind’USPP #24,447. “Dwarf Morning Glory”. A well-branched variety with prolific true sky-blue flowers on silver foliage. Blooms early & continuous through the season. Use in a landscape, hanging basket, window box or container. Sun-partial shade. 6-12″ tall & 12-24″ wide. Heat tolerant. No dead-heading necessary. Zones 9-11.

nuttallianus ‘Blue Daze’: True blue flowers contrast elegantly with gray-green foliage in spring-fall. Tolerant of heat, and drought, this plant is a true summer survivor. Sun-partial shade. 12-14″tall & 18-20″wide. Heat-tolerant, trailing plant works well in combination containers and baskets. Zones 9-10.

FATSHEDERA

lizei ‘Angyo Star’: Evergreen. Hybrid between Fatsia japonica and English ivy, these plants got the best of both parents. Giant ivy leaves provide color in darker locations, but will not root into stucco or spread where it is not wanted. Stems will need to be staked or supported. Can be used indoors. 5-6’tall & 4-5’wide. Partial shade-shade. Medium water. Zones 7b-9. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

FEIJOA

sellowiana: “Pineapple Guava”. Multiple upright branches form dense structure. Gray-green leaves are felty white underneath. Waxy flower with its petals dark red inside, white outside with showy red stamens in summer. Tasty guava-like fruit follows. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate grower to 10-15′ tall & wide. Zones 8-10.

FERNS

Adiantum capillus-veneris: “Southern Maidenhair Fern”. Native to North America. 12-18″ tall & wide. Fronds twice divided, but not forked giving a fluffy, airy appearance. Plants need shade, steady moisture, & soil rich in organic matter. Leaves die back in hard frost. Zones 5-8.

Adiantum pedatum: “Five Finger Maidenhair Fern”. Native to North America. Fronds fork to make finger-like pattern atop slender 1-2½’ stems. General effect airy & fresh; excellent in containers or shaded beds. Plants need  steady moisture & soil rich in organic matter. Shade-partial shade. Leaves die back in hard frost. 1-2′ tall & 12-18″ wide. Zones 2-8.

Adiantum x. mairisii: “Mairis’s Hardy Maidenhair Fern’. Deciduous. Wonderful hybrid vigor for faster growth & hardier than the Southern Maidenhair Fern. 12-18″ tall & 36” wide. Partial shade-full shade. Spreading habit. Deer resistant. Zones 8-10.

Arachniodes standishii: “Upside-down Fern”. Deciduous. Spreading habit. Prominent veins on the top of the frond give the impression you are looking at the bottom. Tall, evergreen, & lighter green than many ferns; this makes a specimen for background or naturalizing in a woodland setting. 12-36″ tall & wide. Shade.  Zones 4-9.

Asparagus ‘Meyeri’: “Meyers Asparagus Fern”. Several to many stiffly upright stems, densely clothed with needle-like deep green leaves that give the plant a fluffy look. 2-3’tall & 3-4′ wide clump. Performs well in containers. Tiny white flowers in spring-summer, followed by green berries ripen to red in fall. A little less hardy than A.d. ‘Sprengeri’. Partial shade. Deer tolerant. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11.

Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’: “Sprengeri Asparagus Fern”. Arching or drooping stems 3-6′ long. Shiny, bright green, needlelike leaves, 1″ long, in bundles. Bright red berries. Popular for hanging baskets or containers, indoors & out. Train on trellis; climbs by means of small hooked prickles. Used as billowy groundcover where temperatures stay above 24°F / -4°C. Grows in ordinary or even poor soil. Will tolerate dryness indoors. 2′ tall & 4’wide. Sun – partial shade. Zones 9-11.

Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri Compacta’: “Compact Sprengeri Asparagus Fern”. Arching or drooping stems. Shiny, bright green, needle-like leaves, in bundles. Bright red berries. Popular in hanging baskets or containers, indoors & out. Similar to A.d. ‘Sprengeri’ but with denser, shorter stems. 1-2′ tall & 3-4′ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zones 9-11.

Asplenium bulbiferum: “Mother Fern”. Outdoors in zones 14 (protected), 15-17, 20-24; house plant elsewhere. From New Zealand. Graceful, very finely cut, light green fronds to 3-4′ tall and 2-3′ wide. Fronds produce plantlets that can be removed & planted. Heavy or medium shade. Hardy to 26°F. Watch for snails & slugs. Zones 9-11.

Cyrtomium falcatum: “Japanese Holly Fern”. Fronds to 10″ wide, with 3-11 pairs of divisions. Coarse-textured but handsome ferns with firm-textured, glossy fronds. Takes houseplant conditions well. Part-full shade. 2-3′ tall & 18″ wide. Deer resistant. Evergreen. Zones 6-10.

Dicksonia antarctica: “Tasmanian Tree Fern”. Evergreen. Bright green fronds with a fine, lacy texture from a dark brown trunk. Slow growing to 12-15′ tall & 8-12′ wide. Sun-partial shade. Likes moist soil. Beautiful accent for a tropical effect and great presence. Deer resistant. Zones 9-11.

Dryopteris erythrosora: “Autumn Fern”. One of the few ferns with seasonal color value. Fronds are reddish when young, deep green in late spring, summer. Deeply cut fronds. Spreads by under-ground stems. 1½-2′ tall & 18″ wide. Shade. Drought resistant. Zones 5-9.

Nephrolepis cordifolia: “Southern Sword Fern”. Native to many tropical regions of the world. To 2 -3′ tall & 5′ wide. Tufts of bright green, narrow (2″ wide), upright fronds closely spaced, finely toothed leaflets. Roots often have small, roundish tubers. Plant spreads by thin, fuzzy runners & can be invasive. Will not take hard frosts, but is otherwise adaptable, tolerating poor soil & erratic watering. Good in narrow, shaded beds; can thrive in full sun with adequate water. Effective groundcover; also good in pots & hanging baskets. Often sold as N. exaltata. Zones 9-11.

Polystichum munitum: “Western Sword Fern”. Native from California to Alaska & Montana. Most seen fern of the redwood forests. Leathery, shiny dark green fronds are 2-4′ long, depending on soil & available moisture. Fronds have medium coarse texture, are long lasting when cut. Old plants may have 75-100 fronds. 3-6’tall & wide. Good for shady beds, along house walls, as large-scale ground cover, in mixed woodland plantings. Grows best in rich soil with organic matter. Established plants need little water. Zones 5-9.

Polystichum polyblepharum: (P. setosum). “Japanese Lace Fern, Tassel Fern”. Lustrous shiny leaf fern adds an elegant look to shaded gardens. Dark green fronds are evenly colored with a frosted reverse along a rusty brown stem. Particularly beautiful when fronds unfurl. A reliable fine textured fern for smaller settings to fill out scant plantings. Plant masses for groundcover, particularly beautiful under flowering shrubs. Well sized for containers. Herbaceous. Shade-partial shade. Slow growing to 2′ tall & wide. Hardy. Zones 6-8.

Polystichum x. dycei: “Dyce’s Hybrid Holly Fern”. This sterile hybrid is one of the largest Holly Ferns in the garden. It is dark green & glossy with a center crown to give it a symmetrical appearance. Semi-evergreen. Height to 3-4′ tall & wide. Partial shade-shade. Zones 6-8.

Rumohra adiantiformis: “Leatherleaf Fern”. Deep green, leathery textured fronds arise in dense clusters are perfect in informal gardens or as a filler for shady beds. Cut foliage adds attractive texture to floral arrangements. Effective evergreen spreading groundcover. Great in hanging baskets. Partial shade. To 3′ tall & wide. Non-hardy. Zones 9-11.

Sphaeropteris cooperi ‘Brentwood’: “Australian Tree Fern”. ‘Brentwood’ is a more massive & faster growing cultivar that can become quite large. It has large, light green fronds. 12-20′ tall & 6-8′ wide. Sun in coastal areas-partial shade in inland areas. Average water. Avoid the brownish hairs on leaf stalks and undersides of fronds as they can cause skin irritation. Zones 8-11.

Woodwardia fimbriata: “Giant Chain Fern, European Chain Fern”. Among the largest native Western ferns, this plant can reach up to 9′ tall in wet coastal forests, but it is more typically seen in gardens at 4-5′ tall, 3′ wide. Spreads by woody rhizomes. Thick, leathery, medium green fronds are erect but spreading toward the top, twice cut but still somewhat coarse. Use near pool or brook, against a shaded wall, or in a woodland garden. Sometimes seen in desert areas where some shade & seepage exist. Slow to get going if dug from existing clumps; nursery plants are vigorous, fast growing. With-stands neglect once well established. Can take full sun in wet spots. Often sold as W. chamissoi or W. radicans. Zones 8-10.

FICUS

repens: (Ficus pumila). “Creeping Fig”. An evergreen, self-clinging vine with juvenile, small, leathery, dark green leaves that mature to larger, dark, thick leaves. Shearing of mature foliage will encourage new juvenile growth. Vigorous growing, clinging, dense branches will adhere to any surface. A handsome choice for climbing walls, poles, arbors, topiaries & fences. Full sun-partial shade. Fast growing to 25-30′ long & 3′ wide or more. Waterwise. Deer resistant. Zones 9-11.

FRAGARIA

‘Lipstick’: “Ornamental Strawberry”. Fast growing, perennial groundcover. Deep rose-red flowers in spring-fall. Produces a small fruit, but is mostly grown for it’s ornamental factor. Promptly removing fruit will produce more flowers. 4-6″tall & 12-20″wide. Sun-partial shade. Ideal for borders or for erosion control. Zones 3-9.

FRAXINUS

americana ‘Autumn Purple’: “Autumn Purple White Ash”. ‘Autumn Purple’ is noted for its outstanding reddish to deep purple fall color. It is a seedless variety with heavily textured green summer foliage & rounded crown. Leaves are 8-15″ long with 5-9 oval leaflets. To 45′ high, 40′ spread. Deciduous. Full sun. Zone 4.

FRUIT TREES

ROOTSTOCKS

Citation: (Pat.#5112) Dwarf peaches & nectarines to 8-14′, apricots & plums to 12-18′. Very tolerant of wet soils, not drought tolerant (induces early dormancy in dry soil). Very winter hardy. Resists root-knot nematodes. Induces heavy bearing at a young age. May be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

Colt: In heavy soils, standard cherry varieties are dwarfed to about ¾ of standard, or about 22-30′ if not pruned. Lesser dwarfing effect in other soils. Relatively tolerant of wet soil, apparently resistant to bacterial canker. Trees begin bearing at a young age. Trees may be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

Lovell: For nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, & almonds. Vigorous, more tolerant of wet soils than Nemaguard, also more cold hardy. Susceptible to nematodes in sandy soils. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties is 15-25′, but may be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

M-111: An excellent all-around rootstock for apples. Tolerates wet or dry soil. Resists woolly apple aphids & collar rot. Induces bearing at a young age. Unpruned tree height 80-90% of standard or about 15-25′. May be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

M-7: For apples. Unpruned tree height 2/3 of standard, or about 12-20′. Induces early & heavy bearing, resists fireblight & powdery mildew. Moderately resistant to collar rot. Good anchorage. Very winter hardy, widely adapted. May be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

Mazzard: Cherries on Mazzard are vigorous & more tolerant of wet soils than Mahaleb (but good drainage is still essential). Resistant to root-knot nematodes & oat root fungus. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties is 30-40′, but may be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

OHxF 333: European & Asian pears on OHxF333 are dwarfed to about 2/3 the size of standard or about 12-18′ if unpruned. Widely adapted, disease resistant. Trees may be held to any desired height with summer pruning.

APPLE

‘Fuji’: Introduction from Japan that quickly became California’s favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Low chilling requirement – less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.

‘Granny Smith’ on M-111: From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose apple. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. 400 hours. Prolonged bloom; good pollenizer for other apples. Self-fruitful. USDA zones 6-9.

‘Honeycrisp’ on M-111: Winter hardy tree from the University Of Minnesota. Fruit is crisp & juicy with an aromatic flavor. Stripped red over yellow color. Stores well. Ripens mid-August. Pollinated by Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, McIntosh & Red Delicious. Not pollinated by Gravenstein. (Pat. #7,197). USDA zones 3-8.

‘Red Delicious’: Early fall fruit is sweet, crisp and fine flavored. Vigorous, productive tree. Good pollenizer for almost all other apples. 700 hours. Pollenized by Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious. USDA Zones 5-8.

‘Red Fuji’ on M-111: Redder-skinned bud sport of ‘Fuji’. Sweet, very crisp, & flavorful. An excellent keeper. Ripens in September-October. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Self-fruitful. USDA zones 5-9.

APRICOT

‘Blenheim’ on Citation – (Royal): All purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Long-time No.1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central California. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-8.

‘Gold Kist’:) Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, very good quality. Heavy bearing. Early harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). 300 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)

APRIUM

‘Cot-N-Candy’ on Citation: Wonderful new fruit from Zaiger Hybrids. White flesh apricot-plum hybrid. Medium sized with incredible flavor, very sweet & juicy. Ripens early to mid-July. Self-fruitful. 400 hours. Patent Pending. (Zaiger). USDA zones 7-10.

BLACKBERRY

‘Black Satin’: (Rubus laciniatus ‘Black Satin’). Medium to large blackberries. Honey sweet flavor. Vigorous grower, excellent for home gardens. Heavy yielding, semi-erect, thornless type with improved quality & hardiness over the other backyard blackberries. Rarely suckers. Disease resistant. Ripens in July. Cold hardy to zone 5.

‘Chester’: Thornless. Large fruit with very good flavor. Sweet, high quality & firm. Will not soften, leak, or lose color in hot weather. Most winter hardy of the thornless varieties (to -12º For zone 5b). Most resistant to can blight. Semi-upright. Late season producer with a very long production season. Full sun. Zones 5-8.

BOYSENBERRY

‘Thornless’: (Rubus ursinus x idaeus ‘Thornless’). The Boysenberry is easily grown & very productive, sweet, & juicy. It produces rich, luscious, wine colored berries with a flavor that is a taste of Loganberry, Raspberry, & Blackberry. The berries are easily picked due to the thornless canes on which it is produced.It has very large berries that are 1 ½” in length with a reddish-black color that is non-glossy when ripe. The berry is very juicy & the flavor is excellent with a nice aroma. Very good for fresh eating, canning, freezing, jelly, & syrup. Ripens in June. This plant can be trained to a trellis or fence. Full sun. 5-6′ tall & 6-8′ spread. Must have winter protections where temperatures go below 5ºF. Zones 4-8.

CHERRY

‘Bing’ on Colt: Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe. Superb flavor, the No. 1 cherry. Midseason. Large vigorous tree. Pollenized by Black Tart, Van, Rainier and Lapins. Also Stella in colder climates. 700 hours. USDA Zones 5-9.

‘Black Tartarian’: Medium-sized, nearly black, sprightly flavor, early season. Vigorous, productive tree. 700 hours. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries. USDA Zones 5-7.

‘Craig’s Crimson’ on Colt: Taste test winner. Self-fruitful, natural semi-dwarf. Perhaps the finest sweet cherry. Dark red to nearly black, medium to large size, wonderful spicy flavor, very firm texture. Mature tree size about 2/3 of standard (smaller when budded onto Colt or Mahaleb rootstock). Mid-season. 500-600 hours. (Pat. #7,320). USDA zones 5-9. (Zaiger)

‘Lapin’ on Colt: Self-fruitful, dark red sweet cherry from Canada. Large, firm, good flavor. Similar to Van in color, Bing in shape. Sometimes sold as ‘Self-fertile Bing.’ Ripens 4 days after Bing. 400 hours or less. USDA Zones 5-9.

‘Royal Ranier’ on Colt: Large yellow cherry with slightly more red blush than ‘Ranier’. Excellent flavor, taste test winner. Ripens early, about 3-5 days ahead of ‘Ranier’. Moderate chill requirement, 600-700 hours estimated. Pollinated by ‘Bing’, ‘Black Tartarian’, & ‘Lapins’. USDA zones 5-9.

COMBINATIONS

‘Apple’ 4N1 on M-111: A combination of any of the following varieties: Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, & Granny Smith

‘Fuji’ : Introduction from Japan that quickly became California’s favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish orange skin, sometimes russeted. Ripe mid-September. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Low chilling requirement – less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9..

‘Gala’: Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Crisp, nice blend of sweetness & tartness, rich flavor. Skin reddish-orange over yellow. Early harvest, 2-3 weeks before ‘Red Delicious’. Good pollenizer for other varieties. Adapted to cold & warm-winter climates. Chilling requirement apparently less than 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA zones 4-10.

‘Golden Delicious’: Long time favorite for its sweetness & flavor. Reliable producer. Pollenizer for Red Delicious. Mid-season harvest. Chilling requirement of 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-10.

‘Granny Smith’: From New Zealand. Large, late, green, all-purpose apple. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. 400 hours. Prolonged bloom; good pollenizer for other apples. Self-fruitful. USDA zones 6-9.

‘Cherry’ 4N1 on Mazzard: Combination of Bing, Lapin, Rainer, or Van

‘Bing’: Large, firm, juicy, sweet, nearly black when ripe. Superb flavor, the No. 1 cherry. Midseason. Large vigorous tree. Pollenized by Black Tart, Van, Rainier and Lapins. Also Stella in colder climates. 700 hours. USDA Zones 5-9.

‘Lapin’: Self-fruitful, dark red sweet cherry from Canada. Large, firm, good flavor. Similar to Van in color, Bing in shape. Sometimes sold as ‘Self-fertile Bing.’ Ripens 4 days after Bing. 400 hours or less. USDA Zones 5-9.

‘Rainier’: Large, yellow with red blush. Sweet and flavorful. Very cold hardy. Midseason harvest. 700 hours. Pollenized by Van, Lambert, Lapins, Black Tartarian & Bing. USDA Zones 5-9.

‘Van’: Very cold hardy, reliable, heavy bearing. Fine fruit similar to Bing, though usually smaller. 700 hours. Pollenizer required – interfruitful with all popular sweet cherries. USDA Zones 4-9.

‘Fruit Salad’ 4N1 on Lovell: Combination of Gold Dust Peach, Independence Nectarine, July Elberta Peach, Late Santa Rosa Plum, or Blenheim Apricot

‘Gold Dust Peach’: Best early season yellow peach: very high scores for flavor and overall appeal in Dave Wilson Nursery blind taste tests. Semi-freestone ripens mid to late June in Central CA, 2-3 weeks ahead of Redhaven. All purpose, superb for eating fresh. Not an early bloomer. 550 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-9.

‘Independence Nectarine’: Bright red skin, firm yellow freestone. Rich flavor, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Consistently very high-scoring in taste tests. Winter and frost hardy, very reliable producer. Early July in Central CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-9.

‘July Elberta Peach’: Reliable heavy crops. Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone fruit for canning, freezing, or fresh use. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-9.

‘Late Santa Rosa Plum’: Medium to large, reddish-purple skin, red-streaked amber flesh. Tart-sweet with rich flavor when fully ripe. Harvest about one month after Santa Rosa. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-9.

‘Blenheim Apricot’ – (Royal): All purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Long-time No.1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central California. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-8.

GRAPES

‘Blueberry’: Small to medium, dark purple grapes with sweet, strong flavor hinting at blueberry. Highly productive. Dries well for raisins. Attractive fall foliage color. Ripens mid-August to September. Hardy to USDA zone 7.

‘Crimson Seedless’: Newer late season seedless grape, ripens early October in Fresno, CA. Medium size, firm, very sweet, excellent quality. Cane prune. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-10.

‘Eastern Concord’: Medium, round, blue-black grapes, with thick, tough skin in August-September. It has an excellent, strong flavor and the grapes are good for juice, jelly, and table use. Cane or spur pruning. Zones 4-8.

‘Flame Seedless’: Medium-sized, light red. Crisp, sweet, excellent flavor. For fresh use or raisins. Needs hot summer. Ripens before Thompson. Vigorous. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Cane or spur prune. Zones 7-9.

‘Thomcord’: (Vitis vinifera cross). Two of America’s favorite grapes – ‘Concord’, of peanut butter & jelly sandwich fame, and ‘Thompson Seedless’, a summertime classic, are proud parents of a tasty seedless grape called ‘Thomcord’. The plump juicy ‘Thomcord’ was developed by the USDA-ARS. Blue-black skin, whitish bloom, & bold flesh color of the ‘Concord’, plus a pleasing ‘Concord’-like flavor that’s lightened by the sweet, mid taste of it’s ‘Thomson’ parent. The fruit is slightly firmer than ‘Concord’. Ripens in late July through mid-August. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7 & probably 6.

‘Thompson Seedless’: Most popular grape in California & Arizona. Fresh & raisins. Pale green, very sweet. Thin clusters for larger berries. Needs plenty of heat. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Cane prune. Zones 7-9.

‘Zinfandel’: For fruity red wines. Medium size, round, juicy, reddish-black berry, early midseason. Prefers mild winters, cool summer. Heavy bearing. 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Cane or spur prune. Zones 6-10.

NECTAPLUM™

‘Spice Zee’ Interpsecific on Citation P.P. #15,535: The first Nectaplum from Zaiger Hybrids. White-fleshed, nectarine x plum. Skin is dark maroon at fruit set, & turns pale pink when ripe. Soft-ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavor, & both nectarine & plum traits are easily detectable. Tree is quite ornamental. Tremendous purplish-pink blooms in the spring, followed by a flush of red leaves which mature into lush green in late summer. Self-fruitful. Very productive.

NECTARINE

‘Arctic Jay’: Taste test winner. Very attractive, firm, freestone fruit is richly flavored, with a balance of acid and sugar. Ripens between Arctic Glo and Heavenly White white nectarines. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9908) (Zaiger). Zones 6-9.

‘Double Delight’ on Citation: Sensational fruit – consistently the best flavored yellow nectarine – plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red skinned freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor. Heavy bearing tree. Harvest early to mid-July in Central California. 300 hours. Self-fruitful.

‘Fantasia’: Popular, large yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet with rich flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Late July/early August in Central CA. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-9.

‘Heavenly White’ on Citation: Consistently one of the highest scoring fruits in Dave Wilson Nursery taste tests. Very large, firm, white-fleshed freestone fruit. Superb acid-sugar balance & rich, complex flavor. Dull red & cream colored skin. Harvest in mid-July in Central California. 650 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-9.

‘Snow Queen’ on Citation: Taste test winner. Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone. Late June harvest in Central California, 2-3 weeks ahead of ‘Babcock’ peach. Long time favorite in Southern California. Low chilling requirement. 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 8-10

PEACH

‘Arctic Supreme’ on Citation: Two time taste test winner. Large, white flesh, nearly freestone when fully ripe. Red over cream colored skin. Sweet & tangy, fine delicate flavor, firm texture. Peak quality reached a short while after picking. Harvest late July/early August in Central California. Self-fruitful. 700 hours. Zones 6-9.

‘Babcock’on Citation: Long-time favorite, white fleshed peach. Sweet & juicy, aromatic, subacid. Ripens early in season. Low chilling requirement. 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 8-10. Zones 8-10.

‘Donut’ (Stark Saturn) on Citation: Also called Saucer or Peento Peach. Unique white-fleshed fruit with a sunken center (shaped like a doughnut). Sweet, with a mild flavor described by some as almond-like. Ripens late June/early July in Central California. Self-fruitful. Estimated chilling requirement of 4-500 hours. Zones 5-10.

‘Early Elberta’ on Citation(Gleason): Also called Improved Elberta or Lemon Elberta. Reliable frost hardy yellow freestone for Utah & Pacific Northwest. Juicy, rich flavor. Harvest 10 days before Elberta. Can / freeze / fresh. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-9.

‘July (Kim) Elberta’ on Citation: Also called ‘Early Elberta’. Reliable heavy crops. Juicy, sweet, very flavorful yellow freestone fruit. Used for canning, freezing, or fresh use. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-10.

‘O’Henry’: Popular fresh market yellow freestone and an excellent choice for home planting. Large, firm, full red skin, superb flavor. Ripens early to mid-August in Central CA. Good for freezing. Strong, vigorous, heavy bearing tree. 750 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-9.

‘Suncrest’:Large, very firm, fine-flavored, yellow freestone. Bright red skin over yellow. Suncrest is the peach immortalized by the book Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm, by David Mas Masumoto (1995). Harvest late July in Central CA. Frost hardy blossoms, consistent producer. Originated in Fresno, CA. Introduced in 1959. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-9.

PEAR – ASIAN

’20th Century’ on OHxF333: (Nijisseiki, “Apple Pear”). Juicy, sweet, mild flavored fruit is crisp like an apple. Early to mid-August in Central California. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree. Self-fruitful or pollinated by ‘Shinseiki’, ‘Bartlett’, or other Pears. 450 hours. Zones 5-10.

‘Hosui’ on OHxF333: Consistently rated the best-tasting Asian Pear at taste testings. Large, juicy, sweet, flavorful, refreshing fruit that is crisp like an apple. Brownish orange russetted skin. Harvest early to mid-August in Central California. Pollinated by ‘Shinko’, ‘Chojurro’, Bartlett’ or ’20th Century’ Pears. 450 hours. Zones 5-10.

‘Shinseiki’ on OHxF333: Juicy, sweet, refreshing fruit is crisp like an apple. Easy to grow. Keeps well. Harvest late July/early August in Central California. Fruit has bright yellow skin. Vigorous, heavy bearing (usually by 2nd year). Self-fruitful. 350-450 hours. Zones 5-10.

PEAR – DOMESTIC

‘Bartlett’ on OHxF333: World’s most popular pear. Early mid-season, high quality, tolerates hot summers. 800 hours. Self-fruitful in arid west. Elsewhere pollinated by ‘Bosc’, ‘D’Anjou’, ‘Winter Nellis’. Zones 5-9.

PERSIMMON

‘Fuyu ‘Jiro’: Medium size, flat shape, still crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree, practically pest free. Fall harvest. 200 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-10.

‘Hachiya’: Large, deep orange-red, acorn-shaped. Hot summer required to mature the fruit. Sweet, flavorful, astringent until soft ripe. Mature fruit can be frozen and thawed to ripen. Productive, ornamental tree. 200 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-10.

PLUERRY

‘Sweet Treat’:Sweet Treat is the first of its kind, the Pluerry™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental. Tested as 46MB583. Harvest late June through July. Estimated chilling requirement 450 hours. Pollenizer required, Burgundy plum recommended. Patent Pending (Zaiger Genetics). Zones 6-9.

PLUM

‘Burgundy’ on Citation: Maroon-colored skin & semi-freestone flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness & a very pleasing, mild flavor. High taste test scores. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August in Central California. Very productive. Narrow, upright habit. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-10.

‘Santa Rosa’ on Citation: Most popular plum in California & Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Late June in Central California. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 5-10.

PLUMCOT

‘Spring Satin’: This new cultivar is the first plumcot that is well adapted to the medium-high chill areas of the south. Plumcots developed in California haven’t done well in the south. White blossoms in the spring. Large, 2″, high quality fruit in late May with reddish black skin & yellowish red flesh. Freestone. This unique cross is tolerant to major plum diseases such as bacterial spot disease, bacterial canker disease, & plum leaf scald. Self-fertile, but will produce more fruit with pollination from another plum or apricot. 750 hours. USDA zone 6.

PLUOT®

‘Dapple Dandy’ P.P. #9,254: A taste test winner. Creamy white & red fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning maroon & yellow dapple. August harvest in Central California. Pollinated by ‘Flavor Supreme’ Pluot, ‘Flavor King’ Pluot, Santa Rosa’, ‘Catalina’, or ‘Burgundy’ Plums. 4-500 hours. Zones 6-9.

‘Flavor Grenade’ P.P. #12,097: Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture & explosive taste. Taste test winner. Fruit hangs on the tree for 4-6 weeks. Pollinated by ‘Flavor King’, ‘Dapple Dandy’, or ‘Emerald Drop’ Pluots or ‘Santa Rosa’ Plums. Estimated 3-400 hours. Zones 6-10.

‘Flavor King’ P.P. #8,026: Unique plum-apricot hybrid with a sensational bouquet & sweet, spicy flavor. A taste test winner. Reddish-purple skin, crimson flesh fruit ripens in mid-August. A naturally small tree. Pollinated by ‘Flavor Supreme’ or ‘Dapple Dandy’ Pluots & ‘Santa Rosa’ or ‘Late Santa Rosa’ Plums. 4-500 hours. Zones 6-10

‘Flavor Supreme’ P.P. #6,763: Plum-apricot hybrid with sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh & greenish-maroon mottled skin. Harvest in June in Central California, about 2 weeks before ‘Santa Rosa’ Plums. Pollinated by ‘Flavorosa’, ‘Flavor Queen’, or ‘Geo Pride’ Pluots or ‘Santa Rosa’ & ‘Late Santa Rosa’ Plums. A taste test winner. 7-800 hours. Zones 6-9.

POMEGRANATE

granatum ‘Angel Red’: “Angel Red Pomegranate”. Bright red, large fruit produced nearly a month ahead of ‘Wonderful’. Early to market. Excellent flavor. Soft seeded. Yields high volumes of antioxidant juice & lower than normal waste pulp. Uniform in size & color. Ripens late August to early September in Central Valley of California. Requires 150-200 hours of chilling below 45ºF. Mature height if unpruned is 15-18′ with a spread of 15-18′. Cold hardy to U.S.D.A. Zone 9.

‘Eversweet’: Very sweet, virtually seedless fruit. (Even immature fruits are sweet). Red skin, clear (non-staining) juice. Harvest late summer through fall. Coast or inland. 8-10′ arching shrub, or train as tree or espalier. Large, showy, orange-red flowers. 150 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. no. 5418. Zones 7-10.

‘Parfianka’ : Large size red fruit is sweet with a hint of acidity. Arils are red with very small edible seeds. Vigorous upright plant sets a heavy crop dependably. Maintain at any height with summer pruning. Consistently receives the highest praise for overall flavor. Great for juice or fresh eating. A Dr. Gregory Levin introduction through U.C. Davis. Very highly rated in U.C.Davis taste tests. Some rate Parfianka as the best tasting pomegranate. Required chill hours 100-200. Self-fruitful, best in zones 7-10.

‘Pink Satin’: Medium to large size, medium pink to dark red fruit with medium to large, light pink edible seeds. Wonderful refreshing light colored juice is non-staining, with a sweet, fruit-punch flavor. Plant is vigorous & can be grown as a shrub or a tree & kept any height by summer pruning. Eat fresh, juice, or use in salads. Excellent source of antioxidants. Chill requirement 150-200 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-10.

‘Sweet’: Sweeter fruit than Wonderful, more widely adapted (better quality in cool-summer climates). Small, glossy-leafed, ornamental tree with showy orange-red blossoms in late spring. Very suitable to espalier and container growing. Harvest late summer. Unsplit ripe fruit stores in cool, dry place for two months or more. Very low chilling requirement, about 100 hours. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-10.

‘Wonderful’: Large, purple-red fruit with delicious, tangy flavor. Best quality in hot inland climate. Gaudy red-orange blooms, ornamental foliage. Long-lived, any soil. Self-fruitful. Zones 7-10.

RASPBERRY

‘Heritage’: (Rubus idaeus var. strigosus ‘Heritage’). Large berry. Very firm, excellent quality. Moderate early July crop & heavy productions of quality fruit in early September. An everbearing variety with good vigor, hardy canes which do not need staking. The #1 fall variety nationwide. Mature height is 3-8′ with a spread of 4-8′. Cold hardy to USDA zone 4.

‘Indian Summer’: (Rubus idaeus ‘Indian Summer’) Ever bearing. Medium to large, soft dark red raspberry. Very tasty. Produces light crop in late spring & heavy crop in fall. Adapted for heavy soils. Best in cooler coastal-like climates, but can be grown in warm summer areas such as the Central Valley of California. Good for canning, freezing, & jams. Ripens in May & September. Zones 4-9.

‘Williamette’: (Rubus idaeus var. strigosus ‘Williamette’). Large berry. Dark red, medium acid. Heavy producer. Excellent for shipping. Old standard & once most widely planted in the world. Ripens in June. Mature height is 3-8′ with a spread of 4-8′. Cold hardy to USDA zone 5.

GAILLARDIA

‘Arizona Sun’: “Arizona Sun Blanket Flower”. 3″, red, daisy-like flowers with a golden yellow tip. It forms a neat mound of lance-shaped, grayish green leaves. Blooms in early Summer-Fall to form a blanket of showy flowers. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Heat & drought tolerant. Full sun. Height 8-10″; spread 12″. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. Zones 3-8.

grandiflora ‘Celebration’ PPAF: “Blanket Flower”. Non-fading, single, elegant, red flowers in spring-fall. Gray-green, hairy foliage. Compact mounding habit to 16″tall & 14″wide. Full sun. Well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Zones 5-9. A Sunset™ Western Garden Collection Plant.

grandiflora ‘Sunset Flash’ PPAF: “Blanket Flower”. These tough perennials can beat the heat with beauty, showing off vibrant, orange-red flowers with yellow tips in spring-fall, but blooms almost year-round. Water-wise and drought tolerant once established, these compact plants and their color-fast blooms love the sun. Fresh gray green foliage creates a compact mound at 14″ x 14″. Attracts birds & butterflies. Drought tolerant. Zones 5-9. A Sunset™ Western Garden Collection Plant.

x. grandiflora ‘Mesa™ ‘: “Blanket Flower”. Intense, non-fading flowers are produced all season on well-branched, upright plants. Early flowering. Vigorous. 16-18″ tall & 20-22″ wide, with no flopping over. Very drought tolerant once established. Full sun. Blooms June-August. Attracts bees & butterflies.  Heat tolerant. Zone 5a-10b.
         ‘Bright Bicolor’: Red flowers with an outer band of bright golden yellow.
         ‘Yellow’: Bright yellow flowers. All American Selections Winner.

x. grandiflora ‘Oranges and Lemons’: P.P. #17,092. “Blanket Flower”. Peach orange center with the outer tips of the petals a warm golden yellow. Medium green foliage. A more upright variety than other Gaillardias. Blooms June- October. 18-24″ tall & 12-18″ wide. Heat tolerant. Waterwise. Zone 5.

GARDENIA

jasminoides ‘Double Mint’ P.P. #23,507 : The double 2″ diameter flowers bloom in spring and re-bloom again in summer-fall on this compact, full, dense shrub with evergreen foliage. Double Mint only grows to a maximum of 3′ tall & wide, making it perfect for small space gardens and foundation plantings. Sun. Zones 7-9. A First Editions® Plant.

jasminoides ‘Sweet Tea’ PPAF: (Gardenia jasminoides ‘PIIGA-II’) . This new reblooming double gardenia has tennis ball size flowers with the gardenia fragrance we all know and love. Sweet Tea™ is more upright and larger than Double Mint and is more winter hardy. It survived 4-6*F in 2013-2014 in an above ground container with no injury and is currently being tested for Zone 6 hardiness. That’s saying something since many other gardenias suffered severe damage during the same winter. 3-5’tall & wide. Sun. Zones 7-9.  A First Editions® Plant.

jasminoides ‘Radicans’: True miniature gardenia. Evergreen. Grows 6-12″ tall & 2-3′ wide, with 1″ long dark green leaves & many 1″ wide, double white flowers, mainly in early summer. Great fragrance. Partial-full sun. Regular water. Good small-scale edging, ground cover, or container plant. Zones 8-11.

jasminoides ‘Veitchii’: “Everblooming Gardenia”. Evergreen. Compact form, 3-4½’ high  & wide; leaves to 2½” long. Oldest variety, but still most reliable bloomer. Rose-like, 1½-2″ wide, pure white, blossoms from late spring to fall; bloom may continue during warm weather. Very fragrant. Partial-full sun. Good for cut flowers. Zones 8-11.

x. ‘Gold Doubloon™’: Gold Doubloon™ Gardenia. (Gardenia jasminoides ‘sPG-3-015′). A shade-loving Gardenia with large, fragrant, double white flowers above leaves that emerge a bright chartreuse-gold in late spring and then turns a deep, brilliant gold as the season progresses. 1-4” tall & 4-5’ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zone 7. A Garden Debut® Plant.

GAURA

lindheimeri ‘Belleza™ Series‘: “Wand Flower”. Excellent branching & short flower stems make this Gaura series a real winner. It is heat & drought tolerant & blooms continuously all summer until the first hard frost. Upright habit. Full sun-partial shade. Zone 6-9.
         ‘Compact Light Pink’: Light pink flowers. Height 16″.
         ‘Dark Pink’: Stunning dark pink color. Height 30-39″.
         ‘White Evol’: Pure white flowers. Height 30-39″.

lindheimeri ‘Little Janie’: “Wand Flower”. Pink & white, bicolor flowers in spring-fall. Upright habit to 16-18″tall & 14-16″wide. Sun. Shade tolerant. Heat & drought tolerant. Zones 6a-10b.

GELSEMIUM

sempervirens: “Carolina Jessamine”. Vigorous growing twining vine displaying fragrant, bright yellow flowers late winter into early spring. Great on trellis, arbor, or over fences & walls. Also used as a mounding ground cover. Evergreen to semi-evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. To 20′ long with support. Zones 7-9.

GERANIUM

‘Focus’ Series: The only compact, dark-leafed ivy geranium series on the market. Habit stays tight and controlled. Naturally compact habit. 8-10″tall & 12-14″wide. Full sun. Blooms spring-fall. Zones 9-11.
           ‘Burgundy’: Burgundy red flowers.
           ‘Hot Pink’: Bright pink flowers.
           ‘Red Ice’: Red & White bicolor flowers.

hybrid Zonal Series: These zonal geranium provide continuous flowering in spring-fall.. They feature large flower heads, striking colors, & are an excellent choice for beds, borders, containers, & hanging baskets. Full sun. Zones 3-11.
          ‘Americana Pink’ PP# 12,944: Deep pink flowers. Compact habit. 12-18″tall & 10-12″wide.
          ‘Americana Violet Improved’: Fluorescent violet flowers. Medium growth habit. 12-18″tall & 10-12″wide.
          ‘Americana White Splash’: White flowers with a pink eye. Medium growth habit. 12-18″tall & 10-12″wide.
          ‘Dynamo Dark Salmon’: Dark salmon pink flowers. 12-14″tall & wide.
          ‘Dynamo Red’: Dark red flowers. 12-14″tall & wide.
          ‘Tango Hot Pink’: Hot pink, semi-double flowers. Compact habit. 12-15″ tall & 15-18″wide.
          ‘Tango Neon Purple’: Semi-double, bright purple flowers. 12-14″tall & 10-12″wide.
          ‘Tango Velvet Red’: (Eclipse Velvet Red). Deep velvet red flowers. 12-14″tall & 10-12″wide.
          ‘Tango White ’11’: Semi-double, pure white flowers. 12-14″tall & 10-12″wide.

‘Johnson’s Blue’: Perennial. All zones. Much branching, trailing growth to 15-18″ tall. Deeply divided leaves, 2-8″ across. Cup shaped flowers, vivid deep blue, 1½-2″ in diameter. Plant seldom produces seed, & blooms persistently from late spring through summer. Prefers sun. The large blue flowers make this variety suitable for perennial borders & with everblooming shrub roses. Zones 4-8.

‘Presto’ Series: The most uniform, compact, dark-leafed zonal geranium series. ‘Presto’ produces a strong first flush of flowers – 3 to 4 blooms. 8-10″tall  & wide. Full sun. Blooms late spring-fall. Zones 9-11.
           ‘Brilliant Red’ P.P. #21,085: Bright red flowers.
           ‘Dark Fuchsia’ P.P. #18,631:  Dark fuchsia pink flowers.
           ‘Dark Red’ P.P. #18,025: Dark red flowers.
           ‘Pink’ P.P. #15,305: Bubblegum pink flowers.
           ‘Violet’: P.P. #19,810: Violet purple flowers.

‘Rozanne’ P.P. #12,175: 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year. Deeply cut, slightly marbled, deep green foliage forms clumps 15-20″tall & 24-36″wide. Large, violet-blue flowers bloom profusely from spring – summer. Sun-partial shade. Medium water needs. Zones 4-10.

x. ‘Calliope’ Series: The ‘Calliopes’ well-branched, vigorous, & mounding habit make then ideal in baskets, large pots, & landscape applications. The large, semi-double flowers bloom in spring-summer. Full sun-partial shade. Vivid flower colors & tremendous branching characteristics. Heat & drought tolerant. Zones 9 – 11.
           ‘Dark Red’: Dark velvet red, semi-double flowers. Semi-trailing. (Zonal ivy hybrid).
           ‘Hot Pink’: Bright Pink, semi-double flowers. Semi-trailing. (Zonal ivy hybrid).

GERBERA

jamesonii ‘Mega Revolution Mix’: Vigorous, bushy plants with very large flowers in a variety of shades in spring-summer. 8-12″tall & 7-8″wide. Partial shade. Light water. Heat tolerant. Good in larger patio planters and gardens. Zones 9a-10b.

GINKGO

biloba ‘Autumn Gold’: “Autumn Gold Maidenhair Tree”. This superb shade tree is a non-fruiting grafted selection. Unique fan-shaped foliage turns golden yellow in fall. Its symmetrical upright branching form becomes broad with age. Deciduous. Full sun. Slow-growing to 35-50′ high, equal width. Zones 4-9.

biloba ‘Saratoga’: “Saratoga Maidenhair Tree”. Superb shade tree, ideal for street planting. Unique fan-shaped green leaves are showy yellow in fall. A bold, open branched habit with a distinct central leader. Grafted, non-fruiting selection. Deciduous. Full sun. Slow-growing to 40′ high, 30′ wide. Zones 4-9.

GRAPTOPETALUM

glassii: “Ghost Plant”. Silvery gray foliange. Mounding habit. 6-12″ tall. Full sun-partial shade. Heat tolerant. Drought tolerant. Needs good drainage. Zones 9-11.

paraguayense: “Ghost Plant”. A colorful succulent perennial with up to 6″ wide rosettes holding thick, triangular, pointed, flat leaves that range in color from pale blue to pink to light purple.. 1′ tall & 2-3′ wide. Full sun. White flowers with red specks in spring. Zones 7-11.

GRASSES

Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’: “Golden Variegated Sweet Flag”. Mounded, non-invasive. A warm color combo standout, its fragrant, butter yellow sword-like blade also creates a striking contrast. Use for structure, height, & texture accents. Sun-partial shade. 10-12″ tall & 4-6″ wide. Deer resistant. Zones 5-11.

Carex buchananii: “Fox Red Curly Sedge, Leatherleaf Sedge”. One of the most colorful sedges. Striking clumps of reddish-bronze make this evergreen perennial a good choice for foliage effect in borders, containers, rock gardens, or around water gardens. Full sun. Upright slightly arching moderate grower to 2-3′ tall & wide. Zones 5-9.

Carex buchananii ‘Red Rooster’: “Leatherleaf Sedge”. An ornamental grass with a dense, tufted, arching habit with narrow evergreen foliage. The leaves of this ornamental grass are copper-red to light brown in color. 18-24″tall & 24-36″wide.  Full sun-partial shade, with moist, well draining soil. A tolerance for wet soil allows the plant to be used near water. The insignificant flowers appear in clusters atop thin stems in mid-summer. Zones 6-9.

Carex comans ‘Amazon Mist’: “New Zealand Hair Sedge”. Variegated light/medium green grass has twisting tips and an arching habit. 30-38″tall & 36-46″wide. Full sun. Insignificant flowers. Zones 7-9.

Carex divulsa: (Carex tumulicola). “Berkeley Sedge, Grassland Sedge”. Forms arching clumps to 1 ½’ high & 2′ wide with spikes of greenish flowers from winter to spring. Shear flowers when they begin to turn brown with age to keep plants tidy & prevent reseeding. Best in partial shade, but grows well under a wide range of conditions. Fine groundcover. Zones 4-9.

Carex ‘Everest’: P.P.A.F. “White Variegated Sedge Grass”. A new selection with pure white leaf margins. ‘Everest’ is a compact, clumping selection with good vigor. Ideal as a mixed container plant & will brighten any shady spot in the garden. 12″ high & wide. Hardy to zone 5.

Carex laxiculmis ‘Hobb’ Bunny Blue: This native Sedge has clumps of blue green leaves. Will reach 10-12″ tall and 10-16″ wide. Works great as a groundcover or specimen for moist to average shady areas. Sun-partial shade. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’: “Evergold Sedge”. Mounded. A Japanese sedge that forms a low, cascading clump of evergreen leathery leaves with a sunny, cream-colored stripe down the center. ‘Evergold’ will tolerate dry shade, but prefers sites with moist, rich soil. A choice plant for edging or in the rock garden. Great in containers. Sun-shade. 8-12″ tall & 18-20″ wide. Zones 5-11.

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everillo’: Everillo is a great plant for brightening up shady spots, or for adding a pop of color to a mixed container. A mounding fountain of lime green leaves turning to gold.  This easy care evergreen grass can be used as a groundcover, to edge a path or patio, or tucked into a living wall or window box. 20″ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Zones 5-11. A Sunset™ Western Garden Collection Plant.

Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Eversheen’: A superb ground cover and container plant with distinctive lime yellow striped foliage.  It is easy to grow, low maintenance and forms a neat easily controlled mound. ‘Eversheen’ is a great cold hardy accent plant for all year round arrangements. Sun-partial shade. 16″ tall & wide. Zones 5-9.  A Sunset™ Western Garden Collection Plant.

Festuca cinerea ‘Festina’: An ornamental grass of clump-forming dense foliage with blue-green leaf color & upright flower panicles in June. Use in moist, well-drained soils with part shade-full sun. Avoid excessive heat. 6-10″ tall & 10-12″ wide. Zones 4-10.

Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue™’: (Festuca glauca ‘Casca11’). “Beyond Blue™ Fescue”. Evergreen. Intense, powder blue foliage. Color stays bright throughout the season without browning. Full sun. 9-12″ tall & 18″ wide. Deer resistant. Waterwise. Zones 4-9. A Sunset™ Western Garden Collection Plant.

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’: “Elijah Blue Fescue”. Clumping ornamental grass. Icy-blue leaves retain the glaucous coloring through the heat of the summer. The 8- 10″ tall & 10-12″ wide clumps makes an ideal border or edging plant. Golden buff colored flowers on 15″ stalks in summer. Good drainage is essential. Full sun. Most heat tolerant of the Blue Fescues available. Use for edging borders or as a mass planting as a groundcover, but most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders, & in dry stream beds. Drought tolerant once established. Evergreen. Zones 4-8.

Festuca idahoensis ‘Siskiyou Blue’: “Siskiyou Blue Fescue”. Semi evergreen. Cool season grass. A very blue selection of the western native bunch grass that is densely tufted, long lived, & drought tolerant. Fine-textured bright blue foliage is similar to that of Festuca g. ‘Elijah’s Blue’, but somewhat darker & taller. This plant has outstanding potential for use in western gardens alone or in contrast with clumps of standard Festuca idahoensis or other native species. 12-18″ tall & wide. Zones 4-10.

Festuca mairei: “Atlas Fescue”. Evergreen grass. Fountain-like mounds of rich green foliage. 2-3’tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. White flowers in spring-summer. Heat tolerant. Low water. Zones 4-10.

Helictotrichon sempervirens: “Blue Oat Grass”. 2-3′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Evergreen clumping grass with silvery blue foliage. Showy beige flowers high above the foliage. Blooms in summer. Zones 4-9.

Juncus effuses spiralis ‘Twister’:  “Corkscrew Rush”. Small, curly green leaves offer interesting and fun foliage. Upright habit to 12-14″ tall & wide. Partial sun. Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, shade  tolerant, low maintenance, & frost tolerant. Thrives in wet conditions; can be used in bog and pond gardening. Zones 5-11.

Juncus inflexus ‘Blue Dart’: “Common Rush”. Compact, blue-foliaged grass with an upright vertical habit to 14-16″ tall & 10-12″ wide. Partial sun. Very adaptable to a wide range of garden conditions, including standing water and drought. Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, shade  tolerant, low maintenance, & frost tolerant. Zones 4-10.

Juncus ‘Fuseables® Twisted Dart’: A combination mix of the compact, blue-foliaged grass with an upright vertical habit of  Juncus inflexus ‘Blue Dart’ and the cylindrical, tightly-spiraled, corkscrew-like green stems of  Juncus effusus spiralis (curly juncus). 14-16″ tall & 10-18″ wide. Full sun. Drought & heat tolerant. Shade & frost tolerant. Low maintenance. Allow to dry out between waterings. This is ideal for colour bowls, hanging baskets and large patio containers. Zones 4-9.

Melinis nerviglumis ‘Pink Crystals’: “Ruby Grass”. Mounded. A small but showy flowering grass with narrow, silky, ruby pink blooms that emerge in May/June. Once mature, the blooms turn creamy white & rise 12-18″ above the foliage. ‘Pink Crystals’ is a rare treasure. Excellent for beds & borders. Sun-partial shade. 18-24″ tall & 1-2′ wide. Zones 9-11.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’: “Morning Light Maiden Grass”. Quite attractive, the green blades have added highlights of creamy-white margins & mid-veins creating a shimmering silvery appearance. Adds visual excitement to shrub borders. Delicate reddish-bronze plumes in late summer. Herbaceous. Full sun for best foliage coloration. Accepts dry conditions. Clumps to 5′ tall, to 2′ wide. Flower stalks are taller. Zones 5-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’: “Porcupine Grass”. Improved habit to this neat, more upright form; not as relaxed & vase-shaped as M.s. ‘Zebrinus’. Green foliage is highlighted by dramatic horizontal golden bands. Reddish-bronze plumes above the foliage in summer. Good as a specimen or in groups. Herbaceous. Full sun. Clumps to 8′ tall & 3′ wide. Zones 4-9.

Muhlenbergia capillaris: “Pink Muhly Grass”. A clump-forming, warm season, perennial grass that is noted for its attractive summer foliage and spectacular clouds of pink flowers in summer-fall. 2-3’tall & wide. Sun-partial sun. Drought tolerant. Zones 5-9.

Muhlenbergia rigens: “Deer Grass”. This California native grass is heat & drought tolerant. An ornamental grass which displays stiff, narrow purple flower spikes above mounding foliage. It needs almost no maintenance; remove old leaves at any time. Dense clumping foliage to 3′ tall & wide; 5′ tall in bloom. A compact alternative to Pampas Grass without the sharp leaf edges & aggressive reseeding. Beautiful in mass plantings, as erosion control, or as a low informal screen. It adds texture & movement to the garden. Part-full sun. Semi-evergreen. USDA zones 5-11; sunset zones 4-24.

Ophiopogon japonicus: “Mondo Grass”. Forms a dense clump to 6-12″ tall & wide. Plant spreads by underground stems, many of which are tuber-like. Slow to establish as groundcover. Dark green, 8-12″ long leaves. Light lilac flowers in short spikes that are usually hidden by leaves. Blue fruit. Filtered sun to full shade; can take full sun in cool-summer regions. Zones 6-11.

Ophiopogon japonicas ‘Nana’: “Dwarf Mondo Grass”. Slow growing clumps, 2-4 in. tall & 8″ wide. Partial shade. White flowers in summer followed by deep blue fruit. Use instead of turf as a lawn substitute, around a pond, in a woodland area. Terrific between pavers and along stairs and makes a unique stand alone container as well. Deer & rabbit resistant. Zones 6-11.

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’: “Little Bunny Dwarf Fountain Grass”. ‘Little Bunny’ is the smallest of the dwarf fountain grasses. Dark green petite foliage ages to a reddish-brown. Fluffy, buff colored blooms in late summer-fall. 10-12″ tall & wide. Full sun. Deer resistant. Waterwise.  Zones 5-9.

Pennisetum messiacum ‘Red Bunny Tails’: “Red Bunny Tails Fountain Grass”. This annual grass has deep pink flowers that look like little rabbit’s tails throughout the garden thru the season. Deadheading not necessary. Upright, mounding habit. Heat tolerant. 18-36″ tall; 18-24″ spread. Full sun. Use both in the landscape & in containers. USDA zones 7-10.

Pennisetum setaceum rubrum ‘Eaton Canyon’: “Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass”. 1-3′ tall & 1-2′ wide. Full sun. Differs from ‘Rubrum’ only in its compact size. Red flowers on burgundy foliage. Blooms from June to October. Non-hardy perennial. Full sun. Zones 8-11.

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’: “Purple Fountain Grass”.  3-5′ tall & 2-3’wide. Full sun. Long red flowers on burgundy cascading foliage. Blooms from June to October. Non-hardy perennial. Zones 8-11.

Seslaria autumnalis: “Autumn Moor Grass”. Evergreen grass. White flowers in spring. 1-2’tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Zones 5-8.

Seslaria caerulea: ” Blue Moor Grass”. Evergreen grass. Dark purple flowers in spring. 8-12″tall & 12-24″wide. Sun-partial shade. Medium water. Use as a border edging, in rock gardens, or in a mass as a ground cover. Zones 5-8.

Stipa tenuissima ‘Pony Tails’: “Mexican Feather Grass”. A fine leafed, clumping grass, with needle-like foliage. Silky flowers appear green in June, but turn golden blonde as they mature. A good slope cover grass, as well as striking specimen plant. It’s flowers make stunning dried arrangements. 16-24″ tall & 12″wide. Full sun. Zones  6-10.

GREVILLEA

‘Peaches ‘n’ Cream’ P.P.#18,035: Exotic, fragrant long cylindrical flower clusters are two-toned peach and cream in summer. Has narrow gray green foliage and matures at 5-6′ tall and wide. Sun. Drought tolerant. Excellent for landscapes and containers. Zone 9.

lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’: “Woolly Grevillea”. Evergreen shrub with narrow grayish-green leaves on flat to slightly arching stems . Pinkish-red & cream flower clusters in winter-spring. 1’tall & 4-5’wide. Full sun-partial shade. Low water needs. An excellent plant for a rock garden, border or groundcover. Attracts hummingbirds. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11.

lanigera ‘Mt. Tamboritha’:”Woolly Grevillea”. Evergreen shrub with small grayish-green leaves that are soft & woolly. Pinkish-red & cream flower clusters in winter-spring. 1-2’tall & 3-4’wide. Full sun-partial shade. Low water needs. An excellent plant for a rock garden, border or groundcover. Attracts hummingbirds. Drought tolerant. Zones 9-11.

rosmarinifolia ‘Scarlett Sprite’: Evergreen shrub with soft-textured green needle-like leaves. Rose pink, spider-like flowers in winter-spring. Full sun. 4-5’tall & 6-8’wide. Low water needs. Attracts hummingbirds. Drought tolerant. Zones 8-10.

HAMELIA

p. ‘Lime Sizzler’: Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’. This Firebush features green and yellow variegated foliage with sizzling red-orange flowers from late spring-fall. An upright spreader reaching 4-5′ tall & wide. Sun. Deer tolerant. Drought tolerant. Performs well in the landscape or in a container. Zone 9. A Garden Debut® Plant.

HARDENBERGIA

violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’: “Lilac Vine”. Large, pendulous sprays of deep purple flowers cover this twining evergreen vine most heavily in early winter. Blooms are backed by lustrous evergreen foliage. Creates nice patterns for walls, fences, arbors, or as a trailing groundcover. Moderate grower to 10-16′ long. Full sun to partial shade in hottest climates. Zones 9-11.

violacea ‘Meema’: “Meema Vine Lilac”. Evergreen vine forms a dense groundcover, 1-2’tall & 6’wide. Pinkish-purple flower sprays in winter-spring. Sun-partial shade in hot climates. Waterwise. Zones 9-11.

HEDERA

helix: “English Ivy”. Evergreen. 3-5 lobed, dark green leaves.  20-80′ tall & 3-50′ wide. Partial shade-shade. Drought tolerant. Vigorous. Fast growing. Aggressive. Use as a cover for fences, trellises or walls. Ground cover. Lawn alternative. Smaller-leaved cultivars are often used for topiary shapes, hanging baskets, houseplants or small area ground covers. Zones 4-9.

HELIANTHEMUM

‘Ben Nevis’: “Sunrose”. Trailing & mounding, Helianthemums are evergreen, compact shrubs. Lovely in a rock garden. Flowers resemble wild roses. Orange flowers with a maroon center on green foliage in summer. 6-9″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Full sun. Zone 5-8.

nummularium “Sunrose”: All zones. Full sun. Plants blooms spring-summer. Each blossom lasts only a day, but new buds continue to open. Shear plants back after flowering to encourage fall bloom. Let them tumble over rocks, give them a niche in a dry rock wall, or set them in a planter on a sunny patio. Use them at the seashore or in a rock garden. Allow them to ramble over gentle slope. If used as a groundcover, plant 2-3′ apart. Plant in early spring or fall. Soil drainage must be good. In cold winter areas, lightly cover plants with branches from ever- greens in winter to keep foliage from dehydrating. Zones 4-10
         ‘Dazzler’: Magenta flowers. 12″ tall & wide. Large, green foliage.
         ‘Wisley Pink’: Single, pink flowers. 12″ tall & 24″ wide. Grayish green foliage.
         ‘Wisley Primrose’: Primrose yellow flowers with golden center. 12″ tall & 24″wide. Grayish green foliage.

HELIOTROPIUM

arborescens ‘Fragrant Delight’: “Common Heliotrope”. Heliotrope are noted for their extremely fragrant flower clusters. Leaves are rich, dark green & finely wrinkled. Flower clusters are of a lush purple color. Full sun – partial shade in warmer climates. 15-24″ tall & 15-18″ wide. Zones 9-11.

HEMEROCALLIS

‘Bell Orange’: “Daylily”. A great, clear, bright pumpkin orange with rich, dark green foliage that tries to keep blooming almost 9 months of the year. A triploid hybrid with broad petaled flowers about 4″ across. 18-20″ tall & wide with flowers to 30″. Zones 4-9.

‘Happy Returns’: “Daylily”. This pale yellow flowered daylily distinguishes itself with its profuse bloom & compact size (only 16″ tall), making it good for containers & borders. It is an early season bloomer. It attracts butterflies. It is deer & drought tolerant. Fragrant, showy flowers. 1-1.5′ tall & wide. Full sun – part shade. Waterwise. Zones 4-11.

‘Hot Lips’: “Daylily”. This is the clearest, broad-petaled, large flowered, glossy red this side of Marilyn Monroe! A bustin’ out triploid of unequaled proportions. The leaves are huge & wide, & the flower stems look like small tree trunks. Blooms almost all year, especially on the coast. 16-18″ tall & wide, with flower stems just above the foliage at about 20″. Zones 3-9.

Joan Senior’: “Daylily”. Very showy, nearly pure white flowers with a yellow throat are held on stiff stems well above the plant. Prolific bloomer begins midseason, continuing for many weeks. Evergreen in warmer climates. Full sun. Fast growing to 26″ tall, 24-30″ wide. Zones 4-11.

‘Lemon Spokes’: “Daylily”. The brightest true lemon yellow of any of the daylilies that we know. The petals are slender, forming a broad star & bloom heavily both in the spring & the fall. Foliage reaches about 12-18″ tall & 12-15″ wide with flower stems reaching almost 3′. Fragrant! Another early bloomer! Zone 5.

‘Lil Lemon’: “Daylily”. This semi-dwarf is a soft lemon yellow with a foliage height of 20″. Flower stems are only 20-24″ bursting with mini blossoms 2-3″ across. Very floriferous with the heaviest show in the spring, repeating in the fall. Zone 5.

‘Premium Lemon Yellow’: “Daylily”. Another beautiful lemon yellow flower, with broad petals (3 1/2- 4 1/2″) across. Perhaps the real feature of this one however, is the beautiful deep green leaves forming luxurious clumps of 20-24″ foliage. Flower stems reach 30-36″ heights. Late spring bloomer, following with a good re-bloom late in the fall. Zones 4-10.

Primo’: “Daylily”. Bright red flowers of broad, triangular petals, with a light center stripe on each petal. Flower size 6″. Foliage is a deep green. 24″ tall & 12-15″ wide with flower stems to 3′. Massive flower surges in spring & fall practically cover foliage. Zones 4-10.

‘Stella de Oro’: “Daylily”. 8-12″ tall & wide.  Produces bright yellow flowers throughout warm weather. Flowers single, semi-double – double; vary in shape from broad petaled to narrow & twisted. Zones 4-10.

‘Sun Spokes’: “Daylily”. A tall, very robust daylily, growing to 2′ tall & 12-15″ wide, producing large flowers of spider-shaped petals. Blooms spring through fall. This top-rate variety, with bold, clear color puts on a great show in the garden/landscape. Foliage grows to approximately 2′ with flower stems to 3′. Zones 4-10.

HESPERALOE

parviflora: “Coral Yucca, Red Yucca”. An evergreen perennial shrub. It’s attractive spiky-looking leaves add a strong architectural note to the garden. It blooms tall spikes of deep rose-pink flowers all summer, but will continue to rebloom almost year-round. Attracts hummingbirds. Very heat & drought tolerant. Tropical looking plant is effective for rock gardens, as a landscape accent, or in containers. Full sun. Moderate grower to 3-4′ tall & wide with flower stalks 4-6′. Zones 5-11.

HEUCHERA

americana ‘Velvet Night’: “Velvet Night Coral Bells”. Part sun. This darkest of the dark coral bells glistens in the garden or in the pots. Deep bluish purple leaves. Mounding 1-2′ high & wide. Zones 5-10.

hybrid ‘Amethyst Myst’: “Amethyst Myst Coral Bells”. Burgundy leaves overlaid with a fine haze of silver. 9-10″ tall & 18″ wide. Sun – partial shade. Blooms pink flowers in May – July. Zones 4-11.

hybrid ‘Dolce™ Blackcurrent’ PPAF: “Dolce™ Blackcurrant Coral Bells”. Bred & selected for production by greenhouse growers in pots as small as 4½”. It’s cold hardiness, improved vigor, & new dimension in foliage colors are certain to please gardeners. Blackcurrent’s dramatic two-toned leaves of bold purple with sterling silver accents make a striking statement in beds or pots. Full sun, partial to full shade. 8-16″ tall & 16-20″ wide, flowers to 16″. Zones 4-9.

hybrid ‘Dolce™ Crème Brûlée: “Dolce™ Creme Brûlée Coral Bells”. Creamy colored foliage takes on rosy brown sugar highlights. New this year. A marvel of compactness & color. ‘Dolce’s’ cold hardiness, improved vigor, & new dimension in foliage colors are certain to please consumers. As a focal point for containers or as specimens in the landscape, ‘Dolce’ is always a sweet treat. 8-16″ tall & 16-24″ wide. Sun – shade. Pink flowers in spring. Zones 4-9.

hybrid ‘Dolce™ Key Lime Pie‘: “Dolce™ Key Lime Pie Coral Bells”. Stunning chartreuse foliage all year. Plant in sun or shade. 8-16″ tall & 10-14″ wide. Pink flowers in spring. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Zones 4-9.

hybrid ‘Dolce™ Peach Melba’: “Dolce™ Peach Melba Coral Bells”. Foliage in shades of peachy orange seem to catch fire as the seasons change. New this year. A marvel of compactness & color. ‘Dolce’s’ cold hardiness, improved vigor, & new dimension in foliage colors are certain to please consumers. As a focal point for containers or as specimens in the landscape, ‘Dolce’ is always a sweet treat. 8-16″ tall & 10-14″ wide. Sun – shade. Pink flowers in spring. Zones 4-9.

micrantha ‘Palace Purple’: “Palace Purple Coral Bells”. Ivory flowers & mahogany red leaves provide a stunning contrast in perennial beds. 12-18″ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. White flowers in late spring-summer. 1991 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year. Zones 4-9.

micrantha ‘Plum Pudding’: “Plum Pudding Coral Bells”. Shiny foliage of shimmering plum purple. Compact habit. White flowers in spring-summer. Sun-partial shade. 12-18″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Zones 4-9.

sanguinea ‘Bressingham Hybrid’: “Coral Bells”. A strong bloomer with a nice blend of flower colors in pink, coral red, & white. Blooms May – July. Rich green foliage. 18-24″ tall & 9-12″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zone 4-9.

sanguinea ‘Firefly’: “Coral Bells”. This coral bells cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which features an attractive deep ruby to maroon with silver marbling. Very similar in appearance to H. micrantha  ‘Palace Purple’ except for the marbling. Bright red, bell-shaped flowers in late spring-early summer. 1-2′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Zones 3-8.

sanguinea ‘Ruby Bells’: “Coral Bells”. An abundance of relatively large, bright red flowers top a compact mound of evergreen foliage on this new variety. The slightly fragrant blooms appear late Spring to early Summer. Garden height to 8-16″, with a 14-18″ spread. Sun-partial shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Zones 3-8.

villoasa ‘Pinot Noir’ PPAF: “Coral Bells”. Leaves emerge deep black-purple and  develop a strong silvery overlay accentuated by dark black leaf veins as they mature.  The lobed, rounded leaves form a basal mound to 6-10” tall and 12- 14” wide. Tiny creamy white flowers appear in spires in summer (later than most heucheras) on slender stems rising above the foliage mound to 15-18” tall. Sun-shade. Zones 4-9.

x. brizoides ‘Melting Fire’: “Melting Fire Coral Bells”. Strong curled foliage with intense purple-red color on mature foliage. New growth emerge bright blood red. Small white flowers on spikes in May-June. 9-18″ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Zone 4-9.

x. hybrida ‘Carnival’ Series: “Coral Bells”. Heat tolerant. 10-12″ tall & 12-14″ wide. Shade-partial sun. Nice mounding habit. Zones 4-9.
         ‘Limeade’ P.P. #24,899: Cream markings on chartreuse foliage. Great growth – larger habit than other
Heuchera sporting this colour. Keep in shade to avoid sunburn.
         ‘Peach Parfait’ P.P. #24,928: Beautiful peach-pink foliage. Shows silver in cooler temperatures. Important to
remain in shade to avoid sunburn.
         ‘Plum Crazy’ P.P. #24,771: Rich silver markings on purple foliage.
         ‘Watermelon’ P.P. #24,803: Peach-pink new growth maturing to bronze-green. Very stunning in cooler
temperatures.

HIBISCUS

syriacus ‘Bali’: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minfren’). Semi-double pure white flowers are highlighted with a bold purple-red center. Blooms July-September with 3-4″ diameter flowers. The intermediate size is good for smaller spaces and the summer blooms are a welcome sight when color is in short supply. 5-8’tall & 4-7’wide. Full sun. Zones 5-8. A First Editions® Plant.

syriacus ‘Blue Angel’: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Greba’). Large, single, blue flowers adorn the plant in late summer. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types and moisture conditions. This upright and vigorous grower grows between 4-6′ tall & wide, but a bit of pruning in early spring will promote new growth since it blooms on new wood. Full sun. Deer tolerant. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Blueberry Smoothie’ P.P. #26,662: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS01BS’). Beautiful double bluish-purple blooms adorn this medium sized shrub from mid to late summer. Matures at 8′ tall & 4′ wide growing upright with green serrated leaves. Full sun. Nearly seedless. Deer tolerant. Rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Hawaii’: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minsygrbl1’). Large showy blossoms are a lovely blue accentuated with a red-purple heart. Intermediate size plants bloom from July-September with 3-4″ diameter flowers bringing welcome color to the summer landscape. 5-8’tall & 4-7’wide. Full sun. Zones 5-8. A First Editions® Plant.

syriacus ‘Peppermint Smoothie’ P.P. #26,551: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS04PS’). Beautiful double bi-colored red and pink blooms adorn this medium sized shrub from mid to late summer. Matures at 8’tall & 4′ wide growing upright with green serrated leaves. Easily adapts to various soil types, pHs, drought, pollution, etc. Full sun. Nearly seedless. Deer tolerant. Rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Raspberry Smoothie’ PPAF: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS03RS’). Beautiful double raspberry blooms adorn this medium sized shrub from mid to late summer. Matures at 8′ tall by 4′ wide growing upright with green serrated leaves. Easily adapts to various soil types, pHs, drought, pollution, etc. Full sun. Nearly seedless. Deer tolerant. Rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Strawberry Smoothie’: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS02SS’). Beautiful double pink blooms adorn this medium sized shrub from mid to late summer. Matures at 8′ tall by 4′ wide growing upright with green serrated leaves. Easily adapts to various soil types, pHs, drought, pollution, etc. Full sun. Nearly seedless. Deer tolerant. Rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Summer Ruffle’ PPAF: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aarticus’)(. This variegated hibiscus has blue green foliage with creamy white margins. Dark pink to lavender flowers add to the show in summer. At 3-4’tall & wide, this is a great feature plant for smaller gardens or in patio containers. 3-4’tall & wide. Full sun. Zones 5-8. A First Editions® Plant. A Garden Debut® Plant.

syriacus ‘Tahiti’: (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Mineru’). Semi-double deep pink-purple flowers are infused with deep red centers. Plants bloom July-September with 3-4″ diameter flowers bringing welcome color to the summer landscape. 5-8’tall & 4-7’wide. Full sun. Zones 5-8. A First Editions® Plant.

HYDRANGEA

macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ P.P. #15,298: “Endless Summer® Hydrangea”. A Bailey Nurseries introduction, Endless Summer® is a mop-head type hydrangea with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old & new wood. The result is a plant that provides beautiful flowers all summer long. It is unusually hardy compared to other Hydrangea macrophylla, even in zone 4 climate. The flowers grow up to 8″ in diameter, with pink blooms in alkaline soils & blue blooms in acidic soil. Since Endless Summer® blooms on new wood, removal of spent flowers will encourage re-bloom. Green foliage turns bronze in fall. The plant grows 3-5′ in width & height, making it an excellent choice as a border plant to define boundaries or planting areas, a foundation planting, or to provide a backdrop for other flowering plants. The farther north you are – Zones 4-5a – the more sun your hydrangeas can handle. We recommend planting your hydrangeas in a location that allows for full morning sun with dappled shade in the afternoon. The further south you live, the less tolerant the plants are to the intense sun. Allow for 2-3 hours of morning sun with afternoon dappled or part shade. Zones 4-9.

macrophylla ‘Endless Summer® Blushing Bride’ P.P. #17,169: “Endless Summer® Blushing Bride Hydrangea”. A controlled cross Endless Summer® & Veitchii made by Dr. Michael Dirr in 2001. Repeat blooming, white mophead with blooms up to 6″ across. As blooms age they fade to light pink or blue depending on the amount of available aluminum in the soil. Glossy green foliage. Rounded shape. Height 3-6′ with an equal spread. The farther north you are – Zones 4-5a – the more sun your hydrangeas can handle. We recommend planting your hydrangeas in a location that allows for full morning sun with dappled shade in the afternoon. The further south you live, the less tolerant the plants are to the intense sun. Allow for 2-3 hours of morning sun with afternoon dappled or part shade. Zone 5., test zone 4.

macrophylla ‘Nantucket Blue’: (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Grenan’). Selected for prolific blooming, vibrant bloom color and compact growth habit, this repeat blooming Hydrangea features an abundance of summertime flower clusters until frost. Flowers are blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil.  This vigorous grower reaches 4-6′ tall and wide. Partial shade. Zone 4.  A Garden Debut® Plant.

macrophylla ‘PIIHM-I’ PPAF: “Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout™ .Bigleaf Hydrangea” Like all plants in the Endless Summer® Collection, ‘Twist-n-Shout’ produces abundant blooms on both old & new wood all summer long. Lacy deep-pink centers are surrounded by gorgeous blossoms of pink or periwinkle blue, depending on soil type. Sturdy red stems & glossy deep green leaves turn red-burgundy in fall to offer year round interest in the garden. Easy to care for & hardy to zone 4, ‘Twist-n-Shout’ is an elegant standalone specimen, dramatic in combination with other plants, & compact enough for containers. Height & width to 3-5′. The farther north you are – Zones 4-5a – the more sun your hydrangeas can handle. We recommend planting your hydrangeas in a location that allows for full morning sun with dappled shade in the afternoon. The further south you live, the less tolerant the plants are to the intense sun. Allow for 2-3 hours of morning sun with afternoon dappled or part shade. Zones 4-9.

macrophylla ‘PIIHM-II’ PPAF: “Endless Summer® Bloom Struck™ .Bigleaf Hydrangea”. Another great feature of BloomStruck and this collection is the ability to change the blooms’ color to your liking. Depending on soil pH, you can have vivid rose-pink or purple hydrangea flower heads in late spring-fall. BloomStruck also has incredibly beautiful red-purple stems, dark green leaves with red petioles and red veins, which give great contrast to your other garden shrubs, perennials and annuals. 3-4’tall & 4-5’wide. Because of BloomStruck’s extremely strong stems, above average heat tolerance and great disease resistance – especially to powdery mildew – it is a perfect combination of beauty and hardiness for your garden! The farther north you are – Zones 4-5a – the more sun your hydrangeas can handle. We recommend planting your hydrangeas in a location that allows for full morning sun with dappled shade in the afternoon. The further south you live, the less tolerant the plants are to the intense sun. Allow for 2-3 hours of morning sun with afternoon dappled or part shade. Zones 4-9.

macrophylla ‘Next Generation’ Series: “Next Generation Hydrangea”. Reblooming is the key to this exciting collection. They rebloom from late Spring-Fall. Great for use in foundation plantings, mass plantings or in containers. Compact habit. Full sun – shade. USDA zones 5-9.
         ‘Pistachio’ PPAF: Pistachio is an exciting new color combo for Hydrangea. The stunning flowers will stand out in the landscape with its extraordinary coloration of bright green, purple, red & blue. Height 2′-3′; spread 3′-5′. (Hydrangea mac. ‘Horwack’) A Garden Debut® Plant.

macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’ P.P. #18,197: “Red Sensation Hydrangea”. A flowering shrub from Ball Ornamentals with stunning, brilliant red, reblooming, mophead type flowers on striking burgundy stems. Blooms start lime green, age to red, & fade to purple. Blooms summer through fall. Amount of rebloom may be dependant on location & environmental factors. Plant in a sunnier spot for better results. Part sun. Rounded habit to 3′ x 3′ when mature. Hardy to zone 4.

paniculata ‘Strawberry Sundae’ P.P.#25,438: (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rensun’). Strawberry Sundae™ is a delicious new compact hydrangea. Flowers emerge creamy white in mid-summer, change to pink and finally to strawberry red. The fantastic flower color lasts well into fall. With its compact habit, this hydrangea adds spectacular color and impressive flowers to small space gardens or containers. It is also excellent for fresh cut and dried flower arrangements. 4-5′ tall & 3-4′ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zones 4-8. A First Editions® Plant.

quercifolia ‘Amethyst’: Deciduous. Green, oakleaf foliage turns deep burgundy red in fall. White, conical flowers in summer  quickly age to wine red. 5-6′ tall & wide. Partial shade. Use as a specimen or accent plant. Zones 5-9

quercifolia ‘Jetstream’ PPAF: (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘PIIHQ-I’). Jetstream™ is a quantum leap in oakleaf hydrangea introductions with a dense, compact, non-flopping habit. The lustrous dark green foliage is resistant to leaf spot and turns a fantastic orange-red in autumn. Flowers, held high on strong stems, are a beautiful white aging to pink. Jetstream is a classic native flowering shrub for the garden, grouping and massing. Exfoliating tawny-brown bark adds winter interest, as do the dried flower heads. 5-6′ tall & 4-5′ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zones 5-8. A First Editions® Plant.

quercifolia ‘Little Honey’ P.P. #15,477: Golden-chartreuse, oakleaf foliage in spring turns scarlet red in fall. Conical white  flowers in summer. Winter brings coppery-orange and brown exfoliating bark. Compact variety growing to 3-4′ tall and wide. Sun-partial shade. Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood. Zones 5-9.

quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’: (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘USNA 74836′). A compact shrub with fall color. Large, white flowers in summer then turn from pink to deep rose. Matures to 4′ tall & 5’ wide. Sun-partial shade. Use in foreground plantings in shrub borders, hedges, or mass planted in large areas. Zone 5. A Garden Debut® Plant.

 

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