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IBERIS

sempervirens ‘Purity’: “Purity Evergreen Candytuft”. Dark green, mounding foliage with many dense flower clusters. Suited for edging, border, rock garden, & groundcover. Compact habit. White flowers in spring & again in fall.  8-10″ tall & 12″ wide. Full sun. Zone 5-9.

ILEX

cornuta ‘Needleleaf’: “Needleleaf Chinese Holly”. Evergreen. Spiny, glossy green leathery leaves. Bright red berries. Full sun-partial shade. Zones 4-24, but needs long warm season to set fruit.

crenata ‘Sky Pencil’: (Ilex crenata ‘Sky Sentry’™). “Sky Pencil Japanese Holly”. The narrow, columnar form, is just right for small areas. Dark glossy green foliage holds its color year round. Outstanding for use as vertical accent, near entryways, or as a privacy screen. Ideal for shearing into topiary shapes. Evergreen. Insignificant blooms in spring. Slow growing to 6-8′ tall & 2-3’ wide. Full sun. Zones 5-9.

vomitoria ‘Stokes Dwarf’: “Stokes Dwarf Yaupon Holly”. Dwarf evergreen shrub. Its tight branches creating a spreading mound excellent for a low hedge, as a border, or around foundations. Tiny foliage on twiggy branches, takes well to shearing. Full sun-partial shade. Slow growing to 2-3′ high, 4′ wide. Zones 7-11.

x. altaclerensis ‘Wilsonii’: “Wilson Holly”. Evergreen. Evenly spine-toothed, rich green leaves are thick, leathery, 5″ long, 3″ wide. White flowers in spring. Heavy producer of bright red berries. 15-25′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Attracts birds & bees. Drought tolerant.  Zones 7-10.

x. ‘Christmas Jewel’ P.P. #14,477: “Christmas Jewel Holly”. (Ilex x ‘HL10-90’). A Holly selected for its dark, polished green foliage and large apple-red berries. Growth habit is naturally dense and upright. Great specimen for a privacy or noise screen. No pollinator needed for this showy female plant. Sun-partial shade. 10’tall & 6-8’wide. Drought tolerant. Deer tolerant. Zone 6. A Garden Debut® Plant.

IPOMOEA

acuminata ‘Blue Dawn’: “Blue Dawn Morning Glory”. Excellent fast-growing arbor, bank, or slope cover with dark green leaves & large blue violet flowers. Aging flowers turn pinkish for a two toned effect. Free-flowering perennial vine. Flowers the first season. Evergreen. Full sun. Fast growing stems to 25′ in one season. Zones 9-11.

batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched’ PPAF: Deep maroon/black, crinkled foliage with deep veination. Part shade-shade. 6-8″tall & trailing to 24″. Heat tolerant. Zone 11.

batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Light Green’ P.P. #15028: A compact plant with light green, heart-shaped leaves grown for it’s foliage. 6-8″tall & will trail up to 60″. Part shade-shade. Heat tolerant. Zone 11.

‘Flora Mia Nero’: A compact plant with dark purple foliage. Lavender flowers in spring. Day-length neutral. 8-12″tall & 10-12″wide. Full sun. Can be used as a bedding plant, a container plant or in hanging baskets. Annual.

JASMINUM

polyanthum: “Pink Jasmine”. Fast growing evergreen vine prized for its spectacular spring display of pink buds opening to intensely fragrant pinkish white flowers. Use as a climber over trellis or arbor, groundcover, or in containers. Full sun. Strong growing to 20′. Zones 8-10.

JUNIPERUS

chinensis ‘Spartan’: “Spartan Juniper”. Handsome, rapidly growing specimen forms densely branched columnar form useful as a screen or windbreak. Excellent sheared topiary. Durable evergreen, tolerates heat, cold, & drought. Full sun. Fast grower to 15′ tall, 3-5′ wide. Zones 4-9.

chinensis ‘Torulosa’: “Hollywood Juniper”. Artistic appearance to the rustic twisted form; useful accent anywhere. Does particularly well in coastal environment. Easily adapts to specially trained topiary shapes. Evergreen. Full sun. Fast growing to 15′ high, 10′ wide. Zones 5-9.

conferta ‘Golden Pacific’: (Juniperus conferta ‘sPg-3-016′). This carpet-forming evergreen groundcover Juniper has golden yellow color that is at its brightest in full sun. Will grow only 10-15″ tall & 3-8’ wide. An excellent groundcover or for cascading over walls. Full sun. Zone 6. A Garden Debut® Plant.

KALANCHOE

thyrsifolia: “Flapjacks Plant/Desert Cabbage/Paddle Plant”. Flat, fleshy, paddle-like leaves form rosettes that resemble the shape of a clamshell. Fragrant, yellow tubular flowers in spring. Full sun. 10-14″ tall & 6-8″ wide. Drought & heat tolerant. Zones 9-11.

LAGERSTROEMIA

‘Coral Magic’ P.P. 23,922: An exciting development in crape myrtle breeding, Coral Magic forms a beautiful rounded, dense shrub loaded with salmon-pink flowers in early summer. The new foliage is glossy and reddish in color, eventually turning dark green. Like all the Magics, it has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Full sun. 6-10′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant.

‘Enduring Summer™ Red’ P.P.#25,476: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-V’). Clusters of bright true scarlet-red blooms appear all summer against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge red and turn to dark green. This mid-size variety grows 4-5′ tall and wide with a tight growth habit. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Zone 6. A Garden Debut® Plant.

‘Enduring Summer™ White’ P.P. #23,168: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-I’). Clusters of white blooms appear summer through fall against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge tinged with red and turn to dark green. This mid-sized Crapemyrtle reaches 4-5′ tall and wide. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Zone 6. A Garden Debut® Plant.

indica ‘Whit VI’ – Burgundy Cotton®P.P.#14438: “Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction. White flowers with yellow stamens, but pinkish under cool conditions. New growth is wine, then wine/green when flowering. Broad, upright growth, reaching 5′ or more in one growing season. Mature growth may reach 6-12′ tall & 5′ wide. High mildew resistance. Flowers early July & continues until first frost. Showy burgundy flower buds. Full sun. Zones 7-9.

indica ‘Catawba’: “Catawba Crape Myrtle”. Displays large, long lasting clusters of dark purple crepe-like flowers in summer. Handsome foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, orange red in fall. Mildew resistant. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate growing to rounded dome 15′ tall, 14′ wide. Zones 7-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

indica ‘Whit II’ – Dynamite® P.P.#10296: “Dynamite Crape Myrtle”. Another C. Whitcomb introduction, Dynamite Crape Myrtle grows upright & has leaves that appear crimson at first, but change quickly to a medium green. Dynamite’s buds are crimson before flowering & bloom into cherry red flowers. These are more red than the cultivars that were available in the market previously. The flowers will be a dark scarlet red on hot sunny days & may be lighter red that occasionally have white variegation on cloudy cooler days. It will grow to about 15-20′ high & 10-15′ wide at maturity & is highly resistant to powdery mildew & also has some drought tolerance. Full sun. Deciduous. Zones 6-10. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

indica ‘Muskogee’: “Muskogee Crape Myrtle”. Panicles of light lavender pink flowers bloom in summer amid glossy green foliage that turns red in fall. The attractive cinnamon colored bark is smooth, peeling to a shiny light gray. A large shrub or small tree that makes excellent specimen or group planting. Full sun. Deciduous. Grows to 15-20′ tall & 15′ wide. Zones 6-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

indica ‘Natchez’: “Natchez Crape Myrtle”. A large shrub or small tree with smooth, dark cinnamon brown exfoliating bark. Glossy dark green leaves turn vibrant orange-red in fall. Panicles of pure white, soft textured flowers bloom in summer. Makes an excellent specimen, accent, or group planting. Full sun. Deciduous. Grows 20′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

indica ‘Whit III’ – Pink Velour® P.P. #10319: “Pink Velour® Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction. Selected as one of the “2003 Oklahoma Proven” & winner of the “2007 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Award”. It has bright pink flowers & distinct dark wine foliage which peaks in the spring. Large shrub or small tree of 8-10’tall & wide. High mildew resistance. Very showy foliage provides wine landscape color before blooming. Full sun. Zone 7-9.

indica ‘Whit IV’ – Red Rocket® P.P. #11342: “Red Rocket Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction, Red Rocket® has huge, up to 20″ long, cherry red flower clusters. Flowering begins in July & will continue until frost. New growth is a red-purple color & new wood is red in color, the leaves will fade to dark green later in the season. It has an upright growth habit & can get up to 15-20′ tall & wide at maturity. This cultivar is highly resistant to powdery mildew & has some drought tolerance. Full sun. Zones 6-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

indica ‘Whit VIII’ – Rhapsody In Pink® P.P. #16616: “Rhapsody In Pink Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction. Soft pink flowers. New growth is almost purple & persists most of the season. Upright form to 10-15′ tall & 8-12′ wide. High mildew resistance. Distinctly unique landscape appearance with soft pink flowers against nearly purple foliage. Full sun. Zones 7-9.

indica ‘Whit VII’ – Siren Red® P.P. #14975 P3: “Siren Red® Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction. “Oxblood red” flowers are distinctly darker red than ‘Dynamite®’ or ‘Red Rocket®’. Darkness/intensity of red is less effected by cool, cloudy conditions. New growth is wine, then quickly changes to dark green. The slowest grower of the ‘Whit’ reds but may reach 3′ in one growing season in a 3-5 gallon container. May reach 6-12′ tall & 5′ wide at maturity. High mildew resistance. Darkest red flowers yet. Full sun. Zones 7-9.

indica ‘Whit V’ – Tightwad Red® P.P. #11312: “Tightwad Red® Crape Myrtle”. A Carl Whitcomb introduction. It is the first true dwarf crape myrtle with “Madder Red” flowers (lighter under cool,cloudy conditions). Flowers are sterile & produce no distracting seed pods. Plants grow as a dense half-circle mound with little or no pruning required. The low mound form continues with age to 3-4′ tall & wide. New leaves are wine/red quickly changing to purplish green, then to dark steely green. Leaves are about ¼-½ the size of normal crape myrtles. High mildew resistance. Full sun. Zones 7-9.

indica ‘Tuscarora’: “Tuscarora Crape Myrtle”. Deciduous flowering large shrub or small tree bearing profuse crepe-like coral-pink flowers throughout summer. Exquisite orange-red foliage color in the fall. Spectacular smooth, mottled, light cinnamon brown bark adds year round interest. Use for an accent, background, specimen or street tree. Full sun. Durable, dependable growth to 15′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

‘Midnight Magic’ PPAF: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-V’ PPAF). Midnight Magic™ has superb purple-maroon foliage and offers loads of dark pink flowers. It has a rounded compact shape. It begins blooming in July when summer color is in short supply and remains colorful into September. Additionally, the foliage color is not diminished, even in southern heat. With its beautiful dark foliage and good leaf spot and mildew resistance, Midnight Magic is an exciting problem-free replacement for purple leaf plums where plums are often defoliated by August. Full sun. 4-6′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant.

‘Moonlight Magic’ PPAF: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-IV’ PPAF). Moonlight Magic™ is loaded with bright white flowers from late July into August. The unique upright habit allows you to grow it as a small tree as well. Beautiful purple-maroon foliage holds its color even in the southern heat, and is mildew and leaf spot resistant. Full sun. 8-12′ tall & 4-6′ wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant.

Plum Magic’ PPAF: Plum Magic is a new semi-dwarf form of crape myrtle, blooming in early summer with fuchsia-pink flowers. It forms a rounded shrub, with a dense, full shape. The foliage emerges plum-purple in color and eventually matures to rich dark green, nicely setting off the bright flowers. It will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. It has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew and is perfect for foundation plantings or as an informal hedge. Full sun. 6-10′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant

‘Purple Magic’ P.P. #23,906: Blooming in early summer with dark purple flowers, this dense shrub form of crape myrtle fits in the landscape where taller crapemyrtles do not. The new growth has a reddish tint and eventually matures to glossy green, setting off the rich purple flowers. Like the other Magic crape myrtles, Plum Magic will bloom again in late summer if the first flush of flowers are deadheaded. It is also highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Full sun. 6-10′ tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant

‘Red Magic’ PPAF: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-VI’ PPAF). Red Magic is an early summer bloomer with brilliant red flowers. The foliage emerges with a red tint and transforms to deep green in the summer, making a lovely background for the pure red flowers. Full sun. 6-10’tall & wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant

Ruffled Red Magic’ PPAF: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-VII’ PPAF). Talk about red AND ruffled! This new crape myrtle has distinctly different, carnation-like, glowing red flowers that show beautifully against the lustrous dark green foliage. Foliage turns orange-red in fall. The habit is upright, but compact, with dense branching. Like the others in the Magic series, Ruffled Red reblooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded. It is also resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew, which is quite a breeding accomplishment in red crapes. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc. Full sun. 12′ tall & 8′ wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant

‘Twilight Magic’ PPAF: (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-VIII’ PPAF). The combination of deep plum-colored foliage and pink flowers is stunning. This upright, multi-stem tree really stands out in the landscape when it blooms. Even when not in flower, the dark foliage is handsome all on its own. An excellent alternative to purple leaf plums in areas where plums are defoliated by August. Resistant to Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc. Full sun. 16′ tall & 8’wide. Zones 6-9. A First Editions® Plant

x. fauriei hybrid ‘Zuni’: “Zuni Crape Myrtle”. A special introduction featuring larger, dark lavender flower trusses in summer, improved hardiness, & handsome peeling bark. Excellent fall color from orange red to maroon. Mildew resistant. Full sun. Deciduous. Moderate growing to 9′ tall & 8′ wide. Zones 6-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

LAMIUM

maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’: “Spotted Dead Nettle”. Semi-evergreen, mat forming, with neat, colorful foliage & hooded flower spikes. Silver foliage with a green margin. Pale pink flowers in summer. 6-12″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Shade-partial shade.  Zones 4-9.

maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ P.P. #11,122: “Spotted Dead Nettle”. Semi-evergreen, mat forming, with neat, colorful foliage & hooded flower spikes. Silver foliage with a green margin. Orchid pink flowers in spring-fall. 4-6″tall & 15-18″ wide. Shade-partial shade. Deer & rabbit resistant. Zones 3-9.

maculatum ‘Pink Pewter’: “Spotted Dead Nettle”. Perennial. All zones. Trailing stems sprawl along ground or hang from wall or container. Heart-shaped, 1½-2″ leaves in neat pairs are bluntly toothed at edges; hooded pink flowers are carried in short spikes. Usually seen as hanging basket plant; can be used as ground cover in shade. Needs rich soil, plenty of water. Deciduous in cold winters. Partially evergreen where winters are mild, but old shabby stems should be cut off to make room for fresh new growth.  4-6″ tall & 12-24″ wide. Shade=partial shade. Zones 4-9.

maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ P.P. #15,890: “Spotted Dead Nettle”. Semi-evergreen, mat forming, with neat, colorful foliage & hooded flower spikes. Silver foliage with a green margin. Dark purple flowers in summer. 6-12″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Shade-partial shade.  Zones 4-9

LANTANA

camara ‘Confetti™’: (Lantana x. Moni). “Confetti Lantana”. Spreading habit. Masses of yellow, pink, & magenta flowers year-round in frost free areas. 2-3’tall & 6-8’wide. Full sun. Heat & drought tolerant. Evergreen in frost free areas. Water-wise. Zones 9-11.

camara ‘Dallas Red’: “Dallas Red Lantana”. Upright; true red flowers at some stages of growth, but when not fully red it will be blended with orange & yellow in summer-fall. Leaves are dark green & rounded. 2-3’tall & wide. Full sun. Deer, salt, heat and drought tolerant. Attracts birds & butterflies. Zones 9-11.

camara ‘Landmark’™ Series: “Landmark Lantana”. Mounded habit. The vibrant colors & dark foliage displays beautifully in mass plantings. Blooms spring-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Poisonous. 10-15″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Full sun. Good in hanging baskets, landscapes, & small containers. Hardy to 32°F. Zones 10-11.
        ‘Blaze’: Salmon pink, peach, & yellow flower clusters.
        ‘Citrus’: Orange, gold, & yellow flower clusters.
        ‘Rose Glow’: Primrose yellow & rose pink flower clusters.

camara ‘Little Lucky’ Series: A naturally compact & uniform series of Lantana. Stays  neat & tidy all season long. Blooms spring-fall. Full sun. 10-12″ tall & wide. Attracts butterflies. Easy Care. Water-wise. Great for containers, baskets, or as a border. Zones 10-11.
        ‘Hot Pink’: Pink, orange, & yellow flowers clusters.
        ‘Lemon Cream’: Creamy white & yellow flowers.
        ‘Orange’: Orange & yellow flower clusters.
        ‘Peach Glow’: Pink, peach, & yellow flower clusters.
        ‘Pot Of Gold’: Bright gold flowers.
        ‘Red’: Red, orange, & yellow flower clusters.

camara ‘Lucky’™ Series: “Lucky Lantana”. Mounded habit. Dark green foliage contrasts with bright flower colors. Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Poisonous. Scented foliage. Blooms in Summer. Height 12-16″ with a width of 12-14″. Ideal for mixed containers, small pots, landscaping, & hanging baskets. Full sun. Hardy to 32°F. Zones 10-11.
         ‘Flame Improved’: Clusters in shades of dark orange to yellow.
         ‘Pot Of Gold’: Bright gold flower clusters.
         ‘Red’: Red & orange flower clusters.
         ‘Sunrise Rose’: Bright yellow, orange, & hot pink flower clusters.
         ‘White’: Clusters of white flowers with a yellow eye.

camara ‘New Gold’: “New Gold Lantana”. The most popular Lantana, a Georgia Gold Medal winner, with a low & spreading habit to about 12-15″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Abundant yellow/gold blossoms in spring-fall. Fast growing, light green foliage. Full sun. Zones 10-11.

‘Irene’: “Irene Lantana”. Upright; flowers have a strong fuchsia color, often blended with pink & yellow in spring-fall. . Full Sun. 2-4’tall & 3-5′ wide. Attracts birds & butterflies. Low water use. Drought tolerant once established. Zones 8-11.

montevidensis ‘Lavender Trailing’: “Trailing Lavender Lantana”. Lavender flowers, darker on the individual tubes under the clusters. Height 1-2′ tall by 8-10′ wide. Dark green, 1″ long, coarsely toothed leaves are sometimes tinged red or purplish, especially in cold weather. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Zones 9-11.

montevidensis ‘White Trailing’: “Trailing White Lantana”. Clusters of small pure white flowers are surrounded by spreading green foliage. Blooms spring – fall. Full sun. 1-2′ tall & 8-10′ wide. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Zones 9-11.

LAURUS

nobilis: “Grecian Bay Bush, Sweet Bay”. Slender conical form grows into a small pyramidal tree. Valued for its strongly fragrant foliage, used as a flavorful seasoning. Takes well to clipping for formal hedges or topiary. Good in containers. Evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. Slow to 12-15′ tall as a shrub, 20-35′ tall & 15-20′ wide as a tree, can be larger. Zones 8-11.

nobilis ‘Saratoga’: “Saratoga Bay Laurel”. Slender conical form grows into a small pyramidal tree. Valued for its strongly fragrant foliage, used as a flavorful seasoning. Takes well to clipping for formal hedges or topiary. Good in containers. Evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. Slow to 12-15′ tall as a shrub, 20-35′ tall & 15-20′ wide as a tree, can be larger. ‘Saratoga has broader leaves & a more treelike habit than the species & is resistant to psyllid. Zones 8-11.

LAVANDULA

allardii ‘Meerlo’ P.P. #25,276: Evergreen. Lavender allardii are the most heat, humidity, and water-wise lavenders we grow. These vigorous plants hold their beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage, and sport pale blue flowers in summer. Dry leaves for sachets and moth repellent. Full sun-partial shade. 24-36″ tall & 24-30″ wide. Deer resistant. Heat tolerant. Easy care. Water-wise. Zones 9-10. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

angustifolia ‘Hidcote Blue’: “Hidcote Blue English Lavender”. Dense, rich blue flower spikes contrast against the gray foliage in summer. Compact growth habit. Fragrant. Full sun. 18-24″ tall & wide. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Water-wise. Zones 5-9.

angustifolia ‘Munstead’: “Munstead English Lavender”. Grayish green foliage; fragrant, lavender purple flower spikes in May – August. 12-18″ tall & wide. Full sun. Used in perfumes, sachets, oils and for medicinal purposes. Used to deter insects when placed in a closet or room. Deer resistant. Water-wise. Zone 5-9.

intermedia ‘Dutch Mill’: “Dutch Mill Hedge Lavender”. Perennial. Very grayish white foliage & medium blue flowers in summer. The leaves are slightly broader & stiffer than angustifolia. More disease & bacteria resistant than angustifolia types. Bloom period is also longer. 2′ tall & 2-4′ wide. Full sun. Good for drying. Zones 5-11.

intermedia ‘du Provence’: “du Provence Hedge Lavender”. Cross between L. latifolia & L. angustifolia. 1-2′ tall & 2-3″ wide. Light grayish fuzzy leaves with long flower spikes. Fragrant. Very dark lavender blue flowers, much darker than L. ‘Hidcote’. Full sun. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Water-wise. Evergreen. Zones 5-9.

stoechas ‘Fairy Wings’: “Spanish Lavender”. Fragrant, lilac purple flowers with rosy pink bracts in spring. 1-2’tall & 2-3′ wide. Full sun. A neat compact grey-green plant for rockery, container or border. Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies. Zones 6-10.

stoechas ‘Quast’: “Otto Quast Spanish Lavender”. Perennial. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Grayish foliage. Fragrant, lavender flower clusters tufted with showy purple bracts. Blooms in mid-spring – mid-summer. 20-28″ tall & 18-36″ wide. Same as stoechas excepts the bracts are larger. Attracts birds & butterflies. Water-wise. A cross between L. dentata & L. stoechas made by Otto Quast. Zones 7-9.  A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

stoechas ‘Silver Anouk’ P.P.# 20,068: “Silver Anouk Lavender”. A compact, upright, evergreen shrub with narrow, silver-green foliage. It has showy heads of dark purple flowers, arranged in vertical stripes, topped with pale purple bracts in mid-spring-summer. Height to 3′, spread to 20″. Full sun. Plants of this Lavender differ from the parent, ‘Anouk’, primarily in leaf color. Attracts birds. Water-wise. Zones 6-10.

stoechas ‘Violet Lace’ P.P.#18,254: The early blooming ‘Violet Lace’ has an upright, yet open habit and offers lots of purple-red flowers with grayish pale rosy purple bracts in spring-summer. Highly fragrant. Full sun. 24-28″ tall & wide. Attracts pollenators. Deer resistant. Zones 8-9.

stoechas ‘Winter Bee’ P.P. #20,840: “Winter Bee Spanish Lavender”. Bluish purple flowers on gray foliage in mid-spring – mid-summer. Fragrant.  20-28″ tall & 18-36″ wide. Full sun. It survives hot humid weather & cold wet weather. An easy-care shrub for borders and gardens. Attracts butterflies. Water-wise. Zone 7-9.

stoechas ‘Winter Lace’ P.P. #18,280: “Winter Lace Spanish Lavender”. A profuse & early flowering lavender with huge dark purple flower spikes that feature showy wings on top. Dense, mounding, upright habit with grey-green foliage. More resistant to diseases & humidity tolerant. Height & width of 24″. Blooms from spring thru summer. Full sun in well-drained soil. Zone 7-9.

x.’Goodwin Creek’: “Goodwin Creek Lavender”. A handsome hybrid of Lavandula heterophylla & Lavandula lanata. It is vigorous, yet remains compact, growing to about 2-3′ tall & wide. It has silvery gray, toothed-edged foliage, similar to Lavandula dentata, but larger. Blooms are soft blue-lavender whorled flower spikes on short stems, appearing nearly year round. This variety is not recommended for human consumption. Full sun. Hardy to -30ºF. Zones 7-9. A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

x. intermedia ‘Grosso’: The most fragrant of all the lavender. Long spikes of deep violet flowers stand well above the grayish green compact foliage in summer-fall. 2’tall & 1-2’wide. Full sun. Makes a great ground cover or border plant and will also grow easily in a large pot or container. This is a more cold hardy variety and is deer, rabbit and drought resistant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Used to make soaps, lotions and aromatherapy products. Zones 5-9.

x.  intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ P.P. #24,193: Purple flowers on bright silver foliage from summer-fall. Fragrant. Full sun. 2-4′ tall & 2′ wide. High oil content. Stronger disease resistance than other Lavenders. Tolerates heat, humidity, & extreme weather. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Drought t0olerant. Zones 5-9.

LEONOTIS

leonurus: “Lion’s Tail”. A tropical shrub that rapidly grows to 4-6’ tall & wide. Tubular, two-lipped, orange flowers appear in tiered whorls that encircle the square stems in summer-fall. Full sun. Drought tolerant. Foliage is aromatic when bruised. Zones 8-11.

LEUCANTHEMUM

x. superbum ‘Esther Read’: “Shasta Daisy”. Hardy sturdy perennial, valuable for summer & fall bloom in all climates. Most popular double white with longest bloom. Popular for cut flower. Prefers full sun, but will grow in partial shade in hot summer climate areas. 24-30″tall & 12-18″wide. Zones 5-9.

LEUCOPHYLLUM

candidum ‘Thunder Cloud™’: “Thunder Cloud™ Texas Sage”. A dense, fast growing, compact, mounding shrub with silvery gray foliage & showy, purple flowers in spring. Upright stems grow 3-4′ tall & wide. Full sun. Heat & drought tolerant. Evergreen. Use as a hedge or in groups. Zones 8-11.

LIGUSTRUM

japonicum ‘Texanum’: “Wax Leaf Privet”. Densely branched habit with glossy foliage responds well to pruning into a topiary or small standard trees. Displays profusion of white blooms in late spring. Useful hedge, screen, or windbreak. Evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. Fast growing to 8-10′ tall, 4-6′ wide. Zones 7-11.

sinensis ‘Sunshine’ P.P. #20,379: Evergreen. Year-round,  golden colored foliage in full sun. 3-6′ tall & 3-4′ wide. Non-invasive. Deer resistant. Heat tolerant. Easy Care. Upright habit. Year-round interest. Use as an accent, border, container, hedge, or topiary. Low water, once established. Zone 6. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

LIMONIUM

perezii: “Statice, Sea Lavender”. Perennial. Large, leathery, green basal leaves contrast with airy clusters of tiny, delicate flowers on nearly leafless, many branched stems. Foliage to 18″ tall, clumps 2′ wide, flower stalks to 2-3′ tall. Purple & white bicolor flowers in spring – summer. Full sun. Flowers are good for cutting & keeping their color when dried.  First-rate beach plant. Often naturalizes in coastal Southern California. Water-wise. Zones 10-11.

LIQUIDAMBAR

styraciflua ‘Burgundy’: “Burgundy Sweetgum”. Dramatic, purple red fall foliage color that holds well into winter distinguishes this from other sweetgums. Provides reliable fall color, even in warm winter areas. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 40′ or more in height, 15-20′ wide. Zones 6-9.

styraciflua ‘Festival’: “Festival Sweetgum”. Brilliant fall foliage color in showy combinations of pink, peach, & yellow are displayed on a narrow pyramidal form. Reliable fall color, even in warm winter areas. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 40′ or more in height, 15-20′ wide. Zones 6-9.

styraciflua ‘Palo Alto’: “Palo Alto Sweetgum”. Maple-like leaves turn brilliant orange-red or bright red in autumn. Provides reliable fall color, even in warm winter areas. Narrow, pyramidal form adapts well to urban uses. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 40′ or more in height, 15-20′ wide. Zones 6-9.

styraciflua ‘Rotundiloba’: “Round-Lobed Sweetgum”. A selection that does not produce many seed balls. Unique foliage has rounded lobes, unlike other sweetgums, turning hues of purple in autumn. This handsome shade or street tree has a narrow form in youth, more rounded with age. Deciduous. Full sun. Fast growing to 40-50′ high, 25-30′ wide. Zones 6-9.

LIRIODENDRON

tulipifera: “Tulip Tree”. Beautiful, large, garden tree having unique bluish-green leaves; gives a spectacular show of yellow fall color. In warm season, displays handsome tulip-shaped, greenish-yellow & orange flowers. Deciduous. Full sun. Fast grower to 50′ or more tall & 30′ or more wide. Zones 5-9.

LIRIOPE

muscari ‘Big Blue’: “Big Blue Lilyturf”. An attractive, tufted evergreen perennial groundcover with arching, grass-like foliage. Abundant blue flower spikes rise above the foliage in summer followed by clusters of black berries. Superior edging or border for partially shaded areas. Prefers moist, but not wet soils. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Full sun – partial shade. Grows 12-15″ tall & wide. Zones 6-11.

muscari ‘Royal Purple’: “Royal Purple Lilyturf”. Popular tufted evergreen perennial groundcover with arching, dark green, grass-like foliage. Spikes of deep purple flowers rise above the foliage in summer followed by black berries. This is a superb edging or border plant for partially shaded areas. Prefers moist, but not wet soils. Tolerates drier conditions when established. Partial shade. A fast growing ornamental grass growing 12-15″ tall & wide. Zones 6-11.

muscari ‘Silvery Sunproof’: “Silvery Sunproof Lilyturf”. Bold yellow & white striped dark green foliage with flower spikes of soft lilac highlight this evergreen perennial in summer. A perfect choice for ground cover, edging a walk or a filler in a tub planting. Takes full sun in cool climates. Partial shade elsewhere. Clumping blade-like foliage is 15-18″ tall & wide, with flowers above the foliage. Zones 6-11.

spicata ‘Silver Dragon’: “Silver Dragon Lilyturf”. Versatile evergreen perennial with dark green, narrow, grass-like foliage highlighted by silvery-white vertical striping. In summer, pale purple flowers are followed by whitish-green berries. Sun/shade accent. Partial shade. Grows to 10″ tall, spreads to 18″ wide. Zones 6-11.

LITHODORA

diffusa ‘Grace Ward’: “Grace Ward Lithodora”. Evergreen perennial groundcover. Forms a prostrate, somewhat woody, slightly mounded mass 6-12″ high, 3-4′ wide. Narrow evergreen leaves are ¾-1″ long; both foliage & stems are hairy. In late spring (& often later), plant is sprinkled with brilliant deep blue tubular flowers. Use in rock garden, spilling over walls, or as a small scaled groundcover. Partial to full sun, but likes some shade in hot areas. Deer resistant. Zones 6-8.

diffusa ‘White Star’: “White Star Lithodora”. Unique flowers with a white star center & bright blue edge practically cover the entire plant in early summer. Evergreen, narrow foliage & a slightly mounding prostrate habit. Height of 6-12″ & a width of 12″. Full sun. Zone 6.

LOMANDRA

‘Lime Tuff’ P.P. # 23,034: “Dwarf Mat Rush”. Evergreen perennial with narrow, grass-like, lime-green foliage. Fragrant, small yellow flowers in summer. Sun-partial shade. 12-20″ tall & wide. Drought tolerant once established. Zones 8-11.

longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ P.P. #19,262: The pine-green fine foliage and weeping habit gives you the look and feel of an ornamental grass all year long.  Not necessary to cut this one back in winter because it won’t need it; evergreen even when temperatures drop into the teens.  Matures to roughly 2-3′ tall and 2-3′ wide. Small, creamy yellow flowers in late-spring. Low water. Low maintenance. Cold hardy, drought tolerant, shade tolerant, heat tolerant, salt tolerant, & disease tolerant. Zone 7b -11(evergreen 8a and, in some places, 7b in normal winters).

longifolia ‘Breeze™’ P.P. #15,420:  (Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’). A fine blade and compact habit makes this plant have the look and feel of an ornamental grass.  Bright, pine-green foliage. It is far more drought tolerant and evergreen, even in areas where temperatures occasionally reach the teens. ‘Breeze™’ will ultimately reach a height and spread of about 30 to 36 inches with an arched to weeping habit. Yellow orange flowers in late spring. Sun-heavy shade. Extremely drought tolerant, very shade tolerant, heat tolerant, & deer resistant. Very low water needs. Very low maintenance. Zones 7b-11, (evergreen in zone 8).

longifolia ‘Platinum Beauty’™ P.P. #25,962: (Lomandra longifolia ‘Roma13’ PP25962). Evergreen. Lomandras look like grasses, but are actually tough, low water perennials. ‘Platinum Beauty’ is the first green and white striped variegated form, and looks great with succulents and other low water use plants. Full sun-partial shade. 2-3′ tall & wide. Deer resistant. Disease/Pest resistance. Easy care. Salt tolerant. Water-wise. Low water once established. Zones 8-10. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

LOROPETALUM

chinense ‘Garnet Fire™’: (Loropetalum chinense ‘sPg-3-017′). An ideally sized evergreen shrub with dark burgundy foliage. Garnet-red, tassel-like flowers with narrow, fringe-like petals in late winter-spring. 4-5’ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Attracts bees & butterflies. Prfect in borders, foundation & mass plantings, or in containers. Heat tolerant. Humidity tolerant. Deer & rabbit resistant. Zone 7-11. A Garden Debut® Plant.

chinense ‘Purple Diamond®’ P.P. #18,331: (Loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-hi’ PP18331). Combining colorful flowers with year-round deep purple foliage, Purple Diamond holds its purple color better than others, and stays compact. Useful as an accent shrub in borders and containers, a foundation plant, low hedge, or in mass plantings. Pink blooms in spring. Partial shade-shade. 3-4′ tall & 4′ wide. Deer resistant. Disease/Pest resistance. Dwarf habit. Easy care. Water-wise. Zones 7-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

chinense ‘Purple Pixie®’ P.P. #18,441: (Loropetalum chinense ‘Peack’ PP18441). Only weeping Loropetalum! Easy to grow, low maintenance dwarf shrub holds rich purple foliage year-round. Purple Pixie is great as a border edger, in mass plantings, on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. Adds vibrant color spilling over containers and hanging baskets. Pink blooms in spring. Partial shade-shade. 1′ tall & 4-5′ wide. Deer resistant. Disease/Pest resistance. Dwarf habit. Easy care. Water-wise. Zones 7-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

chinense ‘Red Diamond™’: (Loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-Red’). This new, compact loropetalum has the reddest blooms of all cultivars. Dark burgundy foliage retains its color throughout the year. Great for specimen planting, mass plantings and borders. Deep, vivid red blooms late winter to early spring and sporadically summer and fall. Full sun. 6′ tall & wide. Deer resistant. Water-wise. Zones 7-10.  

chinense rubrum ‘Razzleberri®’: “Razzleberri Fringe Flower”. An exciting plant for North American gardens. Clusters of raspberry red fringed flowers appear winter into spring. Showy new growth is burgundy tinged, maturing to olive green. Evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. Moderate growing to 4-6′ tall, 4-5′ wide. Zones 7-9.

chinense rubrum ‘Sparkling Sangria’ PPAF: (Loropetalum chinensis var.rubrum ‘PIILC-II’ PPAF). Sparkling Sangria™ forms a larger shrub with arching branches suitable for screening, hedges, groupings and masses. Electric pink flowers cover plants in spring providing a sparkling contrast to the maroon foliage. Full sun-partial shade. 10′ tall & wide. Zones 7-9. A First Editions® Plant

chinense ‘Ruby Snow™’ P.P. #25,832: (Loropetalum chinense ‘sPg-3-002′). Evergreen shrub with dark burgundy  foliage. White, tassel-like flowers in winter-spring. 6’ tall & wide. Full sun-partial shade. Self-cleaning. Holds color well. Perfect in borders, foundation & mass plantings, or containers. Zone 7-11. A Garden Debut® Plant.

chinense var. rubrum ‘Crimson Fire’ PPAF: (Loropetalum chinensis var. rubrum ‘PIILC-I’ PPAF). Crimson Fire is the first truly compact red-leaf Loropetalum. A plant for all seasons, rich ruby-red foliage persists all through the year. These very compact, neat plants have the perfect shape for small space gardens and foundation plantings. The vibrant neon pink flowers in spring are a bonus and are highlighted by the ruby-red foliage. 3′ tall & 4′ wide. Full sun-partial shade. Zones 7-9. A First Editions® Plant

‘Emerald Snow®’ P.P. #21,738: (Loropetalum ‘Shang-white’ PP21738). Evergreen foliage. Loropetalums have a naturally elegant, layered habit that works beautifully in any landscape or container garden. By selecting a dwarf variety like Emerald Snow, you can give your shears a rest, and never worry about pruning again. Bright green foliage. Masses of white blooms in spring and summer. 2-3′ tall & 3-4’wide. Partial shade-shade. Use as an accent, border, container, garden bed, hedge, or slope plant. Deer resistant, disease / pest resistance, dwarf habit, easy care, water-wise. Zones 7-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

‘Purple Majesty’: “Purple Majesty Chinese Fringe Flower”. Evergreen shrub. Full sun-partial shade, but best color is in full sun. Burgundy leaves. 6-8′ tall & 4-6′ wide. Hot pink fringed flowers in winter-spring. Dense habit. Zone 7-11.

LYSMACHIA

nummularia ‘Goldi’: “Creeping Jenny / Moneywort”. A fast growing groundcover with long trailing stems that sport round, gold foliage. Yellow flowers bloom in early summer. The foliage color is much brighter when planted in more sun and tends to be more chartreuse-green when planted in more shade. 2-4″ tall & 2-3′ wide. Sun-partial shade. It looks excellent spilling down embankments, out of window boxes, hanging baskets and mixed containers.  This plant also makes a great ground cover in landscape beds. Zones 3-9.

nummularia ‘Goldilocks’: “Moneywort”.  Low-care, trailing plant has lime green leaves that turn iridescent in the sun. Bright yellow flowers in late spring- summer. 2-4″ tall & 2-3′ wide. Self-cleaning. Recommended for use in mixed containers. Heat, shade, & frost tolerant. Low maintenance. Zones 3-9.

MAGNOLIA

grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’: “D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia”. Quite handsome pyramidal form having lustrous, dark green leaves. Spectacular orangish-brown undersides to the leaves is an added feature. Dense branching when young, more open form with age. Excellent lawn or parkway tree. Evergreen. Full sun. Strong grower to 50′ & more tall, 25-35′ wide. Zones 7-9.

grandiflora ‘Little Gem’: “Dwarf Southern Magnolia”. Evergreen. Narrow form makes it good in a container, as an espalier, in confined areas. Branches to the ground. Half size leaves are dark green above, rusty beneath. Small, (5-6″ wide), flowers from spring to late summer. Fewer blooms form during mid-summer heat. Slow growing. Height 20-25′, spread 10-15′. Zones 7-9.

grandiflora ‘Samuel Sommer’: “Samuel Sommer Southern Magnolia”. Evergreen. Full & very large, white flowers ranging from 10-14″ wide. Large, leathery, glossy leaves are very dark green above, with heavy rusty red felting on undersides. Fairly fast growing to 30-40′ tall, 30′ wide. Zones 7-9.

stellate ‘Centennial Blush’ P.P. #22,248: Pink buds open to incredibly full and wonderfully fragrant pale pink flowers in spring on this beautiful magnolia. Centennial Blush is a prolific bloomer with flower buds formed at almost every node yielding a fantastic floral display of delicate pink covering the entire plant. Attractive medium green foliage on an interesting branching structure follows in the summer turning yellow to bronze in autumn. Centennial Blush can be grown as a large shrub or a small tree, perfectly suited for small urban gardens. 12-18′ tall & 10-15′ wide. Zones 4-9. A First Editions® Plant

MAHONIA

‘Soft Caress’ P.P. #20,183: Evergreen shrub. Soft Caress has everything we love about Mahonia, without the pesky thorns! Compact enough to use in containers, yet large enough for foundation plantings or borders, these tough plants provide fabulous texture to the shade garden. Bright yellow flowers fall and spring. 3′ tall & wide. Partial shade-shade. Disease / pest resistant. Low water, once established. Water-wise. Use in borders, garden beds, containers, or on slopes. Zones 7b-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

MANDEVILLA

‘Sun Parasol™ Pretty Crimson’ P.P. #16,449. (Mandevilla ‘Sunmanderemi’ P.P. # 16,449). “Sun Parasol Pretty Crimson Mandevilla”.’ A low growing climber, featuring reddish green, very attractive foliage. Foliage is 1½-2″ in length & elliptical in shape. Crimson red Flowers are 2½” in diameter, compared with the 3-5″ flowers of the Sun Parasol™ Giant Crimson, Giant Pink & Giant White. Flowers spring-fall. Part to full sun. Moderate grower with stems reaching 6 to 8 ft. long. Attracts birds. Zones 10-11.

MECARDONIA

‘Gold Dust™’ P.P. #22,871: A low, creeping annual with small green leaves and covered with yellow flowers from May until frost. 4-6″tall & 12-15″ wide. Full sun. Heat tolerant and rabbit resistant. It is terrific spilling out of containers, as edging along a walk, at the front of a border or as a ground cover.  Self-cleaning. Zones 9-11.

‘Magic Carpet Yellow’: A tough, durable, low-growing plant that is loaded with a continuous supply of bright yellow flowers all season long. Magic Carpet™ features a semi-mounding habit. It is both frost and heat tolerant. It is durable along garden paths, in high traffic areas and between pavers. Vibrant yellow blooms blanket plant early in the season and all through summer. 4-6″ tall & 14-18″ wide. Full sun. Annual.

MONARDELLA

villosa ‘Russian River’: “Coyote Mint”. Evergreen perennial. Lavender flowers in spring-summer. Sun-partial shade. 2′ tall & 3′ wide. Attracts bees & butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Stunning mass planted in borders, raised beds, or in containers. Low maintenance. Zones 6-10.

MORUS

alba: “Fruitless White Mulberry”. Extremely dense, boldly branched round-topped tree. Large, deeply lobed bright green leaves may attain a bright yellow coloring in fall. Good shade provider for large lawn areas. Deciduous. Full sun. Rapid grower to 30-35′ tall & wide. Zones 4-8.

MUEHLENBECKIA

axillaris: “Creeping Wire Vine”. A low evergreen shrub, forming wiry mats with thin, red-brown stems & glossy squarish to roundish leaves. Flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-white, in groups of up to 3 in the axils. Fruit is translucent white with tiny black seeds  &  produced in late summer to fall. 2-4″ tall & 30″ wide. Sun-partial shade. The plant is hardy, drought-tolerant and quick-growing. It can be cultivated as a ground cover and grows well in rocky ground as well as standard potting soil. Although it grows fastest in warm seasons, it is tolerant of freezing weather. Zones 8-10.

MYRTUS

communis ‘Compacta’: “Dwarf Myrtle”. Popular, compact tightly branched evergreen shrub with creamy white flowers has fragrant foliage when crushed. Extremely useful & dependable as a low, formal hedge & foundation planting. Plant in small container to enjoy indoors. Full sun. Slow grower to 2-3′ tall & wide. Zones 9-11.

NANDINA

domestica: “Heavenly Bamboo”. Lacy green leaves on upright cane-like stems turn brilliant red in autumn. Creamy flowers are followed by clusters of red berries. Use in groupings or as a screen. Good for narrow spaces. Evergreen. Full sun-partial shade. Moderate grower to 6-8′ tall, 3′ wide. Zones 6-9.

domestica ‘AKA’: P.P. #19,916. “Blush Pink™ Nandina”. This sport of ‘Firepower’ has unique blush-colored young foliage from spring until fall, then turns to deep red over winter. Blush Pink makes the perfect short hedge or color accent to evergreen shrubs. Its dense low growth habit is perfect for any garden or mixed container. Moderate grower to 24″ tall & 18-24″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Deer resistant. Disease/pest resistant. Easy care. Water-wise. Use in borders, containers, & firescaping/fire wise areas. Low water once established. Zones 6-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

domestica ‘Compacta’: “Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo”. Attractive compact evergreen shrub. Soft, lacy green foliage displays brilliant red coloring in fall & winter. Versatile & durable, effective as specimen plant, border, or massed planting. Full sun-partial shade. Moderate grower to 4-5′ tall, 3′ wide. Zones 6-11.

domestica ‘Firepower’: “Firepower Heavenly Bamboo”. One of the best coloring Nandinas. Brilliant crimson fall through winter foliage. Neat mounds are terrific for borders, massing, & containers. Requires no pruning. Developed in New Zealand. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate growing to 30″ tall & wide. Zones 6-11.

domestica ‘Flirt™’ P.P. #21,391: (Nandina ‘Murasaki’ PP21391). Evergreen. Stunning deep red new growth from spring until fall accentuates the evergreen leaves of this nandina. Unlike similar varieties, Flirt holds its superior red color through the summer. 1-2′ tall & 1½-2′ wide. Space 2′ apart for groundcover or low hedge. Full sun-partial shade. Deer resistant. Disease / Pest resistance. Easy care. Water-wise. Use as a border, container, cut flowers/foliage, firescaping/fire wise, garden bed, hedge, or slope plant. Low water, once established. Zones 6-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

domestica ‘Gulf Stream’: “Gulf Stream Nandina”. Outstanding evergreen shrub displays attractive foliage in all seasons. New growth is scarlet maturing to blue-green in summer. Intense red fall color after a cold snap is its hallmark. The moderately fast-growing, dense, mounded form reaches 3-3½’ in height & 3′ wide, making ‘Gulf Stream’ ideal for use around foundations or in mixed borders. Small white flower stalks are a bonus. Very hardy & virtually pest & disease free. Full sun-partial shade. Zones 6-11.

domestica ‘Harbour Dwarf’: “Harbour Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo”. Attractive compact evergreen shrub displays brilliant bronzy-red foliage in fall & winter. Effective as ground cover, specimen plant, or border. Soft dainty foliage has pink to bronze tint in spring. Full sun-partial shade. Slow grower to 18″ tall, 2 ½-3′ wide clumps. Zones 6-11.

domestica ‘Lemon Lime’ P.P. #24,749: (Nandina domestica Alba ‘Lemon-Lime’ PP24749). Evergreen shrub. Finally, a Nandina for those of you who don’t want red in your gardens! Lemon Lime has chartreuse new foliage that fades to a nice green, and will not turn red, even over the winter. 3-4′ tall & wide. Full sun-partial shade. Deer resistant. Disease / Pest resistance. Easy care. Water-wise. Use as a border, container, cut flowers/foliage, firescaping/fire wise, garden bed, hedge, or slope plant. Low water, once established. Zones 6-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

domestica ‘Nana’: “Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo”. Medium growing rounded evergreen shrub. Crimson red foliage in the fall-winter. 2′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Great for use in a rock garden, Asian style garden, or in containers. Zones 6-10.

domestica ‘Obsession™’ P.P. #21,891: (Nandina ‘Seika’ PP21891). Evergreen shrub. This new and distinctive nandina is a selection of ‘GulfStream’ with brighter and longer lasting foliage color. ‘Obsession’ has a compact, dense growth habit, and brilliant red new foliage all spring and summer. 2-3′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade.  Deer resistant. Disease / Pest resistance. Easy care. Water-wise. Use as a border, container, cut flowers/foliage, firescaping/fire wise, garden bed, hedge, or slope plant. Low water, once established. Zones 6-11. A Sunset Western Garden Collection Plant.

domestica ‘Royal Princess’: “Royal Princess Nandina”. It is evergreen, has an upright growth habit, & can reach up to 6-8′ tall, 5-6′ wide. The leaflets are more narrow than the species, producing a lacy textured effect. This Nandina will produce bright red berries in the fall. These will persist through winter. The foliage has a bluish green cast to it during the spring & summer months. In the fall, the foliage will turn a reddish to purple color. Zones 6-9.

NEMESIA

hybrid ‘Sachet’ Series: “Sachet Nemesia”. Long-blooming, cool season selection for containers & beds. Flowers resemble mini-Snapdragons. Mid-green, small, lace-shaped leaves. Upright & compact. Blooms all summer with fragrant flowers. 6-10″ tall & 12-20″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Zones 9-10.
        ‘Berries & Cream’ P.P. #16,931: Bluish purple & white bicolor flowers with yellow centers.

NEPETA

faassenii: (usually sold as N. mussinii). “Catmint”. Perennial. Makes soft gray green, undulating mounds to 2′ high. Textured, toothed, aromatic, fuzzy gray leaves have volatile oils best enjoyed on warm days. Leaves aromatic & like catnip, attractive to cats, who enjoy rolling in plantings. Lavender blue, ½” flowers in loose spikes make a display in early summer. If dead spikes prove unsightly, shear them back; this may bring on another bloom cycle. 18-24″ tall & 36″ wide. Well-drained soils. Moderate irrigation. Hardy to 20-25°F. Plant in full sun. Zones 3-8.  A U. C. Davis Arboretum All-Star Selection.

faassenii ‘Junior Walker™ P.P. #23,074: (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Novanepjun’ P.P.# 23,074). “Catmint”. Finely textured, aromatic, grayish-green foliage. Fragrant. Lavender blue flower spikes in late spring-fall. A sterile dwarf form of ‘Walker’s Low’ catmint. 15-18″tall & 30-36″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. Attractive to cats. Excellent for cascading off walls or container edges and as groundcover that is somewhat drought resistant with time. Herbaceous. Zones 5-9.

faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’: “Catmint”. Soft, fragrant, gray-green foliage with sprays of large, lavender blue flowers from late spring-fall. 24-30″ tall & 30-36″ wide. Sun-partial shade. Attractive to cats. Attracts bees, butterflies, & hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought resistant when established. The Perennial Plant Association’s 2007 Perennial Plant Of The Year™. Zones 5-9.

NERIUM

‘Little Red’: Evergreen shrub. A dwarf oleander,  ‘Little Red’ offers lovely single, dark scarlet red flowers in spring-fall. 3-6′ tall & wide. Sun-partial shade. Drought tolerant. Well-suited as a background hedge, screen median planting or container specimen though all parts of this plant are poisonous which should be considered when selecting a planting location. Zones 8-11.

‘Petite Pilar Pink’: Evergreen shrub. Fast growing to 4-6′ tall & wide. Shell pink flowers in spring-fall. Sun-partial shade. Very drought tolerant and salt tolerant once established. Well-suited as a background hedge, screen median planting or container specimen though all parts of this plant are poisonous which should be considered when selecting a planting location. Zones 8-11.

NYSSA

sylvatica: “Tupelo”. Foliage has an awesome display of orange-yellow-scarlet in fall; becomes a dramatic show of bare, red tinged branches in winter. Dark blue fruit attracts birds. This terrific tree has a narrow pyramid, then rounded form with age. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 30-50′ tall, 20-30′ wide, can become larger. Zones 5-9.

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