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Native Perennials



 

Agoseris grandiflora  California Dandelion  Presidio SF 
Our own handsom Native Dandelion. Similar to Silverpuffs and Blow Wives
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   8.00 

Agoseris grandiflora  California Dandelion  Bay Area 
Our own handsom Native Dandelion. Similar to Silverpuffs and Blow Wives
Qty:
(14)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   4.00 

Anaphalis margaritaceae  Pearly Everlasting  Bay Area 
What a wonderful and appropriate common name. Pearly Everlasting has silver leaves and white pearl-like "flowers" (actually bracts). Very attractive to insects and other benficial wildlife, and appear like dried flowers even when fresh. Anaphalis does not have the maple syrup fragrance of some of the related Gnaphaliums, but it is the larger more substantial species of Everlasting. Spreads by runners underground, with luscious green shoots in spring and an abundant bloomer throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 
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(5)  1 gal   10.00 

Anemopsis californica  Yerba Mansa   
Winter dormant wetland perennial with curious flowers like white sea anenomes. Forming a colony via runners like a strawberry, this good fast groundcover grows best when the mother plant can get her roots into fresh running water like a seep or spring. Native Americans used the fragrant foliage of yerba mansa to treat diseases of the skin and blood. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Angelica hendersonii  Coast Angelica  Presidio SF 
Big bold umbel. Similar to Heracleum but smaller & neater leaf. Preferred larval host plant (over the weedy fennel & dill) by anise swallowtail butterflies. The roots and seeds can be used to treat upset stomach.  
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Angelica hendersonii  Coast Angelica   
Big bold umbel. Similar to Heracleum but smaller & neater leaf. Preferred larval host plant (over the weedy fennel & dill) by anise swallowtail butterflies. The roots and seeds can be used to treat upset stomach.  
Qty:
(24)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  7 gal   65.00 
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(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Aralia californica  Elk Clover   
A striking 3- to 9-ft. perennial for moist and shaded areas, elk clover grows Jurassic leaves more than three feet long and blooms in a bold galaxy of white star-shaped flowers that draw droves of hungry butterlies. Native to the greater Bay Area, this is the only California native in the Ginseng family. The root was used by Native Americans topically for skin ailments. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot   17.00 

Armeria 'Victor Reiter'  Dwarf Hybrid Sea Thrift   
Miniature version with light pink flowers, can be stepped on, a little. 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   3.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Armeria maritima  Sea Thrift   
Grass-like perennial groundcover with cheerful pink flowers on 6" stems. Likes full sun and little water once established. Easy to multiply by divisions. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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Artemisia 'Silver Surfer'  Mugwort   
Wide silver-leafed hybrid of A. douglasiana, sukdorfii and ludoviciana. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Artemisia douglasiana  Mugwort   
1 to 4ft. high with serrated leaves. Tolerates part shade. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Chaparral and Grassland. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses such as treating colds and fevers and calming nerves. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 
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(1)  1 gal   10.00 
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Artemisia dranunculus.  Tarragon  Sunol 
Local form of this circumboreal herb. AKA Wormwood. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Asclepias fascicularis  Narrowleaf Milkweed   
Delicate narrow leaves and fairly neat appearance. Tolerates shade. Habitat plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Asclepias speciosa  Showy Milkweed   
Robust perennial to 3-foot or more. Large leaves are not as silvery as the species in the photo, flowers are light pink. Needs sun. This is the larval host plant for the monarch butterfly 
Qty:
(2)  shipping box   20.00 

Aster chilensis  California Aster  Presidio SF 
A lovely and fast-spreading native aster with lavender ray flowers and a golden center. Local San Francisco source. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Plant in full sun. May become invasive in the garden. Renamed to Symphyotrichum chilense :-( 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 
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(4)  deepot   12.00 
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(2)  10 gal   35.00 
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(3)  5 gal   30.00 

Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze'  California Aster   
Dark purple flower selection. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Aster chilensis (dwarf)  Dwarf California Aster  Tilden 
Low-growing form of our native aster with lavender petals and golden center. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Some varieties can be invasive in the garden but we believe this one is reasonable. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Betula occidentalis  Water Birch   
Normally a multi-stemmed shrub with brown birch bark but can be trained up as a tall single stem tree. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Chenopodium californicum  California Goosefoot  Bay Area 
Edible perennial has a sort of salty taste, the flavor also resembles Miner's Lettuce. Dies back to the large swollen root in summer. AKA Indian Lettuce, Pigweed and Soaproot. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   16.00 
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(4)  1 gal   10.00 

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Claytonia sibirica  Candyflower   
Attractive, shiny, fleshy, spatula-shaped edible leaves related to Miner's Lettuce. The numerous white to pink flowers are borne on racemes for a long period, as long as there is moisture. Reseeds! 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Coreopsis gigantea  Giant Coreopsis  Southern CA 
Giant Coreopsis grows to 8-foot with a stout tree-like trunk and produces dozens of large showy sunflowers. It grows along the coast from LA north and on the Channel Islands. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  7 gal   35.00 

Coreopsis maritima  Sea Dahlia  So. Cal. 
Similar to Giant Coreopsis but only 2 feet tall. In the wild, these dry up completely in late spring but light watering and deadheading can keep them blooming almost year round as long as they have good drainage. San Diego to Baja. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   8.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Crassula connata   Sand Pigmyweed   
 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   4.00 

Darlingtonia californica  Cobra Plant  Mendocino 
With their bulbous green heads, twisted red tongues, and long tubular bodies, the cobra plant is aptly named. A wonderful (and slightly creepy) carnivorous bog plant. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   0.00 

Darmera peltata  Indian Rhubarb   
This is a wetland plant with attractive foliage that reaches 5 feet across per leaf; wonderful in a streamside wild setting but much smaller in a container. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   24.00 

Dichondra donelliana  California Ponysfoot   
A good groundcover for open slopes and headlands, tight green mat with attractive foliage, flower inconspicuous. Fills in between bunch grasses, spreads by runners so don't use where you want it contained. Has been used for lawns in the past though that was a different species. 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Drosera rotundifolia  Sundew   
 
Qty:
(1)  2-3/4" pot   25.00 

Dudleya anomala x attenuata  Groovy Dudleya   
A hybrid of two small, totally tubular species from Baja California. It grows in colonies or large clumps. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
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(4)  4" pot   3.00 

Epilobium canum  California Fuchsia   
CA fuchsia blooms in October, a welcome source of color in the fall landscape. It retains attractive silvery low growing foliage year round and spreads by the root. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(5)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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Epilobium canum 'Catalina'  California Fuchsia   
Silver leafed upright California Fuchsia. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 

Epilobium canum spp. latifolia 'Everett's Choice'  Everett's Native Fuchsia   
A distinctive form of this famous October-blooming perennial, Everett's Choice has larger tomentose leaves with a greyish-green color, and brilliant red flowers adored by hummingbirds. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum.  California Fuchsia  San Bruno Mountain 
A local population of the wonderful fall-blooming perennial. Low growing and spreading with a red bloom favored by hummingbirds. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Epilobium septentrionale 'Wayne's Silver'  Humboldt County Fuchsia   
An exquisite silver-leafed form of California Fuchsia! Less than a foot tall and up to 3 feet wide. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

Ericameria ericoides  Mock Heather   
A local Bay Area beauty, Ericameria grows in sand dunes and other dry, sharp-draining soils. A 3-4' perennial covered in bright yellow flowers for the summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Erigeron glaucus  Seaside Daisy  Presidio SF 
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'  Seaside Daisy   
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun. This horticultural selection has an intensly colored pink/purple flower. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriogonum fasciculatum   California Buckwheat   
A buckwheat with silvery leaves, this drought-tolerant plant attracts legions of birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife. The Jepson Manual calls it an important honey plant. 
Qty:
(14)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  4" pot   5.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Eriogonum latifolium  Coast Buckwheat   
Our common local low growing species. Great for butterfly nectar! Brown seed heads add interest through late summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
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(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriophyllum confertiflorum  Oregon Sunshine  Bay Area 
Very fine textured foliage clasps the stems. Bright yellow flowers in summer. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou'  Spreading Wooly Sunflower   
This is the ground hugging form of our soft wooded fast growing coastal sage scrub denizen from the Sonoma Coast, which provides wonderful yellow sunflowers in summer. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Eriophyllum stachaedifolium  Lizard Tail  Bay Area 
With beautiful silvery-blueish-green foliage and a bright yellow bloom in summer, Lizard Tail is a distinguished member of the local Franciscan flora. Grows in time into a sprawling evergreen perennial/shrub 30" tall and 5 feet wide; excellent wildlife habitat and good for erosion control in disturbed areas. Easy in the garden with full sun, little water, and good drainage. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 
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(18)  1 gal   12.00 

Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
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(88)  1 gal   10.00 
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(29)  2 gal   18.00 
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(57)  4" pot   4.00 

Erysimum franciscanum  Franciscan wallflower   
This bright, fragrant, and rare denizen of San Francisco's open spaces (Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, Bernal Hill, and others) makes a charming addition to the mixed flower bed. White flowers, enchanting scent, and the irresistable solidarity of bolstering populations of local endangered species. An uncommon local perennial 1-2 feet tall with fragrant yellow- to cream-colored flowers, found on serpentine outcrops and occasionally in coastal dunes. In the garden, it likes full sun and requires excellent drainage. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Erysimum franciscanum var. crassifolium  Dense-leafed Franciscan wallflower   
A more densely-leafed varient of the Franciscan wallflower, generally with a bloom more yellow than cream. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Euthamia occidentalis  Flat-topped Goldenrod   
Local wetland species. Good yellow color in shade or sun. up to 4 ft tall. hardy and drought tolerant but prefers lots of water in winter. 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   10.00 

Fragaria chiloensis  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(7)  six-pack   7.00 
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(19)  4" pot   5.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Fragaria chiloensis  Beach Strawberry  Presidio SF 
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Fragaria chiloensis 'Schooner Gulch Dwarf'  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  2" rose pot   3.00 
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(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica  Wood Strawberry  Presidio SF 
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot   12.00 

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Fragaria virginiana  Mountain Strawberry  Sagehen Preserve 
Sierra species with blue leaves. Winter deciduous. Does not fruit much. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Frankenia salina  Alkali Heath   
Little pink flowers on this salt marsh species. Doesn't need salty soil. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   5.00 

Fraxinus dipetala  California Ash   
Flowering shrub or small tree with fast-branching habit up to 20 ft. Seems to be deer-proof. Nice choice for a native street tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. platyphylla. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Presidio SF 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. platyphylla. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   30.00 

Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. platyphylla. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(1)  deepot   12.00 

Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia  Large Saltmarsh Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form that makes a 3-foot shrub, sometimes with a thick tree trunk. 
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(3)  5 gal   30.00 
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(1)  10 gal   60.00 

Grindelia stricta var. platyphylla  Spreading Gumplant  Bay Area 
Prostrate form of gumplant with big leathery leaves. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. AKA G. stricta ssp. venulosa or G. latifolia. 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  3 gal   22.00 

Helenium puburulum  Rosilla  Bay Area 
Tall inside-out orange daisy. 
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(5)  1 gal   12.00 
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(9)  2" rose pot   2.00 
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(73)  5" tree band   3.00 

Helianthus californicus  California sunflower   
Clusters of 3-inch sunflowers on dozens of perennial stems up to 8ft tall may need staking. Dies back to ground in winter. Likes moist conditions: deep infrequent flooding promotes flowering spring through fall. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

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Heracleum maxima  Cow Parsnip  Presidio SF 
Huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. Formerly H. lanatum. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 

herb: Alpinia officianarum  Lesser Galangal, herb   
Similar to Ginger. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

herb: Anthriscus cere. Vertissimo  Chervil, herb   
Subtle anise flavored parsley - important in French cooking - a crucial component of Fines Herbes (pronounced: feen ZAIRBS) used with ommlettes, chicken - things with short cooking time and on salads: parsley, chives, and a little chervil and tarragon. 
Qty:
(13)  4" pot   2.50 

herb: Chervil  Chervil, herb   
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   4.00 

herb: Mentha spicata 'Nana'  Moroccan Spearmint, herb   
Low growing form is an essential ingredient for Moroccan tea, with a mild flavor. Vigorous spreader with underground runners, best grown in a container. Spearmint likes heat and plenty of water with good drainage. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(5)  5" tree band   3.00 

herb: Prostanthera ovalafolia  Australian Mintbush, herb   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 

herb: Satureja douglasii  Yerba Buena, herb   
This fast-growing minty groundcover with the heavenly fragrance once covered large swaths of the Bay Area, giving its Spanish name Yerba Buena ("good herb") to the original pueblo that later became San Francisco. A delightful, medicinal, and iconic choice from our local flora that deserves a spot in every garden. Satureja has been changed to Clinopodium by the taxonomists. 
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(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(3)  2-3/4" pot   4.00 

Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. bolanderi.  Bolander's goldenaster   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Heterotheca villosa 'San Bruno Mountain'  Hairy Goldenaster  San Bruno Mtn. 
An extraordinary groundcover for full sun; lovely silver-grey foliage with velvet texture and cheerful yellow flowers. Completely drought-tolerant and a good butterfly plant. This is a local selection from San Bruno Mountain. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5" tree band   6.00 

Heuchera 'Canyon Delight'  Coral Bells   
Hybrid with compact green leaves and magenta pink flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

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Heuchera micrantha 'Martha Roderick'.  Alum Root  Bay Area 
This selection of our local species has pinkish flowers. Our local Heuchera has a small size to 12 inches and white flowers. A charming deer resistant plant for dry shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Heuchera rubescens  Pink Alumroot  Sierras 
A nice compact form with pink flowers Small leaves. drought tolerant. 
Qty:
(15)  4" pot   5.00 

Hibiscus lasiocarpus  California Hibiscus  sacramento river basin 
This is a rare and endangered wetland species. heart-shaped velvety leaves and beautiful white to pink hibiscus flowers. plant grows back larger each year given the right conditions - wet. 
Qty:
(9)  5 gal   35.00 

Hoita macrostachya  Leather Root  East Bay 
Wetland perennial with purple summer pea flowers on 4-foot sprawling stems. Winter dormant. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 

Horkelia californica  California Dewberry  Presidio SF 
Good groundcover for neglected sunny rocky spot. Interesting musky fragrance when stepped on. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Horkelia californica..  California Dewberry  Eastern Alameda Co 
Good groundcover for neglected sunny spot. Interesting musky fragrance when leaves are crushed. This form has a more silvery/felty foliage. 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   6.00 

Isomeris arborea  Bladderpod   
A fascinating species that straddles the desert and the coastal scrub, bladderpod can grow 4' tall x wide and it serves as an excellent, versatile, evergreen low shrub for harsh conditions of drought, wind, and sun. Abundant yellow flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The unusual fruit are seed pods like Japanese paper lanterns; shake them to hear the loose seeds rattling around inside. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Lemna minor  Common Duckweed   
We are not certain of the species - this was found growing in our storm drain. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'  Silver Carpet Spreading Beach Aster  Monterey Co. 
Fast-growing groundcover with silvery foliage and a prolific late-summer bloom. A selection by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden horticulturist Carol Bornstein, collected from coastal bluffs exposed to ocean spray in Monterey County. This plant is also a Gabb's Checkerspot butterfly larval host plant. The name has been changed to Corethrogyne filaginifolia. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Lobelia cardinalis  Cardinal Flower   
Showy red-flowered plant to 3 feet, commonly found along stream banks and other moist places. Needs garden water. Powerful medicinal herb. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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Lobelia dunnii ssp. serrata  Dunn's Lobelia  UC Bot 
Bright blue flowers last a full month at least in summer. Likes wet and some shade but is drought tolerant. Fine textured groundcover. 
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(3)  2 gal   22.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Lomatium insulare  San Nicolas Island Lomatium  San Nicolas Island 
A rare perennial coastal parsley relative which provides food for Anise Swallowtail butterfly larvae & yellow flowers with nectar for many beneficial insects. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

Lotus scoparius  Deerbroom   
Yellow-flowering butterfly plant, an early-succession species in disturbed habitats that fixes nitrogen in the soil. A great starter or companion plant when reclaiming a vacant lot with native plants. The name has been changed to Acmispon glaber :-( 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Lupinus arboreus  Yellow Bush Lupine   
Fast-growing short-lived shrub to five feet with profuse yellow bloom. Reseeds easily in the garden and fixes nitrogen in the soil to the benefit of neighboring plants. 
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(3)  5" tree band   6.00 
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(13)  1 gal   12.00 
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(16)  4" pot   6.00 

Lupinus bicolor     
Annual, small species. 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   30.00 
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(1)  seed   100.00 

Lupinus variicolor  Many-colored Lupine  San Francisco 
A true local champion, this easy perennial groundcover for full sun grows wild on the grassy slopes and exposed peaks of Bernal Hill, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, Bayview Hill, and other natural areas of San Francisco. Feathery blue-green foliage and bountiful blue blossoms throughout spring and summer. This bumblebee and butterfly magnet is a specialized host for the endangered Mission Blue butterfly.  
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(6)  5" tree band   5.00 
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(60)  4" pot   6.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus cardinalis  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
Native to wetlands throughout the American West, this red-flowering favorite will thrive in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(96)  5" tree band   5.00 

Mimulus cardinalis 'Maroon'  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
This form has a purple/maroon throat and deep red flowers. This species likes sun and water, even with it's feet in water. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold'  Golden Channel Islands Monkeyflower  Seed from Santa Cruz Island via Tilden Botanical G 
This is the golden-flowering form of the (usually) scarlet monkeyflower. A wetland species, it needs garden water to be happy in cultivation. Grown from seed collected by Glenn Keator and introduced into the trade by the Tilden Botanical Garden. 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus guttatus  Seep-spring Monkeyflower   
This is really an annual but it'll survive in a coastal climate and reseeds so readily that it never goes away given some water. It's native to seeps and very wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
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(2)  1 gal   8.00 
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(5)  4" pot   5.00 
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(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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Monardella linoides ssp. viminea  Willowy Monardella   
An endangered species from rocky mesas of San Diego County, the willowy monardella survives long periods of benign neglect in the garden by sending a deep taproot down to find the water table. Fragrant foliage with an interesting scent and a cheerful lavender flower to 2 foot tall, three feet wide. The distinctive narrow leaves make a tasty mint tea. 
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(1)  2 gal   20.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(9)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Monardella macrantha  Hummingbird Mint  Monterey 
A trailing perennial with a delightful light mint scent and big, tubular red hummingbird flowers. Likes perfect drainage with a little water and part shade in hot areas. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Monardella odoratissima  Mountain Pennyroyal  Sierra 
A climbing pennyroyal that also spreads by runners, this smaller-leafed specimen has the sweetest smelling foliage of them all. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Montia parvifolia  Little-leaf Miner's Lettuce   
Succulent leaves, grows in shady or moist spots. Makes an interesting little textural counterpoint in the garden. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Navarretia squarrosa  Skunkweed   
This annual used to be very common in San Francisco, with spiny, fragrant foliage and blue flowers reminiscent of a sage, in the Phlox family. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Osmorhiza berteroi  Sweet Cicely  East Bay 
A little woodland fennel relative with sweet anise flavored young seed pods. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'  Foothill Penstemon   
Beautiful blue flowers with a little more pink than most. This variety is quite tolerant of drought or garden watering. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Panoche Strain'  Foothill Penstemon   
 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   6.00 

Penstemon spectabilis  Spectacular penstemon   
The grandaddy of the horticultural penstemons, this purple-blue stunner grows 3-4 feet tall and wide, preferring the full sun and little water it enjoys in its native range of southern california washes and ravines (San Gabriel Mtns).  
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  1/8 oz. seed   15.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 oz. seed   50.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   180.00 

Perideridia californica  California Yampah  Mt Diablo 
Endemic to California, this species has a more intricate leaf. Marvelous Anise Swallowtail butterfly larval food plant. No native plant garden should be without a few of these. Any conditions, grows up to 3 feet, then cut back to the base. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

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Phacelia bolanderi  Woodland Phacelia   
Beautiful easy flowers in the shade for bumblebees. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Phyla nodiflora  Lippia  Tesla, Alameda County 
Tiny ground hugging plant, very useful between stepping stones in harsh conditions, as a lawn substitute and excellent butterfly nectar. All sorts of insects are drawn to the flowers of this verbena relative. AKA Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Condamine Couch, Creeping Vervain, Matgrass and more worldwide. Larval host for buckeye butterflies. Usually found in moist conditions but has deep roots and easy to keep green in summer. 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(16)  six-pack   10.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(26)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(31)  4" pot   6.00 

Plantago maritima  Sea Plantain   
Good coastal wildlife species (seed is even edible for people) with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. AKA goose tongue.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(14)  1 gal   12.00 

Plantago subnuda  Tall Coastal Plantain  East Bay 
Striking coastal wildlife species with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. An important larval host plant for butterflies. AKA goose tongue. Away from the immediate coast, this species will need additional irrigation. The seeds are edible and they reseed readily. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(14)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(11)  4" pot   5.00 

Pluchea odorata  Salt Marsh Fleabane   
 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   10.00 

Polemonium pulcherrimum  Sky Pilot   
This alpine beauty has showy blue flowers with a delicious sweet fragrance on footlong stalks in late summer. Also charming glossy pinnate foliage. Summer water and good drainage in sun or shade. 
Qty:
(4)  seed packet   6.00 

Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica  Pacific Silver Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, ferny leaves, silver beneath, flower like a strawberry's but yellow. Likes wet conditions. Spreads by runners like a strawberry. Jepson calls it invasive in the garden. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Potentilla glandulosa  Sticky Cinquefoil  Presidio SF 
Easy to grow perennial groundcover, ferny leaves, flower like a strawberry's. The name has been changed to Drymocallis glandulosa. 
Qty:
(3)  deepot   10.00 

Potentilla glandulosa.  Potentilla  Hunters Point Ridge 
Local population of the easy-to-grow perennial groundcover from the serpentine soils of Hunters Point Ridge. Nice ferny leaves and a white flower like a strawberry's. The Latin name has been changed to Drymocallis glandulosa. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Sierra 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   5.00 

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Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Presidio, SF 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 

Prunella vulgaris  Self-Heal   
A spreading verly low groundcover with a purple flower, this circumboreal species has been widely hailed as an important medicinal herb. Spreads vigorously with water. Useful between stepping stones. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
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(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(7)  4" pot   6.00 

Pseudognaphalium biolettii  Rabbit Tobacco  Marin Headlands 
Related to Pearly Everlasting and makes a good larval host for American Painted Lady butterflies, this one has a distinct fragrance of Dial soap!Dial describes it as "sandalwood scent created from a combination of 14 different oils." There is also a Ceanothus with this fragrance: Ceanothus oliganthus var. soridiatus - Jimbrush. Formerly named Gnaphalium bicolor (Two-toned Everlasting) because the leaves are green above and silvery below. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Pseudognaphalium californicum  California Everlasting   
Perenial with leaves with a fragrance of maple syrup or curry, AKA California Curry Plant or Ladies Tobacco. Similar to Pearly Everlasting has silver leaves and white pearl-like "flowers" (actually bracts). Very attractive to insects and other benficial wildlife, and appear like dried flowers even when fresh. Spreads by runners underground, with luscious green shoots in spring and an abundant bloomer throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum  Pink Everlasting  East Bay 
Attractive pink flowers on a short lived biennial which reseeds readily. Good sand dune plant. Foliage has a maple syrup fragrance, or some say it smells like curry. Formerly Gnaphalium ramosissimum. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(19)  4" pot   6.00 

Ranunculus californica  California Buttercup  Bay Area 
Nice addition to a wildflower meadow for February flowers, then recedes in summer. Seasonally damp east slopes with Dodecatheon. Makes a great long lasting cut flower! 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(2)  six-pack   5.00 

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'  Purple Coneflower   
Dark purple cones with green sepals at the base. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'     
Aromatic and drought-tolerant mounding/spreading groundcover with silvery leaves and a soft blue blossom. 6 feet wide, 2 feet tall. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'  Amethyst Bluff Purple Sage  Pt. Sal, 
A heavy blooming selection from Pt. Sal, north of Santa Barbara. In youth it's rather low growing but in time can grow to as much as 10 feet tall and 15 wide. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia spathacea  Hummingbird Sage  San Bruno Mountain 
The local strain of the aromatic perennial that grows wild along the coast from Orange County to San Francisco, this one comes from San Bruno Mountain and thrives on exposed north-facing slopes, or in the dry duff under oaks. Creeps from a rhizome, sends up arrow-shaped leaves with the a delicious pineapple fragrance and gives robust pink blossoms attracting hummingbirds. See the star appearance of Salvia spathacea in the Locals Only story on Bernal Hill
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   10.00 

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Satureja mimuloides  Summer Savory  South Coast 
An attractive 18-inch perennial, a native in sunny moist spots along California's southern coast. Pleasant minty fragrance to the leaves; pull off a flower and sip the nectar to learn why hummingbirds love it. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   18.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'  Stonecrop   
This variety has a silvery blue leaf. 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   7.00 
Qty:
(8)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Sidalcea malviflora  Checkerbloom   
Hearty low spreading perennial wildflower for the coastal prairie. Luxuriant in bloom. Larval host for several butterflies; Skippers and Ladies.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Silene scouleri  Scouler's Catchfly  San Bruno Mountain 
Carnation relative for sunny rock garden conditions.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Sisyrinchium bellum  Blue-eyed Grass   
Petite and attractive member of the iris family, largely drought-tolerant with cheerful blue flowers throughout the spring and summer. Mix them in with bunchgrasses. 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   8.00 

Sisyrinchium bellum 'Rocky Point'  Blue-Eyed Grass   
Petite and attractive member of the iris family, largely drought-tolerant with cheerful blue flowers throughout the spring and summer. This variety is more compact and tidy than the straight species, thus prized by horticulture. 
Qty:
(34)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Sisyrinchium californicum  Yellow-eyed Grass   
Named "californicum" for the Golden State, this iris relative likes moist streambanks and only opens its flowers in full sun. Easy in those conditions; goes dormant in winter. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(12)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Solanum umbelliferum  Blue Witch, Nightshade  San Francisco 
Upright to 3 ft. Grows in shade of other plants and trees. Large blue flowers with enough winter water. Can bloom year-round when happy. This batch was propagated from local San Francisco stock. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   5.00 

Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum 'Indians Grey'  Blue Witch   
Silvery leafed selection with more spreading habit. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Solidago spathulata  Coast Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Low growing coastal species of Goldenrod makes a neat basal clump of leaves. Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer.

The plant has a pleasant anise-like fragrance and many medicinal uses; John Muir wrote that a single sprig can cure depression and atheism. Goldenrod can be used as a laxative and to control diarrhea. Goldenrod actually does not cause hay fever - the sticky pollen is carried by insects, not windblown. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Sphaeralcea ambigua  Desert Globemallow   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups   
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   5.00 

Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups  Presidio SF 
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  deepot   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   25.00 

Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups   
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Trichostema 'Midnight Magic'  Hybrid Blue Curls   
This is a cross between our Trichostema lanatum and T. purpusii from Mexico. It's easier to grow than the straight California species with a similar flower and green leaves that smell like bubble gum. 
Qty:
(8)  2-3/4" pot   2.50 

Trichostema lanatum  Wooly Blue Curls   
 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   22.00 

Typha Species  Cattail   
Vigorous wetland grass with distinctive fluffy seed head when mature. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Urtica dioica  Stinging Nettle  East Bay 
Looks like a tall mint up to 6 foot high, edible and nutritious when cooked but its stings can last for hours. Larval host for Red Admiral butterfly. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

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Verbena lasiostachys  Western Vervain  Berkeley 
Perennial wetland species with tall spike of purple flowers on a lanky plant. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   30.00 

Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'  Lilac Verbena  Cedros Island Baja 
Evergreen perennial from poor soils on an island off Baja to 2 feet with showy fragrant flowers that attract butterflies. Can bloom almost year round on the coast. Drought tolerant unlike our local wetland species. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   17.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Native Shrubs



 

Adenostoma fasciculatum  Chamise  Santa Cruz Mtns. 
A common component of chaparral, chamise is evergreen and drought tolerant, a good choice as a low-maintenance shrub for neglectful or low-irrigation gardeners. Older specimens can become dry and flammable; not recommended for planting near houses in fire-prone areas. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 

Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'  Sunset Manzanita  Monterey County 
Natural hybrid of Arctostaphylos hookerii X pajaroensis is more compact, less leggy and more drought tolerant than Pajaro. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'  Louis Edmunds Manzanita   
This is a medium-sized manzanita very similar to pajaroensis which thrives in garden conditions. Grows 5-6 ft high and wide. Pink flowers and berries that attract many types of birds and other wildlife. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 

Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. rosei  Brittleleaf Manzanita  Brotherhood Way, SF 
An old-school San Francisco native, this gorgeous six-foot shrub once thrived in the sand dunes along Brotherhood Way near Lake Merced; it is now rare and endangered. 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   5.00 

Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'     
Lush groundcover for coastal conditions. Like uva-ursi but leaves more felty with pink tones in the new growth. Tolerates clay & heavy water if well drained. Lovely spilling over walls. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Ken Taylor'  Monterey Manzanita   
2 ft. high shrubby ground cover spreading to 6 feet & rooting to spread further. Fine-textured foliage looks delicate but stands up to rough conditions including high winds and total drought. An excellent choice for the fog belt. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   8.00 

Arctostaphylos hookerii ssp. franciscana  Franciscan Manzanita  San Francisco 
Rescued from the Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco, this low, dense manzanita is now extinct in the wild. A beautiful specimen along a rock wall or spilling out of a container. In winter its grey green leaves are offset by dangling clusters of small white flowers. A very adaptable plant, it is drought tolerant, and thrives in heavy or rocky soil, including serpentine.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

Arctostaphylos morroensis  Morro Manzanita  Central Coast 
A rare and threatened sand dune species endemic to San Luis Obispo County. Smallish silvery leaves on sprawling shaggy deep red branches, eventually forming a large shrub of 4-8 feet. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos nummularia  Glossy Leaf Manzanita   
2-4' tall, with small, dark green round leaves with reddish tips. Old bark does not peel to smooth red. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   14.00 

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Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Warren Roberts'  Warren Roberts Manzanita   
Larger selection of the species, with long bloom and pink flowers. Amazing color of new coppery leaves. Grows up to 6 foot tall and spreading to 10-ft. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos pumila  Sandmat Manzanita   
An endangered endemic from the sand dunes of Monterey Bay, this gorgeous manzanita grows around 30" tall with greyish-green foliage the texture of fine velvet; new growth is touched with crimson on the edges. Its tight habit and attractive coloration make this an outstanding choice for a small city garden, especially in the sandy soils it prefers. 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'  Vandenberg Shagbark Manzanita  Vandenberg Air Force Base 
A rare species from old sand dunes along the central coast, Arctostaphylos rudis tolerates full sun, no water, and total neglect (when given adequate drainage). Grows 7' x 10', with lovely grey-green foliage and pinkish-white flowers in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   24.00 

Arctostaphylos silvicola  Silver Manzanita  Bonny Doon 
Gorgeous rare manzanita with silver foliage, endemic to the sand hills of Santa Cruz County. 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   7.00 

Artemisia californica  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub, 1.5 to 3ft. high. Very fragrant greyish-blue feathery foliage. Full sun. Indicator component of coastal sage scrub. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(32)  1 gal   9.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  sachet   3.00 

Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub. This is the ground hugging form. Very fragrant greyish-blue foliage. Full sun. Coastal scrub. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   18.00 

Artemisia californica 'Montara'  Coastal Sage  Montara mt 
A medium-sized ground-hugging form of the fragrant evergreen shrub for full sun in coastal conditions.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri  Brewer's Quailbush   
Lovely silvery white foliage year round. Excellent wildlife plant. Can be sheared to a tidy 5 ft tall and wide, or in hot sunny moderately-watered conditions, can be 8-foot tall & 25 foot wide. This is an excellent and under-utilized plant, native to the Bay Area, that tolerates harsh soils & poor drainage. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Baccharis pilularis  Coyote Brush   
Common upright form of this evergreen shrub. Excellent habitat plant growing 5-6 ft tall. Not known whether these are male or female. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(17)  5" tree band   5.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

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Baccharis pilularis 'San Bruno Lady'  'San Bruno Lady' Coyote Brush  San Bruno Mtn. 
This semi-dwarf female makes white fluffy seeds. It was growing about 2-feet high in the wild on San Bruno Mountain. An exclusive Bay Natives selection, chosen for beautiful foliage and tight habit. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. Smaller leaves than 'Pigeon Point.'  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Pigeon Lady'  'Twin Pigeon Lady' Coyote Brush   
Spawn of San Bruno Lady with Pigeon Point and Twin Peaks. Gender and size undetermined but they mostly seem like low growers. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   25.00 

Baccharis salicifolia  Seep Willow, Mulefat   
Like a cross between Coyote Brush and a small willow, this deciduous shrub grows in dry rocky arroyos with an upright open form, spreading by the root. It's fairly drought-tolerant, actually. Good for a tallish open background shrub and high wildlife value in late summer with profuse fluffy flowers, though not 'showy' in a traditional sense. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   28.00 
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(4)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(29)  1 gal   12.00 

Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia)  Oregon Grape   
Spiny evergreen shrub with edible berries. 3 to 6 ft. high forming thick clumps through rhizomes. Sun to shade. Great habitat plant. Externally used by Natives in salves as a disinfectant.  
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   17.00 

berry: Ribes aureum var. gracillimum  Golden Currant   
This one needs some shade and/or moisture and can have a more upright form than the similar R. quercetorum. Three to six feet tall and six feet wide. Native from Riverside to the South Bay. Doesn't like wind or extreme heat. The best currant for edible berries.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Vaccinium x 'Southmoon'  Southmoon Southern High Bush Blueberry, fruit   
One of the best for mild-winter areas, a low-chill selection perfect for small gardens or large patio tubs. Blue-green foliage and showy pink to white flowers provide ornamental value, followed by an abundant crop of fruit. Self fruiting, but yields best when planted with another variety. Recommended winter chill: 150 hours. Semi-evergreen. -Monrovia 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   50.00 

berry: Vaccinium x 'Sunshine Blue'  Sunshine Blue Southern High Bush Blueberry, fruit   
One of the best for mild-winter areas, a low-chill selection perfect for small gardens or large patio tubs. Blue-green foliage and showy pink to white flowers provide ornamental value, followed by an abundant crop of fruit. Self fruiting, but yields best when planted with another variety. Recommended winter chill: 150 hours. Semi-evergreen. -Monrovia 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   30.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Succulent winedark berries (reputedly the tastiest of all native berries) emerging from the distinctive vase-shaped ericaceous flower, and luscious red new foliage maturing into deep shades of green -- behold the textural symphony of California huckleberry. Extremely adaptable to sun or shade, water or drought, wind or fog, this is a long favorite of savvy gardeners. Try planting it in an old tree stump, and watch it propsper! You'll need two plants to cross-pollinate and set fruit and they fruit more in the sun. 'Thunderbird' is a clone with a heavy berry crop, growing to 6'. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Ceanothus 'Centennial'  Centennial California Lilac   
Deepest blue flowers & small holly leaves on a mat-forming plant. 12 inches high and 6 foot spread. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(26)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.50 

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Ceanothus 'Concha'  Concha California Lilac   
8 foot tall, 10 foot spread with purplish blue flowers coming from reddish buds. A long time popular hybrid, Concha tolerates alkalinity, summer water and drought. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.50 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   24.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   4.00 

Ceanothus 'El Dorado'     
A big, somewhat slow-growing shrub (for a Ceanothus) with interesting yellow and green variegated foliage. Does well in Central Valley heat.  
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   12.00 
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(6)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'  California Lilac   
Reliable 6-8' selection from seed collected on Santa Cruz island. 
Qty:
(4)  3 gal   25.00 

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'  Coulter's California Lilac   
A medium-sized shrub, fast-growing to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide. Full sun, low water, needs good drainage. Similar appearance to Julia Phelps and Dark Star but lower with larger crinkly leaves & lighter flowers - hearstiorum is the next step down in size. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'  California Lilac   
Similar to Dark Star but a bit wider spreading. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'  Ray Hartman Ceanothus   
A reliable, tall, fast-growing and big-blooming selection, this hybrid of C. arboreus and C. thyrisflorus makes an excellent screen or can be shaped into an attractive street tree. Larger leaves, similar to the Yankee Point spreader. 
Qty:
(3)  24" box   480.00 
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(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(8)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(21)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(23)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'  Wheeler Canyon California Lilac  Ventura 
Numerous red buds unfold, blanketing the whole thing in sky-blue flowers. with medium-sized leaves on a 4-6-foot high, not too wide shrub. Prefers coastal climates. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

Ceanothus cuneatus  Buckbrush   
Local to the Bay Area, this ceanothus is tough and deer-resistant! Can grow to 8 ft. White fragrant flower clusters. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus foliosus 'Berryhill'  Wavyleaf California Lilac   
2' high, 4-5' wide mound with tiny leaves and brilliant blue flowers. Needs good drainage and no summer water. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.50 

Ceanothus foliosus var. vineatus  Vine Hill California Lilac   
Beautiful deep blue flowers, medium small leaves, AKA Wavyleaf Ceanothus. Endangered species from only 2 known occurrences near Sebastapol, possibly Mendocino. 2-3 feet wide, 6 foot spread. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

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Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'  Point Reyes Ceanothus  Marin 
Popular ground cover to 1 or 2 feet high and 6 feet wide with holly leaves, compact form and relatively deer resistant. Tolerates garden water but doesn't need much. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus gloriosus ssp. porrectus  Mount Vision Ceanothus  Point Reyes 
The rare and endangered prostrate shrub, also called Prostrate Holly-leaved Ceanothus, endemic to the Inverness Ridge at Point Reyes, CA. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Ceanothus griseus 'Louis Edmonds'  Carmel Mountain Lilac   
Dark green leaves, medium tall to 3 or 4' and spreading to as much as 30' wide -- survives clay, alkalinity, sand, wind, heat, sun, and water. 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal   75.00 

Ceanothus griseus hor. 'Yankee Point'     
Low evergreen mound, 2-3' by 10'. Great for coastal conditions, and fast! 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Diamond Heights'     
Wide spreading shrub, with a dense, ground hugging habit, 1' x 6'. Even more significant is the foliage, which is a combination of bright green and golden yellow, highly appealing year round. The light blue spring flowers in this case take second place to the leaves.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus hearstiorum    San Luis Obispo 
Beautiful rich blue flowers & small leaves on a mat-forming plant. Coastal origin, needs some shade and water inland and can even handle water near a lawn. Slow-growing but worth the wait for an elegant, tidy, long-lived ground cover.  
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Frosty Dawn'  California Lilac   
Compact coastal ceanothus with lavender-blue flowers. 2' tall by 5' wide. Very early bloomer. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'  California Lilac   
Coastal species to 3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, profuse purple early spring bloom. Tolerates Central Valley heat and drought. One of the most compact shrub form Ceanothus selections. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball'  Snowball California Lilac   
A small (2-4'tall, 10' wide), drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant shrub covered in clusters of white flowers. Horticultural selection from Monterey County of C. cuneatus var. rigidus. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  California Lilac  Presidio SF 
3 to 18 ft. shrub or small tree. Light to deep blue flowers that have a sweet, honey-like fragrance. This is the only Ceanothus locally native to the Bay Area; it also grows in chaparral and on wooded slopes and in mixed evergreen forests from Sta. Barbara co. to S. Oregon. Used on wedding nights by Native Californians, the medicinal part of Ceanothus is the root. This complex herb should be used by �healthy people under stress not sick people under treatment� (Moore).  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'     
Medium blue flowered selection of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(9)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Denim'    San Bruno Mt. 
Nice medium dark blue. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  3 gal   25.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'San Bruno Baby-Blueblossom  San Bruno Baby-Blueblossom   
Very light blue. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  California Lilac   
A popular cultivar of our local species from Mendocino with nice compact growth 4 to 5 feet tall 6 to 7 wide with especially dark green leaves and profuse, long-lived dark blue flowers with the fragrance of wintergreen. Garden tolerant.  
Qty:
(13)  5 gal   35.00 
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(10)  2 gal   22.00 
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(13)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'     
White-flowering cultivar of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus v. griseus 'Carmel Creeper'  Carmel Creeper California Lilac  Carmel, CA 
This low-growing selection can spread up to 15 feet while maintaining a height under 2 feet. It has large glossy, bright green leaves and light blue blossoms. Ideal for slopes or spilling over retaining walls. Full sun is recommended for coastal climates while some shade inland would be beneficial. Does best with well drained soils and little to no summer water.  
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens  Reposing California Lilac  Bay Area 
Prostrate form of the fabulous Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, the only species of California Lilac native to San Francisco. Forms a tight carpet of ground cover; nice blue flowers in Spring and an occasional bonus bloom in the Fall. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
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(19)  4" pot   5.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus..    Presidio 
Narrow leaves, nice blue flower. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus volunteers     
 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonwillow   
A vigorous water-loving shrub or small tree 6-30 ft. deciduous, with distinctive reddish-gold new growth and an unusual flower like a white pufferfish. 
Qty:
(13)  5 gal   35.00 
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(1)  15 gal   0.00 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Cercis occidentalis  Redbud   
Spectacularly blooming small tree/shrub that needs some inland valley heat to bloom well (not for the beach) and a place to get deep roots into groundwater somehow. 
Qty:
(8)  15 gal   150.00 

Cornus glabrata  Brown Dogwood   
Fast to establish in well-watered habitats, the deciduous brown dogwood has smooth attractive foliage that draws a wide variety of wildlife. More compact and tidy than other native dogwoods, this is an excellent choice for fall color in the garden. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 

Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis  Red-twig Dogwood  Presidio SF 
Large shrub with flat umbels of attractive white flowers in summer. Gorgeous leaves and bark turns beautiful shades of red and yellow in winter. Deciduous, reaches 12 ft tall and wide. Fast growing. Likes wet areas, but is surprisingly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(7)  deepot   25.00 

Crataegus douglasii  Douglas' Hawthorne   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Encelia     
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   29.00 

Eriodictyon californicum  Yerba Santa   
Chapparal shrub to 3 ft. with sticky sweetly aromatic leaves. The botanic name is Greek for "California wooly net" (from the underside of the leaves) and the common name is Spanish for "sacred herb." Makes a good hikers chewing gum and the fiddleneck flowers are a favorite butterfly roost. 
Qty:
(2)  sachet   6.00 

Eriogonum giganteum  St. Catherine's Lace   
A giant wild buckwheat that supports all manner of butterflies and birds, St. Catherine's Lace grows wild on the Channel Islands but loves San Francisco weather and can reach 5 to 6 feet tall in full sun under conditions of total drought and neglect. Great source of cut flowers throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   50.00 

Forestiera pubescens  Desert Olive  Mines rd. Alameda Co. 
Deciduous olive relative from desert washes, fairly unusual in the Bay Area, easy to grow. Makes small yellow flowers and little edible olives. Six to fifteen feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 

Fruit: Actinidia arguta 'Issai'  Issai Russian Kiwi, fruit   
Self fertile and dwarf deciduous vine to 12-20 feet tall. Vigorous vine, smaller sweeter fruit than you see in the grocery store, you can eat the skin. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   50.00 

Fruit: Eriobotrya japonica  Loquat, fruit   
Large shrub, small tree from China. Needs some heat and extra water to produce a good crop but drought tolerant. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

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Fruit: Feijoa sellowiana  Pineapple Guava, fruit   
Super-tasty fruits which are not viable for shipping to supermarkets - just for your back yard.

Pineapple Guavas are an ideal fruit tree for the Bay Area. Originally from the scrublands of Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil, these non-tropical, evergreen trees are drought tolerant (though they need water to set fruit) and virtually disease and pest free. They feature large, showy flowers with edible petals; dense, dark green foliage; plus delicious fruit to boot. The aromatic fruit is ripe when it falls to the ground. Fruiting season, depending on cultivar, is from late September to early December.

Pineapple guavas will grow to about 15 feet tall x 15 wide, but can be kept at any height or width by pruning. For a thick hedge, plant about 10ft.-15ft apart. Their dense foliage is ideal for screening out the view of your neighbors.

These seedlings were grown from fruit of 9 cultivars that I found to be the best tasting out of a selection of over 25 cultivars that were developed by our West Coast expert, Mark Albert in Ukiah. Mark has been selecting trees for Northern California that have superior tasting fruit for about 40 years.

The seedlings are from:

Albert’s Pride, early fruiting, late September
– October

Albert's Supreme, late fruiting, November
–early December

Red Beard

Clara North

Moore, parent of Pride and Supreme

Marion

Lake Mendocino Drive

Lake Mendocino Drive South

T3 Elongated

-Paul Borchardt - California Rare Fruit Growers 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   30.00 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   14.00 

Fruit: Loquat     
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Fruit: Olive  Olive   
Deciduous olive relative from desert washes, fairly unusual in the Bay Area, easy to grow. Makes small yellow flowers and little edible olives. Six to fifteen feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   45.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   50.00 

Fruit: Passiflora edulis 'Red Rover'  Red Rover Purple Passionflower, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   17.00 

Fruit: Pineapple Tomatillo  Pineapple Tomatillo, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   8.00 

Fruit: Psidium littorale  Strawberry Guava, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Fruit: Psidium lucidum  Lemon Guava, fruit   
Larger, sweeter fruit than Strawberry Guava and needs a little more heat. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Galvezia juncea  Baja Bush Snapdragon  Cedros Island 
Photo is a different species. 3-4 feet tall by 4-6 feet wide, the many stems are almost fatter than the leaves, giving it the look of a Palo Verde. Drought tolerant but looks better with some extra water. 
Qty:
(16)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 

Garrya elliptica  Silk Tassel  San Bruno Mountain 
Cuttings taken from a known male. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   0.00 

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'  James Roof Silk Tassel   
The long-tasseled form most prized by horticulture, named for one of the greatest champions of the Franciscan flora. Very similar to shrubby oaks for most of the year, Garrya puts on a show every January with a big winter bloom hanging from its branches like the silk tassels on graduates' caps. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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herb: Lepechinia fragrans  Island Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and white to lavender pitcher flowers. Good as culinary seasoning. Can be pruned severely often to keep a form. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gram   0.25 

herb: Lepechinia hastata  Baja Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and deep pink pitcher flowers. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia  Toyon   
One of California's most deeply emblematic species, Toyon is a large shrub to medium tree with evergreen foliage, a big white bloom in summer, and abundant red berries in December (hence the alternative common name "Christmas Berry"). Excellent as a hedgerow or other screen, but also wonderful as a specimen plant or focal point in the garden. One of the best native species to attract birds and other beneficial wildlife. Here's a detailed discussion of Toyon. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Sunrise'  Sunrise Toyon  San Bruno Mountain 
This selection From San Bruno Mountain starts with a mix of orange and red, eventually ripening mostly red. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Juniperus californica  California Juniper  Livermore 
Slow growing to 15 feet, very blue leaves, edible berries, no water once established. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   8.00 

Lonicera involucrata  Twinberry   
An attactive shrubby form of honeysuckle, twinberry grows locally from the Presidio to San Bruno Mountain and graces the gardens of savvy native plant aficionados with its attractive flowers and fruit. In conditions of abundant water it can reach 20 feet tall and wide, but is also drought-tolerant in coastal scrub where it is usually 4 to 8 feet tall. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii  Twinberry  Presidio SF 
A shrub form of honesuckle with attractive flowers & fruit. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Lonicera involucrata.  Twinberry  Butte County 
Northern foothills variety with yellow flowers and red berries. 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot   18.00 

Lupinus albifrons  Silver Lupine   
The caterpillar food plant of San Francisco's rare and endangered Mission Blue butterfly, Silver Lupine grows 3-4 feet tall with feathery silver foliage and a heavy summer bloom of bright blue blossoms. A proven favorite for low maintenance, wildlife attraction, and unparalleled beauty. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   16.00 

Lupinus succulentus  Arroyo Lupine  Los Gatos 
 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   8.00 

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Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas'  Bushmallow   
This is the most local bush mallow species, although 'Casitas' is a selection from Ventura that grows 6 to 8 feet with an upright habit and light pink flowers in late summer. Spreads to form thickets from underground runners. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Malacothamnus fremontii  Fremont's, Bushmallow   
Felty silver leaves, upright habit, powder-pink blooms. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora Native to Shasta to Riverside County including inland Bay Area. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  3 gal   28.00 

Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus  Santa Lucia Bushmallow  Arroyo Seco 
Arroyo Seco Bush Mallow is a very rare fast-growing, many-branched large shrub covered with fuzzy green leaves and bright pink blossoms throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Malus fusca  Oregon Crabapple   
Small tree to 20 or 30 feet with white flowers, needs some moisture, tolerates part shade. Toothed leaves don't look like an apple but flowers do. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus aurantiacus  Sticky Monkey Flower   
Long blooming drought tolerant shrub about 3 foot tall and wide. This is a major component of bay area coastal scrub and even the edges of redwood forests where it tolerates some shade. Mid-summer brown leaves and leggy stems can be tamed with pruning but even unkept, they just keep blooming. Great for hummingbirds and bumblebees. Deer resistant. Larval food for the Variable Checkerspot butterfly. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   100.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus bifidus  Azalea-flowered Bush Monkey Flower   
This is not a hybrid, photos are a wild polulation in the Sierras, I haven't seen ours bloom yet though. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Myrica californica  Pacific Wax Myrtle   
A handsome and fast-growing evergreen to 18 feet or more, adaptable to sun or shade, with bursts of new growth in lustrous light green set off against mature foliage of darker hue and waxier texture. Excellent when sheared as a hedge (it responds well to cutting) or pruned into a specimen tree by thinning the bushy branches to reveal their forking architecture. A proud community member of redwood forests and mixed oak woodlands in the Bay Area. The roots fix nitrogen, improving soils, the leaves can be used to season stews like bay laurel and the waxy berries are a delicacy for northern flickers, chestnut-backed chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, tree swallows, towhees, Cedar Waxwings and Robins. 
Qty:
(25)  15 gal   144.00 
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(1)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 

Neviusia cliftonii  Shasta Snow Wreath  Mt. Shasta 
A delicate and uncommon deciduous shrub 6-8 ft. tall with a delicate white flower, the Shasta Snow Wreath was only discovered by western civilization in 1992. Good for dappled shade and north-facing slopes; prefers limestone soil. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Oemleria cerasiformis  Osoberry   
This deciduous shrub produces buckets of berries with a mild apricot flavor and large seeds. A proud member of the native habitat garden. Osoberry are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. They grow to about five-foot in California and can reach 15-foot tree proportions in Oregon or maybe with extra water in CA. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Philadelphus lewisii  Mock Orange   
Deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant white flowers. Large vase shape. This species is native to California's northern mountainous regions. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   14.00 

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Philadelphus lewisii 'Goose Creek'  Mock Orange   
Double-flowered selection of this deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant white flowers. Large vase shape. This species is native to California's northern mountainous regions. 
Qty:
(12)  2 gal   18.00 

Physocarpus capitatus  Ninebark   
Deciduous shrub between 3-8 feet tall, with rich green foliage and a white rose flower, likes garden water but will thrive on north-facing slopes without. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Physocarpus capitatus (prostrate)  Ninebark groundcover  San Bruno Mountain 
Low form of the wonderful deciduous shrub; this one stays less than 2 feet tall, with the same lush green foliage (in season) and a white bloom of clustered rose flowers; likes garden water but will thrive on north-facing slopes without and tolerates poor drainage. 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   7.00 

Prunus illicifolia  Islais Cherry   
This wonderful and local species (see the old-school population on San Francisco's Bayview Hill) grows evergreen up to 12 feet or more, making a lovely and hardy, bird-friendly, drought-tolerant hedge. 
Qty:
(17)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa  Western Chokecherry   
Showy pollinator-friendly flowers & fruit for the birds on a deciduous shrub. Found near ravines where there is a little more groundwater. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
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(1)  7 gal   50.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   70.00 

Quercus berberidifolia  California Scrub Oak   
Semi-evergreen shrub sized oak that fits in your garden. 10'+, drought is a-ok! 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   60.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   37.00 

Rhamnus californica  Coffeeberry  Presidio 
One of the most emblematic of California native plants, coffeeberry is a lustrous evergreen growing to 10 feet tall and wide in full sun. Flowers insignificant; berries are highly attractive to birds. This ranks among the best choices for a beautiful, locally-appropriate, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant shrub. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case'  Coffeeberry   
A compact coastal cultivar of this excellent evergreen shrub. Clean green glossy leaves & berries for wildlife. Usually makes a 5-foot mound. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Rhamnus californica SBM Compact  Coffeeberry  San Bruno Mountain 
A nice compact variety, local to SF. Sun or shade, evergreen, drought tolerant! 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Rhamnus californica....  Coffeeberry  Presidio SF 
A hardy shrub propagated from local SF stock, the San Francisco coffeeberry is a lustrous evergreen growing to 10 feet tall and wide in full sun. Flowers insignificant; berries are highly attractive to birds. It ranks among the best choices for a beautiful, locally-appropriate, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant garden. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   30.00 

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Rhamnus purshiana  Cascara Sagrada   
Large deciduous shrub to 15' or small tree to 30' with handsome leaves reminiscent of Alders, inconspicuous flowers which are attractive to butterflies and berries that birds relish. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 

Rhus integrifolia  Lemonadeberry  Coastal So. Cal. 
Glossy evergreen glosssy leafed shrub 3-10 foot tall and wide, compared to Rhus ovata, this one does better in coastal conditions but still drought tolerant. The fruit makes a nice lemonade flavored extract. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Rhus ovata  Sugarbush  So. Cal. inland 
Evergreen shrub with beautiful red flush on new growth 4-10 foot with a sweet tasting gummy fruit similar to Rhus integrifolia. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Ribes divaricatum  Spreading Gooseberry   
Very prickly, nice fall color. Edible berries, likes slightly dry part shade, tolerates seasonal flooding and is summer dormant. Great for under oaks or edge of garden; do not put on walkways.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose'  Chapparal Currant  Montara Mountain 
This flowering currant has deep ruby flowers and grows more densely to six feet - more tolerant of sun and drought. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum  Flowering Currant   
A spectacular deciduous shrub that blooms in February with long pink tassels, flowering currant can reach 10 feet tall and wide. It loves both sun and shade, grows quickly, and ranks among the most easy and adaptable favorites in the garden for both man and bird. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

Romneya coulteri  Matilija Poppy   
Also called Fried Egg Plant because of the yellow center and white petals, this vigorous specimen is best on a dry south-facing slope where its 8-foot flower stalks won't flop over onto the path. Spreads readily from fast-running rhizomes especially in sandy soils. Can be summer deciduous in certain areas. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   22.00 
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(69)  1 gal   14.00 

Rosa californica    Presidio SF 
Gets big & spreads with sun & water on creek banks. 
Qty:
(2)  deepot   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   60.00 

Rosa gymnocarpa  Wood Rose   
Fine texture, small leaf, much smaller & not invasive like Rosa californica. Usually no more that 2 feet high in dry shade under Oaks. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Rosa minutifolia  Baja Rose   
A rare far southern species with tiny, delicate, almost feathery leaves and fragrant pink blooms. 2' by 5' when mature, much more drought tolerant than other native roses. Clay tolerant. Extirpated in San Diego, it only remains in Baja in the wild where it drops it's leaves in the dry season but it blooms almost constantly with irrigation. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

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Rosa woodsii var. ultramontane  Mountain Rose   
Small flowers in clusters. AKA Pearhip Rose or Woods Rose 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Rubus spectabilis var. franciscana  Salmonberry  Bay Area 
A gorgeous deciduous shrub from a vigorous rhizome, salmonberry forms a thicket 6 ft. tall with reddish leaves and delicious edible fruit. Often found at streamsides; needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   65.00 

Rubus ursinus  California Blackberry   
Photo is another species. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix exigua  Sandbar Willow   
A deciduous shrub with a narrow silvery white leaf; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. Spreads vigorously with underground runners, so much that we've renamed it 'California Bamboo'. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix laevigata  Red Willow  Peninsula 
A deciduous shrub with a narrower leaf than its local cousins; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(16)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix lasiolepis  Arroyo Willow  San Francisco 
An abundant and highly variable shrub to small tree of no more than 25 ft., common in seeps and springs, meadows, marshes, and other wet places. Attractive catkins in late winter, lovely lush foliage follows. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   200.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   6.00 

Salix lucida  Shining Willow  San Francisco 
Can get fairly large compared to Arroyo Willow. Up to 35 feet tall. Bright green leaves, red & yellow stems. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 
Qty:
(9)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia 'Allen Chickering'  Allen Chickering's Sage   
The favorite S. clevlandii hybrid of Nevin Smith and other discerning horticulturalists, Allen Chickering grows at least 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide with a bounty of blossoms in brilliant blue. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(43)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(14)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   30.00 

Salvia 'Dara's Choice'  cultivar of Sonoma sage   
'Dara's Choice' is likely S. sonomensis x S. clevelandii. Grows with an arching habit to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide, an excellent bloomer. Bright green leaves, striking blue flower. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(4)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Salvia apiana  White Sage  So. Cal. 
Silver foliage with a strong and wonderful scent, small white flowers on dramatic tall stalks. Once prized by native Americans for burning as ceremonial incense in "smudge rituals." 
Qty:
(206)  1 gram   0.25 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(215)  1 gram   7.00 

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Salvia apiana x mellifera hybrid  Starlight Sage  SoCal x NorCal hybrid 
This is a smaller version of White Sage. Silver foliage with a strong and wonderful scent, small white flowers on dramatic tall stalks. Once prized by native Americans for burning as ceremonial incense in "smudge rituals." 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia brandegei  Brandegee Sage  Santa Rosa Island 
Similar to our local Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) but with smaller green leaves and beautiful blue flowers; also has a very pleasant citrus like sent. 
Qty:
(26)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia clevelandii  Cleveland's sage   
An upright evergreen shrub to 3 or 4 feet, with silvery-green leaves and a showy blue flower display in summer, this drought-tolerant hummingbird magnet was named for the western botanist Daniel Cleveland, not for the city in Ohio. The wonderful fragrance of its foliage hits you at twenty paces. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   38.00 
Qty:
(12)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'  Winifred Gilman Sage   
Handsome, compact clevelandii selection with showy deep violet flowers, reddish stems and a sweet fragrance to about 3 feet high and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Salvia leucophylla  Purple Sage  Los Angeles 
Nice shrub with silver leaves and deep purple bloom gets about 5' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa'     
Silver fragrant leaves and pinkish purple flowers! 3' tall by 6' wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   18.00 

Salvia mellifera  Black sage   
Hardy, wind- and drought-tolerant, this is the Bay Area's local sage from hot inland areas and grows to about 3 feet. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia pachyphylla  Rose Sage   
Desert species, 3-foot shrub with pinkish purple flowers, great for butterflies & bees. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Sambucus nigra caerulea  Blue Elderberry  Presidio SF 
A many-branched shrub or small tree from 10-30' tall and 8-20' wide, Blue Elderberry gives delicious edible fruit and makes a choice selection for the native habitat garden. Common along stream banks and in open areas of forest.

Blue Elderberry can be trained up to a single trunk tree though it's much more common as a multi-stem suckering thicket.  
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   60.00 

Sambucus racemosa  Red Elderberry  Presidio SF 
Very fast growing wetland shrub to 20 ft. Can be cut to the ground annually to keep neat appearance. Great very close to a water feature where it can dip its roots into the water. Large umbels of white flowers followed by stunning red berries which are poisonous to people but loved by birds. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

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Spiraea densiflora  Low Spiraea   
This is the low form (to 3 ft. tall) of the elegant shrub with luminscent reddish-green leaves and a robust fluffy rose-colored bloom. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Spiraea douglasii  Spiraea  Tilden Botanical Garden 
Named after the Greek for "shrub," this is the Platonic ideal of the form: 3-6 ft. tall with lustrous reddish-green deciduous leaves and an upright bloom of rose-colored racemes densly flowered. Found in moist, rocky areas including serpentine. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Styrax officionalis  Snowbell Bush   
Small delicate deciduous tree/shrub with fragrant snowdrop blossoms. Looks similar to Cercis/Redbud in leaf. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis  Creeping Snowberry   
Local species, low growing ground cover. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   75.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis var. acutus   Trailing Snowberry   
This northern & Sierra species has a very spreading habit and a little different look with a pointy leaf (AKA Sharp-leaf Snowberry) and red stems in a flat laying fishbone pattern. This is a vigorous spreader with six-foot trailing shoots, give it room. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   0.00 

test     
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.01 

Toxicodendron diversilobum  Poison Oak   
Great habitat plant, adaptable and handsome... but most people are highly allergic to it. Too bad. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   6.00 

Yucca brevifolia  Joshua Tree   
Desert tree yucca. Full of character but slow and tricky to grow. 
Qty:
(1)     65.00 

Yucca whipplei  Our Lord's Candle   
A rosette of long succulent pointed leaves up to three feet long. The bloom shows it is a lily relative. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   65.00 

Native Trees



 

Acer circinatum  Vine Maple   
4 to 20 ft. tall. Likes partial shade. Very similar to Japanese Maple. Fall color and spring flush color varies for each individual. 
Qty:
(3)  10 gal   130.00 

Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(6)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Aesculus californica  California Buckeye  East Alameda Co. 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white fragrant flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant but thrives where it can tap into groundwater. Full sun or part shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch. Buckeyes have the tendency to drop their leaves in July with drought, but they leaf out early and gorgeously. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   35.00 

Aesculus californica.  California Buckeye  San Bruno Mountain 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(10)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(12)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(13)  10" tree band   14.00 

Aesculus californica....  California Buckeye  San Francisco 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   125.00 

Alnus rhombifolia  White Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 50-80 feet, white alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. White alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(2)  45 gal   500.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   250.00 

Calocedrus decurrens  Incense Cedar   
A large, fragrant, and beautiful evergreen tree that thrives in serpentine and other low-nutrient soils. Foliage can remain all the way to the ground, so it makes a beautiful large soft-edged hedge if you hand-clip back to the brown stems to shape. Shearing doesn't look right given the coarse open angular texture of the foliage and will cause the tips to turn brown for a while till they recover. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   110.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Cercocarpus betuloides  Mountain mahogany   
Large shrub to a small tree. Generally a chapparal component but I've seen one thrive next to a lawn for decades becoming a nice patio tree. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   45.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Cupressus goveniana  Gowen Cypress  Pacific Grove 
15' to 30' tall with a rich lemony fragrance, Gowen Cypress grows in scattered populations alongside the native Monterey Cypress in Monterrey, and in Mendocino, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   8.00 

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Cupressus guadalupensis 'Greenlee's Blue Rocket'  'Greenlee's Blue Rocket' Tecate Cypress  Guadalupe Island, Baja 
Dense silver foliage grows tall and narrow, perhaps to 45' high and only 6 or 8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  15 gal   150.00 

Cupressus macrocarpa  Monterey Cypress   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash   
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   85.00 

Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash  Presidio SF 
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash   
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Lavatera assurgentiflora  Island Bush Mallow   
Fast-growing, many-branched tree covered with bright pink blossoms (pinker than the picture) throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet.Similar to Malacothamnus The name has been changed to Malva assurgentiflora. 
Qty:
(15)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   14.00 

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius  Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood   
20-30 foot tall, 15 feet wide tree with red peeling bark and large thick fern-like leaves. Large clusters of flat-topped white flowers in early summer. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   165.00 

Platanus racemosa  Western sycamore  Cull Canyon 
Fast-growing deciduous tree, often found in riparian zones. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Quercus agrifolia  Coast live oak  Presidio SF 
THE Oak of San Francisco, and the most common oak species in the Bay Area. A big drought-loving evergreen tree with holly-like leaves, and the base of our local ecosystem. What else can I say? 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Quercus agrifolia  Coast live oak  Oakland, CA 
THE Oak of San Francisco, and the most common oak species in the Bay Area. A big drought-loving evergreen tree with holly-like leaves, and the base of our local ecosystem. What else can I say? 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   12.00 

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Quercus chrysolepis  Canyon Live Oak or Goldencup Oak  Bay Area 
The goldencup, a mid-sized oak usually less than 50 feet tall, has gorgeous leaves dusted underneath with gold, and nice fat acorns nestled in wooly bowl-shaped caps.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Quercus douglasii  Blue oak   
The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Quercus garryana breweri  brewers white oak   
Dwarf form of the White oak; reaches 15' high and wide, very slow growing. Great for a bird garden. Beautiful dark green/grey leaves which turn yellow in the fall; this variety is deciduous. Drought tolerant; takes full to part sun, likes well drained soil.  
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Quercus lobata  Valley oak   
The oak of the central valley, foothills in the South Bay, and anywhere their roots can get into groundwater. The most water-tolerant oak. Huge (80'+), and becomes twisted with age like it's decorating a 'haunted house'. Soft deciduous leaves, no prickles! 
Qty:
(1)  36" box   1.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   120.00 

Quercus wislizenii  Interior live oak  Mendocino Co 
Similar to Coast Live Oak, for hotter, drier areas. Slow growing to 50'. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Sequoia sempervirens  Coast Redwood   
The giants of the coast, redwoods like some moisture and respond well to pruning, 
Qty:
(13)  36" box   1,000.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  25 gal   350.00 

Sequoiadendron giganteum  Sierra Bigtree   
These Redwoods make enormous tree trunks in the Sierra foothills. Not as tall as Coast Redwoods but more massive. 
Qty:
(2)  24" box   350.00 

Native Vines



 

Aristolochia californica  Pipevine   
Deciduous vine with lush tropical-looking foliage, the exclusive host plant for caterpillars of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Sun to shade. Stems up to 12ft. long. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   22.00 

Galvezia speciosa  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant vine or ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(23)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(30)  4" pot   5.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Boca Rosa'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant vine or ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers.

The cultivar 'Boca Rosa' has bright green leaves and is more vigorous, can be trained as a vine up a chain link fence, 'Firecracker' has more silvery leaves and grows as a tall groundcover in dry sunny settings. Drought tolerant. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Galvezia speciosa seedlings  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers.

Most likely a hybrid between 'Boca Rosa' and 'Firecracker'. 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 

Lonicera hispidula  California Honeysuckle  San Francisco 
Grows as a creeping, understory plant similar to symphoricarpos in dry shade or can grow up as a tall vine with age or water. Nice reddish leaves. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 

Ribes viburnifolium  Catalina Perfume  Catalina Island 
More of a groundcover than a vine but distinct from all the shrub form Ribes. Glossy green leaves thrive in dry shade. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Vicia americana  American Vetch  San Francisco 
Vine that thrives with no care, makes a nice pink flower. Good bank cover mix. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Vitis californica x vinifera 'Roger's Red'  Wild Grape   
A fabulous hybrid selection of the fast-growing California wild grape, 'Roger's Red' puts on the most spectacular show of fall foliage. The grapes are small and seedy but packed with flavor. Birds adore them and will flock to this plant. Train it up a fence or into a tree, or let it scramble horizontally to make a good seasonal groundcover and excellent quail habitat. Deciduous. Genetic tests have shown this is a cross between our native grape and the European wine grape cultivar 'Alicante Bouschet', a teinturier cultivar with red flesh. 
Qty:
(41)  5 gal   48.00 
Qty:
(8)  10" tree band   18.00 

Native Grasses



 

Agrostis exarata  Spike Bentgrass  Lake County 
A dainty short lived perennial normally growing on river banks with an attractive seed head. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Agrostis pallens Bronze Form  Bronze Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(13)  10" tree band   8.00 

Bouteloua gracilis  Blue Grama   
Warm season bunchgrass sometimes called eyelash grass. 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   0.00 

Bromus carinatus  California Brome   
 
Qty:
(61)  4" pot   4.00 

Calamagrostis foliosa  Leafy Reedgrass  North Coast 
Showy plumes on a clean looking bunch grass - foliage is a striking textural deep blue green with seasonal red tinging. Occurs on north coast sandstone, serpentine and pine forests. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass  Presidio SF 
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass   
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(31)  1 gal   12.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass  Presidio SF 
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(1)  3 gal   18.00 

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Carex barbarae  Santa Barbara Sedge  East Bay 
Big clumper that grows in creeks. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex nudata  Torrent Sedge   
Large clumping grass that grows in the middle of streams. It doesn't need to be in water. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex obnupta  Slough Sedge  Humboldt 
Very large upright clumping wetland sedge. 2' tall or more, great for wildlife habitat. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(40)  4" pot   5.00 

Carex pansa  Dune Sedge   
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.75 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(8000)  D40   3.20 
Qty:
(1001)  plug   1.85 
Qty:
(191)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  200 plug tray   370.00 
Qty:
(98)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Carex praegracilis  Tiburon Field Sedge  Marin 
The Tiburon variety is a recent selection with stiffer leaves and a slightly glaucus ornamental look. 
Qty:
(94)  shipping box   57.14 

Christmas Tree - Noble Fir  Christmas Tree - Noble Fir   
Noble Fir Trees w/ Stand 
Qty:
(1)     75.00 
Qty:
(1)     80.00 
Qty:
(1)     85.00 
Qty:
(2)     90.00 

Danthonia californica  California Oat Grass   
This grass is a sleeper. You might think it's a bit ratty & odd but it is tough & consistent and takes traffic easily. The clumps grow slowly with leaves that lay down flat so no need to mow other than the flower heads when they dry. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa  Tufted Hairgrass   
Local San Francisco form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. The color on this selection is effervescent, even sublime. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(43)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(13)  5" tree band   5.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(84)  1 gal   10.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa.  Tufted Hairgrass   
A gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

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Deschampsia elongata  Slender Hairgrass  Presidio, SF 
 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   3.50 

Distichlis spicata  Salt Grass  San Francisco 
Looks and acts like Bermuda Grass with vigorous spreading rhizomes. Tolerates foot traffic, salt water and fresh water innundation, clay and probably dog pee. The strongly pattered leaves are eye catching. 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   7.00 

Eleocharis macrostachya  Pale Spikerush   
The Pale Spikerush, AKA Common Spikerush, Creeping Spike Rush, Wire Grass is a wetland species from the edges of freshwater lakes, brackish marshes and ponds, ditches, vernal pools, and wet meadows. It can grow as tall as 4-foot six inches. Creeping spikerush has a moderately high protein content in the spring and good digestibility. The tops are heavily grazed by both livestock and big game animals, especially after the seeds have ripened. It produces nesting cover for waterfowl and ducks eat the seeds and geese graze the shoots. 
Qty:
(17)  1 gal   12.00 

Elymus californicus  California Bottlebrush Grass  Bay Area 
Elymus californicus spreads slightly from the base and has a tall delicate reflexing spike that gives it the bottlebrush name. It does well in dry shade under Redwoods, Douglas Fir, Oaks, and generally shady sites with filtered light. Don't overwater. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Elymus glaucus  Blue Wild Rye   
Tough, useful restoration species but doesn't do well in pots and is a short lived bunchgrass. 
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(32)  4" pot   3.00 

Equisetum arvense  Common Horsetail   
This one makes fluffy quills like a horse tail. _call ahead item not kept on site_ 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Equisetum scirpoides  Miniature Horsetail   
Miniature species from northern forests. Use only in a pot in wetland situations, it will spread and take over in the ground. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Festuca californica  California Fescue   
Classic California bunchgrass for under oaks, sun or part shade are fine, dry is fine. 2' clumps of blue green. 
Qty:
(98)  plug   1.35 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

Festuca californica 'Blue form'  Silver-blue California Fescue   
Slightly more silvery-blue form with purple stems. A robust and drought-tolerant bunchgrass, great for dancing down lightly shaded slopes. 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Festuca idahoensis  Idaho Fescue   
A useful and attractive fine textured densely tufted bunchgrass. Idaho Fescue is the dominant grass of many coastal meadows from the SF Bay area, north and in the mountains of the west. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(24)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(24)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 

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Festuca idahoensis 'Warren Peak'  Idaho Fescue  Palm Springs 
Nice fine textured blue selection. 
Qty:
(24)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   9.00 
Qty:
(6)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(15)  5" tree band   5.00 

Festuca rubra  Red Fescue  Presidio SF 
Beautiful soft fine textured grass which spreads by rhizomes to make a nice lumpy lawn with a little bit of watering and or light shade. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   3.00 

Festuca rubra 'Molate Blue'  Molate Blue Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
This is the registered cultivar from Conservaseed. It is a more uniform, bunchy fescue which develops a silvery blue color with drought. Better winter growth, more blue, taller. 
Qty:
(100)  tray deposit   5.00 

Festuca rubra 'Point Molate'  Molate Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
The Point Molate form of red fescue is more drought tolerant than typical Red Fescue, more silvery blue colored with a bit wider, more upright leaf and starts growing earlier in the winter rather than waiting for spring. This is an excellent lawn alternative. Looks better tall so if you mow, do it in March when it can still recover for a natural look. 
Qty:
(92)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(10)  200 plug tray   270.00 
Qty:
(968)  plug   1.35 

Glyceria striata  Fowl Mannagrass   
A common, spreading grass from 2-3 feet tall for wet places. The genus name is Greek for "sweet," from the taste of the grain. 
Qty:
(29)  1 gal   10.00 

Hierochloe occidentalis  Vanilla Grass  Bay Area 
Deep Redwood forest bunch grass with wide fragrant green leaves which does well in deep organic soils in the shade of conifers with slightly dry soils. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum  California Meadow Barley   
Compared to Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, this species is a little more blue color, likes more dry conditions though it'll take some innundation, has longer awns (hairs) on the flowers with a lighter flower color. 
Qty:
(10)  1 lb. seed   90.00 

Juncus patens  Rush   
Common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 

Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'  Blue Rush   
Handsome blue-leaved selection of this common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   10.50 

Juncus sp  Rush   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(8)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(108)  1 gal   10.00 

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Juncus textilis  Basket Rush   
Huge grasslike Rush that looks like a Bulrush. Likes water and sun. Important element of Native American basketry in California. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 

Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'  Canyon Prince Giant Wild Rye   
Very large spreading grass; can become invasive. Great for naturalizing and crowding out non-native weeds. Sand-lover. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Leymus mollis  Beach grass   
s. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(90)  9" tree band   8.00 

Leymus triticoides  Creeping Wildrye   
Big bold spreading grass with blue-green leaf but this selection is more green. Good for bio-swales and filling in large areas. 
Qty:
(5)  bare root   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1000)  bare root   1.10 

Melica bulbosa  Bulbous Oniongrass  Bay Area 
A rhizomatous form of the beautiful CA oniongrass. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rain. Fresh growth makes a fine-textured clump.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Melica californica  Oniongrass  Bay Area 
My favorite grass. Glistens in the sun and dances in the breeze. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has an attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rains. Fresh growth makes a beautiiful fine textured clump.  
Qty:
(111)  plug   1.38 

Melica imperfecta  Coast Range Oniongrass   
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with luscious new growth in spring leading to gorgeous silvery inflorescence. Good for erosion control and once an important forage for elk (but most good native stands now wiped out by overgrazing). 
Qty:
(45)  plug   1.35 

Melica torreyana  Torrey's Melic  East Bay 
Sprawling shade grass, whose sparkling flowers are often seen gracing steep trailsides. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

Muhlenbergia asperifolia  Scratchgrass Muhly   
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(35)  4" pot   5.00 

Muhlenbergia richardsonii  Meadow Muhly  Sierra 
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. It's winter leaves take on an attractive purple color which fills in green in the spring. A unique grass. Warm season grower. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(30)  4" pot   4.00 

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Muhlenbergia rigens  Deer Grass   
Large clumping grass makes balls of leaves to 3 feet and spikes of flowers beyond. Generally occurs near water but drought tolerant in gardens. 
Qty:
(16)  5" tree band   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Nassella lepida  Foothill Needle Grass   
This species is smaller than Purple Needle grass, more suitable for a small garden. Beatiful shimmering in the wind, backlit. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   7.50 

Nassella pulchra  Purple Needle Grass  Presidio SF 
The official state grass (and formerly known to old-school native plant aficionados as Stipa pulchra), purple needlegrass is a wild and wooly bunchgrass suitable for meadows and pastures. The long purple florets look lovely swaying in the breeze, but don't plant them too near a path, where they will likely flop over and block traffic. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Nassella pulchra.  Purple Needle Grass   
 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

Poa douglasii  Douglas' Bluegrass  Presidio SF 
Douglas’ bluegrass is a tufted perennial developing from long rhizomes or stolons. Douglas’ bluegrass is dioecious, which means it produces male and female flowers on separate plants. The dense inflorescences develop at the top of short stems, appearing from April through June. It is a relatively common constituent of shifting coastal dunes and sandy soil on coastal bluffs below 300 feet in elevation, occurring from Santa Barbara County in the south to Del Norte County in the north.  
Qty:
(16)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   4.00 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Scirpus californicus  Tule  Briones 
Large Bullrush to six feet tall, of the tule fogs & marshes of the Central Valley and any CA pond or wet container. 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(139)  bare root   12.00 
Qty:
(138)  bare root   5.00 

Scirpus cernuus  Fiberoptic Grass   
 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   6.00 

Sod: Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(95)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(824)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(100)  sod installation   500.00 

Sod: Astro-turf  Astro-turf   
 
Qty:
(986)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

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Sod: Bioswale Blend  Bioswale Sod   
A combination of coarse- and medium-bladed grasses, ideal for roadsides, bioswales, and other environmental mitigation areas. This blend includes Hordeum californicum and H. brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate' and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1760)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(30)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Coastal Select  Coastal Select Sod   
A premium soft grass with rich color of emerald green. Includes Deschampsia elongata, Koelaria macrantha, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(888)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 

Sod: Fescue Blend  Fescue Blend Sod   
A low-maintenance complement to natural landscapes, this versatile grass can be mowed for an "alternative lawn" look, or left unmowed for more of a wild meadow. Includes Festuca idahoensis, F. occidentalis, and F.rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(60)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(98)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1009)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Heartland Combo  Heartland Combo Sod   
A combination of medium- and fine-bladed grasses, this sod can tolerate moist soil conditions. Includes Nassella cernua and N. pulchra, Hordeum californicum, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Heritage Mix  Heritage Mix Sod   
The complex beauty of native grasses are showcased in this fine-textured mix. Includes Koelaria macrantha, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate,' Nassella cernua and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkalai seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Triglochin maritima  Seaside Arrowgrass   
Brackish or fresh water wetland plant with bizzare tentacle-like flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Native Ferns



 

Dryopteris arguta  Coastal Wood Fern   
An excellent evergreen drought tolerant fern. As tough as Sword Fern but prettier, brighter green, lacier, somewhat smaller and has a shorter down time in winter. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   18.00 

Polypodium californicum  California Polypody  Bay Area 
Summer deciduous, the fronds dry up and blow away, then it's the first thing to leaf out with the fall rains. Spreading by rhizomes, can grow in cracks of stone walls and cliffs forming a thick root mass on the surface. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

Polypodium scouleri  Leather Fern   
Evergreen form of polypody fern, does not grow on soil but on rocks and tree branches in fog swept areas. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Bulbs, Iris & Lilies



 

Allium unifolium  One-leaf Onion  Coast Ranges 
One of the most striking of the California native onions, Allium unifolium produces dense heads of clear pink flowers from late Spring to mid-Summer. It is found in the wild only in the Coast Ranges. The long, thick rhizomes that grow annually from these bulbs are very unusual for North American species (also happens with A. glandulosum and A. rhizomatum, which are nonetheless not closely related). 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(8)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(32)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(27)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Brodiaea californica  CA Brodiaea   
Showy blue-purple to violet flowers from a tasty edible bulb. Nice springtime show. Once tended in the wild as a delicacy by the Ohlone and other local Native Americans. Good for a container garden! 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Chlorogalum pomeridianum  Soaproot  Presidio SF 
Fragrant native lily blooms in the gloaming and early evening. Profuse flower displays. A completely drought-tolerant plant in full sun with good drainage. Native Californians roasted the bulbs for food (but only the inner core is edible); also the whole bulbs function well as field soap (hence the common name). 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   28.00 

Chlorogalum pomeridianum  Soaproot   
Fragrant native lily blooms in the gloaming and early evening. Profuse flower displays. A completely drought-tolerant plant in full sun with good drainage. Native Californians roasted the bulbs for food (but only the inner core is edible); also the whole bulbs function well as field soap (hence the common name). 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Disporum hookeri  Fairy Bells   
Our local species, fairly common on moist north hillsides with Smilacina and Trillium. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   16.00 

Disporum smithii  Fairy Bells   
This has a larger flower than hookeri. Probably needs more moisture. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   16.00 

Iris 'Madonna Too'  Mt. Madonna   
A lavender flower and grasslike leaves. Great for erosion, part sun or full shade. Pacific coast hybrids. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   75.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris  Presidio, San Francisco 
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris propagated from local stock in San Francisco's Presidio. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

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Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(13)  4" pot   7.00 

Iris longipetala  Long-petaled Iris  Glen Canyon, San Francisco 
Taller species with striated flowers. Tends to grow near wetlands. 
Qty:
(35)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(15)  4" pot   6.00 

Iris macrosiphon  Long-tubed Iris  San Rafael Hill 
Gorgeous deep blue with narrow leaves, picky rock garden culture. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Trillium albidum  White Wake Robin   
This is a nice creamy white species, as large as Chloropetalum. The flowers are fragrant like a rose. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   112.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   16.50 

Trillium chloropetalum  Giant Wake Robin   
A remarkable lily for the woodland setting.

note: all the Trilliums were divided and measured on December 12, 2012 - price is $50/inch (average of length and width of bulb. A 1-inch bulb should bloom nicely with a few stalks, a half inch bulb probably wqon't bloom for a years or two. They take at least 7 years from seed to bloom. The oldest mother plants are about 25 years old; I counted the rings. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   102.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   96.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   87.50 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   77.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   71.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   66.50 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   104.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   100.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   83.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   52.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   44.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   31.50 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   31.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   16.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   33.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   18.50 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   12.50 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   18.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 
Qty:
(68)  2" rose pot   10.00 
Qty:
(23)  2" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   7.00 

Trillium ovataum  Western Wake Robin  Santa Cruz Mountains 
From seed. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 

Zigadenus fremontii  Death Camas  San Francisco 
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Native Annuals



 

Camissonia cheiranthifolia  Beach Evening Primrose   
Low growing sand-loving perennial with bright yellow flowers that fade to orangish tones. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 oz. seed   38.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   23.00 

Clarkia davyi  Trailing Farewell to Spring  Peninsula 
Trailing coastal bluff species of this late-spring blooming annual - good for hanging baskets. 
Qty:
(5)  seed packet   6.00 
Qty:
(13)  2-3/4" pot   2.00 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(17)  4" pot   3.50 

Clarkia rubicunda  Farewell to Spring   
An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom. This great variety gives deep pink color and grows bushy in good soil. 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   40.00 

Clarkia unguiculata  Elegant Clarkia  Colusa Co.  
Big lacy pink tongued flowers on an upright plant. An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom.  
Qty:
(15)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Claytonia parviflora  Miner's Lettuce  Bay Area 
Edible, shade annual, reseeds. As tasty as any grocery store lettuce. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   6.00 
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   1.00 

Collinsia heterophylla  Chinese Houses   
Beautiful annual wildflower, easy from seed, blooms reliably in part shade. Spectacular flowers up to a foot tall will re-seed for a colorful and recurring display year after year. 
Qty:
(8)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   200.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Collomia grandiflora  Large-flowered Collomia   
Stunning peach/salmon/white phlox flowers on a tall annual for sunny meadows. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   3.50 

Eschscholzia californica  California Poppy   
We usually have a couple on hand in case someone doesn't already have them. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(2)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   95.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(35)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(4)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 

Linum lewisii  Blue Flax   
Tall, almost grass-like light blue flowered annual - though it can live for years in our mild climate. About 18 inches high, this is very similar to the commercial flaxseed plant sold for it's healthy seed. The seeds are poisonous raw, but make a delicious super-food when cooked. 
Qty:
(6)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 

Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(99)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 lb. seed   125.00 

Nemophila menziesii  Baby Blue Eyes   
Easy carpets of baby-blue bliss for the bees. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose   
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(3)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose  Presidio SF 
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   20.00 

Phacelia malvifolia  Stinging Phacelia  Marin 
Annual with white flowers for mixed shade delights bumblebees and stings your fingers slightly. Easy, reseeds. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Plantago erecta  California Plantain  Yolo Co. 
Small annual herb that likes serpentine soil. It can be found on grassy slopes or open woodland. Its leaves are needle-shaped, and the translucent flowers are clustered. This plant hosts the Edith's checkerspot butterfly.  
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Zeltnera davyi  Davy's Centaury   
 
Qty:
(24)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Exotic Edible Species



 

berry: Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'  Red Currant, berry   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Rubus Golden Raspberry  Golden Raspberry   
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera  Wine Grape, berry   
Rarely available reclaimed 40-year-old wine grape vines. 
Qty:
(3)  24" box   400.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'  Thompson Seedless Table Grape, berry   
White seedless table grapes. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 

cactus:      
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Campanula portenschlagiana  Dalmatian Bellflower   
Qty:
(13)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Chickens  Chickens   
 
Qty:
(5)     33.00 
Qty:
(5)     10.00 

culinary sage     
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

eggs  eggs   
Delicious nutritious eggs from our own flock of chickens. If you buy an egg from the grocery store, it comes from an abused chicken, guaranteed. Even free range, cage free and organic are abused terribly. Our birds are given organic feed and lots of weeds, bugs and worms which results in twice the nutritional value. 
Qty:
(936)     1.00 

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Feathers      
Qty:
(91)  2 gal   0.25 

fruit: Akebia quinata  Silver Bells, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   25.00 

fruit: Apple 'Golden Dorsett' Espalier  Golden Dorsett Apple, fruit   
Smallish fruited subtropical variety, evergreen in The Bahamas where the variety originated as a seedling from a Golden Delicious. Lowest chill, it will even work in a foggy neighborhood. Forms lots of fruiting spurs and fruits so heavily that it doesn't have time to grow large. Can make 3 crops a year.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    100 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 

fruit: Apricot 'Katy'  Katy Apricot, fruit   
Marginal in SF, but low chill and early. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    May 25 to June 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Aprium' Flavor Delight'  Flavor Delight Aprium, fruit   
On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 300 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful, but largest crops when pollenized by another apricot.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 3 to June 17
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   50.25 

fruit: Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'  Shinseiki Asian Pear, fruit   
On Calleryana
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    July 25 to August 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   125.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Cherry 'Royal Lee'  Royal Lee Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Minnie Royal) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45�F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   85.00 

fruit: citrus, Blood Orange, 'Tarocco'  Tarocco Blood Orange, fruit   
Largest fruit among Blood oranges. Excellent tasting flesh is spotted red; orange skin. Vigorous open growth character. Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   137.00 

fruit: citrus, Lemon, Improved Meyer  Improved Meyer Lemon, fruit   
Good performer in cool climates. Thin skin, sweet flavor. SF favorite. 
Qty:
(2)  3 gal   40.00 

fruit: citrus, Lime, 'Bearss'  Bearss Lime, fruit   
Performs better than other limes in cool climates and is the common grocery store lime. Give it a warm spot. Main crop in late winter through spring. 
Qty:
(1)  3 gal   30.00 

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fruit: citrus, Lime, Rangpur  Rangpur Lime, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Bouquet de Fleurs'  Bouquet de Fleurs Sour Orange, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: Elaeagnus multiflora  Goumi, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 

fruit: Fig 'Desert King'  Desert King Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig 'Violeta de Bordeux'  Violeta de Bordeux Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   8.00 

fruit: Goji Berry  Goji Berry, fruit   
Chinese super-food related to tomatoes. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   8.00 

fruit: Morus nigra, 'Pakistan Bush'  Pakistan Bush Mulberry, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   125.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   50.00 

fruit: Nectarine 'Arctic Star'  Arctic Star Nectarine, fruit   
White subacid Nectarine. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 8 to June 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Nectarine 'Snow Queen'  Snow Queen Nectarine, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    8 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
Harvest Dates
    June 18 to July 1
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   43.85 

fruit: Opuntia ellisiana  Spineless Prickly Pear, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

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fruit: Plum 'Santa Rosa'  Santa Rosa Plum, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade'  Flavor Grenade Pluot, fruit   
On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot, Dapple Dandy Pluot, Emerald Drop Pluot or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   130.00 

fruit: Sapote  Sapote   
 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Solanum   Tamarillo   
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   25.00 

fruit: Solanum abutiloides  Dwarf Tamarillo   
Relative of Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum), this one makes clusters of small yellow fruits with a tropical flavor. From Argentina and Bolivian rocky scrub land, it makes a small tree as tall as 25 feet, usually smaller. 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   5.00 

fruit: Solanum muricatum  Pepino   
South American shrub, related to tomatoes with striped yellow fruit sometimes called sweet cucumber or melon cucumber because of the taste. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 

fruit: Solanum quintoense  Naranjalilla   
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

fruit: Ugni molinae  Chilean Guava, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Vasconcellea pubescens  Mountain Papaya, fruit   
From high elevations in South America, so it doesn't mind our cool climate. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   20.00 

herb: Aloe vera  True Aloe, herb   
 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 

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herb: Basil, Genovese  Genovese Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom. Genovese can be harvested 7 or 8 times and has the best flavor for pesto sauce.  
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   1.50 

herb: Borago officionalis  Borage, herb   
Brilliant blue flowers attract pollinators and add a cucumber flavor to salads and drinks. 
Qty:
(12)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

herb: Chives  Chives, herb   
Chives are a wonderful herb native to the Eurasian continent. The leaves have a sweet onion taste that is a great accent for many culinary dishes. Easy to grow in the ground or container the neat rich green foliage makes a lovely border or addition to your herb garden. Both leaves and flower are edible and they like a well draining and fertile soil. You can pinch the flower buds for more leaf production and if leaves look ragged in winter they can be cut back to the ground and will grow back in the spring.  
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   2.00 

herb: Cilantro, Santo  Santo Cilantro, herb   
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(37)  six-pack   1.00 

herb: Dill  Dill, herb   
This herb is an important ingredient in pickling, and is also used in soup stocks, salads, and to season fish. Tasty and has a nice, homey fragrance.  
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   4.00 

herb: Dysphania ambrosioides  Epazote, herb   
This herb is what makes Mexican beans taste like Mexican beans. Strong medicinal flavor. Formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides, in the Amaranth family, sometimes called Goosefoot, Mexican Tea, Jesuit's Tea. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

herb: French Tarragon  French Tarragon, herb   
AKA Wormwood. Exotic spice used in a variety of dishes including chicken fish or eggs to bring a unique taste to the table. Likes heat and well drained soil, very drought tolerant needs some protection in the winter if in wet conditions.  
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal   6.00 

herb: Italian Marjoram  Italian Marjoram, herb   
Milder version of Oregano.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   3.00 

herb: Large-leaf Italian Basil  Large-leaf Italian Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(8)  3" rose pot   3.00 

herb: Oregano 'Gold'  Gold Oregano, herb   
Italian cooking spice, use dried or fresh in a variety of dishes, especially pasta's and pasta sauce. Grows best in hot slightly dry conditions with well drained soil. Does very well in gardens as well as in planter boxes  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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herb: Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum 'Hot & Spicy'  Hot & Spicy Oregano, herb   
 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Parsley 'Italian Dark Single'  Italian Dark Single Parsley, herb   
Great herb for the kitchen garden, used in many Italian dishes and as a garnish to cleanse the palate between courses. Parsley wants to be in full sun with moist rich soil. Easily grown in a window or in the ground. Pinch back flowers to encourage more leaves with a sweeter taste.  
Qty:
(23)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   8.00 

herb: Rosemary  Rosemary, herb   
 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   3.00 

herb: Salvia officionalis  Culinary Sage, herb   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

herb: Salvia officionalis 'Grower's Friend'  Culinary Sage, herb   
 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Thymus citriodorus 'Lime'  Lime Thyme, herb   
 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Thymus vulgaris  English Thyme, herb   
An extremely versatile herb which can be used in almost any dish to add a light and fresh note. Grow in well drained soil in full to part shade, tolerates poor soil and does well both in-doors (next to a window) and in planters. Do not over water  
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

herb: Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'  Silver Thyme, herb   
 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

houseplant:      
Qty:
(94)     30.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   50.00 
Qty:
(6)  15 gal   110.00 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty: