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Native Perennials



 

Achillea millefolium  Common Yarrow   
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(17)  1 gal   12.00 

Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'  Island Pink Yarrow   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Achillea millefolium 'Lake County'  Lake County Yarrow   
Flat topped white flowers are attractive to pollinators. Slowly spreading from underground runners, can be mowed like a lawn, then spring flowers rise to about 12 inches tall. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   18.00 

Achillea millefolium 'Shell Beach'  Shell Beach Yarrow   
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(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Achillea millefolium 'Sonoma Coast'  Sonoma Coast Yarrow   
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Anaphalis margaritacea  Pearly Everlasting   
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   8.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Anemopsis californica  Yerba Mansa   
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(1)  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:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 
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(1)  2 gal   22.00 

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Aquilegia formosa  Columbine  Nature's Acres 
Classic Western Columbine, truly a gorgeous plant for early summer hummingbird fodder. Forms several erect, branched stems; 1 to 3 ft. high. Moist wooded areas. Sun to shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Snails also love it, alas. Extract of the root was used by Natives to enhance energy and stamina. 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 

Aquilegia formosa  Columbine   
Classic Western Columbine, truly a gorgeous plant for early summer hummingbird fodder. Forms several erect, branched stems; 1 to 3 ft. high. Moist wooded areas. Sun to shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Snails also love it, alas. Extract of the root was used by Natives to enhance energy and stamina. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Armeria 'Victor Reiter'  Dwarf Hybrid Sea Thrift   
Miniature version with light pink flowers, can be stepped on, a little. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  4" pot   5.00 

Armeria maritima white  White Sea Thrift   
Grass-like perennial groundcover with cheerful white flowers on 6" stems. Likes full sun and little water once established. Easy to multiply by divisions. 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   7.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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   10.00 

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. 
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(2)  4" pot   6.00 
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(7)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'  Beach Sagewort   
Very reliable in garden conditions, low grower with silver leaves and no fragrance, flowers inconspicuous but foliage gorgeous. Prefers sun and sandy soil. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Asclepias fascicularis  Narrowleaf Milkweed   
Delicate narrow leaves and fairly neat appearance. Tolerates shade. Habitat plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. 
Qty:
(43)  1 gal   10.00 
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(93)  4" pot   5.00 
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(6)  shipping box   20.00 

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:
(1200)  plug   1.75 
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(6)  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 :-( 
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(10)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  10 gal   35.00 

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Aster chilensis 'Point St. George'  Point St. George California Aster   
Dark purple flower selection. 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze'  Purple Haze California Aster   
Dark purple flower selection. 
Qty:
(5)  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. 
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(15)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Barbarea orthoceras  American wintercress   
Small perennial mustard relative, usually found in moist soils, part shade to full sun with edible leaves having a peppery mustard flavor. 
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(1)  1 gal   10.00 
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(4)  4" pot   5.00 

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)  1 gal   10.00 

chicken photo  chicken photo   
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   30.00 

Chrysothamnus nauseosus  Rabbit brush   
A very drought tolerant plant that grows in dry, sharp-draining soils. A 3-4' perennial covered in bright yellow flowers for the summer. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Cirsium occidentale  Cobweb Thistle   
A grey-leaved, woolly biennial with a vivid red flower. Great for pollinators in a sunny well-drained spot! Prickly but not weedy. 
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(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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 

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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. 
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(13)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  7 gal   35.00 

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 

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. 
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(1)  3" rose pot   2.50 
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(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:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Dudleya brittonii  Giant Chalk Dudleya   
Large flat chalky white species from Baja can be put in a clay pot and never watered. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   63.00 

Dudleya caespitosa  Sea Lettuce  Monterey 
Narrow leaves and yellow flowers gradually increase in size. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

Dudleya hassei  Catalina Live-Forever  So Cal 
Medium-sized southern Cal. species with silver sword leaves, develops smooth red stems with age. Easy to grow & spectacular. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Dudleya lanceolata  Lance-leafed Liveforever  So. Cal. 
Narrow leaves and orange to deep yellow flowers gradually increase in size. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Epilobium canum  California Fuschia  Lafayette Reservoir 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

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Epilobium canum 'Marin Pink'  Marin Pink California Fuchsia  Marin 
CA fuchsia blooms in October, a welcome source of color in the fall landscape. This unusual selection has beautiful PINK tubular flowers produced on fuzzy green mounds of foliage to 1-2 ft. tall and spreading by underground rhizomes. Vigorous and easy to grow in full sun to very light shade. Drought tolerant, but like some Summer water. Beautiful against a rock wall, in dry stream beds, or naturalistic plantings where they have some room to spread. Hummingbird favorite. Pruning plants down to a few inches in late autumn helps to rejuvenate them for the following year. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum ssp. angustifolium  Hummingbird Trumpet  Big Sur Gorge 
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. This form has narrow needle like leaves. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum ssp. canum  Narrow-leaved California Fuschia   
This form is from Central to Southern foothills, is reported to be more drought tolerant and has beautiful fine textured needle leaves. Less leggy than the straight canum. 
Qty:
(2)  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)  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:
(14)  1 gal   12.00 

Epipactis giganteum  Stream Orchid   
Summer blooming streamside orchid. Easy to grow with some water the clumps will just keep growing. 
Qty:
(10)  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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Erigeron glaucus  Seaside Daisy  Presidio SF 
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun.  
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

Erigeron glaucus 'White Lights'  White Lights Seaside Daisy   
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun. This horticultural selection has a pure white flower. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Eriogonum parvifolium  Cliff Buckwheat  Moss Landing 
Compact pink or whitish-flowered species. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   8.00 

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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:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriogonum grande rubescens  Rosy Buckwheat  San Miguel Island 
Similar in form to our local coast buckwheat but with beautiful rosy colored flowers. Easy care for sunny well drained spots to 12 inches high and 2 feet wide. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 

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. 
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(5)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
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(85)  1 gal   10.00 
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(28)  2 gal   18.00 
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(18)  4" pot   5.00 

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. 
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(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Erysimum menziesii  Menzies' Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the sand dunes of Northern CA. Tolerates full sand. Likes good drainage and lots of sun. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   4.00 

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  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. 
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(3)  1 gal   10.00 
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(1)  4" pot   5.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(36)  4" pot   4.00 
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(1)  six-pack   8.00 
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(4)  six-pack   8.00 

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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 

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica  Wood Strawberry   
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)  1 gal   12.00 
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(18)  3" rose pot   7.00 

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

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 var. angustifolia  Large Saltmarsh Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form that makes a 3-foot shrub, sometimes with a thick tree trunk. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(1)  5 gal   30.00 
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(1)  10 gal   60.00 
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(9)  1 gal   10.00 

Helenium puburulum  Rosilla  Bay Area 
Tall inside-out orange daisy. 
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(5)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  2" rose pot   2.00 
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(80)  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. 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 
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(1)  1 gal   6.00 

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 

Heracleum maxima  Cow Parsnip   
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:
(37)  5" tree band   4.00 
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(9)  4" pot   5.00 
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(67)  1 gal   10.00 

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. 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 

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Heuchera 'Canyon Duet'  Coral Bells   
Hybrid with compact green leaves and two tone pink & white flowers. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   7.00 

Heuchera 'Canyon Melody'  Canyon Melody Coral Bells   
Compact green leaves with rose pink flowers. Hybrid with deep red/pink flowers. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Heuchera hirsutissima 'Santa Rosa'  Idyllwild Rock Flower  So. Cal Mountains 
White flowers from pink base and small ground hugging leaves from high mountains in Southern California. Tolerates sun in a rock garden. 
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Heuchera maxima  Giant Island Alumroot  So Cal Islands 
Big lush evergreen perennial for dry shade or sun on the coast with a little water. Gets around 2 feet tall and wide with three foot flower spikes that have tiny pinkish white flowers. Great for ground cover under oaks and is surprisingly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Heuchera rubescens  Pink Alumroot  Sierras 
A nice compact form with pink flowers Small leaves. drought tolerant. 
Qty:
(4)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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:
(5)  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:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Horkelia californica.  California Dewberry  Bay Area 
Good groundcover for neglected sunny rocky spot. Interesting musky fragrance when stepped on. 
Qty:
(6)  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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Keckiella cordifolia  Climbing Penstemon   
A scandent scrambling plant growing into a lovely 3-5 foot thicket with sprays of red flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant; full to part sun. Deciduous under extreme conditions, keeps it's leaves with a bit of water in high summer or plant to scramble up other shrubs to hide the summer dormant leaves. Needs good drainage. Major humming bird draw. 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Lemna minor  Common Duckweed   
We are not certain of the species - this was found growing in our storm drain. 
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(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:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  4" pot   6.00 

Lewisia cotyledon  Cliff Maids (white)   
A spectacular white- to pink-flowering plant with basal rosette of fleshy leaves and a deep taproot, this plant grows in rocky, sandy slopes and is an obvious choice for the rock garden. It needs full sun and excellent drainage. 
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(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 
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(12)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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. 
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(5)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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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(1)  2 gal   22.00 
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(15)  1 gal   12.00 

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. 
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(1)     0.00 

Lotus scoparius  Deerbroom  Mt. Diablo 
Upright-ish version. 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 :-( 
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(4)  4" pot   5.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Lotus scoparius  Deerbroom  Mt. Tamalpais 
Upright-ish version. 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 :-( 
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(11)  1 gal   12.00 

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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(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  4" pot   5.00 

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Lupinus arboreus - lavender  Lavender Bush Lupine   
Fast-growing short-lived shrub to five feet with profuse lavender bloom. Reseeds easily in the garden and fixes nitrogen in the soil to the benefit of neighboring plants. 
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(3)  4" pot   3.00 

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

Lysichiton americanus  Skunk Cabbage   
Robust bog plant for shade. 
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(1)  2 gal   64.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Mimulus cardinalis  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
Native to wetlands throughout the American West, this red-flowering favorite will thrive in a watered sunny garden. 
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(90)  5" tree band   5.00 

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 
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(5)  4" pot   6.00 

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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(2)  4" pot   4.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Monardella villosa  Coyote Mint   
A semi-woody shrub/perennial that fits in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat similar to Sticky Monkeyflower but a bit smaller. The fragrance of the delicate leaves is minty but a bit skunky. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(8)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Monardella villosa 'Russian River'  Coyote Mint  Russian River 
A semi-woody shrub/perennial that fits in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat similar to Sticky Monkeyflower but a bit smaller. The fragrance of the delicate leaves is minty/citrusy/skunky, a bit different from the straight species. Hummingbirds and butterflies like them. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Monardella villosa x purpurea (Monardella subglabr  Mint Bush  San Luis Obispo 
A bright and broad-leaved hybrid (naturally occuring, found in SLO) of M. villosa and M. purpurea. This 2' x 2' bushy and drought-tolerant specimen looks particularly lush throughout the long dry summer and it serves up a a rolling bloom of violet flowers throughout the summer and fall (provided that spent flowers are removed as they fade). Needs well draining soil and full sun. Tolerates sand. 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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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:
(3)  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 

Oxalis oregana  Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   3.00 

Oxalis oregana 'Klamath Ruby'  Klamath Ruby Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(12)  5" tree band   4.00 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'  Foothill Penstemon   
Beautiful blue flowers with a touch of pink. This variety is quite tolerant of drought or garden watering. Narrow leaves on a woody well-branched plant 1-3 ft. tall with dense bud clusters on the upper stems bursting into a vivid floral display of luscious blue. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 
Qty:
(15)  4" pot   8.00 

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:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 

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 

Phacelia californica  Scorpionflower   
Fascinating fiddlehead purple flowers on interesting hairy leaves. Likes dry sunny banks. 
Qty:
(4)  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:
(29)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(22)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(240)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(5)  sod installation   400.00 
Qty:
(4)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(5)  sod delivery   300.00 

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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:
(51)  3" rose pot   4.00 

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:
(12)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(7)  4" pot   5.00 

Pluchea odorata  Salt Marsh Fleabane   
 
Qty:
(2)  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 

Polygonum paronychia  Dune Knotweed  San Francisco 
Low-growing easy and fine needle-leafed dune plant. In the garden it doesn't need sand, just sun, where it swiftly forms a tight mat for a fast and attractive drought-tolerant groundcover. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(3)  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:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

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:
(10)  1 gal   10.00 

Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Sierra 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(31)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  deepot   12.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   8.00 

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:
(14)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

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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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  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:
(1)  3" rose pot   3.00 

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:
(20)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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 gal   15.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'  Stonecrop   
This variety has a silvery blue leaf. 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   4.00 
Qty:
(16)  plug   1.00 

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:
(5)  2" rose pot   1.50 

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Sisyrinchium bellum 'Fort Bragg'  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:
(3)  1/2 gal   6.00 

Sisyrinchium bellum 'Ft. Bragg'  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:
(8)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   5.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(10)  4" pot   5.00 

Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum 'Indians Grey'  Blue Witch   
Silvery leafed selection with more spreading habit. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum 'Spring Frost'  Spring Frost Nightshade   
Silvery leafed and stemmed selection with more spreading habit and white flowers! 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Solanum xantii 'Mountain Pride'  Blue Witch   
A greener-leafed nightshade species, reaching 2' tall. Poor drainage is no problem! Part shade and little water are ideal. VERY deer-resistant! 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(4)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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:
(3)  4" pot   5.00 

Sphaeralcea 'Newleaze Coral  Desert Globemallow - Newleaze Coral   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Stachys albens  Cobwebby Hedgenettle  Eastern Alameda Co. 
Beautiful, white, very fuzzy foliage with citrus aroma. Easy to grow, can become invasive w/ too much water. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   5.00 

Stachys chamissonis  Magenta Butterfly Flower  Presidio SF 
This is the larger and one of the more showy flowered of our three coastal species, S. ajugoides is more common and we've got tons of that growing around the nursery wild, bullata is the other. This one is more of a wetland species that tends to grow in moist spots and can get huge with ample water. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 

Symphytum x uplandicum  Comfrey   
Considered a super plant by many we find that Comfrey lives up to its name. The plant provides copious amounts of biomass, is high in potassium and makes excellent mulch for the garden. The healing properties of this herb are well renowned, making it an essential first aid plant. The beautiful flowers are much loved by bees and the plant provides excellent ground cover. Can be invasive if not cut back and left to seed. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Tanacetum camphoratum.  Dune Tansy  Lake Merced 
A silver ferny-leafed dune plant with yellow flowers, this former champion of the Franciscan flora spreads rapidly by rhizomes but is threatened in the wild by habitat destruction. It makes a strong statement of local ecological solidarity in the garden. 
Qty:
(2)  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:
(1)  4" pot   4.00 
Qty:
(5)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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:
(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:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

Trichostema lanatum  Wooly Blue Curls   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   16.00 

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 

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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:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Verbena lasiostachys  Western Vervain  Berkeley 
Perennial wetland species with tall spike of purple flowers on a lanky plant. 
Qty:
(4)  4" pot   5.00 
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   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Whipplea modesta  Modesty   
Known as Yerba De Selva (herb of the wood) or Modesty for its innocuous character. Keator's description says it always looks like its about to burst into spectacular growth. It is easy & looks good all year round. Very similar to Yerba Buena in appearance and culture. Needs some shade and some summer water but looks great with little water in shade. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Native Shrubs



 

     
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   3.00 
Qty:
(8)     167,772.15 

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   12.00 

Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist'     
Nice low mounding manzanita with erect branching habit. Grey-green leaves. 2-3 ft. high and 6-10 ft. wide.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

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:
(1)  3 gal   32.00 

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:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'     
Closely related to 'Howard McMinn.' Gorgeous red bark with dark green-grey leaves. Erect habit, 6-12' high and 4-10 ft. wide.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   29.00 

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:
(2)  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:
(22)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd'  Doctor Hurd's Manzanita   
Here's the one your mother warned you about: tall, dark, and handsome, a 6 to 12 ft. shrub to small tree with long crooked branches, smooth reddish bark, and large bright evergreen leaves. Highly seductive. The leaf extract of the Arctostaphylos species has anti-microbal qualities and the berries are edible.  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   163.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   163.00 

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Arctostaphylos montana  Mt. Tamalpais Manzanita  Mt. Tamalpais 
A rare Bay Area endemic from sandstone and granite outcrops, 1-2ft tall and spreading.  
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   25.00 

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:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Paradise'  Paradise Manzanita   
Larger selection of the species, with long bloom and pink flowers. Amazing color of new coppery leaves. Grows up to 8 foot tall and spreading to 10-ft. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

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 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

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 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos silvicola  Silver Manzanita  Bonny Doon 
Gorgeous rare manzanita with silver foliage, endemic to the sand hills of Santa Cruz County. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   7.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet'  Emerald Carpet Kinickinick   
Clean and green low-growing groundcover in garden conditions. 4-18 in. high and 6-10 ft. wide with white flowers. This is a widely acclaimed hybrid of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and A. nummularia. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes'  Point Reyes Manzanita   
Nice low groundcover with dark green rounded leaves, 6 in. high and 6 ft. wide. Selected from a choice local population at Point Reyes, this is a popular favorite. 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 

Arctostaphylos viridissima 'White Cloud'  White Cloud Whitehair Manzanita  Santa Cruz Island 
The uncommon whitehair manzanita reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; the cultivar 'White Cloud' was selected by Bert Johnson for its profuse snowy-white flowers and dense, glossy, dark green leaves. He grew it from a cutting taken on the island in 1979. This is a vigorous and rampant grower for us. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

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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:
(14)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   6.00 
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:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Artemisia californica 'Cliffhanger'  Cliffhanger Coastal Sage  Mt. Tamalpais 
A medium-sized ground-hugging form of the fragrant evergreen shrub for full sun in coastal conditions.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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 'Naomi'  Naomi Quailbush   
This selection has unusually large leaves. 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:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(19)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   25.00 

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)  1 gal   12.00 
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 

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:
(11)  5 gal   30.00 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

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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:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

berry: Amelanchier alnifolia 'Martin'  Serviceberry   
Deciduous shrub to small tree with showy white flowers in spring, tasty fruit in summer. This cultivar is selected for the quality of it's edible fruit. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Vaccinium x 'Misty'  Misty Blueberry, fruit   
Requires only 300 chill hours to set sky-blue, medium large, very sweet fruit that matures early, from midsummer through fall. Attractive blue-green foliage remains evergreen in mild winters or turns brilliant red before falling in cold climates. -Monrovia 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

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 

Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'  Bush Anemone  Fresno Co. 
A fast-growing shrub 5-9 feet tall with silvery shredding bark (on old stems), an oblong blue-green leaf, and a spectacular flower of white touched with gold. It naturally grows in hot dry places, on north slopes with snow melt ground water, but cultivars will take a good deal of garden water in summer. Blooms best with eastern exposure or in conditions of partial high dappled shade. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   32.00 

Ceanothus 'Blue Ray'  California Lilac   
Cross of Ray Hartman with Dark Star to get deeper blue and textured leaves. Same size as Ray Hartman, prunable as a tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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)  5 gal   37.00 

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'  California Lilac   
'Dark Star' is the Ceanothus cultivar with the deepest, most intense shade of blue flowers. Perhaps the same as Julia Phelps Often blooms twice in the Bay Area: once in spring and a bonus in fall. Completely drought-tolerant and loves full sun, fast-growing to 5-6 feet tall and 7-8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   130.00 

Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'  California Lilac   
Reliable 6-8' selection from seed collected on Santa Cruz island. 
Qty:
(1)  3 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

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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:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  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:
(2)  24" box   563.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   165.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   144.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus cuneatus - Flat Form  Prostrate Buckbrush   
This selection only gets 2 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide. Local to the Bay Area, this ceanothus is tough and deer-resistant! Light blue fragrant flower clusters. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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 

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   14.00 

Ceanothus gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'  Heart's Desire Ceanothus  Marin 
Popular ground cover to 1 foot tall and 5 feet wide with holly leaves, compact form and relatively deer resistant. Tolerates garden water but doesn't need much. Forms a dense mat with dark lavender-blue puffs of flowers in Spring. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus gloriosus ssp. porrectus 'Mt Vision'  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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

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 

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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:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'  California Lilac   
Coastal species to 2-3 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide, profuse white spring bloom with the fragrance of buttered popcorn!  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus rigidus 'Sapphire'  Sapphire California Lilac   
A small (2-4' tall, 4'-6' wide), drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant shrub covered in clusters of dark blue flowers. Horticultural selection of C. cuneatus var. rigidus. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  California Lilac  Mt. Tamalpais 
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:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 

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:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Denim'    San Bruno Mt. 
Nice medium dark blue. 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal   18.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Grande'    San Bruno Mt. 
Big bold leaves and growth habit. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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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 

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:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 

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:
(1)  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:
(12)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(4)  15 gal   163.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   17.00 

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 

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

Encelia     
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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Eriogonum nudum  Naked Buckwheat  Marin 
Dainty pink flowered local species. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'  Flannel Bush   
Large evergreen tree/shrub with fast-growing sprawling habit to 30 feet tall. Gorgeous yellow bloom for most of the year. Extremely drought-tolerant once established.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel'  Flannel Bush   
Large 15-20' yellow flowering form of flannel bush. Summer DRY, full sun, good drainage. Can be espaliered! 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(1)  15 gal   135.00 

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:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Galvezia juncea 'Gran Canon'  Gran Canon 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:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

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

Garrya elliptica 'Evie'  Silk Tassel 'Evie'   
Evergreen shrub that grows more vertical to 10 or 20 feet and can be kept fairly narrow. Evie's flowers are a bit shorter than the James Roof selection but the flowers are more abundant and it has more compact foliage. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   163.00 

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 

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 

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herb: Lepechinia hastata  Baja Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and deep pink pitcher flowers. Likes rocky soils. Hummingbirds love it. Tolerates shade. 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 
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:
(1)  15 gal   163.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Lepechinia calycina  Pitcher-sage  Marin 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and white pitcher flowers. Our local species. Can be pruned severely often to keep a form. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii  Twinberry  Presidio SF 
A shrub form of honesuckle with attractive flowers & fruit. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(11)  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:
(24)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(34)  5" tree band   4.00 

Lupinus succulentus  Arroyo Lupine  Los Gatos 
 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   2.50 

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:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

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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:
(19)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Orange'  Sticky Monkey Flower   
 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Mimulus bifidus 'Junipero Serra'  Junipero Serra Bush Monkey Flower  Santa Lucia 
Low spreading form and larger flower with lighter yellow flower than our local aurantiacus for this selection. 
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:
(1)  24" box   350.00 
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(5)  5 gal   40.00 
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(1)  1 gal   14.00 

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 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(2)  15 gal   125.00 
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(4)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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Prunus illicifolia ssp. lyonii  Catalina Cherry   
From the Channel Islands, a tall, robust form of the Islais cherry. Grows to 40 feet or more. Large and dark and shiny leaves and long panicles of white flowers on this Catalina Island native tree. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

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 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   50.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   37.00 

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:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Leatherleaf'  Coffeeberry  Montara Mountain 
This coffeeberry's distinctive large dark leathery leaves resemble a Rhododendron. Sun or shade, 6' evergreen goodness! 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
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(1)  5 gal   40.00 
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(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'  Coffeeberry  San Mateo Co. 
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form. 3-7 feet high (perhaps double that) and wider than tall. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  15 gal   130.00 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   50.00 

Rhododendron macrophyllum  Rosebay   
Our evergreen Rhododenrdon, a large shrub with big glossy leaves and a bold pink bloom. Can reach over 15', but is slow growing.  
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   29.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   95.00 

Rhododendron occidentale  Western Azalea   
A secret treasure from the sunny margins of the redwood forest and other moist environments, the western azalea has the most fragrant flowers of any rhododendron we know. Around 15 feet tall at maturity; spectacular bloom through spring and summer; winter deciduous. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   29.00 

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)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

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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:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Ribes californicum  Hillside 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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Christy Ridge'  Chapparal Currant  Santa Cruz Island 
Best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. Light pink flowered selection with profuse bloom. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum  Flowering Currant  San Francisco 
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. This batch was propagated from local San Francisco stock. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Claremont'  Flowering Currant  Los Angeles 
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:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Spring Showers'  Flowering Currant   
Light pink selection. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

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)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

Rosa californica    Presidio SF 
Gets big & spreads with sun & water on creek banks. 
Qty:
(1)  deepot   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

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

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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:
(8)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(2)  3 gal   28.00 

Rubus ursinus  California Blackberry   
Photo is another species. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 

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:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 

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:
(9)  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)  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:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   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:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(19)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(95)  1 gram   1.00 
Qty:
(207)  1 gram   5.00 

Salvia apiana x mellifera hybrid 'Starlight'  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:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

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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:
(9)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

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)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(17)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   38.00 

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:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Salvia leucophylla  Purple Sage  Los Angeles 
Nice shrub with silver leaves and deep purple bloom gets about 5' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(12)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  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:
(17)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Salvia munzii  Munz's Sage   
Small sage, 2-3 feet tall. From far southern CA, and very drought tolerant! Blue flowers. 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   17.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal   35.00 

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

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 

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 
Qty:
(27)  1 gal   14.00 

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 

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Symphoricarpos albus  Snowberry   
Such an adaptable plant, this small shrub is perfect for filling in the background, but actually very charming in the foreground too. Foliage looks shimmering and delicate, yet stands up to tough conditions. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park'  'Tilden Park' Snowberry  Tilden Park 
Such an adaptable plant, this small shrub is perfect for filling in the background, but actually very charming in the foreground too. Foliage looks shimmering and delicate, yet stands up to tough conditions. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis  Creeping Snowberry   
Local species, low growing ground cover. 
Qty:
(7)  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 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(1)  45 gal   525.00 

Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(8)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(6)  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:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

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:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(9)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(5)  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 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
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)  7 gal   45.00 

Cupressus abramsiana  Santa Cruz Cypress  Butano Ridge 
A midsized tree (30'+) with aromatic gray-green foliage. Rare species! 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   55.00 

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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:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   8.00 

Cupressus guadalupensis  Guadalupe Cypress  Guadalupe Island, Baja 
Dense silver foliage grows tall and narrow, perhaps to 45' high and only 6 or 8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(2)  15 gal   120.00 

Cupressus macrocarpa  Monterey Cypress   
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

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:
(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:
(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:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   14.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   7.00 

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)  45 gal   450.00 
Qty:
(2)  3 gal   55.00 
Qty:
(1)  45 gal   450.00 

Pinus muricata  Bishop Pine   
Beautiful closed-cone pine species of ancient origins with fast-growing multi-stemmed candelabra of fresh growth in shades of luminescent light green against the darker greens of the older branches. Good focal specimen in the garden. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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Pinus torreyana  Torrey Pine  So Cal 
An endangered species, these grow tall, straight and lush in garden conditions, sculptural and sparse in their harsh native coastal conditions. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 

Populus fremontii  Cottonwood   
 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Quercus agrifolia  Coast live oak  San Mateo Co 
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:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

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 

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)  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:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Clematis lasiantha  Pipestems  Presidio SF 
Beautiful vigorous vine. This species is more drought tolerant and has single larger flowers, as pictured. 
Qty:
(3)  10" tree band   12.00 

Clematis ligusticifolia  Virgin's Bower   
Grows along streams and has many flowers in close clusters. Photo is C. lasiantha. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   17.00 

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:
(20)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(16)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(28)  5" tree band   4.00 
Qty:
(54)  4" pot   6.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(5)  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:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(6)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

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

Bromus carinatus  California Brome   
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(5)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(4)  5" tree band   5.00 

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:
(7)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(35)  1 gal   8.00 

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 

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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex barbarae  Santa Barbara Sedge  East Bay 
Big clumper that grows in creeks. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 

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Carex leptopoda  Berkeley Sedge  Grizzly Peak 
A true Berkeley Sedge. Grows in slowly expanding clumps in part shade. Drought tolerant. AKA Slender-footed sedge, Shorter Scaled Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

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   
1-2999 plugs - $1.75 each
3000 plugs - $1.45 each
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. 1.5 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:
(3720)  plug   1.75 
Qty:
(1)  200 plug tray   0.00 
Qty:
(59)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(97)  tray deposit   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   4.00 
Qty:
(3000)  plug   1.45 

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 
Qty:
(300)  plug   1.75 

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 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(1200)  plug   1.45 

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:
(4)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(43)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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:
(51)  1 gal   8.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. holciformis  Pacific Tufted Hairgrass   
Coastal form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture more compact bloom. Likes more regular water than the straight species. The color on this subspecies is lime green. 
Qty:
(37)  5" tree band   5.00 

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:
(4)  4" pot   3.50 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   8.00 

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:
(8)  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:
(7)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(32)  4" pot   3.00 
Qty:
(9)  7 gal   50.00 

Elymus triticoides  Creeping Wild Rye  Bay Area 
Qty:
(64)  plug   1.50 

Equisetum arvense  Common Horsetail   
This one makes fluffy quills like a horse tail. _call ahead item not kept on site_ 
Qty:
(24)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(23)  4" pot   6.00 

Equisetum hyemale  Horsetail   
This one just makes upright stems, no quills. Horsetail is edible and medicinal.  
Qty:
(13)  4" pot   6.00 

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:
(191)  plug   1.40 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(46)  5" tree band   6.00 

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:
(11)  2" rose pot   3.50 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.50 

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Festuca idahoensis 'Tomales Bay'  Tomales Bay 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. This version is very dark green. 
Qty:
(23)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 

Festuca idahoensis 'Warren Peak'  Idaho Fescue  Palm Springs 
Nice fine textured blue selection. 
Qty:
(22)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   9.00 
Qty:
(12)  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:
(13)  4" pot   4.00 

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:
(91)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(10)  200 plug tray   270.00 
Qty:
(820)  plug   1.50 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(25)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(4)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(26)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   6.00 

Juncus sp  Rush   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(96)  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:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Juncus xiphioides  Iris-leaved Rush   
Interesting, sculptural 'grass' that gets about 2 ft tall, likes sun and lots of water. Can grow in very shallow containers or birdbaths.  
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Leymus mollis  Beach grass   
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Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(26)  4" pot   3.50 
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:
(1)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(46)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   5.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(34)  4" pot   5.00 

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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:
(8)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(30)  4" pot   4.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   10.50 

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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(30)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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 

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 

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Sod: CA Native Mow Free     
Qty:
(999)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  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:
(884)  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:
(52)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(98)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(805)  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 

Sod: Phyla nodiflora  Kurapia   
Qty:
(94)  sod installation   400.00 

Sod: removal  Sod removal   
Qty:
(94)     400.00 

Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkali seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(16)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(35)  5" tree band   5.00 

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

Native Ferns



 

Adiantum aleuticum  Five-finger Fern   
Elegant fern for deep shade requires regular moisture, normally found in the spray of waterfalls and dripping wet cliffs in the forest. Up to 2 1/2 ft. tall. Formerly Adiantum pedatum. Native to greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

Blechnum spicant  Deer Fern   
Small redwood forest species with dark hard textural foliage that lays flat and curious fertile fronds that stick straight up. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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:
(2)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Woodwardia fimbriata  Giant Chain Fern   
Beautiful, LARGE fern given adequate water. can take sun or shade. does not like to dry out. do not fertilize. Drought tolerant when established but occurs naturally in seeps.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   15.00 

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:
(23)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(12)  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:
(2)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Dichelostemma capitatum  Blue Dicks   
 
Qty:
(8)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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 douglasiana 'Monterey Blue'  Monterey Blue 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 gal   14.00 

Iris douglasiana - shaded orchid  Shaded Orchid Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful Purple-Blue spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Iris douglasiana blue-purple hybrids  Douglas Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids   
Blackish purple hybrid, a true blue with white stripes, deep blue purple, all with wide petals. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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Iris douglasiana PCH  Douglas Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids   
A beautiful flower and thick dark leaves. Great for erosion, part sun or full shade. Pacific coast hybrids. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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 

Triteleia hyacintha  White Brodeia   
 
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Triteleia laxa  Ithuriel's Spear   
Gorgeous blue summer flowers from an edible bulb. This is authentic local stock salvaged from a construction site near Dolores Park (San Francisco) just ahead of the bulldozers. Triteleia are best to dig when dormant in early fall but they can be transplanted with some soil in winter when the roots are short and the leaves begin to shoot. Call for availability and details. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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

Native Annuals



 

Agoseris grandiflora  Native Dandilion   
 
Qty:
(2)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Camissonia cheiranthifolia  Beach Evening Primrose   
Low growing sand-loving perennial with bright yellow flowers that fade to orangish tones. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   9.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 oz. seed   38.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Clarkia davyi  Trailing Farewell to Spring  Peninsula 
Trailing coastal bluff species of this late-spring blooming annual - good for hanging baskets. 
Qty:
(8)  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:
(3)  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:
(7)  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:
(4)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   200.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(6)  1/2 oz seed   12.00 

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:
(3)  4" pot   5.00 

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Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(4)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   95.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   1.50 

Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(2)  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:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 

Madia elegans  Elegant Madia  local 
Here are some classic old descriptions of the tarweeds from Parsons early 20th century book hemazonia and madia and Arvind Kumar's madia elegy (and a nice picture).  
Qty:
(3)  seed packet   6.00 

Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(86)  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:
(9)  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 

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:
(2)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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:
(2)  4" pot   5.00 

Native Annuals continued...





 


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:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

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:
(3)  2" rose pot   1.50 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Phacelia tanacetifolia  Tansy-leafed Scorpionplant   
Elegant blue upright annual that drives bees crazy. 
Qty:
(14)  4" 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:
(27)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Exotic Edible Species



 

berry: Fragaria 'Merlan'  Merlan Strawberry   
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   6.00 

berry: Fragaria ananassa 'Elan'  Elan Strawberry   
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   6.00 

berry: R. nigrum x R. divaricatum x R. uva-crispa  Jostaberry, berry   
 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

berry: Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'  Fall Gold Raspberry   
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   8.00 

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

berry: Vitis vinifera 'Interlaken'  'Interlaken' Green Table Grape, berry   
Seedless Green Table Grape that is early ripening, so good for our cool climate. 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   7.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'  Wine Grape, berry   
Rarely available reclaimed 40-year-old wine grape vines. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   16.00 

cactus:     BN 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(4)  3 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  bare root   100.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   50.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.50 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   6.00 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   12.00 

Chickens  Chickens   
 
Qty:
(4)     33.00 
Qty:
(4)     10.00 

Exotic Edible Species continued...





 


culinary sage     
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Cupressus sempervirens  Italian Cypress   
 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 

Cynara scolymus 'Tavor'  Tavor Artichoke   
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   8.00 

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:
(53)     1.00 
Qty:
(76)     0.50 

Feathers      
Qty:
(91)  2 gal   0.25 

Fragaria 'Mara des Bois'  'Mara des Bois' Strawberry   
French everbearing strawberry! Delicious flavor and fragrance! 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Fragaria 'Mignonette'  'Mignonette' Strawberry   
French everbearing strawberry! Delicious flavor and fragrance! 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Fragaria moschata  Musk Strawberry   
Delicious flavor and fragrance! Tastes like a mix of strawberry, raspberry and pineapple. 
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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 

Exotic Edible Species continued...





 


fruit: citrus, Lemon, Improved Meyer  Improved Meyer Lemon, fruit   
Good performer in cool climates. Thin skin, sweet flavor. SF favorite. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   180.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig 'Violeta de Bordeux'  Violeta de Bordeux Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig ‘White Marseilles’  White Marseilles Fig, fruit   
Thomas Jefferson introduced this variety from Southern France, praising the delicious flavor. Bears fruit in late July with yellow flesh & yellow white skin. Hardy in zones 6-9 Grows as a uniquely formed rosette like multi-branched shrub. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   16.00 

Fruit: Fragaria vesca 'Reine des Vallees'  'Reine des Vallees' Wood Strawberry   
Selected for prolific white flowers! 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)  1 gal   10.00 

fruit: Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'  Spineless Prickly Pear, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

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

fruit: Solanum   Tamarillo   
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

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:
(9)  1 gal   7.00 

fruit: Ugni molinae  Chilean Guava, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

herb: Allium tuberosum  Garlic 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:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Exotic Edible Species continued...





 


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:
(14)  4" pot   2.50 

herb: Chervil  Chervil, herb   
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   4.00 

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:
(29)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

herb: Mentha x villosa 'Mojito'  Cuban Mint, herb   
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   7.00 

herb: Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum 'Hot & Spicy'  Hot & Spicy Oregano, herb   
 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   15.00 

herb: Plectranthus amboinicus  Cuban 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   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   4.00 

herb: Rosemary  Rosemary, herb   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00