Teucrium chamaedrys (Germander)

Teucrium chamaedrys (Germander) Germander is an old world plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the rocky hillsides of several Mediterranean regions, and is equally at home in our Mediterranean climate along the Central Coast of California. This tough plant can handle drought conditions and harsh winters, and is both deer and rabbit resistant. It performs best in full to part sun. These tough plants can endure poor, rocky soils as long as it has good drainage. They will not thrive in wet or poorly-drained soil. It is commonly used as a low hedging for culinary herb gardens. Lovely spiked whorls of small rosy-pink flowers rise above the aromatic foliage, drawing beneficial

Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon)

Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon) As Wholesale Growers in the Central Coast of California, we often get asked to recommend plants that will tolerate the cold, wind and salt-spray of seaside conditions. Galvezia speciosa is one plant that we whole-heartedly recommend! This evergreen perennial is Native to Catalina, San Clemente, and the Guadalupe Islands that are located off the coast of California and Mexico. It is at home along the rocky slopes and coastal bluffs and requires little summer water along the coast. When grown inland, Galvezia speciosa does best if planted in shade or dappled sunlight. A North or North-East facing wall – out of direct sunlight - is a good place for this bea

Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship™ Deep Rose’

Lobelia x speciosa ‘Starship™ Deep Rose’ Towering spikes of deep rose blooms, standing above bronze-green foliage makes this perennial Lobelia a sure winner in the landscape. This is the perfect plant for the “Thriller” portion of a mixed container, along with Dahlberg Daisy ‘Golden Fleece’ as the “Filler” and Lobelia ‘Regatta Mix’ as the “Spiller”. ‘Starship™ Deep Rose’ grows 20-24” tall x 6-8” wide, with sturdy, well-branched stems, making for a beautiful cut flower. It is deer and rabbit resistant and creates a fabulous display when mass planted with Campanula poscharskyana, (another deer and rabbit resistant perennial). The fan-like flowers bloom the first year, from late spring through

Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ (Floss Flower)

Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ (Floss Flower) If you’re the kind of person who loves to discover new and interesting varieties of plants, then you will want to add Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ to your list of favorites. This variety of Ageratum is quite a bit different than the kind that you would normally find in the bedding plant section of your local nursery. Most Ageratums grow 10-12 inches tall, but ‘Blue Horizon’ grows a whopping 30 inches tall! This graceful plant sends up multiple branches that are topped with clusters of soft and fuzzy lavender-blue flowers. The common name “Floss Flower” refers to the tiny, thread-like petals that cover each blossom, giving them a som

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