Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ (Russian River Coyote Mint)

Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ (Russian River Coyote Mint) Native to California’s coastal ranges, as well as southern Oregon, Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ is very aromatic, with a minty scent that is released when the foliage is brushed against. It has a bushy growth habit, growing 12-24 inches tall x 12-18 inches wide. In late spring through fall lilac-pink puffball-like flowers appear, attracting an array of butterflies and bees to the garden. This is an excellent choice for a pollinator-friendly landscape. Pruning back in late autumn helps to promote a fuller, more mounded appearance. This California Native perennial is very drought tolerant once established, requiring little su

Achillea millefolium ‘Little Moonshine’ (Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium ‘Little Moonshine’ (Yarrow) Achillea millefolium ‘Little Moonshine’ is one of the newest Yarrows to hit the horticultural market. As the name implies, it is a more compact version of its bigger cousin Achillea ‘Moonshine’. The award-winning ‘Moonshine’ (The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Merit 1993), grows 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide, with finely-cut grey-green foliage and lemon-yellow umbel flowers. ‘Little Moonshine’ has finely-cut grey-green foliage that grows about 1 foot wide, and bright golden-yellow umbel flowers atop 9-12” stalks. An umbel is a cluster of flowers that consists of a number of short flowers stalks (called pedicels) which radiate from a co

Salvia nemorosa ‘Lyrical™ Blues’

Salvia nemorosa ‘Lyrical™ Blues’ Every so often you come across a plant in the landscape that catches your attention and keeps drawing you back. Salvia nemorosa ‘Lyrical™ Blues’ is one such plant that will have you going for a second look. The brilliant violet-blue flower spikes make a dramatic statement when mass planted in the landscape and are equally impressive when planted in a mixed container. Also known as Meadow Sage, ‘Lyrical™ Blues’ has sage-green, lance-shaped leaves and sturdy, well-branched flower spikes that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This is a great addition to a pollinator-friendly garden. Although the beneficial pollinators are all over these beauties, rabbi

Mimulus ‘Jelly Bean’™ (Sticky Monkey Flower)

Mimulus ‘Jelly Bean’™ (Sticky Monkey Flower) If you’ve ever hiked in the hills of California, Baja California or Oregon, you have undoubtedly come across Mimulus aurantiacus, with its orange flowers adding bright pops of color to the hillsides. The Mimulus ‘Jelly Bean’™ series is a cultivar, with aurantiacus parentage. The ‘Jelly Bean’™ series comes in a wide range of jewel-tones, and we are currently growing four of those colors: Dark Pink, Fiesta Marigold, Orange and Gold. They have an open, branching growth habit, and at maturity reach 14-18” tall and wide. It has a long bloom season; spring through fall, and benefits from a late winter pruning. This plant is a perfect addition to a polli

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walkers Low’

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walkers Low’ As awareness of the need for pollinator-friendly gardens continues to grow, more and more people are looking for plants that are both attractive and beneficial-pollinator-friendly. Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walkers Low’ fits the bill on both counts! This herbaceous perennial is absolutely stunning when planted along a meandering garden path or in in a mixed bed with Achillea ‘Moonshine’ and Leucanthemum ‘Snow Lady’. The lavender-blue flower spikes draw in the local bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but thankfully deer and rabbits stay away. Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walkers Low’ was awarded Perennial Plant of the Year in 2007 by the Perennial Plant Association (PPA),

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