Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ (Spurge)

Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ (Spurge) Originally from the United Kingdom, Euphorbia x martini ‘Tiny Tim’ is a hybrid between E. amygdaloides and E. characias. As its name implies, this is a compact Euphorbia and it grows in tight mounds, 12-18” tall and wide. The long narrow leaves are a bluish-green and are tinged with maroon at the tips. The true highlight of this plant is the dense clusters of chartreuse flowers that have brick-red centers. They grow on red stems and appear in late winter through spring. When the blooms are spent, trim at the base. As with all Euphorbias, it’s important to wear gloves when pruning. When the stems are cut, they exude a milky substance that can cause skin

Aquilegia x hybrid ‘Swan’ Series

Aquilegia x hybrid ‘Swan’ Series (Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet) Aquilegia, pronounced aqui-le-gia is a genus of approximately 70 species that are grown throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are commonly found growing naturally in meadows and wooded areas. Over the years many new varieties have been introduced to the Horticultural market, bringing with them unique color combinations and growth habits. We are currently growing ‘Swan White’, ‘Swan Blue & White’ and ‘Swan Yellow’. The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for Eagle, (Aquila). This is because it is thought to have a shape that is similar to an Eagle’s claw. The common name for Aquilegia is “Columbine”. This name is deriv

Cistus purpureus ‘Orchid Rockrose’

Cistus purpureus ‘Orchid Rockrose’ One of the showiest and hardiest of Rockroses, Cistus purpureus is a hybridized perennial that has embraced the best qualities of its two parents, C. ladanifer and C. criticus. It grows 4-6 feet tall x 4-5 feet wide, with dark green foliage and 3” magenta-rose flowers that have a deep burgundy spot on each petal base. The bright golden-yellow stamens attract a wide variety of beneficial pollinators. ‘Orchid Rockrose’ is a durable evergreen shrub that is tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions. It can handle the wind and salt-spray of a seaside garden as well as hot dry conditions of an inland landscape. Cistus purpureus puts out an abundance of blo

Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ (Small Leaf Mountain Lilac)

Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ (Small Leaf Mountain Lilac) Considered a shrub Ceanothus, ‘Julia Phelps’ grows 5-7 feet tall x 7-9 feet wide. The dark green foliage is small and crinkled, making it more deer resistant than large-leaf varieties. In late winter and early spring ‘Julia Phelps’ puts on a glorious display of rich indigo blooms. She paints the hillsides purple and plays a part, alongside Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), in that iconic California spring wildflower bloom. The nectar of ‘Julia Phelps’ attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees, and the seeds are eaten by California Quail, Finches, Bushtits, and Mockingbirds. The sheer size of the plant creates abundant shelter

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