Susi Torre-Bueno's Top Plant Recommendations: Favorite California Natives.
White Sage - Salvia apiana
White sage, bee sage. Attractive gray foliage forms a low rosette. The tall flower spires make a great exclamation point in the garden.
Godetia - Clarkia amoena
Annual CA native with gorgeous large pink to violet flowers in spring. Very easy from seed.
California Wallflower - Erysimum suffrutescens
Island Wallflower Perennial with sweetly-scented yellow flowers in spring.
Pacific Coast Iris Hybrid - Iris douglasiana 'Canyon Snow'
Native evergreen iris with large white flowers in spring. Drought-tolerant; best in part shade.
Lyme Grass - Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'
Giant Wild Rye Native grass with handsome blue-green foliage. Forms an attractive clump.