Beautiful California Perennials - Southern California

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Region: Southwest
Sub Region: Southern California Coastal, Inland
State: California
 
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Favorite Beautiful California Perennials

  • Cape Sebastian Daisy - Erigeron glaucus 'Cape Sebastian'
    Lavender, almost evergreen/everblooming daisies with yellow centers. Very neat in appearance and can be used as a groundcover. Tough and adaptable, will tolerate clay soils nicely. Late bloomer.
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  • Wayne Rodderik Fleabane - Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick'
    Lavender, almost evergreen/everblooming daisies with yellow centers. Very neat in appearance and can be used as a groundcover. Tough and adaptable, will tolerate clay soils nicely. Late bloomer.
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  • Douglas Iris - Iris douglasiana
    Evergreen shade to part shade loving iris. Great under oak trees. Very easy, clumping, incredibly beautiful flowers in early spring. Lots of colorful hybrids are available from white to lavender to mauve to brown/blue!
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  • Orange Bush Monkey Flower - Mimulus aurantiacus
    Free flowering with fairly long bloom cycle available in many colors. Hummingbird favorite. Drought tolerant. Look like little azaleas.
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  • Margarita Penstemon - Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
    Easy, densly flowered, low growing penstemon with incredible blue/purple flower display. Fairly long bloom cycle from about late February to June. Good up-front color.
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  • Goldenrod - Solidago spp
    Goldenrod bloom bright yellow in Fall at the same time as Zauschneria. Very easy perennial which spreads. Has been unjustly blamed for causing allergies (it's the ragweed, not the goldenrod!). Good late color perennial.
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  • Catalina California Fuchsia - Zauschneria californica 'Catalina'
    All (Ghostly, Catalina, Uvas Canyon & Mexicana) become balls of fire-red from late summer through Fall. Great for late color in the native landscape. Easy, will slowly spread around, tolerates some watering. Hummingbird favorite.
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  • Ghostly Red California Fuchsia - Zauschneria californica 'Ghostly Red'
    All (Ghostly, Catalina, Uvas Canyon & Mexicana) become balls of fire-red from late summer through Fall. Great for late color in the native landscape. Easy, will slowly spread around, tolerates some watering. Hummingbird favorite.
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  • Uvas Canyon California Fuchsia - Zauschneria californica 'Uvas Canyon'
    All (Ghostly, Catalina, Uvas Canyon & Mexicana) become balls of fire-red from late summer through Fall. Great for late color in the native landscape. Easy, will slowly spread around, tolerates some watering. Hummingbird favorite.
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  •  California Fuchsia - Zauschneria californica ssp. Mexicana
    All (Ghostly, Catalina, Uvas Canyon & Mexicana) become balls of fire-red from late summer through Fall. Great for late color in the native landscape. Easy, will slowly spread around, tolerates some watering. Hummingbird favorite.
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