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Verbena lilacina de la Mina  Cedros Island verbena
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Verbena lilacina de la Mina

Cedros Island verbena

Semi evergreen perennial growing 1 to 2 feet high, 2 to 3 feet wide. This selection has dark purple, fragrant flowers and is free blooming. Full sun, low to average water, somewhat deer resistant, good border or filler and good in containers. Native to sand dunes of Cedros Island, hardy to 25°F, attracts butterflies.
Veronica perfoliata  digger's speedwell
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Veronica perfoliata

digger's speedwell

This unusual evergreen perennial from Australia grows 2 to 3 feet tall, 2 foot spread and sometimes runs. Stiff stems with gray foliage are topped with soft spikes of 1/2 inch violet blue flowers over a long period. Full sun or light shade, rocky soils, moderate water. Drought and deer resistant.
Vitis californica  California wild grape
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Vitis californica

California wild grape

A deciduous, rampant vine with large rounded leaves that provide a lush tropical texture and fall show of brilliant color. Purple berries good for jams, jellies. Grow in part shade. Native to streamsides, canyons and springs, it likes water. Attracts butterflies, birds. Bay Area native.
Vitis x californica Roger's Red wild grape
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Vitis x californica 'Roger's Red'

wild grape

A vigorous grower, this hybrid of the native grape and an all red Vitis vinifera is known for its fall show of brilliant scarlet leaves, one of the glories of autumn. Full sun or light shade and native to wet areas, it can be grown with little water taming its vigor. Purple berries are seedy but good for jams, jellies.

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Westringia rosmariniformis 'Wynyabbie Gem'

coast rosemary

Evergreen shrub 3 to 6 feet tall, 6 to 8 foot spread with pale lavender flowers February through spring, sometimes all year. Full sun or part shade, it tolerates drought, wind and sea coast conditions. Quite deer resistant. Good with lavender.
Woodwardia fimbriata  giant chain fern
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Woodwardia fimbriata

giant chain fern

This large scale fern grows 6 to 9 feet tall and can handle full sun in the fog belt, otherwise partial to heavy shade. Good near ponds or creeks, against shaded walls, in woodland gardens. Drought tolerant once established. Cut back old fronds late winter just as new ones are emerging. Hardy to 0°F. Bay Area native.
Zigadenus fremontii  star lily
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Zigadenus fremontii

star lily

Large racemes of pale green flowers on stalks to 3 feet, this species is the showiest of the Zigadenes. Appearing on dry hill sides and meadows in February, they are summer dormant. Full sun, drought tolerant, garden tolerant but best if allowed to dry out in summer. Good as a cut flower, all parts are poisonous.


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