Gardening with Easy California Natives

Looking for native plants to enhance your landscape, but don't know where to start?

Here is a list of eight, easy to grow, native plants which are readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere) that will help you conserve water, support wildlife, and bring beauty to your landscape.

Easy California Natives


  • Achillea millefolium ’Island Pink' (Island Pink Yarrow)
  • Erigeron glaucus cultivars (California Seaside Daisy)
  • Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon)
  • Heuchera cultivars (Coral Bells)
  • Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage)
  • Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina'

Shrubs & Subshrubs

  • Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' (Manzanita)
  • Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' (California Wild Lilac)
  • Eriogonum grande var. rubescens (Red-flowered Buckwheat)
  • Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade-berry)
  • Salvia 'Allen Chickering' or 'Winnifred Gilman' (Sage)


  • Quercus agrifolia  (Coast Live Oak)

Grasses, Bulbs & Grass-like

  • Iris 'Canyon Snow'
  • Leymus 'Canyon Prince' (Dwarf Giant Rye)
  • Muhlenbergia rigens (Deer Grass)


  • Vitis californica and hybrids (California Grape)

Click here to download our Easy California Natives Plant List