Easy California Native Plants for Your Garden

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 Eight

image of Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' image of Erigeron glaucus image of Iris 'Canyon Snow' image of Rhus integrifolia hedge at SBBG

1. Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' (Manzanita)
2. Erigeron glaucus cultivars (California Seaside Daisy)
3. Iris 'Canyon Snow'
4. Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade-berry)
5. Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage)
6. Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' (California Wild Lilac)
7. Salvia 'Allen Chickering' or 'Winnifred Gilman' (Sage)
8. Heuchera cultivars (Coral Bells)

image of Salvia spathacea (hummingbird sage) image of Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' image of Salvia 'Winnifred Gilman' with Eriogonum giganteum image of Heuchera 'Canyon Quartet' 

Another Easy Eight

image of Eriogonum grande var. rubescens image of Muhlenbergia rigens image of Verbena 'De La Mina' image of Vitis californica 'Roger's Red' growing at aSBBG

1. Eriogonum grande var. rubescens (Red-flowered Buckwheat)
2. Muhlenbergia rigens (Deergrass)
3. Verbena 'De La Mina'
4. Vitis californica and hybrids (California Grape)
5. Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
6. Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon)
7. Achillea 'Pink Island Form' (Yarrow from San Miguel Island)
8. Leymus 'Canyon Prince' (Dwarf Giant Rye)

image of Quercus agrifolia (California coast live oak), Meadow Oaks at SBBG image of Galvezia speciosa image of Achillea 'Pink Island Form' (Yarrow from San Miguel Island) image of Leymus 'Canyon Prince' at the entrance to SBBG

Drought Tolerant California Native Plants for Your Garden:

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Drought Tolerant California Native Plants for Santa Barbara Gardens