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Redbud Entry
Western Redbud
Island Alum Root
South Western Coral Bells
California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Foothill Penstemon
Aspdistra, Cast-Iron Plant
Pheasant's Tail Grass
Western Redbud

Common name: Western Redbud
Botanical name: Cercis occidentalis

This deciduous shrub ranges from 6'-20' tall and 10'-15' wide. It is desirable for its magenta spring flowers, yellow to red fall color, and dangling winter seed pods. It is tolerant of many soil types, drought and oak root fungus. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The Western Redbud can be found statewide in CA in the foothills below 4500' elevations in chaparral and woodland communities. - Cornflower Farms

Island Alum Root

Common name: Island Alum Root
Botanical name: Heuchera maxima

This large leaf native Heuchera from which many hybrids have been derived will reach about 3' tall in bloom and has deep green leaves with white flowers with a touch of pink.

South Western Coral Bells

Common name: South Western Coral Bells
Botanical name: Heuchera sanguinea

Tufts of round leaves 2"-3" wide with scalloped edges accent this plant. It also produces wiry stems to 24" tall with open clusters of reddish pink, bell-shaped flowers.

California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name: California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Foothill Penstemon

Common name: Foothill Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon heterophyllus

This perennial will grow 1.5'-2' tall and 2'-3' wide. It has glossy, blue green foliage with flowers that vary in color and bloom from spring through early summer.

Aspdistra, Cast-Iron Plant

Common name: Aspdistra, Cast-Iron Plant
Botanical name: Aspidistra elatior

As an evergreen perennial, it is often used as a house plant. Its dark green leaf blades arise from the soil and are 1'-2' long. Each blade is found on a 6-8" long leave stalk. This plant grows in dark, shaded areas and is very water efficient.

Pheasant's Tail Grass

Common name: Pheasant's Tail Grass
Botanical name: Stipa arundinacea

Pheasant's Tail Grass is a beautiful, fine, airy grass that is emerald green in color. It has many soft yellow, beige flower stalks in the spring. This grass grows 10"-12" tall , 1'-2' wide and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Designer: Armstrong & Walker Land. Arch.

Redbud Entry

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.