Common name: Lady Banks' Rose
Botanical name: Rosa banksiae
Lady Bank's Rose is a vigorous climbing vine that will grow to 20' or more. It has glossy, leathery green leaves with large showy clusters of small yellow flowers that bloom in spring. It is essentially thornless and is a good cover for walls, fences or an arbor.
Common name: Deer Grass
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia rigens
Deer Grass is a warm season perennial grass that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike-like flower stalks grow 2'-3' tall in summer. This grass has dramatic and handsome form. Deer Grass needs watering once or twice a month after it has been established. It is very water efficient but looks better with regular waterings.
Common name: Mexican Sage
Botanical name: Salvia leucantha
The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, grey-green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican Sage attracts hummingbirds. Be careful not to overwater. -Cornflower Farms
Common name: California Sycamore
Botanical name: Platanus racemosa
The California Sycamore is a fast growing, deciduous tree that reaches up to 40'-50' high. It tolerates heat, smog, and moist conditions; it is native to riparian areas. It has an interesting mottled bark when the tree is bare in winter. It needs a moderate amount of watering unless the water table is high. Leaves turn yellow in fall before dropping. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the Sycamore.
Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus
This low mounding perennial is used as a ground cover since it reaches 2' tall and spreads 5'. It has fine textured, green leaves and white to pinkish, daisy-like flowers with gold centers that bloom spring through fall in coastal areas. In warmer, inland areas, the plant appears to be semi-dormant but will perk up as soon as the weather starts to cool. Control its growth with watering as it can be invasive in some areas. It looks best in full sun in coastal areas but prefers afternoon shade in warm, inland areas. It attracts bees. This is a great plant for rock gardens, planters, containers, or spilling over walls.
Common name: Gerbera,Transvaal Daisy
Botanical name: Gerbera jamesonii
Gerbera jamesonii is a perennial but often grown as an annual. Clumps of tongue-shaped, lobed, 10" long leaves send up slim yet sturdy stems to 1.5' high, each bearing one, slender-petaled, 4"-5" wide daisy, which can be found in red, orange, or yellow. This plant does best in full to part sun with rich, well draining soil. It typically blooms from summer through fall. This is a great plant for cut flower arrangements. It attracts slugs and snails.