Common name: Iceberg Floribunda Rose
Botanical name: Rosa 'Iceberg'
This is a shrub rose (there are climbing varieties) with an abundance of fragrant, medium sized, white blooms. It is one of the most popular roses and very tough.
Common name: Olive
Botanical name: Olea europaea
This broad tree will grow to 40' tall and has small, gray green leaves with fleshy black fruit that appears in fall. Purchase fruitless varieties to avoid the mess.
Common name: European Grapevine
Botanical name: Vitis vinifera
This vine grows 20'-30' long. Many species of this vine produce today's wines and grapes. There are thousands of species worldwide, but this plant originated in Europe. Vitis is a woody perennial that climbs its way around the supports. It does better with long, warm to hot summers, with mild winters. Frost will kill the young shoots. Vitis does not do well with humidity, as it promotes disease. Well-drained soil is important also.
Common name: Sea Pink, Common Thrift
Botanical name: Armeria maritima
This clumping, grass-like perennial is native to many areas, including coastal CA. Its flowers range from deep rose pink through white.
Common name: Blue Oat Grass
Botanical name: Helictotrichon sempervirens
The Blue Oat Grass is an evergreen, blue clumping grass that grows 12"-18" tall and wide. Its showy flowers are 1'-2' above the foliage. This plant looks good alone as well as in mass plantings. The blue oat grass likes dry hill sides and is drought tolerant.
Common name: Grosso Long Stemmed Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula X intermedia 'Grosso'
Long Stemmed Lavender has beautiful violet colored plumes in the summer. It is very drought tolerant and is a great plant to create that Mediterranean effect.
Common name: Deer Grass
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia rigens
The Deer Grass is a warm season perennial that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike-like flower stalks grow 2'-3' tall and this grass has striking foundation form. The Deer Grass is native to California, is drought tolerant, and is a beneficial insect plant.
Common name: Woolly Blue Curls
Botanical name: Trichostema lanatum
The Woolly Blue Curls is an evergreen shrub that reaches 3'-5' high. It has an open branching habit and has long stalks of brilliant purple woolly flowers in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds.
Common name: Coast Rosemary
Botanical name: Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'
This evergreen shrub will grow 3'-6' high and 6'-8' wide and has lavender flowers that bloom from February through spring. It is drought tolerant and does well in full sun or partial shade.
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