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Click for more information Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink- island pink yarrow
California native plant; colorful pink flowers in spring, summer, and fall make good cut flowers; ferny green foliage will spread; flowers attract butterflies and beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Aquilegia eximia - serpentine columbine
California native plant; larger and showier than most columbines; attractive delicate foliage in basal mound; attracts hummingbirds.
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Click for more information Aster ‘Purple Dome- purple dome Michaelmas daisy
This dwarf daisy has deep-violet flowers in late summer; attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects; resists mildew and tolerates wet soils.
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Click for more information Bergenia crassifolia - pigsqueak
Dense clusters of pink flowers bloom in winter and early spring; classic California garden plant for dry or moist shady border; broad, shiny leaves provide textural contrast to small-leaved plants; attracts beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Bletilla striata - Chinese ground orchid
Easiest orchid to grow in the Central Valley and plants spread to form small colonies over time; tough and hardy perennial that blooms dependably in shady gardens; vivid coloration and unusual shape give a tropical effect; attracts beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Bouteloua gracilis - blue grama grass
California native plant; green flowers age to tan by the end of the summer; retains tidy, upright shape even when dormant.
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Click for more information Bulbine frutescens - Cape balsam
Small, evergreen perennial is a wonderful addition to dry perennial borders with its long-blooming spikes of delicate, star-shaped yellow flowers; fleshy, bright green foliage adds a sculptural element to the garden; tolerates drought and poor soils.
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Click for more information Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster- Karl Foerster feather reed grass
Attractive, upright dark green foliage; fluffy blooms in spring turn into attractive buff spikes that last all summer and fall; a vertical plant that performs well in narrow spaces.
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Click for more information Cyclamen hederifolium - ivy leaf cyclamen
Scented rose-pink or white flowers bloom in late summer and early fall before the leaves emerge; ornamental silver-marked foliage sparkles in dry shady gardens; tolerates a wide variety of soil types and can also grow well in containers.
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Click for more information Cyrtomium falcatum - Japanese holly fern
Evergreen fern with dramatic, dark-green glossy fronds that resemble holly leaves; provides a lush look in dark shady areas of the garden; can tolerate high-mineral irrigation water.
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