Plant Database

Arboretum All-Star Plant Database

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California fuchsia

California fuchsia

Latin Name
Epilobium canum
Description

California native plant; easy to grow and tolerates heat and drought; different varieties can have narrow or broad leaves that range from silver to bright green.

Santa Barbara daisy

Santa Barbara daisy

Latin Name
Erigeron karvinskianus
Description

Good in containers or for trailing over a wall; spreads sparingly by seed in the garden; blooms profusely from spring through fall; attracts butterflies and beneficial insects.

Saint Catherine’s lace

Saint Catherine’s lace

Latin Name
Eriogonum giganteum
Description

California native plant; large clusters of white flowers appear in summer and attract beneficial insects; fast growing and quickly develops into a large, rounded shrub with woolly, whitish-gray foliage.

California fescue

California fescue

Latin Name
Festuca californica
Description

California native plant; tolerates summer drought and various soil types, and is long lived; has graceful, gray-green leaves and airy flowers that mature to a golden yellow color.

lilac vine

lilac vine

Latin Name
Hardenbergia violacea
Description

Vigorous evergreen vine can be used to cover an arbor, pergola or wall; small, purple, pea-like flowers bloom in late winter to early spring; other cultivars have white or pink flowers.