California Natives at Suncrest Nurseries Inc.

Though Suncrest Nurseries offers interesting plants from several continents, including much of the United States, a few of us are almost obsessively devoted to the native plants of California. We regularly stalk the wilds, always with at least a semiconscious "eye out" for potentially gardenworthy natives, and we bring back seeds and cuttings from nearly every trip. We also rely on friends at several California botanic gardens, and on passionate native plant gardeners, who bring us their plant treasures for trial and possible introduction. All in all, it may be the best part of our work here, and we're privileged to be able to contribute a wide offering of beautiful natives to California horticulture.

You'll find a lengthy list of our native offerings below, organized by pages to make it a bit more manageable. Click on the name of any plant on the list for a fuller display of plant characteristics and cultural needs and possibilities. Also be sure to download our flyer on native plants from the Publications page of this site, for easy reference offline.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Elymus elymoides--selected blue Squirreltail. Dense plumes over fine blue leaves.
Encelia californica 'El Dorado' 2-3 feet. Clear yellow daisies on loose mound; spring-summer.
Encelia farinosa Brittlebush. Oval silver leaves; bright yellow daisies.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Calistoga' 12 inches high, 3 feet wide. Wide grey leaves, spreading stems. Scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Carman's Grey' California fuchsia. Bright grey leaves, tubular scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Catalina' 3-5 feet high. Spreading. Bright orange flowers, grey leaves. Long bloom.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Cloverdale' 8 inches high. Broad, bright grey leaves, orange-red tubular flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'El Tigre' Matting; very narrow grey-green leaves, scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'John Bixby' 18 inches high, 3 feet wide. Greyish green leaves; scarlet flowers, summer.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Sierra Gold' Wide cream edges on grey leaves; pink flush on new leaves. Salmon orange flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Sierra Salmon' To 1 foot high, spreading. Narrow grey leaves, salmon orange flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'Silver Select' 12-18 inches high, spreading. Bright grey leaves, scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum 'U. C. Hybrid' California fuchsia; 12-18 inches, bushy; many scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum ssp. garrettii 'Orange Carpet' Low spreading perennial, light green leaves, bright red orange flowers summer to fall.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum ssp. latifolium 'Everett's Choice' California fuchsia; low habit, many brilliant scarlet flowers.
Epilobium (Zauschneria) septentrionale 'Wayne's Silver' California fuchsia; low mound, silvery leaves, scarlet flowers.
Epipactis gigantea Stream orchid. Purple and green flowers. California native.
Ericameria ericoides Mock heather. Tiny green leaves; bright yellow flowers summer-fall.
Erigeron glaucus 'Cape Sebastian' Pink daisies over low green leaves, spreading habit.
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' PP#12076 Beach aster, tight clumps with bright rose-lavender flowers.

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