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
Dudleya caespitosa Live-forever; succulent rosettes, yellow flowers. Spreading.
Dudleya cymosa Live-forever; succulent rosettes, red to yellow flowers.
Dudleya cymosa ssp. pumila Petite grey to reddish rosettes, red to yellow flowers.
Dudleya edulis Live-forever. Succulent narrow rounded green leaves, cream flowers.
Dudleya farinosa Cliff lettuce. Green rosettes in clumps. Pale yellow flowers.
Dudleya hassei Live-forever; tightly clumping, cylindrical greyish leaves.
Dudleya lanceolata Rosettes of narrow grey-white leaves; yellow flowers.
Dudleya pulverulenta Large crowns; broad, whitish, succulent leaves.
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 Narrow soft greenish grey leaves form spreading mat. Bright orange flowers in summer and fall.
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 'Chaparral Silver' Silver leaves, bright scarlet flowers. Spreading perennial.
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.

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