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
Eriogonum fasciculatum 'Warriner Lytle' Low, carpeting selection. Narrow grey-green leaves, cream flowers age to rusty brown.
Eriogonum giganteum 5-6 feet. St. Catherine's Lace. Cream flower head, oval grey leaves.
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Red buckwheat; blue-grey leaves, bright rose pink flowers.
Eriogonum latifolium Chalk buckwheat. Grey-green leaves, round pinkish cream flower heads.
Eriogonum parvifolium 2 foot mound; green leaves, many light pink flowers. Butterflies like it.
Eriogonum parvifolium 'Moss Landing' Dense 2 foot mound; dark green leaves, masses of light pink flowers.
Eriogonum 'Rosy Cushion' Rounded 5 inch tight mound. Rosy pink flowers in tight heads.
Eriogonum umbellatum var. colvillei Low silvery leaves; bright yellow flowers on slender 6 inch stems.
Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum 'Shasta Sulfur' Sulphur flower; low, mounding; bright yellow flowers.
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum Native mat/low mound. Narrow grey leaves, lacy clusters of white flowers.
Eriophyllum confertiflorum Golden yarrow. 2 feet high. Divided green leaves, yellow flowers in dense heads, late spring.
Eriophyllum confertiflorum 'Lucia's Gold' Golden yarrow. 12-18 inches high and wide. Yellow flowers, spring-summer. Grey leaves.
Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou' 1 foot high/3 feet wide. Grey green mat, many bright yellow daisies.
Eriophyllum lanatum var. achilleoides Low tight mound. Bright yellow daisies in spring and summer.
Eriophyllum staechadifolium 2 feet. Lizard tail. Aromatic grey leaves; yellow daisies in heads.
Erysimum concinnum Wallflower. Fragrant cream yellow flowers, spring.
Eschscholzia californica [var. maritima] California poppy. Low, blue-grey leaves; yellow flowers, orange centers.
Euthamia occidentalis Upright stems to 4 feet in spreading clumps. Golden yellow flowers in spikes in summer.
Fallugia paradoxa Apache plume. White flowers, silky seed heads.
Festuca californica Dense clumps to 2 feet, deep green leaves, flower stems to 4 feet.

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