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
Heuchera micrantha Tight low green mat; fragrant clouds of tiny white flowers on red stems.
Heuchera 'Old La Rochette' H. maxima hybrid. Large bold leaves. 2 foot stems, light pink flowers.
Heuchera 'Pearl Blush' Large leaves, 2 foot stems of cream flowers from soft pink buds.
Heuchera 'Rosada' Large green leaves, warm pink flowers on 2 foot stems.
Heuchera rubescens Matting, with dark green leaves; white flowers on red stems to 8 inches.
Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal' Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden introduction. Large leaves, 2-3 foot stems; bright red flowers.
Heuchera 'Susanna' RSABG introduction. 2-3 feet. Dark red flowers on tall stems.
Heuchera 'Wendy' Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden hybrid; stems 2 feet+; clear pink flowers.
Hibiscus lasiocarpus var. occidentalis 5-6 feet; sturdy stems. Soft green hairy leaves, white flowers with rose center in summer. Does well in hot summers.
Holodiscus discolor Sea foam. Soft leaves, pendant airy cream flower clusters in early summer.
Holodiscus microphyllus var. glabrescens 2-3 feet. Dense. Draping plumes of creamy flowers turn rusty.
Iris 'Ace of Spades' Suncrest selection. Deepest purple flowers, ivory center edged red violet.
Iris 'Around The Bay' Ghio Pacifica hybrid. Large deep blue purple flowers with white.
Iris 'Black Frills' Suncrest hybrid. Blackish violet flowers, deep red eye.
Iris 'Bright Lights' Suncrest Pacifica hybrid. Rosy lavender standards, red violet falls, dark eye.
Iris 'Bronze Baby' Ghio Pacifica hybrid--reddish bronze flowers on dwarf clumps.
Iris 'Canyon Sunshine' 18 inches. Butter yellow flowers. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction.
Iris 'Canyon Velvet' SBBG Pacifica hybrid. 18 inch robust clumps; purple flowers in spring.
Iris chrysophylla 12 inches. Neat clumps of narrow blue-green leaves; light yellow flowers with dark veining.
Iris 'Chocolate Candy' Pacifica hybrid. Deep velvety red brown flowers in spring.

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