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
Lilium pardalinum 'Gualala Giant' Leopard Lily; 6 feet or more; flowers dark orange & yellow.
Lilium parryi Lemon lily. To 5 feet. Fragrant yellow trumpets in summer.
Linum lewisii Blue flax. Slender stems, narrow leaves, sky blue flowers.
Lithocarpus densiflorus Evergreen tree with stiff dark brownish green leaves; pale new leaves ornamental in late spring.
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower. Low green leaves, vivid red flowers on 3 foot spike.
Lomatium dissectum Fernleaf biscuitroot. Lacy low lvs; cream fls, umbel.
Lonicera hispidula Native vine with blue-green leaves, pink flowers, coral red berries.
Lotus (Hosackia) crassifolius var. otayensis Soft grey furry erect stems, clusters of purple and white flowers.
Lotus formosissimus (Hosackia gracilis) Matting perennial; bright pink & yellow flowers, spring-summer.
Lotus (Acmispon) grandiflorus Loose mound with grey-green leaves and stems; creamy pea flowers appear in spring and mature to ornamental chestnut seed
Lupinus albifrons--Indian Valley strain Silver bush lupine. Sturdy, to 5 feet. Scented blue purple flowers.
Lupinus albifrons--selected strains Silver bush lupine, to 5 feet. Spikes of scented violet flowers.
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus Matting plant with silvery leaves, blue purple flowers.
Lupinus albifrons var. douglasii Bush lupine with silvery green narrow leaves, blue purple flowers.
Lupinus arboreus--lavender Bush lupine; 6 feet+; grey-green leaves, lavender blue flowers.
Lupinus arboreus--white Bush lupine; 6 feet+; grey-green leaves, spikes of white flowers.
Lupinus arboreus--yellow Bush lupine. 6 feet. Grey-green leaves. Fragrant yellow flowers.
Lupinus chamissonis Bush lupine; 4 feet; silvery leaves, spikes of lavender flowers.
Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus Grape soda lupine. Silver leaves stay low. Fragrant purple flowers.
Lupinus formosus Spikes of mauve to purple flowers over grey leaves. Late spring to summer bloom.

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