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Native Perennials



 

Anemopsis californica  Yerba Mansa   
Winter dormant wetland perennial with curious flowers like white sea anenomes. Forming a colony via runners like a strawberry, this good fast groundcover grows best when the mother plant can get her roots into fresh running water like a seep or spring. Native Americans used the fragrant foliage of yerba mansa to treat diseases of the skin and blood. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   14.00 

Aquilegia formosa  Columbine   
Classic Western Columbine, truly a gorgeous plant for early summer hummingbird fodder. Forms several erect, branched stems; 1 to 3 ft. high. Moist wooded areas. Sun to shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Snails also love it, alas. Extract of the root was used by Natives to enhance energy and stamina. 
Qty:
(2)  seed packet   6.00 

Aralia californica  Elk Clover   
A striking 3- to 9-ft. perennial for moist and shaded areas, elk clover grows Jurassic leaves more than three feet long and blooms in a bold galaxy of white star-shaped flowers that draw droves of hungry butterlies. Native to the greater Bay Area, this is the only California native in the Ginseng family. The root was used by Native Americans topically for skin ailments. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot   17.00 

Arctostaphylos viridissima 'White Cloud'  White Cloud Whitehair Manzanita  Santa Cruz Island 
The uncommon whitehair manzanita reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; the cultivar 'White Cloud' was selected by Bert Johnson for its profuse snowy-white flowers and dense, glossy, dark green leaves. He grew it from a cutting taken on the island in 1979. This is a vigorous and rampant grower for us. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   18.00 

Armeria 'Victor Reiter'  Dwarf Hybrid Sea Thrift   
Miniature version with light pink flowers, can be stepped on, a little. 
Qty:
(12)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   7.00 

Armeria maritima white  White Sea Thrift   
Grass-like perennial groundcover with cheerful white flowers on 6" stems. Likes full sun and little water once established. Easy to multiply by divisions. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Artemisia 'Silver Surfer'  Mugwort   
Wide silver-leafed hybrid of A. douglasiana, sukdorfii and ludoviciana. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Artemisia dranunculus.  Tarragon  Sunol 
Local form of this circumboreal herb. AKA Wormwood. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'  Beach Sagewort   
Very reliable in garden conditions, low grower with silver leaves and no fragrance, flowers inconspicuous but foliage gorgeous. Prefers sun and sandy soil. 
Qty:
(7)  4" pot   6.00 

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Asarum caudatum  Wild Ginger   
Lush groundcover from redwood forests and mixed evergreen woodlands. Likes deep shade, with aromatic leaves and intriguing red flowers like orchids, usually hidden beneath leaves. Native to greater Bay Area. The Indians used these roots as a soothing digestive tea, similar to common ginger. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   17.00 

Asclepias fascicularis  Narrowleaf Milkweed   
Delicate narrow leaves and fairly neat appearance. Tolerates shade. Habitat plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  D40   7.00 

Asclepias speciosa  Showy Milkweed   
Robust perennial to 3-foot or more. Large leaves are not as silvery as the species in the photo, flowers are light pink. Needs sun. This is the larval host plant for the monarch butterfly 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Aster chilensis  California Aster  San Francisco 
A lovely and fast-spreading native aster with lavender ray flowers and a golden center. Local San Francisco source. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Plant in full sun. May become invasive in the garden. Renamed to Symphyotrichum chilense :-( 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
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(3)  10 gal   35.00 

Aster chilensis (dwarf)  Dwarf California Aster  Tilden 
Low-growing form of our native aster with lavender petals and golden center. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Some varieties can be invasive in the garden but we believe this one is reasonable. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Betula occidentalis  Water Birch   
Normally a multi-stemmed shrub with brown birch bark but can be trained up as a tall single stem tree. 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   65.00 

Chenopodium californicum  California Goosefoot  Bay Area 
Edible perennial has a sort of salty taste, the flavor also resembles Miner's Lettuce. Dies back to the large swollen root in summer. AKA Indian Lettuce, Pigweed and Soaproot. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Coreopsis gigantea  Giant Coreopsis  Southern CA 
Giant Coreopsis grows to 8-foot with a stout tree-like trunk and produces dozens of large showy sunflowers. It grows along the coast from LA north and on the Channel Islands. 
Qty:
(33)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 

Coreopsis maritima  Sea Dahlia  So. Cal. 
Similar to Giant Coreopsis but only 2 feet tall. In the wild, these dry up completely in late spring but light watering and deadheading can keep them blooming almost year round as long as they have good drainage. San Diego to Baja. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(15)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(26)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Crassula connata   Sand Pigmyweed   
 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   4.00 

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Darlingtonia californica  Cobra Plant  Mendocino 
With their bulbous green heads, twisted red tongues, and long tubular bodies, the cobra plant is aptly named. A wonderful (and slightly creepy) carnivorous bog plant. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   0.00 

Darmera peltata  Indian Rhubarb   
This is a wetland plant with attractive foliage that reaches 5 feet across per leaf; wonderful in a streamside wild setting but much smaller in a container. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   24.00 

Datura discolor  Thorn Apple   
This annual species has beautiful fragrant white trumpet-flowers with deep pink to violet centers which mature into spiny "thorn apples" filled with hallucinogenic seeds (HIGHLY TOXIC). Datura has a lovely evening fragrance. Wants full sun but can handle some shade. Plants can reach 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide in rich, moist soil. Datura is extremely drought and poor-soil tolerant, where it will only get 2x3. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(27)  seed packet   6.00 

Dichondra donelliana  California Ponysfoot   
A good groundcover for open slopes and headlands, tight green mat with attractive foliage, flower inconspicuous. Fills in between bunch grasses, spreads by runners so don't use where you want it contained. Has been used for lawns in the past though that was a different species. 
Qty:
(25)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Drosera rotundifolia  Sundew   
 
Qty:
(1)  2-3/4" pot   25.00 

Dudleya brittonii  Giant Chalk Dudleya   
Large flat chalky white species from Baja can be put in a clay pot and never watered. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   16.00 

Dudleya brittonii 'Baja Mar Green'  Dudleya  Baja 
Green form of this large, extra drought-tolerant species from Baja between Rosarito & Ensenada: can be grown in a clay pot and never watered. Flower stems are red; flowers themselves are pale yellow. Full sun will turn the leaf tips red. Over many decades, they mature into 3-foot stalks like miniature Joshua Trees. 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   16.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   16.00 

Dudleya edulis  San Diego Dudleya   
Narrow leaves and white flowers gradually increase in size. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Dudleya lanceolata  Lance-leafed Liveforever  So. Cal. 
Narrow leaves and orange to deep yellow flowers gradually increase in size. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   10.00 

Dudleya pulverulenta  Chalk Dudleya   
Chalk Liveforever has a basal rosette that grows one to two feet wide, from which a 1 1/2 ft. spike of red flowers appear in May – July. Native from about Northern San Luis Obispo county south along the coast. As its name implies, this dudleya species has a "chalky" waxy substance on its leaves that helps with drought tolerance. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

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Dudleya traskiae  Santa Barbara Island Liveforever   
Rare species with largeish silver leaves and prominent red tall flower stems. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Epilobium canum  California Fuchsia   
CA fuchsia blooms in October, a welcome source of color in the fall landscape. It retains attractive silvery low growing foliage year round and spreads by the root. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(31)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum spp. latifolia 'Everett's Choice'  Everett's Native Fuchsia   
A distinctive form of this famous October-blooming perennial, Everett's Choice has larger tomentose leaves with a greyish-green color, and brilliant red flowers adored by hummingbirds. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Epilobium canum.  California Fuchsia  San Bruno Mountain 
A local population of the wonderful fall-blooming perennial. Low growing and spreading with a red bloom favored by hummingbirds. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Epipactis giganteum 'Serpentine Night'  Black Stream Orchid   
This popular cultivar has a blackish blue color to the leaves. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'  Seaside Daisy   
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun. This horticultural selection has an intensly colored pink/purple flower. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Erigeron glaucus 'WR'  Seaside Daisy   
This horticultural hybrid has a more narrow leaf and more consistent lavender-colored flower. Probably at least half non-native. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.50 

Eriogonum latifolium  Coast Buckwheat   
Our common local low growing species. Great for butterfly nectar! Brown seed heads add interest through late summer. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   24.00 

Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou'  Spreading Wooly Sunflower   
This is the ground hugging form of our soft wooded fast growing coastal sage scrub denizen from the Sonoma Coast, which provides wonderful yellow sunflowers in summer. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
Qty:
(19)  1 gal   12.00 
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(29)  2 gal   18.00 

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Erysimum franciscanum var. crassifolium  Dense-leafed Franciscan wallflower   
A more densely-leafed varient of the Franciscan wallflower, generally with a bloom more yellow than cream. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Euthamia occidentalis  Flat-topped Goldenrod   
Local wetland species. Good yellow color in shade or sun. up to 4 ft tall. hardy and drought tolerant but prefers lots of water in winter. 
Qty:
(21)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Fragaria chiloensis  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(17)  4" pot   5.00 
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(6)  six-pack   7.00 
Qty:
(40)  4" pot   5.00 

Fragaria chiloensis 'Carole Ann'  Beach Strawberry   
This selection has large 2" flowers and extra glossy leaves with red-seeded white fruit from Bodega Bay. Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Fragaria chiloensis 'Schooner Gulch Dwarf'  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   7.00 
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(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   7.00 

Fragaria vesca.  Wood Strawberry   
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(44)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Fragaria virginiana  Mountain Strawberry  Sagehen Preserve 
Sierra species with blue leaves. Winter deciduous. Does not fruit much. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Frankenia salina  Alkali Heath   
Little pink flowers on this salt marsh species. Doesn't need salty soil. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Fraxinus dipetala  California Ash   
Flowering shrub or small tree with fast-branching habit up to 20 ft. Seems to be deer-proof. Nice choice for a native street tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. venulosa. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   20.00 

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Helenium puburulum  Rosilla  Bay Area 
Tall inside-out orange daisy. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Helianthus californicus  California sunflower   
Clusters of 3-inch sunflowers on dozens of perennial stems up to 8ft tall may need staking. Dies back to ground in winter. Likes moist conditions: deep infrequent flooding promotes flowering spring through fall. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Heracleum maxima rubrum  Red Cow Parsnip  Fairfax 
Red-stemmed version of the huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  2 gal   22.00 

herb: Anthriscus cere. Vertissimo  Chervil, herb   
Subtle anise flavored parsley - important in French cooking - a crucial component of Fines Herbes (pronounced: feen ZAIRBS) used with ommlettes, chicken - things with short cooking time and on salads: parsley, chives, and a little chervil and tarragon. 
Qty:
(6)  4" pot   5.00 

herb: Satureja douglasii  Yerba Buena, herb   
This fast-growing minty groundcover with the heavenly fragrance once covered large swaths of the Bay Area, giving its Spanish name Yerba Buena ("good herb") to the original pueblo that later became San Francisco. A delightful, medicinal, and iconic choice from our local flora that deserves a spot in every garden. Satureja has been changed to Clinopodium by the taxonomists. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(17)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Heterotheca villosa 'San Bruno Mountain'  Hairy Goldenaster  San Bruno Mtn. 
An extraordinary groundcover for full sun; lovely silver-grey foliage with velvet texture and cheerful yellow flowers. Completely drought-tolerant and a good butterfly plant. This is a local selection from San Bruno Mountain. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Heuchera 'Canyon Duet'  Coral Bells   
Hybrid with compact green leaves and two tone pink & white flowers. 
Qty:
(25)  4" pot   8.00 
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(14)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(33)  1 gal   12.00 

Hibiscus lasiocarpus  California Hibiscus  sacramento river basin 
This is a rare and endangered wetland species. heart-shaped velvety leaves and beautiful white to pink hibiscus flowers. plant grows back larger each year given the right conditions - wet. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   15.00 
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(2)  2 gal   29.00 
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(18)  3 gal   22.00 

Hoita macrostachya  Leather Root  East Bay 
Wetland perennial with purple summer pea flowers on 4-foot sprawling stems. Winter dormant. 
Qty:
(10)  10" tree band   14.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Horkelia californica  California Dewberry  San Francisco 
Good groundcover for neglected sunny rocky spot. Interesting musky fragrance when stepped on. 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   35.00 

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Keckiella cordifolia  Climbing Penstemon   
A scandent scrambling plant growing into a lovely 3-5 foot thicket with sprays of red flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant; full to part sun. Deciduous under extreme conditions, keeps it's leaves with a bit of water in high summer or plant to scramble up other shrubs to hide the summer dormant leaves. Needs good drainage. Major humming bird draw. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Lemna minor  Common Duckweed   
We are not certain of the species - this was found growing in our storm drain. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Lessingia filaginifolia  Beach Aster   
Fast-growing groundcover with silvery foliage and a prolific late-summer bloom. Shape and form widely vary depending on environment. This plant is also a Gabb's Checkerspot butterfly larval host plant. The name has been changed to Corethrogyne filaginifolia.  
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   22.00 

Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'  Silver Carpet Spreading Beach Aster  Monterey Co. 
Fast-growing groundcover with silvery foliage and a prolific late-summer bloom. A selection by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden horticulturist Carol Bornstein, collected from coastal bluffs exposed to ocean spray in Monterey County. This plant is also a Gabb's Checkerspot butterfly larval host plant. The name has been changed to Corethrogyne filaginifolia. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   7.00 
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(17)  1 gal   14.00 
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(45)  4" pot   7.00 

Lobelia cardinalis  Cardinal Flower   
Showy red-flowered plant to 3 feet, commonly found along stream banks and other moist places. Needs garden water. Powerful medicinal herb. 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   20.00 

Lobelia dunnii ssp. serrata  Dunn's Lobelia  UC Bot 
Bright blue flowers last a full month at least in summer. Likes wet and some shade but is drought tolerant. Fine textured groundcover. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Lomatium californicum  California Celery  San Mateo Co 
Broad leathery ornamental leaves distinguish this perenial dryland parsley relative which provides food for Anise Swallowtail butterfly larvae & flowers for many beneficial insects. 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Lomatium insulare  San Nicolas Island Lomatium  San Nicolas Island 
A rare perennial coastal parsley relative which provides food for Anise Swallowtail butterfly larvae & yellow flowers with nectar for many beneficial insects. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

Lotus scoparius  Deerbroom   
Yellow-flowering butterfly plant, an early-succession species in disturbed habitats that fixes nitrogen in the soil. A great starter or companion plant when reclaiming a vacant lot with native plants. The name has been changed to Acmispon glaber :-( 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Lupinus bicolor     
Annual, small species. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
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(1)  1 oz. seed   30.00 
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(1)  1/2 oz seed   20.00 
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(1)  seed   100.00 

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Lupinus microcarpus     
Annual, small species. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Mentha x piperita  Peppermint   
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Mimulus cardinalis  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
Native to wetlands throughout the American West, this red-flowering favorite will thrive in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(2)  10" tree band   12.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus cardinalis 'Maroon'  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
This form has a purple/maroon throat and deep red flowers. This species likes sun and water, even with it's feet in water. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold'  Golden Channel Islands Monkeyflower  Seed from Santa Cruz Island via Tilden Botanical G 
This is the golden-flowering form of the (usually) scarlet monkeyflower. A wetland species, it needs garden water to be happy in cultivation. Grown from seed collected by Glenn Keator and introduced into the trade by the Tilden Botanical Garden. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus guttatus  Seep-spring Monkeyflower   
This is really an annual but it'll survive in a coastal climate and reseeds so readily that it never goes away given some water. It's native to seeps and very wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Monardella macrantha  Hummingbird Mint  Monterey 
A trailing perennial with a delightful light mint scent and big, tubular red hummingbird flowers. Likes perfect drainage with a little water and part shade in hot areas. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(55)  4" pot   7.00 

Monardella villosa  Coyote Mint   
A semi-woody shrub/perennial that fits in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat similar to Sticky Monkeyflower but a bit smaller. The fragrance of the delicate leaves is minty but a bit skunky. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   14.00 

Montia parvifolia  Little-leaf Miner's Lettuce   
Succulent leaves, grows in shady or moist spots. Makes an interesting little textural counterpoint in the garden. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(1)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Oxalis oregana  Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

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Penstemon parryi  Desert Beardtongue   
Photo is a different species but similar flower. From the Mojave desert to Arizona. 
Qty:
(63)  5" tree band   6.00 

Penstemon spectabilis  Spectacular penstemon   
The grandaddy of the horticultural penstemons, this purple-blue stunner grows 3-4 feet tall and wide, preferring the full sun and little water it enjoys in its native range of southern california washes and ravines (San Gabriel Mtns).  
Qty:
(2)  seed packet   8.00 
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(3)  1/8 oz. seed   15.00 
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(8)  1 oz. seed   50.00 
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(1)  seed   180.00 

Perideridia californica  California Yampah  Mt Diablo 
Endemic to California, this species has a more intricate leaf. Marvelous Anise Swallowtail butterfly larval food plant. No native plant garden should be without a few of these. Any conditions, grows up to 3 feet, then cut back to the base. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

Phyla nodiflora  Lippia  Tesla, Alameda County 
Tiny ground hugging plant, very useful between stepping stones in harsh conditions, as a lawn substitute and excellent butterfly nectar. All sorts of insects are drawn to the flowers of this verbena relative. AKA Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Condamine Couch, Creeping Vervain, Matgrass and more worldwide. Larval host for buckeye butterflies. Usually found in moist conditions but has deep roots and easy to keep green in summer. 
Qty:
(47)  2" rose pot   3.00 
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(13)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Plantago maritima  Sea Plantain   
Good coastal wildlife species (seed is even edible for people) with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. AKA goose tongue.  
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 
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(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 
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(4)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Plantago subnuda  Tall Coastal Plantain  East Bay 
Striking coastal wildlife species with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. An important larval host plant for butterflies. AKA goose tongue. Away from the immediate coast, this species will need additional irrigation. The seeds are edible and they reseed readily. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(39)  2" rose pot   2.00 
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(7)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Polemonium pulcherrimum  Sky Pilot   
This alpine beauty has showy blue flowers with a delicious sweet fragrance on footlong stalks in late summer. Also charming glossy pinnate foliage. Summer water and good drainage in sun or shade. 
Qty:
(6)  seed packet   8.00 

Polygonum paronychia  Dune Knotweed  San Francisco 
Low-growing easy and fine needle-leafed dune plant. In the garden it doesn't need sand, just sun, where it swiftly forms a tight mat for a fast and attractive drought-tolerant groundcover. 
Qty:
(25)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica  Pacific Silver Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, ferny leaves, silver beneath, flower like a strawberry's but yellow. Likes wet conditions. Spreads by runners like a strawberry. Jepson calls it invasive in the garden. 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.00 

Potentilla glandulosa  Potentilla  San Francisco 
Easy to grow perennial groundcover, ferny leaves, flower like a strawberry's. The name has been changed to Drymocallis glandulosa. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

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Prunella vulgaris  Self-Heal   
A spreading verly low groundcover with a purple flower, this circumboreal species has been widely hailed as an important medicinal herb. Spreads vigorously with water. Useful between stepping stones. 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(7)  4" pot   6.00 

Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum  Pink Everlasting  East Bay 
Attractive pink flowers on a short lived biennial which reseeds readily. Good sand dune plant. Foliage has a maple syrup fragrance, or some say it smells like curry. Formerly Gnaphalium ramosissimum. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Ranunculus californica  California Buttercup  Bay Area 
Nice addition to a wildflower meadow for February flowers, then recedes in summer. Seasonally damp east slopes with Dodecatheon. Makes a great long lasting cut flower! 
Qty:
(13)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Romanzoffia californica  Mistmaidens   
Charming little misty cliff dweller, does fine with just winter rains and goes completely dormant in summer. 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 

Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'     
Aromatic and drought-tolerant mounding/spreading groundcover with silvery leaves and a soft blue blossom. 6 feet wide, 2 feet tall. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia spathacea.  Hummingbird Sage   
This aromatic perennial grows wild along the coast from Orange County to San Francisco, where it thrives on exposed north-facing slopes and in the dry duff under oaks. Creeps from a rhizome, sends up arrow-shaped leaves with the most delicious fragrance of any sage and robust pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. See the star appearance of Salvia spathacea in the Locals Only story on Bernal Hill
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   15.00 

Satureja mimuloides  Summer Savory  South Coast 
An attractive 18-inch perennial, a native in sunny moist spots along California's southern coast. Pleasant minty fragrance to the leaves; pull off a flower and sip the nectar to learn why hummingbirds love it. 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Scrophularia californica  Bee Plant  Bay Area 
What can you say? Given regular water it will grow to the size of your car before you wake up in the morning. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(24)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(27)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Sidalcea malviflora  Checkerbloom   
Hearty low spreading perennial wildflower for the coastal prairie. Luxuriant in bloom. Larval host for several butterflies; Skippers and Ladies.  
Qty:
(34)  4" pot   7.00 

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Silene scouleri  Scouler's Catchfly  San Bruno Mountain 
Carnation relative for sunny rock garden conditions.  
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

Sisyrinchium bellum  Blue-eyed Grass   
Petite and attractive member of the iris family, largely drought-tolerant with cheerful blue flowers throughout the spring and summer. Mix them in with bunchgrasses. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.50 

Sisyrinchium californicum  Yellow-eyed Grass   
Named "californicum" for the Golden State, this iris relative likes moist streambanks and only opens its flowers in full sun. Easy in those conditions; goes dormant in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  3 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(14)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(31)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Sphaeralcea ambigua  Desert Globemallow   
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   28.00 

Stachys ajugoides  Rigid Woodmint  San Francisco 
This is the more common local species of this fuzzy, spreading, pink-flowered musky mint. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Tanacetum camphoratum  Dune Tansy   
A silver ferny-leafed dune plant with yellow flowers, this former champion of the Franciscan flora spreads rapidly by rhizomes but is threatened in the wild by habitat destruction. It makes a strong statement of local ecological solidarity in the garden. Renamed to T. bipinnatum :-( 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 

Trichostema 'Midnight Magic'  Hybrid Blue Curls   
This is a cross between our Trichostema lanatum and T. purpusii from Mexico. It's easier to grow than the straight California species with a similar flower and green leaves that smell like bubble gum. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Trichostema lanatum  Wooly Blue Curls   
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   16.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   24.00 

Typha Species  Cattail   
Vigorous wetland grass with distinctive fluffy seed head when mature. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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Verbena lasiostachys  Western Vervain  Berkeley 
Perennial wetland species with tall spike of purple flowers on a lanky plant. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'  Lilac Verbena  Cedros Island Baja 
Evergreen perennial from sand dunes on an island off Baja to 2 feet with showy fragrant flowers that attract butterflies. Can bloom almost year round on the coast. Drought tolerant unlike our local wetland species. 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(50)  1 gal   12.00 

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Adenostoma fasciculatum  Chamise  Santa Cruz Mtns. 
A common component of chaparral, chamise is evergreen and drought tolerant, a good choice as a low-maintenance shrub for neglectful or low-irrigation gardeners. Older specimens can become dry and flammable; not recommended for planting near houses in fire-prone areas. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Albutilon palmeri  Superstition Mallow  Desert Southwest 
We know Abutilon in San Francisco as the non-native Flowering Maple which thrives in partly shaded foggy damp back yards but this one is a desert species from Creosote Bush Scrub habitat in the Mohave desert and beyond in the desert Southwest. Don't overwater, give it lots of sun, good drainage in any soil and you'll be rewarded with a long bloom season and felty silvery grey leaves to about 3 feet tall and wide. Protect from Deer, gophers and rabbits when young. Give it an occassional hose down in summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   15.00 

Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'  Sunset Manzanita  Monterey County 
Natural hybrid of Arctostaphylos hookerii X pajaroensis is more compact, less leggy and more drought tolerant than Pajaro. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos andersonii.  Santa Cruz Manzanita  Watsonville, Pajaro 
Gorgeous, rare, and endangered endemic manzanita from sand hills in the Santa Cruz Mountains, adapted to fog, heat, and drought. Grows 6-8 feet tall and wide with characteristic red curvy branches and a big winter bloom.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   20.00 

Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'  Louis Edmunds Manzanita  Sonoma County 
A well-branched shrub from 5 to 8 feet with slender, upswept branches and a greyish-green tint to the foliage. A big and bright pink bloom leads to abundant reddish berries. This cultivar is a beautiful specimen and a reliable performer in northern California. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   40.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard Mcminn'  Howard Mcminn Manzanita   
Medium-sized manzanita with neat green leaves & red stems which thrives in garden conditions - including clay. Grows 3-5 ft high and 5-7 ft wide. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'     
Closely related to 'Howard McMinn.' Gorgeous red bark with dark green-grey leaves. Erect habit, 6-12' high and 4-10 ft. wide.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora x 'Lutsko's Pink'     
Four to six feet tall and wide. Light pink flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Wayside'  Monterey Manzanita   
2 ft. high shrubby ground cover spreading to 8 feet & rooting to spread further. Fine-textured foliage looks delicate but stands up to rough conditions including high winds and total drought. An excellent choice for the fog belt, give it part shade in hot climates. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   28.00 

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Arctostaphylos imbricata ssp. imbricata  San Bruno Mountain manzanita  Strybing 
This is the rare prostrate manzanita found in the wild only on San Bruno Mountain. A lovely groundcover to 8" tall with dense clasping leaves and compact flower clusters, it is one of our most prized local endemics and a proud specimen for the native plant garden. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Arctostaphylos montaraensis  Montara Mountain Manzanita  Montara 
A rare and endangered species endemic to Montara Mountain in San Mateo County, this 3- to 15-foot beauty has tightly clasping upright silver-green leaves, stems covered in white bristles, and the red gnarled trunk for which manzanitas are prized. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   8.00 

Arctostaphylos morroensis  Morro Manzanita  Central Coast 
A rare and threatened sand dune species endemic to San Luis Obispo County. Smallish silvery leaves on sprawling shaggy deep red branches, eventually forming a large shrub of 4-8 feet. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Arctostaphylos pumila  Sandmat Manzanita   
An endangered endemic from the sand dunes of Monterey Bay, this gorgeous manzanita grows around 30" tall with greyish-green foliage the texture of fine velvet; new growth is touched with crimson on the edges. Its tight habit and attractive coloration make this an outstanding choice for a small city garden, especially in the sandy soils it prefers. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'  Vandenberg Shagbark Manzanita  Vandenberg Air Force Base 
A rare species from old sand dunes along the central coast, Arctostaphylos rudis tolerates full sun, no water, and total neglect (when given adequate drainage). Grows 7' x 10', with lovely grey-green foliage and pinkish-white flowers in winter. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet'  Emerald Carpet Kinickinick   
Clean and green low-growing groundcover in garden conditions. 4-18 in. high and 6-10 ft. wide with white flowers. This is a widely acclaimed hybrid of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and A. nummularia. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub. This is the ground hugging form. Very fragrant greyish-blue foliage. Full sun. Coastal scrub. 
Qty:
(32)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   6.00 

Artemisia californica 'Montara'  Coastal Sage  Montara mt 
A medium-sized ground-hugging form of the fragrant evergreen shrub for full sun in coastal conditions.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri  Brewer's Quailbush   
Lovely silvery white foliage year round. Excellent wildlife plant. Can be sheared to a tidy 5 ft tall and wide, or in hot sunny moderately-watered conditions, can be 8-foot tall & 25 foot wide. This is an excellent and under-utilized plant, native to the Bay Area, that tolerates harsh soils & poor drainage. 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal   35.00 

Baccharis pilularis  Coyote Brush   
Common upright form of this evergreen shrub. Excellent habitat plant growing 5-6 ft tall. Not known whether these are male or female. 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   10.00 

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Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'San Bruno Lady'  'San Bruno Lady' Coyote Brush  San Bruno Mtn. 
This semi-dwarf female makes white fluffy seeds. It was growing about 2-feet high in the wild on San Bruno Mountain. An exclusive Bay Natives selection, chosen for beautiful foliage and tight habit. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. Smaller leaves than 'Pigeon Point.'  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   10.50 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Pigeon Lady'  'Twin Pigeon Lady' Coyote Brush   
Spawn of San Bruno Lady with Pigeon Point and Twin Peaks. Gender and size undetermined but they mostly seem like low growers. 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal   20.00 

Baccharis salicifolia  Seep Willow, Mulefat   
Like a cross between Coyote Brush and a small willow, this deciduous shrub grows in dry rocky arroyos with an upright open form, spreading by the root. It's fairly drought-tolerant, actually. Good for a tallish open background shrub and high wildlife value in late summer with profuse fluffy flowers, though not 'showy' in a traditional sense. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia)  Oregon Grape   
Spiny evergreen shrub with edible berries. 3 to 6 ft. high forming thick clumps through rhizomes. Sun to shade. Great habitat plant. Externally used by Natives in salves as a disinfectant.  
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   30.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Succulent winedark berries (reputedly the tastiest of all native berries) emerging from the distinctive vase-shaped ericaceous flower, and luscious red new foliage maturing into deep shades of green -- behold the textural symphony of California huckleberry. Extremely adaptable to sun or shade, water or drought, wind or fog, this is a long favorite of savvy gardeners. Try planting it in an old tree stump, and watch it propsper! You'll need two plants to cross-pollinate and set fruit and they fruit more in the sun. 'Thunderbird' is a clone with a heavy berry crop, growing to 6'. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Wunderlich'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Succulent winedark berries (reputedly the tastiest of all native berries) emerging from the distinctive vase-shaped ericaceous flower, and luscious red new foliage maturing into deep shades of green -- behold the textural symphony of California huckleberry. Extremely adaptable to sun or shade, water or drought, wind or fog, this is a long favorite of savvy gardeners. Try planting it in an old tree stump, and watch it propsper! You'll need two plants to cross-pollinate and set fruit and they fruit more in the sun. 'Wunderlich' is a clone growing vigorously to 8' or more. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   15.00 

Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'  Bush Anemone  Fresno Co. 
A fast-growing shrub 5-9 feet tall with silvery shredding bark (on old stems), an oblong blue-green leaf, and a spectacular flower of white touched with gold. It naturally grows in hot dry places, on north slopes with snow melt ground water, but cultivars will take a good deal of garden water in summer. Blooms best with eastern exposure or in conditions of partial high dappled shade. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   48.00 

Ceanothus 'Concha'  Concha California Lilac   
8 foot tall, 10 foot spread with purplish blue flowers coming from reddish buds. A long time popular hybrid, Concha tolerates alkalinity, summer water and drought. 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   12.50 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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Ceanothus 'Dark Star'  California Lilac   
'Dark Star' is the Ceanothus cultivar with the deepest, most intense shade of blue flowers. Perhaps the same as Julia Phelps Often blooms twice in the Bay Area: once in spring and a bonus in fall. Completely drought-tolerant and loves full sun, fast-growing to 5-6 feet tall and 7-8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'El Dorado'     
A big, somewhat slow-growing shrub (for a Ceanothus) with interesting yellow and green variegated foliage. Does well in Central Valley heat.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'  California Lilac   
Reliable 6-8' selection from seed collected on Santa Cruz island. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'  California Lilac   
Similar to Dark Star but a bit wider spreading. 
Qty:
(28)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(41)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'  Ray Hartman Ceanothus   
A reliable, tall, fast-growing and big-blooming selection, this hybrid of C. arboreus and C. thyrisflorus makes an excellent screen or can be shaped into an attractive street tree. Larger leaves, similar to the Yankee Point spreader. 
Qty:
(9)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(26)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'  Wheeler Canyon California Lilac  Ventura 
Numerous red buds unfold, blanketing the whole thing in sky-blue flowers. with medium-sized leaves on a 4-6-foot high, not too wide shrub. Prefers coastal climates. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus arboreus  Island Blueblossom  Santa Cruz Island 
The "tree ceanothus" can reach heights of 20 feet in the matter of a few years. Wonderful blue blossoms in spring attract butterflies and summer/fall seeds will bring feeding birds including quail. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Ceanothus cuneatus  Buckbrush   
Local to the Bay Area, this ceanothus is tough and deer-resistant! Can grow to 8 ft. White flower clusters. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus foliosus 'Berryhill'  Wavyleaf California Lilac   
2' high, 4-5' wide mound with tiny leaves and brilliant blue flowers. Needs good drainage and no summer water. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.50 

Ceanothus foliosus var. vineatus  Vine Hill California Lilac   
Beautiful deep blue flowers, medium small leaves, AKA Wavyleaf Ceanothus. Endangered species from only 2 known occurrences near Sebastapol, possibly Mendocino. 2-3 feet wide, 6 foot spread. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

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Ceanothus gloriosus ssp. porrectus  Mount Vision Ceanothus  Point Reyes 
The rare and endangered prostrate shrub, also called Prostrate Holly-leaved Ceanothus, endemic to the Inverness Ridge at Point Reyes, CA. 
Qty:
(12)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus griseus 'Louis Edmonds'  Carmel Mountain Lilac   
Dark green leaves, medium tall to 3 or 4' and spreading to as much as 30' wide -- survives clay, alkalinity, sand, wind, heat, sun, and water. 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal   75.00 

Ceanothus griseus hor. 'Yankee Point'     
Low evergreen mound, 2-3' by 10'. Great for coastal conditions, and fast! 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus hearstiorum    San Luis Obispo 
Beautiful rich blue flowers & small leaves on a mat-forming plant. Coastal origin, needs some shade and water inland and can even handle water near a lawn. Slow-growing but worth the wait for an elegant, tidy, long-lived ground cover.  
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.50 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Frosty Dawn'  California Lilac   
Compact coastal ceanothus with lavender-blue flowers. 2' tall by 5' wide. Very early bloomer. 
Qty:
(48)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(17)  4" pot   6.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'  California Lilac   
Coastal species to 3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, profuse purple early spring bloom. Tolerates Central Valley heat and drought. One of the most compact shrub form Ceanothus selections. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'     
Medium blue flowered selection of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Denim'    San Bruno Mt. 
Nice medium dark blue. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Grande'    San Bruno Mt. 
Big bold leaves and growth habit. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Louise'    San Bruno Mt. 
Open lacey branching pattern with medium blue flower. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  California Lilac   
A popular cultivar of our local species from Mendocino with nice compact growth 4 to 5 feet tall 6 to 7 wide with especially dark green leaves and profuse, long-lived dark blue flowers with the fragrance of wintergreen. Garden tolerant.  
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'     
White-flowering cultivar of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens  Reposing California Lilac  Bay Area 
Prostrate form of the fabulous Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, the only species of California Lilac native to San Francisco. Forms a tight carpet of ground cover; nice blue flowers in Spring and an occasional bonus bloom in the Fall. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus..    Presidio 
Narrow leaves, nice blue flower. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 

Ceanothus Volunteer  California Lilac   
Random volunteer seedlings of unknown size and flower characteristics. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 

Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonwillow   
A vigorous water-loving shrub or small tree 6-30 ft. deciduous, with distinctive reddish-gold new growth and an unusual flower like a white pufferfish. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(11)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Cornus glabrata  Brown Dogwood   
Fast to establish in well-watered habitats, the deciduous brown dogwood has smooth attractive foliage that draws a wide variety of wildlife. More compact and tidy than other native dogwoods, this is an excellent choice for fall color in the garden. 
Qty:
(3)  7 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   25.00 

Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis  Red-twig Dogwood   
Large shrub with flat umbels of attractive white flowers in summer. Gorgeous leaves and bark turns beautiful shades of red and yellow in winter. Deciduous, reaches 12 ft tall and wide. Fast growing. Likes wet areas, but is surprisingly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(17)  2 gal   25.00 

Corylus cornuta  Hazel   
Hazel trees look great in the dappled understory of a larger canopy, often growing as a multi-trunk with a fountain shape. Nuts are tasty and edible but other critters usually get them first. The wide translucent mint-shaped leaves will catch and hold any available light; after the fall drop, they make a rich mulch. Usually wider than tall (6 to 10 feet), this tree grows more compact when wind-clipped. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   160.00 

Crataegus douglasii  Douglas' Hawthorne   
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 

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Encelia     
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   29.00 

Eriogonum giganteum  St. Catherine's Lace   
A giant wild buckwheat that supports all manner of butterflies and birds, St. Catherine's Lace grows wild on the Channel Islands but loves San Francisco weather and can reach 5 to 6 feet tall in full sun under conditions of total drought and neglect. Great source of cut flowers throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   28.00 

Forestiera pubescens  Desert Olive  Mines rd. Alameda Co. 
Deciduous olive relative from desert washes, fairly unusual in the Bay Area, easy to grow. Makes small yellow flowers and little edible olives. Six to fifteen feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   165.00 
Qty:
(5)  10 gal   100.00 

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'  Flannel Bush   
Large evergreen tree/shrub with fast-growing sprawling habit to 30 feet tall. Gorgeous yellow bloom for most of the year. Extremely drought-tolerant once established.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   42.00 

Garrya elliptica  Silk Tassel  San Bruno Mountain 
Cuttings taken from a known male. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   0.00 

Garrya elliptica 'Evie'  Silk Tassel 'Evie'   
Evergreen shrub that grows more vertical to 10 or 20 feet and can be kept fairly narrow. Evie's flowers are a bit shorter than the James Roof selection but the flowers are more abundant and it has more compact foliage. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   45.00 

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'  James Roof Silk Tassel   
The long-tasseled form most prized by horticulture, named for one of the greatest champions of the Franciscan flora. Very similar to shrubby oaks for most of the year, Garrya puts on a show every January with a big winter bloom hanging from its branches like the silk tassels on graduates' caps. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

herb: Lepechinia fragrans  Island Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and white to lavender pitcher flowers. Good as culinary seasoning. Can be pruned severely often to keep a form. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gram   0.25 

Heteromeles arbutifolia  Toyon   
One of California's most deeply emblematic species, Toyon is a large shrub to medium tree with evergreen foliage, a big white bloom in summer, and abundant red berries in December (hence the alternative common name "Christmas Berry"). Excellent as a hedgerow or other screen, but also wonderful as a specimen plant or focal point in the garden. One of the best native species to attract birds and other beneficial wildlife. Here's a detailed discussion of Toyon. 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   22.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Davis Gold'  Toyon   
Yellow-berried form of Toyon. 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   5.00 

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Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Sunrise'  Sunrise Toyon  San Bruno Mountain 
This selection From San Bruno Mountain starts with a mix of orange and red, eventually ripening mostly red. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Juniperus californica  California Juniper  Livermore 
Slow growing to 15 feet, very blue leaves, edible berries, no water once established. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   8.00 

Lonicera involucrata  Twinberry   
An attactive shrubby form of honeysuckle, twinberry grows locally from the Presidio to San Bruno Mountain and graces the gardens of savvy native plant aficionados with its attractive flowers and fruit. In conditions of abundant water it can reach 20 feet tall and wide, but is also drought-tolerant in coastal scrub where it is usually 4 to 8 feet tall. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Lupinus albifrons  Silver Lupine   
The caterpillar food plant of San Francisco's rare and endangered Mission Blue butterfly, Silver Lupine grows 3-4 feet tall with feathery silver foliage and a heavy summer bloom of bright blue blossoms. A proven favorite for low maintenance, wildlife attraction, and unparalleled beauty. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   25.00 

Lupinus chamissonis  Chamisso's lupine   
This sand-lover grows natively at Baker Beach in the Presidio and elsewhere in the dunes and strands of coastal California. 4' tall with silvery leaves and profuse flowers of soft violet to blue. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Malacothamnus fremontii  Fremont's, Bushmallow   
Felty silver leaves, upright habit, powder-pink blooms. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora Native to Shasta to Riverside County including inland Bay Area. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus  Santa Lucia Bushmallow  Arroyo Seco 
Arroyo Seco Bush Mallow is a very rare fast-growing, many-branched large shrub covered with fuzzy green leaves and bright pink blossoms throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   4.00 

Malus fusca  Oregon Crabapple   
Small tree to 20 or 30 feet with white flowers, needs some moisture, tolerates part shade. Toothed leaves don't look like an apple but flowers do. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus aurantiacus  Sticky Monkey Flower   
Long blooming drought tolerant shrub about 3 foot tall and wide. This is a major component of bay area coastal scrub and even the edges of redwood forests where it tolerates some shade. Mid-summer brown leaves and leggy stems can be tamed with pruning but even unkept, they just keep blooming. Great for hummingbirds and bumblebees. Deer resistant. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   100.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Myrica californica  Pacific Wax Myrtle   
A handsome and fast-growing evergreen to 18 feet or more, adaptable to sun or shade, with bursts of new growth in lustrous light green set off against mature foliage of darker hue and waxier texture. Excellent when sheared as a hedge (it responds well to cutting) or pruned into a specimen tree by thinning the bushy branches to reveal their forking architecture. A proud community member of redwood forests and mixed oak woodlands in the Bay Area. The roots fix nitrogen, improving soils, the leaves can be used to season stews like bay laurel and the waxy berries are a delicacy for northern flickers, chestnut-backed chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, tree swallows, towhees, Cedar Waxwings and Robins. 
Qty:
(25)  15 gal   144.00 
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(1)  15 gal   144.00 
Qty:
(2)  24" box   350.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

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Neviusia cliftonii  Shasta Snow Wreath  Mt. Shasta 
A delicate and uncommon deciduous shrub 6-8 ft. tall with a delicate white flower, the Shasta Snow Wreath was only discovered by western civilization in 1992. Good for dappled shade and north-facing slopes; prefers limestone soil. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Oemleria cerasiformis  Osoberry   
This deciduous shrub produces buckets of berries with a mild apricot flavor and large seeds. A proud member of the native habitat garden. Osoberry are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. They grow to about five-foot in California and can reach 15-foot tree proportions in Oregon or maybe with extra water in CA. 
Qty:
(9)  10" tree band   14.00 

Philadelphus lewisii 'Goose Creek'  Mock Orange   
Double-flowered selection of this deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant white flowers. Large vase shape. This species is native to California's northern mountainous regions. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Physocarpus capitatus 'Siskiyou Beauty'  Ninebark   
Deciduous shrub between 3-8 feet tall, with rich green foliage and a white rose flower, likes garden water but will thrive on north-facing slopes without. 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   26.00 

Prunus illicifolia  Islais Cherry   
This wonderful and local species (see the old-school population on San Francisco's Bayview Hill) grows evergreen up to 12 feet or more, making a lovely and hardy, bird-friendly, drought-tolerant hedge. 
Qty:
(23)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   24.00 
Qty:
(23)  2 gal   24.00 

Prunus illicifolia ssp. lyonii  Catalina Cherry   
From the Channel Islands, a tall, robust form of the Islais cherry. Grows to 40 feet or more. Large and dark and shiny leaves and long panicles of white flowers on this Catalina Island native tree. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa  Western Chokecherry   
Showy pollinator-friendly flowers & fruit for the birds on a deciduous shrub. Found near ravines where there is a little more groundwater. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   20.00 

Quercus berberidifolia  California Scrub Oak   
Semi-evergreen shrub sized oak that fits in your garden. 10'+, drought is a-ok! 
Qty:
(3)  tree pot   18.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(7)  10" tree band   18.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'  Coffeeberry  San Mateo Co. 
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form. 3-7 feet high (perhaps double that) and wider than tall. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 
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(3)  5 gal   43.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   100.00 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Seaview'  Dwarf Coffeeberry   
Low growing form to 2 feet high and twice as wide. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(3)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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Rhamnus purshiana  Cascara Sagrada   
Large deciduous shrub to 15' or small tree to 30' with handsome leaves reminiscent of Alders, inconspicuous flowers which are attractive to butterflies and berries that birds relish. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   85.00 

Rhus integrifolia  Lemonadeberry  Coastal So. Cal. 
Glossy evergreen glosssy leafed shrub 3-10 foot tall and wide, compared to Rhus ovata, this one does better in coastal conditions but still drought tolerant. The fruit makes a nice lemonade flavored extract. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Ribes californicum  Hillside Gooseberry   
Very prickly, nice fall color. Edible berries, likes slightly dry part shade, tolerates seasonal flooding and is summer dormant. Great for under oaks or edge of garden; do not put on walkways.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Ribes malvaceum  Chapparal Currant  San Bruno Mountain 
The best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun tolerant than sanguineum. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels'  Chapparal Currant  Santa Cruz Island 
Best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. Light pink flowered selection from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has a long blooming period and longer flower tassels. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   37.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose'  Chapparal Currant  Montara Mountain 
This flowering currant has deep ruby flowers and grows more densely to six feet - more tolerant of sun and drought. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum 'King Edward'  King Edward Flowering Currant   
This a probably 100 year old cultivar of a CA native from England. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   15.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum 'White Icicle'     
Gorgeous white-blooming selection from British Columbia with a 6-foot tall and wide habit, tolerates sun or shade, winter-deciduous but among the very first plants to bloom in January or February. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Romneya coulteri  Matilija Poppy   
Also called Fried Egg Plant because of the yellow center and white petals, this vigorous specimen is best on a dry south-facing slope where its 8-foot flower stalks won't flop over onto the path. Spreads readily from fast-running rhizomes especially in sandy soils. Can be summer deciduous in certain areas. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

Rosa minutifolia  Baja Rose   
A rare far southern species with tiny, delicate, almost feathery leaves and fragrant pink blooms. 2' by 5' when mature, much more drought tolerant than other native roses. Clay tolerant. Extirpated in San Diego, it only remains in Baja in the wild where it drops it's leaves in the dry season but it blooms almost constantly with irrigation. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

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Rosa woodsii var. ultramontane  Mountain Rose   
Small flowers in clusters. AKA Pearhip Rose or Woods Rose 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Rubus parviflorus  Thimbleberry   
Big, thornless 3-4 foot rangy beautiful soft-stemmed blackberry relative for moist fertile conditions but happy with just a bit of water & shade or sun on the coast. Large maple-leaves drop in winter leaving a rich twiggy texture. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Rubus spectabilis var. franciscana  Salmonberry  Bay Area 
A gorgeous deciduous shrub from a vigorous rhizome, salmonberry forms a thicket 6 ft. tall with reddish leaves and delicious edible fruit. Often found at streamsides; needs garden water. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  2 gal   22.00 
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(2)  10 gal   65.00 

Salix exigua  Sandbar Willow   
A deciduous shrub with a narrow silvery white leaf; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. Spreads vigorously with underground runners, so much that we've renamed it 'California Bamboo'. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix laevigata  Red Willow  Peninsula 
A deciduous shrub with a narrower leaf than its local cousins; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(16)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix lasiolepis  Arroyo Willow  San Francisco 
An abundant and highly variable shrub to small tree of no more than 25 ft., common in seeps and springs, meadows, marshes, and other wet places. Attractive catkins in late winter, lovely lush foliage follows. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 

Salix lucida  Shining Willow  San Francisco 
Can get fairly large compared to Arroyo Willow. Up to 35 feet tall. Bright green leaves, red & yellow stems. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 
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(6)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(12)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia 'Allen Chickering'  Allen Chickering's Sage   
The favorite S. clevlandii hybrid of Nevin Smith and other discerning horticulturalists, Allen Chickering grows at least 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide with a bounty of blossoms in brilliant blue. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia 'Pozo Blue'  Pozo Blue Musk Sage   
A delectable hybrid of Salvia clevelandii and leucophylla, Pozo Blue grows 3 to 4 feet with deep blue flowers and silvery drought tolerant fragrant leaves. Sort of half way between Winifred Gilman and Allen Chickering. 
Qty:
(32)  5" tree band   7.00 
Qty:
(28)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia apiana  White Sage  So. Cal. 
Silver foliage with a strong and wonderful scent, small white flowers on dramatic tall stalks. Once prized by native Americans for burning as ceremonial incense in "smudge rituals." 
Qty:
(217)  1 gram   0.25 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

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Salvia clevelandii  Cleveland's sage   
An upright evergreen shrub to 3 or 4 feet, with silvery-green leaves and a showy blue flower display in summer, this drought-tolerant hummingbird magnet was named for the western botanist Daniel Cleveland, not for the city in Ohio. The wonderful fragrance of its foliage hits you at twenty paces. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   38.00 

Salvia leucophylla  Purple Sage  Los Angeles 
Nice shrub with silver leaves and deep purple bloom gets about 5' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Sambucus racemosa  Red Elderberry   
Very fast growing wetland shrub to 20 ft. Can be cut to the ground annually to keep neat appearance. Great very close to a water feature where it can dip its roots into the water. Large umbels of white flowers followed by stunning red berries which are poisonous to people but loved by birds. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

Spiraea densiflora  Low Spiraea   
This is the low form (to 3 ft. tall) of the elegant shrub with luminscent reddish-green leaves and a robust fluffy rose-colored bloom. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Spiraea douglasii  Spiraea  Tilden Botanical Garden 
Named after the Greek for "shrub," this is the Platonic ideal of the form: 3-6 ft. tall with lustrous reddish-green deciduous leaves and an upright bloom of rose-colored racemes densly flowered. Found in moist, rocky areas including serpentine. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Styrax officionalis  Snowbell Bush   
Small delicate deciduous tree/shrub with fragrant snowdrop blossoms. Looks similar to Cercis/Redbud in leaf. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Symphoricarpos albus  Snowberry   
Such an adaptable plant, this small shrub is perfect for filling in the background, but actually very charming in the foreground too. Foliage looks shimmering and delicate, yet stands up to tough conditions. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   43.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis  Creeping Snowberry   
Local species, low growing ground cover. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   75.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis var. acutus   Trailing Snowberry   
This northern & Sierra species has a very spreading habit and a little different look with a pointy leaf (AKA Sharp-leaf Snowberry) and red stems in a flat laying fishbone pattern. This is a vigorous spreader with six-foot trailing shoots, give it room. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   0.00 

Toxicodendron diversilobum  Poison Oak   
Great habitat plant, adaptable and handsome... but most people are highly allergic to it. Too bad. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   6.00 

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Yucca brevifolia  Joshua Tree   
Desert tree yucca. Full of character but slow and tricky to grow. 
Qty:
(1)     65.00 

Yucca whipplei  Our Lord's Candle   
A rosette of long succulent pointed leaves up to three feet long. The bloom shows it is a lily relative. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   65.00 

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Abies concolor  White Fir   
Can grow to 200 feet tall from Western mountains above 3,000 ft. Needs summer water. Popular as a Christmas tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Acer circinatum  Vine Maple   
4 to 20 ft. tall. Likes partial shade. Very similar to Japanese Maple. Fall color and spring flush color varies for each individual. 
Qty:
(1)  45 gal   525.00 
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(2)  5 gal   70.00 
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(1)  10 gal   130.00 

Acer macrophyllum  Big-leaf Maple   
Gorgeous, large, fast-growing deciduous tree. 30 to 100 ft. tall. Sun to part shade.  
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   43.00 

Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(8)  7 gal   65.00 
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(4)  15 gal   130.00 
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(5)  5 gal   40.00 

Aesculus californica  California Buckeye  East Alameda Co. 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white fragrant flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant but thrives where it can tap into groundwater. Full sun or part shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch. Buckeyes have the tendency to drop their leaves in July with drought, but they leaf out early and gorgeously. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

Aesculus californica.  California Buckeye  San Bruno Mountain 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(31)  tree pot 2   14.00 
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(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Aesculus californica....  California Buckeye  San Francisco 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   125.00 

Alnus rhombifolia  White Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 50-80 feet, white alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. White alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(2)  45 gal   500.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   250.00 

Alnus rubra  Red Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 70 feet, red alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. Red alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   120.00 

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Calocedrus decurrens  Incense Cedar   
A large, fragrant, and beautiful evergreen tree that thrives in serpentine and other low-nutrient soils. Foliage can remain all the way to the ground, so it makes a beautiful large soft-edged hedge if you hand-clip back to the brown stems to shape. Shearing doesn't look right given the coarse open angular texture of the foliage and will cause the tips to turn brown for a while till they recover. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   28.00 
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(2)  15 gal   110.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Cercocarpus betuloides  Mountain mahogany   
Large shrub to a small tree. Generally a chapparal component but I've seen one thrive next to a lawn for decades becoming a nice patio tree. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   45.00 
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(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Cornus nutalii x florida 'Eddie's White Wonder'  Flowering Dogwood   
It's suspected that this is a hybrid with a more garden tolerant species. They are popular as street trees in Oregon. Also they are grafted onto garden tolerant root stock, so maybe not very drought tolerant. Spectacular flowers! 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   265.00 

Cupressus goveniana  Gowen Cypress  Pacific Grove 
15' to 30' tall with a rich lemony fragrance, Gowen Cypress grows in scattered populations alongside the native Monterey Cypress in Monterrey, and in Mendocino, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
Qty:
(12)  3" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(5)  2" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   8.00 

Cupressus guadalupensis 'Greenlee's Blue Rocket'  'Greenlee's Blue Rocket' Tecate Cypress  Guadalupe Island, Baja 
Dense silver foliage grows tall and narrow, perhaps to 45' high and only 6 or 8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gal   16.00 

Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash   
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   85.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Fruit: Apricot Blenheim  Blenheim Apricot   
The famous Blenheim apricot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   193.00 

Lavatera assurgentiflora  Island Bush Mallow   
Fast-growing, many-branched tree covered with bright pink blossoms (pinker than the picture) throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet.Similar to Malacothamnus The name has been changed to Malva assurgentiflora. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   14.00 
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(4)  5 gal   35.00 
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(44)  2 gal   29.00 
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(77)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius  Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood   
20-30 foot tall, 15 feet wide tree with red peeling bark and large thick fern-like leaves. Large clusters of flat-topped white flowers in early summer. 
Qty:
(5)  15 gal   130.00 
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(1)  5 gal   48.00 

Picea sitchensis  Sitka Spruce   
Can grow to almost 300 feet tall from the Mendocino coast to timberline in Alaska. 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal   30.00 

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Pinus contorta ssp. contorta  Shore Pine  Mendocino 
A wind-sculpted beauty. Nice for a large bonsai subject. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
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(1)  24" box   350.00 
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(1)  15 gal   125.00 
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(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Pinus ponderosa  Ponderosa Pine   
Big, classic Sierra Pine. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 

Platanus racemosa  Western sycamore  Cull Canyon 
Fast-growing deciduous tree, often found in riparian zones. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   100.00 

Populus fremontii  Cottonwood   
 
Qty:
(8)  5 gal   35.00 

Populus tremuloides  Quaking Aspen   
Aspen grows in montane habitats throughout the country, and needs cold to display its famous autumn color. Fast-growing, midsized handsome tree. Requires ample water. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   20.00 

Pseudotsuga menziesii  Douglas Fir   
Douglas Firs look as nice as redwoods, and are even better for gardening under. 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   65.00 

Quercus agrifolia  Coast live oak  San Mateo Co 
THE Oak of San Francisco, and the most common oak species in the Bay Area. A big drought-loving evergreen tree with holly-like leaves, and the base of our local ecosystem. What else can I say? 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   25.00 

Quercus chrysolepis  Canyon Live Oak or Goldencup Oak  Bay Area 
The goldencup, a mid-sized oak usually less than 50 feet tall, has gorgeous leaves dusted underneath with gold, and nice fat acorns nestled in wooly bowl-shaped caps.  
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   30.00 
Qty:
(2)  9" tree band   9.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Quercus douglasii  Blue oak   
The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  tree pot   25.00 

Quercus garryana breweri  brewers white oak   
Dwarf form of the White oak; reaches 15' high and wide, very slow growing. Great for a bird garden. Beautiful dark green/grey leaves which turn yellow in the fall; this variety is deciduous. Drought tolerant; takes full to part sun, likes well drained soil.  
Qty:
(7)  2 gal   27.00 

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Quercus lobata  Valley oak   
The oak of the central valley, foothills in the South Bay, and anywhere their roots can get into groundwater. The most water-tolerant oak. Huge (80'+), and becomes twisted with age like it's decorating a 'haunted house'. Soft deciduous leaves, no prickles! 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 
Qty:
(1)  36" box   1.00 
Qty:
(6)  10" tree band   15.00 
Qty:
(6)  15 gal   130.00 

Quercus wislizenii  Interior live oak  Mendocino Co 
Similar to Coast Live Oak, for hotter, drier areas. Slow growing to 50'. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   40.00 

Sequoia sempervirens  Coast Redwood   
The giants of the coast, redwoods like some moisture and respond well to pruning, 
Qty:
(13)  36" box   1.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 

Sequoiadendron giganteum  Sierra Bigtree   
These Redwoods make enormous tree trunks in the Sierra foothills. Not as tall as Coast Redwoods but more massive. 
Qty:
(2)  24" box   350.00 

Torreya californica  California Nutmeg  Tilden 
A California endemic, this slow-growing tree puts on about a foot a year (up to 140 feet) with horizontal branches and aromatic wood. The seeds were a highly esteemed foodstuff of California Indians and will attract numerous birds and other wildlife. Torreya are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 

Native Vines



 

Galvezia speciosa  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant vine or ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Boca Rosa'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant vine or ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers.

The cultivar 'Boca Rosa' has bright green leaves and is more vigorous, can be trained as a vine up a chain link fence, 'Firecracker' has more silvery leaves and grows as a tall groundcover in dry sunny settings. Drought tolerant. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Marah fabaceus  Manroot  Marin 
Our native gourd, this deciduous vine comes up with the rains and coils up fences and shrubs, flowering white and eventually forming large, spiky ball-like (inedible) fruits. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Ribes viburnifolium  Catalina Perfume  Catalina Island 
More of a groundcover than a vine but distinct from all the shrub form Ribes. Glossy green leaves thrive in dry shade. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Vicia americana  American Vetch  San Francisco 
Vine that thrives with no care, makes a nice pink flower. Good bank cover mix. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Native Grasses



 

Agrostis exarata  Spike Bentgrass  Lake County 
A dainty short lived perennial normally growing on river banks with an attractive seed head. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Agrostis pallens Bronze Form  Bronze Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(13)  10" tree band   8.00 

Bouteloua gracilis  Blue Grama   
Warm season bunchgrass sometimes called eyelash grass. 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   0.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass   
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Carex barbarae  Santa Barbara Sedge  East Bay 
Big clumper that grows in creeks. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda  Berkeley Sedge  Grizzly Peak 
A true Berkeley Sedge. 
Qty:
(1)  9" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(40)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Carex nudata  Torrent Sedge   
Large clumping grass that grows in the middle of streams. It doesn't need to be in water. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Carex obnupta  Slough Sedge  Humboldt 
Very large upright clumping wetland sedge. 2' tall or more, great for wildlife habitat. 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   10.00 

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Carex pansa  Pacific Dune Sedge  Asilomar 
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.75 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(94)  200 plug tray   350.00 
Qty:
(40)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(80)  tray deposit   5.00 
Qty:
(280)  plug   1.75 
Qty:
(25)  1 gal   11.00 

Carex pansa  Dune Sedge   
One of the most popular sedges for creating a wild 'lawn'. Looks best unmowed with occasional water, click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. A David Amme selection. 
Qty:
(8000)  D40   3.20 

Carex pansa  Pacific Dune Sedge  Asilomar 
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.75 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(12)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(200)  1 gal   12.38 

Carex praegracilis  Tiburon Field Sedge  Marin 
The Tiburon variety is a recent selection with stiffer leaves and a slightly glaucus ornamental look. 
Qty:
(94)  shipping box   57.14 

Danthonia californica  California Oat Grass   
This grass is a sleeper. You might think it's a bit ratty & odd but it is tough & consistent and takes traffic easily. The clumps grow slowly with leaves that lay down flat so no need to mow other than the flower heads when they dry. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa  Tufted Hairgrass  Presidio, SF 
Local San Francisco form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. The color on this selection is effervescent, even sublime. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.50 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa.  Tufted Hairgrass   
A gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Eleocharis macrostachya  Pale Spikerush   
The Pale Spikerush, AKA Common Spikerush, Creeping Spike Rush, Wire Grass is a wetland species from the edges of freshwater lakes, brackish marshes and ponds, ditches, vernal pools, and wet meadows. It can grow as tall as 4-foot six inches. Creeping spikerush has a moderately high protein content in the spring and good digestibility. The tops are heavily grazed by both livestock and big game animals, especially after the seeds have ripened. It produces nesting cover for waterfowl and ducks eat the seeds and geese graze the shoots. 
Qty:
(35)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Elymus glaucus  Blue Wild Rye   
Tough, useful restoration species but doesn't do well in pots and is a short lived bunchgrass. 
Qty:
(42)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.50 

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Equisetum arvense  Common Horsetail   
This one makes fluffy quills like a horse tail. _call ahead item not kept on site_ 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Equisetum hyemale  Horsetail   
This one just makes upright stems, no quills. Horsetail is edible and medicinal.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(13)  4" pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Equisetum scirpoides  Miniature Horsetail   
Miniature species from northern forests. Use only in a pot in wetland situations, it will spread and take over in the ground. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Festuca californica  California Fescue   
Classic California bunchgrass for under oaks, sun or part shade are fine, dry is fine. 2' clumps of blue green. 
Qty:
(98)  plug   1.35 
Qty:
(72)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(25)  4" pot   5.00 

Festuca californica 'Blue form'  Silver-blue California Fescue   
Slightly more silvery-blue form with purple stems. A robust and drought-tolerant bunchgrass, great for dancing down lightly shaded slopes. 
Qty:
(18)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Festuca idahoensis  Idaho Fescue   
A useful and attractive fine textured densely tufted bunchgrass. Idaho Fescue is the dominant grass of many coastal meadows from the SF Bay area, north and in the mountains of the west. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   10.50 

Festuca idahoensis 'Warren Peak'  Idaho Fescue  Palm Springs 
Nice fine textured blue selection. 
Qty:
(30)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(8)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Festuca rubra 'Molate Blue'  Molate Blue Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
This is the registered cultivar from Conservaseed. It is a more uniform, bunchy fescue which develops a silvery blue color with drought. Better winter growth, more blue, taller. 
Qty:
(82)  tray deposit   5.00 
Qty:
(97)  shipping box   57.14 

Festuca rubra 'Point Molate'  Molate Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
The Point Molate form of red fescue is more drought tolerant than typical Red Fescue, more silvery blue colored with a bit wider, more upright leaf and starts growing earlier in the winter rather than waiting for spring. This is an excellent lawn alternative. Looks better tall so if you mow, do it in March when it can still recover for a natural look. 
Qty:
(96)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(375)  plug   1.35 

Hierochloe occidentalis  Vanilla Grass  Bay Area 
Deep Redwood forest bunch grass with wide fragrant green leaves which does well in deep organic soils in the shade of conifers with slightly dry soils. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum  California Meadow Barley   
Compared to Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, this species is a little more blue color, likes more dry conditions though it'll take some innundation, has longer awns (hairs) on the flowers with a lighter flower color. 
Qty:
(10)  1 lb. seed   90.00 

Juncus patens  Rush   
Common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(142)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 

Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'  Blue Rush   
Handsome blue-leaved selection of this common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Juncus sp  Rush   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(8)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(109)  1 gal   10.00 

Juncus textilis  Basket Rush   
Huge grasslike Rush that looks like a Bulrush. Likes water and sun. Important element of Native American basketry in California. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   16.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   30.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 

Koeleria macrantha  June Grass  Bay Area 
A medium-size bunchgrass with an effervescent habit -- the light-green blades seem to lift themselves into the breeze. Lovely seedheads are held tight, like stalks of wheat. A local, desirable, beautiful, highly emblematic Bay Area grass. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(10)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'  Canyon Prince Giant Wild Rye   
Very large spreading grass; can become invasive. Great for naturalizing and crowding out non-native weeds. Sand-lover. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Leymus mollis  Beach grass   
s. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(104)  9" tree band   8.00 

Leymus triticoides  Creeping Wildrye   
Big bold spreading grass with blue-green leaf but this selection is more green. Good for bio-swales and filling in large areas. 
Qty:
(5)  bare root   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1000)  bare root   1.10 

Melica bulbosa  Bulbous Oniongrass  Bay Area 
A rhizomatous form of the beautiful CA oniongrass. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rain. Fresh growth makes a fine-textured clump.  
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 

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Melica californica  Oniongrass  Bay Area 
My favorite grass. Glistens in the sun and dances in the breeze. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has an attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rains. Fresh growth makes a beautiiful fine textured clump.  
Qty:
(116)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(17)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(58)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Melica imperfecta  Coast Range Oniongrass   
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with luscious new growth in spring leading to gorgeous silvery inflorescence. Good for erosion control and once an important forage for elk (but most good native stands now wiped out by overgrazing). 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(45)  plug   1.35 

Melica torreyana  Torrey's Melic  East Bay 
Sprawling shade grass, whose sparkling flowers are often seen gracing steep trailsides. 
Qty:
(14)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Muhlenbergia asperifolia  Scratchgrass Muhly   
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. 
Qty:
(27)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(16)  4" pot   5.00 

Muhlenbergia richardsonii  Meadow Muhly  Sierra 
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. It's winter leaves take on an attractive purple color which fills in green in the spring. A unique grass. Warm season grower. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 

Muhlenbergia rigens  Deer Grass   
Large clumping grass makes balls of leaves to 3 feet and spikes of flowers beyond. Generally occurs near water but drought tolerant in gardens. 
Qty:
(12)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(38)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Nassella lepida  Foothill Needle Grass   
This species is smaller than Purple Needle grass, more suitable for a small garden. Beatiful shimmering in the wind, backlit. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Nassella pulchra.  Purple Needle Grass   
 
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(17)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(31)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Scirpus californicus  Tule  Briones 
Large Bullrush to six feet tall, of the tule fogs & marshes of the Central Valley and any CA pond or wet container. 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(139)  bare root   12.00 
Qty:
(138)  bare root   5.00 

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Scirpus cernuus  Fiberoptic Grass   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(11)  4" pot   7.00 

Sod: Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(96)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1254)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(100)  sod installation   500.00 

Sod: Bioswale Blend  Bioswale Sod   
A combination of coarse- and medium-bladed grasses, ideal for roadsides, bioswales, and other environmental mitigation areas. This blend includes Hordeum californicum and H. brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate' and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1760)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(30)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Coastal Select  Coastal Select Sod   
A premium soft grass with rich color of emerald green. Includes Deschampsia elongata, Koelaria macrantha, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(888)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 

Sod: Fescue Blend  Fescue Blend Sod   
A low-maintenance complement to natural landscapes, this versatile grass can be mowed for an "alternative lawn" look, or left unmowed for more of a wild meadow. Includes Festuca idahoensis, F. occidentalis, and F.rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(260)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(98)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1009)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Heartland Combo  Heartland Combo Sod   
A combination of medium- and fine-bladed grasses, this sod can tolerate moist soil conditions. Includes Nassella cernua and N. pulchra, Hordeum californicum, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Heritage Mix  Heritage Mix Sod   
The complex beauty of native grasses are showcased in this fine-textured mix. Includes Koelaria macrantha, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate,' Nassella cernua and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkalai seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  9" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  5" tree band   5.00 

Triglochin maritima  Seaside Arrowgrass   
Brackish or fresh water wetland plant with bizzare tentacle-like flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Native Ferns



 

Athyrium filix-femina  Lady Fern   
Beautiful bright green deciduous fern that requires lots of moisture & shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Polypodium scouleri.  Leather Fern  Edgehill Mtn. SF 
Evergreen form of polypody fern, does not grow on soil but on rocks and tree branches in fog swept areas. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   8.00 

Polystichum munitum  Sword Fern   
A rugged and robust evergreen fern 2-4 feet tall with numerous fronds, common in damp woodlands below 2500 ft. Easy, beautiful, and bold in the garden. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   26.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Bulbs, Iris & Lilies



 

Allium unifolium  One-leaf Onion  Coast Ranges 
One of the most striking of the California native onions, Allium unifolium produces dense heads of clear pink flowers from late Spring to mid-Summer. It is found in the wild only in the Coast Ranges. The long, thick rhizomes that grow annually from these bulbs are very unusual for North American species (also happens with A. glandulosum and A. rhizomatum, which are nonetheless not closely related). 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(70)  5" tree band   6.00 

Dichelostemma capitatum  Blue Dicks  San Rafael 
Gorgeous summer dry grassland bulb, these bloom earlier than Tritelieia. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   10.00 
Qty:
(35)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Disporum hookeri  Fairy Bells   
Our local species, fairly common on moist north hillsides with Smilacina and Trillium. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   16.00 

Disporum smithii  Fairy Bells   
This has a larger flower than hookeri. Probably needs more moisture. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   16.00 

Erythronium tuolumnense  Fawn Lily  Sierras 
This species has a yellow flower not the pink one pictured. It's a lovely woodland treasure. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   7.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris  Presidio, San Francisco 
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris propagated from local stock in San Francisco's Presidio. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   14.00 

Lilium humboltii  Humbolt Lily   
This species looks similar to the common Leopard lily but it's more drought tolerant and can get quite large. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   10.00 

Lilium parryi  Lemon Lily   
A rare fragrant beauty. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   18.00 

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Trillium albidum  White Wake Robin   
This is a nice creamy white species, as large as Chloropetalum. The flowers are fragrant like a rose. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   112.50 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   14.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   16.50 

Trillium chloropetalum  Giant Wake Robin   
A remarkable lily for the woodland setting.

note: all the Trilliums were divided and measured on December 12, 2012 - price is $50/inch (average of length and width of bulb. A 1-inch bulb should bloom nicely with a few stalks, a half inch bulb probably wqon't bloom for a years or two. They take at least 7 years from seed to bloom. The oldest mother plants are about 25 years old; I counted the rings. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   102.00 
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(1)  2 gal   96.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   87.50 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   77.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   71.00 
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(1)  2 gal   66.50 
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(1)  2 gal   104.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   100.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   83.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   52.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   41.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   44.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   31.50 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   31.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   27.00 
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(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   16.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   33.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   18.50 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   12.50 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   18.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 
Qty:
(68)  2" rose pot   10.00 
Qty:
(23)  2" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   7.00 

Trillium ovataum  Western Wake Robin  Santa Cruz Mountains 
From seed. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 

Triteleia laxa  Ithuriel's Spear   
Gorgeous blue summer flowers from an edible bulb. This is authentic local stock salvaged from a construction site near Dolores Park (San Francisco) just ahead of the bulldozers. Triteleia are best to dig when dormant in early fall but they can be transplanted with some soil in winter when the roots are short and the leaves begin to shoot. Call for availability and details. 
Qty:
(1)  9" tree band   10.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(14)  2" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   8.00 

Zigadenus fremontii  Death Camas  San Francisco 
 
Qty:
(36)  2" rose pot   4.00 

Native Annuals



 

Bowlesia incana  Hoary Parsley-vine   
Interesting little annual in the carrot family, Bowlesia grows on seasonally moist well drained shady slopes and makes a lovely red color as it dries out. Often found with Galium and Maidenhair Ferns. Edible and can be weedy in moist shaded places. 
Qty:
(40)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Camissonia cheiranthifolia  Beach Evening Primrose   
Low growing sand-loving perennial with bright yellow flowers that fade to orangish tones. 
Qty:
(6)  1 oz. seed   38.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   23.00 

Clarkia davyi  Trailing Farewell to Spring  Peninsula 
Trailing coastal bluff species of this late-spring blooming annual - good for hanging baskets. 
Qty:
(7)  seed packet   10.00 
Qty:
(109)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(49)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(49)  1/2 gal   5.00 

Clarkia rubicunda  Farewell to Spring   
An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom. This great variety gives deep pink color and grows bushy in good soil. 
Qty:
(6)  seed packet   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   40.00 
Qty:
(18)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Clarkia unguiculata  Elegant Clarkia  Colusa Co.  
Big lacy pink tongued flowers on an upright plant. An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom.  
Qty:
(29)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Claytonia parviflora  Miner's Lettuce  Bay Area 
Edible, shade annual, reseeds. As tasty as any grocery store lettuce. 
Qty:
(5)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Collinsia heterophylla  Chinese Houses   
Beautiful annual wildflower, easy from seed, blooms reliably in part shade. Spectacular flowers up to a foot tall will re-seed for a colorful and recurring display year after year. 
Qty:
(3)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   200.00 

Collomia grandiflora  Large-flowered Collomia   
Stunning peach/salmon/white phlox flowers on a tall annual for sunny meadows. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   8.00 

Eschscholzia californica  California Poppy   
We usually have a couple on hand in case someone doesn't already have them. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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Eschscholzia californica maritima  Coastal California Poppy   
The coastal, perennial form of the California Poppy. Gray leaves and a yellow flower with an orange center. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   95.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(33)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(4)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(10)  six-pack   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Linum lewisii  Blue Flax   
Tall, almost grass-like light blue flowered annual - though it can live for years in our mild climate. About 18 inches high, this is very similar to the commercial flaxseed plant sold for it's healthy seed. The seeds are poisonous raw, but make a delicious super-food when cooked. 
Qty:
(67)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(132)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(4)  seed packet   6.00 

Madia elegans ssp. densifolia  Showy Tarweed   
Called 'tar'weed for its sticky, bubblegum-scented sap. When happy, this gigantic (3 foot) annual is a tower of dozens of bright sunny daisies. Flowers in summer when many other annuals are dormant, and is a vital food source for pollinating insects. 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(9)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 lb. seed   125.00 

Nemophila menziesii  Baby Blue Eyes   
Easy carpets of baby-blue bliss for the bees. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(5)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose   
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 

Plantago erecta  California Plantain  Yolo Co. 
Small annual herb that likes serpentine soil. It can be found on grassy slopes or open woodland. Its leaves are needle-shaped, and the translucent flowers are clustered. This plant hosts the Edith's checkerspot butterfly.  
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Zeltnera davyi  Davy's Centaury   
 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Exotic Edible Species



 

berry: Vitis vinifera  Wine Grape, berry   
Rarely available reclaimed 40-year-old wine grape vines. 
Qty:
(3)  24" box   400.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'  Thompson Seedless Table Grape, berry   
White seedless table grapes. 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal   35.00 

eggs  eggs   
Delicious nutritious eggs from our own flock of chickens. If you buy an egg from the grocery store, it comes from an abused chicken, guaranteed. Even free range, cage free and organic are abused terribly. Our birds are given organic feed and lots of weeds, bugs and worms which results in twice the nutritional value. 
Qty:
(59)     1.00 

fruit: Apple 'Golden Dorsett' Espalier  Golden Dorsett Apple, fruit   
Smallish fruited subtropical variety, evergreen in The Bahamas where the variety originated as a seedling from a Golden Delicious. Lowest chill, it will even work in a foggy neighborhood. Forms lots of fruiting spurs and fruits so heavily that it doesn't have time to grow large. Can make 3 crops a year.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    100 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 

fruit: Apricot 'Katy'  Katy Apricot, fruit   
Marginal in SF, but low chill and early. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    May 25 to June 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   53.75 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Aprium' Flavor Delight'  Flavor Delight Aprium, fruit   
On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful, but largest crops when pollenized by another apricot.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 3 to June 17
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   50.25 

fruit: Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'  Shinseiki Asian Pear, fruit   
On Calleryana
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    July 25 to August 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(5)  15 gal   59.75 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Avocado 'Mexicola'  Mexicola Avocado, fruit   
Slightly smaller version of the Mexicola Grande. Cold Hardy to 18F! High quality fruit with thin shiny black skin. Fruit Size 4 - 8 oz . Ripens August to October (our warm season). A - Type varieties have flowers that open as females on the first morning that then close that afternoon. The next afternoon the flowers open again but this time they are male. They shed pollen for a few hours and then the flower closes again, this time for good. more info  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   230.00 

fruit: Cherry 'Minnie Royal'  Minnie Royal Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Royal Lee) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(3)  7 gal   67.75 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal   125.00 

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fruit: Cherry 'Royal Lee'  Royal Lee Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Minnie Royal) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45�F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   67.25 

fruit: citrus, Blood Orange, 'Tarocco'  Tarocco Blood Orange, fruit   
Largest fruit among Blood oranges. Excellent tasting flesh is spotted red; orange skin. Vigorous open growth character. Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   137.00 

fruit: citrus, Citron, 'Buddha's Hand'  Buddha's Hand Citron, fruit   
Very unusual fingered fruit with a rich fragrance. We've seen them set fruit near Dolores Park. Use the rind in recipies calling for zest or to perfume a room. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

fruit: citrus, Lemon, Improved Meyer  Improved Meyer Lemon, fruit   
Good performer in cool climates. Thin skin, sweet flavor. SF favorite. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   40.00 

fruit: citrus, Lime, 'Bearss'  Bearss Lime, fruit   
Performs better than other limes in cool climates and is the common grocery store lime. Give it a warm spot. Main crop in late winter through spring. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

fruit: citrus, Mandarin, 'Owari Satsuma'  Owari Satsuma Mandarin, fruit   
Easier than oranges in a cool climate. Fruits early fall to December. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   53.00 

fruit: citrus, Mandarin, Algerian  Algerian Mandarin, fruit   
Easier than oranges in a cool climate. Loose skin peels easily, sweet, seedless. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   46.00 

fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Robertson Naval'  Robertson Naval Orange, fruit   
Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   137.00 

fruit: Goji Berry  Goji Berry, fruit   
Chinese super-food related to tomatoes. 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   16.00 

fruit: Nectarine 'Arctic Star'  Arctic Star Nectarine, fruit   
White subacid Nectarine. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 8 to June 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   63.85 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

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fruit: Nectarine 'Snow Queen'  Snow Queen Nectarine, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    8 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
Harvest Dates
    June 18 to July 1
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   43.85 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade'  Flavor Grenade Pluot, fruit   
On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot 2   38.75 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade' with Plum 'Santa Ro  Flavor Grenade Pluot, Santa Rosa Plum, fruit   
Two trees in one pot, for cross-pollination. On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   88.60 

fruit: Pomegranate 'Wonderful'  Wonderful Pomegranate, fruit   
150 chill hours, best for juicing rather than eating but seeds are soft and easy to chew. The most popular commercial Pomegranate in California. 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   25.00 

herb: Borago officionalis  Borage, herb   
Brilliant blue flowers attract pollinators and add a cucumber flavor to salads and drinks. 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

herb: Chives  Chives, herb   
Chives are a wonderful herb native to the Eurasian continent. The leaves have a sweet onion taste that is a great accent for many culinary dishes. Easy to grow in the ground or container the neat rich green foliage makes a lovely border or addition to your herb garden. Both leaves and flower are edible and they like a well draining and fertile soil. You can pinch the flower buds for more leaf production and if leaves look ragged in winter they can be cut back to the ground and will grow back in the spring.  
Qty:
(20)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(5)  six-pack   4.00 

herb: Cilantro, Santo  Santo Cilantro, herb   
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   5.00 

herb: Dill  Dill, herb   
This herb is an important ingredient in pickling, and is also used in soup stocks, salads, and to season fish. Tasty and has a nice, homey fragrance.  
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   4.00 

herb: French Tarragon  French Tarragon, herb   
AKA Wormwood. Exotic spice used in a variety of dishes including chicken fish or eggs to bring a unique taste to the table. Likes heat and well drained soil, very drought tolerant needs some protection in the winter if in wet conditions.  
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(10)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Italian Marjoram  Italian Marjoram, herb   
Milder version of Oregano.  
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(12)  4" pot   3.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

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herb: Italian Oregano  Italian Oregano, herb   
Italian cooking spice, use dried or fresh in a variety of dishes, especially pasta's and pasta sauce. Grows best in hot slightly dry conditions with well drained soil. Does very well in gardens as well as in planter boxes  
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  1/2 gal   3.00 

herb: Large-leaf Italian Basil  Large-leaf Italian Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom.  
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot   3.00 

herb: Parsley 'Italian Dark Single'  Italian Dark Single Parsley, herb   
Great herb for the kitchen garden, used in many Italian dishes and as a garnish to cleanse the palate between courses. Parsley wants to be in full sun with moist rich soil. Easily grown in a window or in the ground. Pinch back flowers to encourage more leaves with a sweeter taste.  
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(26)  2" rose pot   2.00 

herb: Stevia rebaudiana  South American Sweetleaf, herb   
A 2-3 foot shrubby herb found in South America, likes hot moist conditions. Used as Dietary supplement and sugar alternative in many countries. Extremely sweet (taste can linger in mouth for some time) has very little effect on blood sugar and is calorie free. Use leaves fresh or make a concentrate. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

herb: Thyme 'English'  English Thyme, herb   
An extremely versatile herb which can be used in almost any dish to add a light and fresh note. Grow in well drained soil in full to part shade, tolerates poor soil and does well both in-doors (next to a window) and in planters. Do not over water  
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(17)  3" rose pot   6.00 
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(6)  1 gal   8.00 

houseplant:      
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(7)  1 gal   5.00 
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(2)  1 gal   11.50 
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(1)  1 gal   25.00 
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(8)  1 gal   45.00 
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(2)     10.00 
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(1)  1 gal   15.00 
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(1)  1 gal   14.50 
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(1)  1 gal   7.00 
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(4)  1 gal   10.00 
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(3)  1 gal   30.00 
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(2)  1 gal   35.00 

houseplant: Tillandsia funkiana  Air Plant   
Petite houseplant, needs no soil 
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(1)  bare root   5.00 
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(1)  bare root   20.00 

veggie: Artichoke 'Green Globe'  Green Globe Artichoke, veggie   
Native to the Mediterranean region Artichokes are a must-have for any home garden with a culinary bent. Growing from 3-5 feet tall and wide, this delicious vegetable requires some room to grow. One plant can live up to 5 years, producing numerous artichoke heads in the summer months. It needs full sun and some water especially in hot, dry areas. 
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(10)  1 gal   12.00 

veggie: Arugula 'Slow Bolt'  Slow Bolt Arugula, veggie   
Tasty Leafy-Green vegetable related to cabbage, watercress and mustard. Known as Rocket in many countries, the young leaves have a wonderful nutty flavour; great in salads or to add a unique flavor to a sandwich. Arugula wants to be in well drained, richly fertilized soil in full sun.  
Qty:
(16)  six-pack   4.50 

veggie: Asparagus UC 157 F2  Asparagus, veggie   
This wonderful plant from the coasts of Europe and Asia is a treasure for the patient vegetable gardener. Plants start producing usable spears around 3 years of age and can live up to 20 years. Asparagus wants to be in well drained, richly fertilized soil in full sun. helpful sites on how to grow asparagus. http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Asparagus-officinalis.htm , http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/asparagus-growing-guide 
Qty:
(11)  10" tree band   8.00 

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veggie: Bean, Pole, Emerite  Emerite Pole Bean, veggie   
Long beans are delicious even when larger. Keeps producing till frost. 
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(1)  24" box   150.00 
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(6)  2 gal   12.00 
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(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(5)  1 gal   7.00 

veggie: Bean, Slenderette  Slenderette Bean, veggie   
5-inch long beans on a 20-inch bush are tender stringless heirlooms, prized for French cooking. 
Qty:
(3)  six-pack   4.50 

veggie: Broccoli Raab 'Spring Rab'  Spring Rab Broccoli Raab, veggie   
Qty:
(10)  six-pack   4.00 
Qty:
(34)  2" rose pot   2.00 

veggie: Broccoli, Romanesco  Romanesco Broccoli, veggie   
Looks like fractal cauliflower. 
Qty:
(40)  4" pot   4.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   10.00 

veggie: Carrot, Harlequin Mix  Harlequin Mix Carrot, veggie   
Qty:
(10)  5 gal   12.00 

veggie: Celery 'Tango'  Tango Celery, veggie   
Celery is a wonderful, versatile vegetable originally from the Mediterranean region, which can be eaten raw or used in a variety of dishes ranging from salads to stuffing. This variety is known for producing a hearty crop in a relatively short amount of time and is prized for its sweet taste and non-stringy texture. Celery wants to be in full sun but can handle part shade, it needs consistently moist soil, and does not like to dry out. 
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(1)  1 gal   8.00 
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(4)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Collard Greens 'Champion'  Champion Collard Greens, veggie   
Qty:
(13)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(7)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Cucumber 'Lemon'  Cucumber Lemon, veggie   
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   14.00 

veggie: Eggplant 'Slender Fingers'  Slender Fingers Eggplant, veggies   
This mildly sweet eggplant is slender, with thin and tender skin. It is great for grilling and cooks quickly.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   7.00 

veggie: Kale 'Dinosaur'  Dinosaur Kale, veggie   
Qty:
(24)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(3)  six-pack   4.00 

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veggie: Kale Red Russian  Red Russian Kale, veggie   
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(1)  1 gal   7.00 

veggie: Leek     
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(13)  4" pot   3.00 
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(6)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Lettuce 'Oakleaf Red'  Oakleaf Red Lettuce, veggie   
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(1)  2" rose pot   2.00 
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(3)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Lettuce 'Salad Bowl Mix'  Salad Bowl Mix Lettuce, veggie    
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(15)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(1)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Pak Choi, Red Choi  Red Choi Pak Choi, veggie   
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(4)  5 gal   14.00 
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(7)  4" pot   4.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Alma Paprika'  Alma Paprika Pepper   
Qty:
(9)  six-pack   4.00 
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(1)  2 gal   12.00 
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(19)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(1)  5 gal   14.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Feher Ozon Paprika'  Feher Ozon Paprika Pepper   
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   7.00 
Qty:
(17)  10" tree band   7.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Fresno Chile'  Fresno Chile Pepper   
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(3)  2 gal   12.00 
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(7)  1 gal   7.00 
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(5)  5 gal   14.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Golden California Wonder'  Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper   
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(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Gypsy'  Gypsy Pepper, veggie   
A sweet bell-type pepper that ripens from pale green to yellow to red, and can be eaten at any stage. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   7.00 
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(1)  5 gal   14.00 

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veggie: Pepper 'Hungarian Yellow Wax'  Hungarian Yellow Wax Pepper   
Varies from mild to almost as hot as a Jalepeno. Shaped like a Anaheim or New Mexico Chili with this waxy yellow skin. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(17)  10" tree band   7.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Jimmy Nardello'  Jimmy Nardello Pepper   
Long, narrow and often wiggly/bent with a sweet popcorn flavor. From Northern Italy where they dry them then fry them. Early ripening, disease resistant. 
Qty:
(15)  3" rose pot   3.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Purple Beauty'  Purple Beauty Bell Pepper   
Long bearing big purple sweet bell peppers. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   10.00 
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(5)  3" rose pot   4.00 

veggie: Potato  Potato, veggie   
Can be grown year round in our climate. Keep potting the up to deeper container or add soil, burying stem to increase yield. 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal   12.00 
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(6)  1 gal   6.00 

veggie: Pumpkins - Pumpkin Patch  Pumpkin Patch, veggies   
Jack-o-lantern pumpkins fresh from the farm! Small, medium, and large sizes available. Bring your kids to see the goats and chickens too. An urban-pastoral Pumpkin Patch extraordinaire.  
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(7)     8.57 
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(3)     11.43 

veggie: Purslane  Purslane, veggie   
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(3)  4" pot   4.00 

veggie: Spinach Tyee     
Produces a season-long crop of delicious semi-savory (crinkled), deep green leaves. Slow to bolt. Space 10" apart in rows 12-18" apart. Grows 10" tall. Sun or part sun. 45 days. 
Qty:
(2)  six-pack   4.00 

veggie: Spinach, Bloomsdale  Bloomsdale Spinach, veggie   
Heirloom selection tolerates heat fairly well. 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   3.00 
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(32)  4" pot   4.00 

veggie: Squash 'Butternut'  Butternut Squash, veggie   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   7.00 

veggie: Squash 'Spaghetti'  Spaghetti Squash, veggie   
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   7.00 

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veggie: Squash Zucchini   Zucchini squash, veggie   
Vigorous and productive zucchini with tasty fruit that is delicious sauteed,grilled,and roasted. 
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(3)  1 gal   7.00 

veggie: Sweet Corn 'Ambrosia'  Sweet Corn 'Ambrosia', veggie   
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(1)  15 gal   20.00 
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(1)  5 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(20)  10" tree band   7.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Beefsteak'  Beefsteak Tomato, veggie   
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(4)  5 gal   14.00 
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(19)  1 gal   7.00 
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(6)  2 gal   6.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Black Krim'  Black Krim Tomato, veggie   
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(1)  5 gal   14.00 
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(4)  2 gal   12.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Pineapple'  Pineapple Tomato, veggie   
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(22)  3" rose pot   3.50 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   12.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Yellow Pear'  Yellow Pear Tomato, veggie   
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   7.00 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   12.00 

veggie: Tomato Grafted 'Mighty Mato Cherokee Purpl  Mighty Mato Cherokee Purple Grafted Tomato, veggie   
Heirloom classic on a high-tech disease resistant rootstock. Big burgundy-tinged juicy slicing tomatoes from Tennessee Cherokee tribe breeding heritage. Top-notch garden-only flavor. 
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(2)  5 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   20.00 

veggie: Tomato Grafted 'Stupice'  Stupice hybrid Tomato, veggie   
This popular Czechoslovakian very early season hybrid performs in cold and wind (San Francisco) with a extended production of 2-inch round fruits on semi-dwarf 2-3-foot vines. You can stake them or not. 
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(1)  5 gal   14.00 
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(1)  10 gal   20.00 

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5_16-inch Red Lava Rock     
Good for making a well draining soil mix for desert and chaparral species. 
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(36)  1 gal   2.50 
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(3)  5 gal   7.00 
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(9)  5 gal   3.50 

A Gift Certificate     
Our gift certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. Buy online and redeem for California native plants at our retail nursery on Cargo Way in San Francisco. 
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(8)     22.99 
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(7)     45.98 
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(2)     91.95 

Adiantum capillus-veneris x mairisii Green Wall  Mairis's Southern Maidenhair Fern Green Wall   
Green wall 2-1/2" deep wood frame by 18-1/2 x 48-1/2 wide made from 1x pine frame, 2" x 1/4" galvanized steel grid and black landscape felt with Adiantum capillus-veneris hybrid from England. A. capillus-veneris is a California native though this is a hybrid from European stock. There is also some Oxalis oregana Klamath Ruby 
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(1)     250.00 

Art  Art   
 
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(2)     6.00 
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(1)     60.00 
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(1)     8.00 

Bamboo Stakes     
Green color. 
Qty:
(139)     0.15 

Ceramic Bowls, Vases and Mushroom     
 
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(1)     20.00 
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(4)     25.00 
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(2)     30.00 
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(5)     30.00 
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(4)     35.00 
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(4)     4.60 

Chicken Feed  Local Organic non-GMO Chicken Feed   
Standard layer pellets for adult egg laying birds. No corn or soy means non-GMO is practical. Added vitamins, seasonings and herbs make this mix delectable and healthy for your flock. Young birds don't need the calcium in this mix and prefer ground pellets (crumbles). We could special order starter/grower blends but this is the basic adult egg-laying hen food you want. Fresh quality local organic feed makes for the best eggs, happiest chickens and a sustainable operation.

Sourced from Modesto Milling an old school local coop. Forget about Purina's 'Organic Pride' - you can't trust that. 
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(11)     37.00 

Chicken Feed Whole Grain  Local Organic non-GMO Whole Grain Chicken Feed   
Comparable organic non-GMO ingredients as with our basic layer pellets, this product is intended to be fermented as silage for optimal nutrition with rich pro-biotics or ground fresh weekly. Once the seed is ground, it begins oxidizing so whole grain is the most fresh and healthy. Some flocks will be happy to crack the whole grains. Provide adequate grit in that case. Another way to increase the nutritional/cost value is to sprout the grains.

Lacto-fermenting is fairly simple; just cover with rainwater(1) or bottled water for a few days or aged tap water (a week or two to eliminate the chloramines) and allow the lacto-fermentation to convert the sugars into lactic acid while preserving and even increasing protien, vitamins and enzymes, improving digestibility: beneficial pro-biotics. The same as sauerkraut - easy and safe. In a few days the feed will smell like fresh sauerkraut and your chickens will devour it.

Use this exclusively and your chicken's shit won't stink, supposedly ...or use it periodically for a healthy treat.

(1) The sunflower seeds will float but you want to keep it all below water level to prevent mold with something like a French press coffee device. I cut some flexible plastic sheeting to fit a bucket with a rock strapped on top for weight and drilled holes for the filter.

Here's an interesting article about feeding whole grain to chickens and about chicken feed in general. 
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(1)     44.00 

Coffee     
 
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(10)     2.00 

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Coir Erosion Control Fabric     
You want this light colored coir (coconut hull) material, not the darker brown jute which rots away in a couple months. Open weave is easy to plant small plugs into or pull open spaces for gallon cans. The thick mesh stops most silt runoff and slows velocity. 
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(1)     125.00 

delivery     
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(94)     0.00 

Dip-N Grow  Rooting Hormone   
'The one that works' -for propagation by cuttings.

Dip 1 inch for 3 to 5 seconds

Dilution:
5x 1:4 2,000 PPM IBA 1,000 PPM NAA - hardwood
10x 1:8 1,000 PPM IBA 500 PPM NAA - semi-hardwood
15x 1:12 750 PPM IBA 375 PPM NAA
20x 1:16 500 PPM IBA 250 PPM NAA - softwoods or succulents,
parts per million (PPM) chart

google: "site:rooting.ucdavis.edu Salvia"

Temp:
top kept at 64-90F depending on habitat
roots kept at 65-75F -can be warmer than top
avoid big fluctuations 
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(4)     18.00 

Firewood  Firewood   
Firewood and Kindling. From Cozy Firewood, Felton, CA - mostly oak and almond with a little walnut and pine. Kindling is douglas fir. Full cord of wood is either premium almond or oak, or less expensive mixed pine, redwood and black accacia. Kindling is rough douglas fir table saw scraps. 
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(1)  cord   510.00 
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(1)  cord   530.00 
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(6)  5 gal   6.00 
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(2)  1 cu.ft.   12.00 
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(1)  1/2 cord   362.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 cord   350.00 

Five Springs Pebbles     
2" x 2" x 1/2" smooth polished river rock makes an ornamental mulch in pots or planters. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Goat Driftwood  Goat Driftwood   
Decorative branches with their bark chewed off by goats. Redwood, Incense Cedar, Willow, New Zealand Christmas Tree and others. Pricing is by the inch-foot; 1 inch diameter x 1 foot long. 
Qty:
(28)  inch-foot   2.00 
Qty:
(11)  inch-foot   60.00 

Goat Lolipop     
Soda 
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(5)     1.00 

Grape Wood  Grape Wood   
Large 14 year old grape vines from a Sonoma vineyard. Hand peeled and treated to preserve the rich brown color of the inner bark. Normally you will only see short branch sections available and they are sand blasted down to the white wood. Root wood with a similar character was popular in ancient Asia for contemplation on a scholar's table. 
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