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Spring Garden Show Plant List

Planting Selection from Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza

 

Choosing plants that fit with the ecology of the area, utilize less water and interact with local species will help the environment you are trying to sustain. In Southern California, using drought tolerant plants for a large percentage of the landscape is an important way to reduce water demand and using native plants ensures that the planting will not damage the local environment.
All plants that were used in the Beyond Green Garden were either natives, drought tolerants or edibles. We aimed to design the plants to act in a guild, as well.  In a plant guild, plants are chosen not merely for their beauty, but for the role the plants play in that plant community and the local habitat.  For example, in a plant guild surrounding a fruiting tree, partner plants are chosen that may ward off fruit pests, to provide additional nitrogen to the soil, to bring in additional pollinators to encourage more flowering and fruiting.

 


Agave americana 'aureo-marginata'


Botanical Name:    Agave americana 'aureo-marginata'
Common Name:     Varigated Century Plant
Growth:                 Up to 5' tall & wide
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    11-14
Water:                  Low water
Remarks:              Well drained soil, drought tolerant
 

Alnus rhombifolia

Botanical Name:     Alnus rhombilia
Common Name:     White Alder
Growth:                 Up to 50' -80' tall & 40' wide
Exposure:              Full sun (cool) to shade
Zone:                    11-14
Water:                   Moderate to high water
Remarks:               Heat & wind tolerant, California native

Artemisia 'Silver Mound'

Botanical Name:     Artemisia 'Silver Mound'
Common Name:     Silvermound Mugwort
Growth:                 
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    11-14
Water:                   Low water
Remarks:               Well drained soil, Drought tolerant, planted for leaf color & texture

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

Botanical Name:     Ceanothus Griseus Horizontalis
Common Name:     Yankee Point
Growth:                 
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    14-17, 19-24
Water:                   Low water
Remarks:               Well drained soil, California Native, Nitrogen fixer, Light blue flower

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'

Botanical Name:     Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'
Common Name:      Joyce Coulter Wild Lilac
Growth:                  2' - 5' tall, 10' - 12' wide
Exposure:               Full sun
Zone:                     14-17, 19-24
Water:                    Low water
Remarks:                Well drained soil, California Native, Nitrogen fixer, Medium blue flower

Echiveria imbricata hybrid

Botanical Name:     Echiveria imbricata
Common Name:      Hens-n-Chicks
Growth:                  Rosettes to 9" tall, 12"- 16" wide
Exposure:               Part Sun (afternoon) to Full sun - To hot of sun may
                              burn leaves, however
Zone:                     14-17, 19-24
Water:                    Low water
Remarks:                Well Drained- Sandy Soil, Plant with thin rock/gravel under leaves, drought tolerant, upright & pendulous flowers in summer

Echiveria hybrid

Botanical Name:     Echiveria hybrid
Common Name:      Echiveria
Growth:                  Rosettes to 9" tall, 12"- 16" wide
Exposure:               Part Sun (afternoon) to Full sun - To hot of sun may 
                              burn leaves, however
Zone:                     14-17, 19-24
Water:                    Low water
Remarks:                Well Drained- Sandy Soil, Plant with thin rock/gravel under leaves, drought tolerant, upright & pendulous flowers in summer

Kalenchoe thyrisifolia

Botanical Name:    Kalenchoe thyrisiflora
Common Name:     Flap Jack plant
Growth:                 9" tall, 12"- 16" wide
Exposure:              Part Sun (afternoon) to Full sun - To hot of sun may 
                             burn leaves, however
Zone:                    14-17, 19-24
Water:                   Low water
Remarks:               Well Drained- Sandy Soil, Plant with thin rock/gravel under leaves, drought tolerant, plant for color & leaf texture

Mimulus aurentiacus 'orange'

Botanical Name:    Mimulus aurentiacus 'orange'
Common Name:     Orange Monkey Flower
Growth:                 3'-4' tall, 3'-4' wide
Exposure:              Part Sun to Full sun
Zone:                    5-9, 14-24
Water:                   Low water
Remarks:               Well Drained Soil, California native, spring/summer bloom, prune in spring & after bloom for fall repeat, cuttings may take root in moist sand, hybrid flower colors range from yellow to orange to red

 Prostranthus ovalifolia ‘Variegata’

Botanical Name:    Prostranthus ovalifolia 'Variegata'
Common Name:     Varigated Mint Bush
Growth:                 3'-4' tall, 3'-4' wide
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    14-17, 19-24
Water:                   Moderate to low water
Remarks:               Well Drained Soil, Cannot take heavy pruning, Lavender flower, fragrant

Romneya coulterii

Botanical Name:     Romneya coulterii
Common Name:     Matilija Poppy
Growth:                 up to 6' tall, 3'-4' wide
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    4-12, 14-24
Water:                   Moderate to low water
Remarks:               Well Drained Soil, Can spread through rhizomes so add a root barrier when planting, late spring- summer bloom, prune back heavily in fall for new spring growth, native plant






Salvia chiapensis 'Blue'

Botanical Name:     Salvia chiapensis 'Blue'
Common Name:     Blue Sage
Growth:                 2 1/2' tall & wide
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    4-12, 14-24
Water:                   Moderate to low water
Remarks:               Well Drained Soil, summer to winter blooms, will reseed, native plant

 


Salvia 'Rosea'

Botanical Name:    Salvia 'Rosea'
Common Name:     Red Sage
Growth:                 3' tall & wide
Exposure:              Full sun
Zone:                    4-12, 14-24
Water:                   Moderate to low water
Remarks:               Well Drained Soil, native plant

Scirpus 'Fiber Optic'

Botanical Name:    Scirpus 'Fiber Optic'
Common Name:     Fiber optic grass
Growth:                 10" - 12" mound
Exposure:              Full sun to part shade
Zone:                    7-24
Water:                   Moderate water
Remarks:               Good for containers & border edging of perennial beds or vegitated swales

Stipa tenuissima (Nasella tenuissima)

Botanical Name:    Stipa tenuissima (Nasella tenuissima)
Common Name:     Mexican Feather Grass
Growth:                 2' tall & wide
Exposure:              Full sun to part sun
Zone:                    3-24
Water:                   Low to Moderate water
Remarks:               Perennial, Clumping grass that reseeds so cut back before seeds ripen to allow for healthy new growth, also can use for vegitated swales


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Wanted: Water!

October 9th, from 10:30 to 4, we'll tackle our water problems and conquer them with a multitude of solutions. Putting some of our classroom learning of water solutions to practice, we'll journey out in the landscape of the lovely Fullerton Arboretum.  JOIN US!


Jenna Wadsworth McCarty of Phoenix Infinite partners with Dr. Bill Roley to teach this 5-part series at the Fullerton Arboretum.

RSVP for Session 3: Water Concerns in an Arid Climate
at 657-278-3407.



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