acacia ‘Cousin Itt’
acacia ‘Cousin Itt’

Evergreen, low-growing, mounding shrub
Deer resistant
Sun to part shade; hardy to about 20 degrees; 2 ½’ h x 4’w;  tip prune it annually

agastache ‘Blue Boa’
agastache ‘Blue Boa’

Herbaceous perennial - vigorous, fast growing
Blooms: all summer
deep-violet
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Full sun;
2’-3’h x 18”w; remove new growth in early spring to keep compact;
cut back by half mid-summer;
deadhead occasionally;
fertilize only once – in the spring

agastache ‘Orange Nectar’
agastache ‘Orange Nectar’

Herbaceous perennial - vigorous, fast growing
Blooms: all summer
deep-orange
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Full sun;
15”x15”
remove new growth in early spring to keep compact;
deadhead occasionally;
cut back by half mid-summer;
fertilize only once – in the spring

agastache ‘Kudos Ambrosia’
agastache ‘Kudos Ambrosia’

Blooms summer to early fall
Orange/pink
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant.

Full sun; 18”x18”
remove new growth in early spring to keep compact;
deadhead occasionally;
cut back by half mid-summer;
fertilize only once – in the spring

aster frikartii ‘Moench’ or ‘Monch’
aster frikartii ‘Moench’ or ‘Monch’

Herbaceous perennial
Blooms: June to September
Lavender with red/gold centers
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant

Full sun to part shade; 2 1/2'h x 1’w; pinching back stems in late spring results in a shorter,  better branched plant

berberis ‘Orange Rocket’
berberis ‘Orange Rocket’

Deciduous shrub
Upright, fast growth
Bright coral/orange new foliage
Deer resistant

Full sun;
4’x2’ if unpruned;
Prune to about 4” in February; thin out older branches at base

carex divulsa (Berkeley sedge)
carex divulsa (Berkeley sedge)

Evergreen cool season grass-like (doesn’t grow much in the summer)
Clump forming
Tolerates foot traffic
Deer resistant

Sun or shade; 2’h x 2’w;  cut back once or twice a year – but leave about 1/3; divide in early spring every few years

carex flacca (aka carex glauca)
carex flacca (aka carex glauca)

Evergreen cool-season grass-like
Takes some foot traffic

Sun to part shade; 10”h; spreads to 12”; should be cut back (or mowed) to 4” up to 4 times a year

choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl’
choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl’

Compact evergreen shrub
Blooms: spring
fragrant white flowers
somewhat deer resistant

Sun or part shade; hardy only to zone 8; 4’h x 4’w if unpruned.
Prune to desired size immediately after flowering in the spring

echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’
echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’

Herbaceous perennial
New improved variety of purple cone-flower with a long season of bloom
Blooms:  summer
bright rose-pink, non-fading
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer resistant

Full sun; 16”h x 16”w; deadhead to encourage more blooms and improve appearance, but leave a few cones in the winter for the birds

echinacea ‘Raspberry Truffle’
echinacea ‘Raspberry Truffle’

Herbaceous perennial
Double pink/coral blossoms with hint of chocolate in the center - on sturdy stems.
Blooms summer to early fall
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer resistant

Full sun; 18”x24”
Deadhead to encourage more blooms and improve appearance; leave a few cones in the winter for the birds

gaura ‘Ballerina White’
gaura ‘Ballerina White’

Blooms spring through fall
Attracts hummingbirds
Deer Resistant

Full sun; 18”x24”
Does not want rich soils or shade
Deadhead – or cut all flower spikes back at the same time;
Cut back by half in the spring

gaura ‘RosyJane’
gaura ‘RosyJane’

Herbaceous perennial
Blooms late spring through fall
White edged w/bright pink
Attracts butterflies

Full sun; 2’h x 2’w; Cut back by half in the spring; Deadhead

geum ‘Blazing Sunset’
geum ‘Blazing Sunset’

Evergreen perennial
Blooms: spring through fall
Bright red
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Sun/pt shade; 3’h x 3’w;
Cut scruffy leaves off in early spring; Deadhead or cut all flower spikes back at the same time;
Divide every 3 years.

geum ‘Mai Tai’
geum ‘Mai Tai’

Evergreen perennial
Blooms: late spring – early summer
Ruffled apricot-orange
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies

Sun/pt shade; 18”x18”;
Cut scruffy leaves off in early spring; deadhead by taking a clump of stems and cutting back to foliage.  Divide every 3 years.

lavandula ‘Grosso’
lavandula ‘Grosso’

Evergreen, perennial/shrub
Blooms: summer-fall
Gray green foliage and spikes of fragrant, purple flowers
Attracts butterflies. 

Full sun;
clip spent flowers to promote continued blooming; 3’h x 3’w;
prune hard ONLY in late summer just above the hard wood.

lavandula allardii 'Meerlo'
lavandula allardii 'Meerlo'

Evergreen variegated shrub with fragrant foliage
Blooms:  insignificant

Full sun to part shade;  hardy to 23 degrees; 2’h x 2’w; cut back by 1/3 after flowering

ligustrum ‘Sunshine’
ligustrum ‘Sunshine’

Evergreen shrub with attractive lime green foliage.
No blooms – so no allergies

Full sun
4’x4’ if not pruned
Prune to shape as needed – best kept around 2’x2’

lomandra ‘Katrinus Deluxe’
lomandra ‘Katrinus Deluxe’

Grass-like perennial; arching leaves; clump forming; (not great under deciduous trees because leaves get caught in it)
Bloom: late spring
Light yellow flower spikes

Extremely drought tolerant when established; sun to shade; 3’h x 3’w; should not need pruning for many years

loropetalum ‘Purple Diamond’
loropetalum ‘Purple Diamond’

Evergreen compact shrub with rich purple foliage
Blooms: spring
bright pink
Deer resistant

Full sun to part shade; likes acid fertilizers; 4’h x 4’w; prune after flowering to desired size

olea ‘Little Ollie’
olea ‘Little Ollie’

Dwarf, non-fruiting, easy-care evergreen shrub with a graceful, multi-branching habit.
Blooms: none

Full sun (though can deal with part shade);
5’h x 5’w without pruning; prune in the winter to desired size

ophiopogon planiscapus ‘nigrescens’ (Black Mondo Grass)
ophiopogon planiscapus ‘nigrescens’ (Black Mondo Grass)

Evergreen perennial; slow-growing; purplish-black grass-like foliage
Bloom: summer
White-ish/lilac

Fairly drought tolerant; sun to light shade; 1’h x 1’w; if desired, remove old foliage in late winter before new growth starts

penstemon ‘Margarita BOP’
penstemon ‘Margarita BOP’

Fast-growing, herbaceous perennial
Blooms: spring through fall.
long spikes of yellow tinged buds open to violet blue flowers
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators.

Full sun; 2’x2’
Remove old flower stalks.  Cut back in the early spring.

prostanthera ovalifolia ‘Variegata’ (‘Variegated Mint Bush)
prostanthera ovalifolia ‘Variegata’ (‘Variegated Mint Bush)

Evergreen erect shrub with scented foliage
Blooms: spring
Purple
Deer resistant

Sun or part shade; 5’h x 4’w; prune annually to shape as desired.

salvia greggii ‘Red Swing’
salvia greggii ‘Red Swing’

Woody evergreen sub-shrub
Blooms: summer to fall
bright red
Attracts bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths 

Sun; 2’h x 2’w; can be pruned back to 4” in late winter and again in August – or allowed to sprawl

salvia jamensis ‘Dyson’s Orangy Pink’
salvia jamensis ‘Dyson’s Orangy Pink’

Woody evergreen sub-shrub
Blooms summer to fall
Orangy pink color
Attracts bees, hummingbird.
Deer resistant

Sun/bit of shade;
3’x3’
Cut back to 6” in early spring

sedum ‘Blue Carpet’
sedum ‘Blue Carpet’

Evergreen succulent groundcover
Silvery blue foliage
Dense, mat-forming
Blooms white-ish pink summer

Full sun/lt shade;
2”x24”
Pull out unwanted growth or cut back whenever.

sedum stefco
sedum stefco

Evergreen succulent groundcover
Green jelly-bean-like foliage, red stems, turning purplish with cold weather
Blooms white
Dense, mat-forming
Deer resistant

Full sun/lt shade; 1”x10”
Pull out unwanted growth or cut back whenever.

stachys ‘Helen von Stein’
stachys ‘Helen von Stein’

Perennial/groundcover
Soft velvety silver leaves
Rarely flowers
Deer resistant

Full sun/afternoon shade; 10”x36”
Sheer almost to ground in early spring;
Keep in check by pulling out leaves & roots which are spreading too far (helps to do this when the soil is wet)

stipa arundinacea ‘Sirocco’
stipa arundinacea ‘Sirocco’

Evergreen grass with slender, arching olive, amber, and gold foliage.
Inflorescences in the summer.

Sun/part shade
18”x18”
Ugly bits of foliage can be pruned by taking a small handful of the grass and cutting it back at the base.  Do not cut the whole plant back.