LA Slope Saving Palette

If it's true that the "only civilized land tilts at an angle," there is nowhere more civilized than LA! Use these slope savers to keep the land you love in place.
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Hummingbird Trumpet  Another hummingbird favorite (as you probably guessed by the name), this plant offers beautiful late-summer orange and red flowers and a ground-hugging habit.  Name: Zauschneria californica  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 1 foot tall  Zones: 8-10

Top Native Plants of Southern California

Hummingbird Trumpet Another hummingbird favorite, this plant offers beautiful late-summer orange and red flowers and a ground-hugging habit. Name: Zauschneria californica Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones:

Baccharis pilularis- dwarf coyote bush

Best Plants and Erosion Controls for Slopes and Hillsides

Green Flash is a perennial color of the year for California Natives. Baccharis pillars, aka Dwarf Coyote Bush, will be hot this season as Hollywood looks to retain its slopes in El Nino storms.

With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

FormLA landscape - drought resistant garden with natie plants - For a Los Angeles home, Aoyagi used an IdealMow lawn of native grasses, and Dymondia, Juncus, and Hummingbird Sage. Courtesy of: Orly Olivier

Gray California Fuchsia (formerly Zauschneria cana) easy care, drought tolerant late summer/early fall hummingbirds. Best planted in an infertile, well-drained loam soil with lots of sun. Don’t cut back until spring.

Gray California Fuchsia (formerly Zauschneria cana) easy care, drought tolerant late summer/early fall hummingbirds. Best planted in an infertile, well-drained loam soil with lots of sun.

Chaparral Sage (Salvia clevelandii)...Shrub  Size 	4' x 6'  Flower Color 	Blue-violet  Flower Season 	Spring to Summer  Exposure 	Full or Partial Sun  Water 	Low  Growth Rate 	Fast

Shrub Size x Flower Color Blue-violet Flower Season Spring to Summer Exposure Full or Partial Sun Water Low Growth Rate Fast

White Sage, Salvia apiana with hummingbird. California native. Full sun.

Salvia apiana (White Sage) are on the L. MWD list of fire resistant California friendly plants. There are differences of opinion with salvias, so be sure to check with the opinions of your local fire department.

A couple of slope savers line this trail including Coyote Bush and Cliff Buckwheat.

California Coastal Sage Scrub plant community - my home plant community

Eriogonum umbellatum is one of the lowest of the perennial buckwheats, growing only 3 inches tall and 3 ft. wide. , likes part shade to sun, and little or no water after established.

Acmon Blue Butterfly on Sulfur Buckwheat [Eriogonum umbellatum] in the garden in Santa Margarita, CA

This Fritilary was on Monardella villosa obispoensis above Big Sur

Pictures and description of Monardella villosa obispoensis, San Luis Obispo coyote mint.

This is one of our plants that was planted 26 years ago and the salt spray pushed the Coyote Bush up on to the rock. Two inches thick.

Dwarf coyote brush 'Pigeon point' - This is one of our plants that was planted 26 years ago and the salt spray pushed the Coyote Bush up on to the rock. Two inches thick.

Chapparal Sage when not in bloom

Beautiful Flowers and Fragrant Foliage.Try This Lesser Known Plant - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

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