Clarkia rubicunda blasdalei “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” You want showy with no work? Long blooming, drought and deer tolerant and clay friendly? Then don’t pass over our California native Clarkias because they’re “just annuals.”
Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 3 to 8) Garden phlox is a resilient plant that continues blooming throughout the season with the help of a little deadheading. Grow this charmer in full sun. It reaches up to 36 inches high and wide. Why we love it: Newer varieties resist powdery mildew. Ask your local nursery for mildew-resistant picks, or look for the Flame series.
One of the Northwest's most beautiful wildflowers, lewisia bears charming pink, red, and white flowers in spring and summer. Their evergreen foliage is a great winter accent, too. Tip: Lewisia needs excellent drainage and does well in rock gardens. Name: Lewisia cotyledon Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 6-8/
Botanical name: Trillium ovatum Common names: Western wake-robin, Pacific trillium, western white trillium Origin: Native to western North America, from British Columbia and Alberta south through Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, northern Colorado and California
Mallow, Looking like a miniature hollyhock, malva produces pretty flower spikes in blue, pink, purple, or white. It also has attractive heart-shape foliage and is useful among shrubs, in wild gardens, and in mixed borders. These short-lived plants self-seed but generally do not become invasive. Staking may be required in windy places. Mallows are not fussy about soil, but they do need full sun to do well.
Even if you can add only one bulb to the garden this season, please make it Camassia quamash. This superb native plant offers multitudes of wide-open pure blue blooms on plants that naturalize beautifully over time. Very easy and eager to grow in full sun to light shade, This late-spring bloomer is a treasure not to be overlooked. Known as camas lily or Indian hyacinth, C. quamash is a North American plant cultivated for hundreds of years by Native Americans, who ate the bulbs as great ...