Lester Rowntree Manzanita A beautiful manzanita with blue-green leaves, red-brown bark and dark pink flowers. Perfect as a hedge for dry garden or slope. Clusters of urn-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in winter.
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly milkweed) It is commonly known as Butterfly Weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. It is also the larval food plant of the Queen and Monarch butterflies. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are also attracted.Extracts were used by Native Americans as an expectorant for wet coughs and other pulmonary ailments.
UNDER LOQUAT: One of my favorite native plants, the name “Oceanspray” really describes it well. When in bloom, the flowers look just like a foaming wave crashing down. The fragrant 5” flower clusters bloom May-July & age to a lovely russet color. Excellent for attracting butterflies & bees to your garden, it would be a beautiful addition to a bouquet.
Hummer/butterfly garden: Bloomeria crocea Golden Stars. Golden stars are perennial corms with many yellow flowers attached at a central point on top of a tall stem. The structure resembles a dandelion head. Golden stars can be found in clay and serpentine soil as well as decomposed granite. It can be found in part shade as well as full sun.