Great evergreen for the West Coast! If you’re one of the relative few who live the dream of a coastal beach lifestyle, then you know all too well the pitfalls that come with the privilege:Traffic.Tourists.High prices.Add to that list the fact that it’s hard to garden with sand and salt water as your constant garden companions.Well, this is a plant for you West Coasters. Native to California, California Lilac (Ceanothus gloriosus), also known as Point Reyes Ceanothus, grows from San Francisco down to Southern California in zones 7 – 9. It is a wonderful low-growing, space filling, eye-pleasing shrub that always looks great no matter the time of year. It grows wild on seaside bluffs and down the slopes of the coastal mountains. It only grows 2 to 3 feet tall but about 6 feet wide. The mounding plants are covered in dark green spiky leaves all year. In late winter and early spring sweet little clusters of flowers bloom in shades from deep blue to rich purple.California Lilac enjoys some afternoon shade and doesn’t like drought, but they grow great in beach sand and are experts at erosion control. Try them in native plant landscapes and pollinator gardens where they attract butterflies, bees and birds.If you are one of the lucky few who live near the coast, you will want to add this easy care native to your garden this year. Order from us today!* Evergreen* Spring flowers* Low growing – no pruning required* Low maintenance* Thrives in beach sand where other plants won’t grow* Hardy.
Vibrant, Blue Flowers with Spring, Summer and Fall Interest If you’ve ever been lucky enough to drive through the prairies in the American Mid-West at peak wildflower bloom, then you need no introduction to this beautiful native flower. Blue False Indigo, Baptisia australi, is such a standout that people have brought it far and wide from its native fields and you can find it happily growing in town squares and neighborhood front yards all over the country. Blue False Indigo is a bushy perennial with vibrant blue-green foliage that will quickly grow to fill bare spots in your perennial border each year, but its blue spikes of flowers are what makes False Blue Indigo such a striking star amid other spring plantings. Once the flowers have faded, intriguing seed pods take their place. Blue False Indigo seeds roll freely in the pods and generations of kids have pulled them off and used them as toys since they sound like a rattle when they’re shaken. Blue False Indigo is a truly hardy native that will come back strong for you each year, getting bigger and more beautiful as time passes. It is long-lived, providing years of enjoyment for your landscape with its impressive spikes of vivid, blue flowers and attractive seeds. Order some of these native beauties today! * Blue flowers and decorative seeds * Lovely foliage * Long-lived * Great cut flower * Low maintenance * Drought tolerant once established.