plants in the garden

Below is a list of some of the plants that have gone through the garden, a list that I use to help me keep track of drought tolerance, growth rate, general problems or good points of plants I’ve had a chance to live with a while. I still have many of them. Feel free to ask me about them or to share your comments.

PlantCommon nameLocationDate planted# of plantsNotesMore notes
ApricotBehind studioca. 19951bare root
Acmispon glaberLotus scoparius, DeerweedFront yard4/10/200911 gallonby walkway
Acmispon glaberLotus scoparius, DeerweedVarious10/12/201432 inchBehind upper pond, 2 in front
Acmispon glaberLotus scoparius, DeerweedWood pile garden4/10/200911 gallonRIP-summer ’09
Adenium obesumPotted14 inch potrotted over 09-10 winter
Aechmea gamosepalaNew raised bed11/7/2014severalplantstransplanted from old garden
Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’Greenhouse bed5/30/200911 gallondid not return 2010
Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Black Stem’Black stem taroNew raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plantDidn’t survive winter
Aloe andongensisPotted7/12/201016 inch
Aloe bainseiiPotted-Roof deck7/5/19051cuttingFrom large form that died in front
Ambrosia pumilaSan Diego ambrosiaFront yard8/2/201024 inchraised bed
Amorphophallus konjakNew raised bed3/12/20081tuber
Arctostaphylos edmundsiiCarmel Sur manzanitaFront yard1/201411 gallon
Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Carmel Sur’Front yard5/3/200911 gallonby aloe
Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifoliaDel Mar ManzanitaSlope garden3/19/200915 gallonRIP, smothered by iceplant
Arctostaphylos pungensPointleaf or Mexican manzanitaFront yard9/14/200815 gallon plant
Arctostaphylos pungensPointleaf or Mexican manzanitaPotted9/27/20085seeds in pot(s)various seed treatments tried
Arctotis acaulis ‘Magenta’New raised bed2/15/200811 gallon plant
Arisaema fargesiiNew raised bed3/12/20084tubers
Aristida purpureaPurple three-awnFront yard1/11/09 / 8/2/10several / 2seeds / 1 gallonraised bed, 4 spots / raised bed, 2 spots
Artemisa pycnocephala David's ChoiceDavid's Choice sagewortBehind studio11/9/201421 gallon
Artemisia californica ‘Canyon Gray’Behind studio11/1/200811 gallon plantbehind apricot, removed fall 2009
Astelia chathamicaSilver SpearNew raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plantRemoved, 8/08
Astragalus nuttalliiNuttall’s milkvetch, rattle-weed,Front yard9/14/08, 9/21/0821 gallon plantlater plant vanished; grew 4 more from seed 2009
Bahiopsis lacinataSan Diego sunflowerVarious11/9/201411 gallonBehind apricot, raised front bed
Blackberry OuachitaNew raised bed12/30/20141bare root
Blueberry SharpblueVaccinium corymbosumNew raised bed12/5/201011 gallonRIP, not enough water
Brunsvigia orientalisFront yard9/27/20081bulbnear S. gregii
Bryophyllum proliferaKalanchoe proliferaPotted-Roof deck8/11/200812 gallonRemoved
Bryophyllum tubifloraKalanchoe tublifloraPotted1980sseveralvarious
Burroughsia fastigiataMexican tree verbenaFront yard1/201411 gallon
Calliandra californicaBaja fairy dusterFront yard1/201421 gallon1 died back most of the way but is recovering
Calochortus superbusMariposa LilyNew raised bed10bulbsToo much water to come back
Camellia sasanqua ‘Cleopatra’Studio raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plantmoved 2/17/2008
Carpenteria californicaBush AnenomeWood pile garden2/15/200811 gallon plant
Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'Ray Hartman California lilacBehind studio11/9/201411 gallon
Ceanothus x 'Frosty Dawn'Front yard1/201421 gallon
Ceanothus ‘Tuxedo’Front yard5/09 ; 3/1021 gallon
Celosia New LookNew raised bed5/20/200834 inch potsDied down, removed, 9/08
Celosia New LookGreenhouse bed5/30/200916pack
Ceratostigma plumbaginoidesKitchen window gardenfall/0716pack
Cestrum fasciculatum ‘Newellii’aka C. elegans ‘Newelii’New raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plantmoved from front yard, 9/14/08
Cistanthe grandiflora ‘Oo-la-la’a.k.a. Calandrinia grandifloraBehind studio3/2/200811 gallon plant
Citrus reticulata subsp. unshiu ‘Owari’Tangerine, Satsuma (Frost Owari)New raised bed11/11/200715 gallon plant
Clarkia amoena ssp. whitneyiBehind studio10/12/2008someseed pktbetween osteospermum
Clarkia amoena ssp. whitneyiWood pile garden10/12/2008someseedin 2 spots in rear
Clarkia rubicunda ssp. blasdaleiBehind studio10/12/2008someseed pktaround apricot and misc.
Clarkia unguiculataMountain GarlandVarious11/23/20141seed packetSeed from 2013 year, from CNPS plant sale
Clarkia williamsonii1/18/2009other halfseed pktnear bog, around steps
Clarkia williamsoniiBehind studio10/12/08,half,seed pktnear bog, around steps
Claytonia perfoliataMiner’s lettuceVarious11/22/20081seed packetveggie garden, raised bed, behind studio near fig
Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’Butterfly bush, Oxford bush, Cambridge bushKitchen window garden1990s?11 gallon planttransplanted to current location after being potted during remodel
Coreopsis giganteaPotted9/27/20087seeds in pot(s)
Coreopsis giganteaPotted3/9/200811 gallon plantPlanted 9/14/08–dormant? alive?
Crassula multicavaBehind studioearly 1990s2 patches
Crassula perfoliata variegataPotted1/11/200912 inch pot
Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’Potted1/11/200912 inch pot
Cyathea cooperiAustralian tree fernNew raised bed11/11/20071from large potted plant
Darlingtonia californiaBog5/8/20081plantRIP 5/08
Datura wrightiitoloacheSlope garden9/27/20082seeds in pot(s)Seed-grown
Dendromecon harfordiiIsland bush poppyBehind studio10/12/201411 gallon
Dianella revoluta ‘Baby Bliss’Toad FlaxNew raised bed11/16/200721 gallon plant
Dichelostemma capitatum, giant fm.Blue dicksBehind studio10/12/20081seed pktbehind fig, around apricot
Dioscorea elephantipesPotted6/4/201112 inch pot
Diplacus ‘Jack’monkey flower (red)Wood pile garden2/16/200821 gallon plant
Diplacus ‘Robin’monkey flower (orange)Wood pile garden2/16/200811 gallon plantRIP–overwatered?
Drosera capensis, red formBog5/4/20081plant
Drosera capensis, wide formBog5/4/20083plants
Drosera dichotoma ‘Giant’Bog5/4/20082plants
Drosera x’ ‘Marston Dragon’Bog5/4/20081plant
Dudleya abramsiiAbrams’ dudleyaBehind studio10/30/201012? pot
Dudleya attenuata ssp. orcuttiiOrcutt’s dudleyaBehind studio10/30/20101gallon
Dudleya brittoniaBritton’s dudleyBehind studio10/30/20101gallon
Dudleya caespitosaCliff lettuceBehind studio10/30/20101cutting
Dudleya candelabrumCandle holder live-foreverBehind studio10/30/20101gallon
Dudleya pulverulentaChalk dudleyaVarious10/12/201432 inchBehind studio, by driveway, by front walk
Dudleya virens ssp. hasseiBright green dudleyBehind studio10/30/201014 inch potnext to waterfall
Dudleya viscidaSticky dudleyaBehind studio10/30/201014 inch pot
Echium russicumPotted3/12/20086seeds in pot(s)
Echium WildpretiiVarious3/12/200812seeds in pot(s)
Echium wildprettiiTower of jewelsWood pile gardensummer 0821 from seed, 1 seed transplant
Encelia californicaCoast SunflowerSlope garden3/19/200921 gallon
Epidendrum, redGreenhouse bed9/28/20086clumpstransplants and divisions from front window bed
Epidendrum, redPond beds9/28/20083clumpsdivisions and transplants from front window bed
Epilobium 'Everett's Choice'Everett's Choice California fuchsiaFront yard1/201411 gallon
Epilobium ‘Route 66?Front yard3/10/201411 gallon
Epipactus giganteaBog9/27/20081rhizome
Epipactus giganteaPond9/27/20082rhizomesin 1 pot, upper pond
Eriogonum arborescensSanta Cruz Island BuckwheatFront yard9/14/200821 gallon plant
Eriogonum fasciculatumCalifornia BuckwheatSlope garden3/19/200921 gallon
Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Dana Point’California buckwheatBehind studio11/1/200811 gallon plantnear S. mellifera, RIP 4/09
Eriogonum giganteumSaint Catherine’s laceFront yard9/14/200811 gallon plant
Eriogonum grande rubescensSan Miguel Island buckwheatBehind studio9/27/20086seeds in pot(s)Seed-grown, has naturalized
Eriogonum latifoliumCoast buckwheatFront yard8/2/200821 gallonriased bed
Eschscholzia californica, coastal formCalifornia poppy, coastal formBehind studio10/12/20081seed pktaround fig, misc.
Euphorbia characias ssp. WulfeniiGreenhouse bed2/15/200811 gallon planttransplanted 9/08 from behind studio, removed 2009
Euphorbia characias ssp. WulfeniiBehind studio2/15/200811 gallon planttransplanted 9/08 from behind studio
Euphorbia cotinifoliaPotted-Roof deck8/11/200815 gallon
Euphorbia lambiiNew raised bed3/9/200841 gallon plantIn pots, 3 in this bed, 1 outside front window
Euphorbia miseraCliff spurgeFront yard1/201411 gallonRIP, oops, forgot to water
Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’New raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plant
Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’Brown Turkey figBehind studioca. 199015 gallon plant
Fockea edulisPotted6/4/201113 inch pot
Fragaria vesca RuegenAlpine strawberryPotted3/12/2008seeds in pot(s)
Frangula californica ‘Eve Case’Rhamnus californica, Eve Case CoffeeberryStudio Raised bed1/16/201021 gallon
Frangula californica ‘Tranquil Margerita’Rhamnus californica, Tranquil Margerita coffeeberryGreenhouse bed1/16/201011 gallon
Frangula californica ‘Tranquil Margerita’Rhamnus californica, Tranquil Margerita coffeeberryGreenhouse bed1 gallonRIP 10/2014, root rot?
Fremontodendron El Dorado GoldEl Dorado Gold FremontiaSlope garden3/19/200911 gallonRIP–Gophers ate it
Fritilaria meleagrisCheckered LilyNew raised bed20?bulbs
Fritilaria persica ‘Plum Bells’New raised bed1bulbNever surfaced
Galvezia juncea ‘Gran Cañon’Gran Cañon Baja bush snapdragonPotted-Roof deck11/2/200811 gallon plant
Galvezia speciosaIsland SnapdragonSlope garden3/19/200911 gallon
Gasteraloe unknownPotted7/12/201026 inch2 color forms, spotted brown; red
Gaura lindheimeriPink gauraNew raised bedSpring24 inch pot
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Passionate Rainbow’Greenhouse bed3/9/200811 gallon plantrepotted ca. 4/2/2008 / removed 9/28/08
Geum ‘Red Wings’New raised bed2/15/200811 gallon plantRelocated 9/14/08
Hedychium coccineum ‘Tara’Ginger (orange)New raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plant
Hedychium gardnerianumKahili ginger (yellow)New raised bed11/11/20072from rhizomes
Heliotropum arborescens ‘Fragrance Delight’HeliotropeNew raised bed3/9/200811 gallon plant
Heuchera maximaIsland Alum RootStudio raised bed2/15/200831 gallon plant
Ipomea platensisPotted6/4/201113 inch pot
Isocoma menziesiiSlope garden5/30/200933 inch pots
Isomeris arboreaBladderpod, Cleome arboreaBehind studio4/10/200911 gallon
Isomeris arboreaBladderpod, Cleome arboreaFront Yard9/09?11 gallon
Jatropha integerrimaSpicy JatrophaNew raised bed11/16/200711 gallon plantRemoved, didn't like the dryness
Juncus patensSpike or Common RushKitchen window garden11/18/200711 gallon plantdivided into 2, 9/21/08
Justicia 'Tecate Gold'Tecate Gold chuparosaFront yard1/201421 gallon
Kalanchoe thyrsifloraPaddle plantFront Yardearly 200s1cuttingfrom Greta?
Leonotis leonorusLion’s earBehind studio9/21/200821 gallon plantRIP, 2014, spot too dry
Lepichinia fragransFragrant pitcher sageBehind greenhouse1/201411 gallon
Lessingia filaginifolia californicaBehind studio11/1/200811 gallon plantnear apricot
Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provincialeAlgerian sea lavender--mis-identified by nursery as L. californicumFront yard9/21/200821 gallon plant1 moved to new raised bed 04/09--Will be replaced soon with something not invasive!
Lobelia laxifloraFront yard2/15/200811 gallon plantRIP fall 08
Lomandra longifoliaPotted-Roof deck8/11/200812 gallon
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Hines Purpleleaf’aka ‘Plum Delight’Studio raised bed3/9/200811 gallon plant
Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp aspleniifoliusSanta Cruz Island IronwoodGreenhouse bed10/12/201411 gallon
Melianthus majorHoney bushNew raised bed2/15/200811 gallon plant
Mirabilis laevis car. crassifoliaWishbone bushVarious10/12/201422 inchWood pile garden, by front steps
Monardella linoides ssp vimineaWillowy monardellaFront yard8/2/201014 inchNext to Limonium, 2nd in greenhouse bed
Morea tripetalaFront yard9/27/20087cormsnear aloe
Myoporum parvifoliumNew raised bed3/9/200850+flatmost removed 3/12/2008
Nemophila menziesiiBaby blue eyesBehind studio1/18/2009other halfnear small bog
Nemophila menziesiiBaby blue eyesBehind studio10/12/08,half,seed pktaround fig
Nerine sarniensis v. corusca majorFront yard9/27/20083bulbsnear senecio
Operculicarya decaryiPotted6/4/20111tall pot
Ornithogalum dubium ‘Orange Cream’New raised bed10bulbs
Oxalis adenophyllaSilver ShamrockNew raised bed45bulbs
Oxalis bowieiNew raised bed10/3/20086bulbs
Oxalis purpurea ‘Garnet’Wood pile garden10/3/20084bulbs
Oxalis purpurea ‘Garnet’New raised bed10/3/20084bulbs
Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’Purple milletNew raised bed10/4/200863 inch potplants originally from seed
Penstemon Bubble GumNew raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plant
Penstemon centranthifoliusScarlet buglerPotted10/3/20086seeds in pot(s)
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’New raised bed5/20/200811 gallon plant
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita B.O.P.’Front yard1/11/200941 gallonraised bed
Penstemon spectabilisShowy penstemonPotted10/3/20082seeds in pot(s)
Pepper ShisitoGreenhouse bed5/30/200916packremoved 1/10
Philadelphus lewisiiMockorangeKitchen window bed10/12/201411 gallon
Plectranthus ciliatus ‘Zulu Wonder’New raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plantOut of control, removed 9/14/08
Protea Pink IceBehind studioca 199011 gallon plantRIP, 10/2014, removed
Pulsatilla turczaninowiiPotted3/12/20086seeds in pot(s)
Purshia mexicana stansburyanaCowania mexicana stansburyanaFront yard1/16/201011 gallonalong front walk
Ranunculus Tecolote whiteNew raised bed10tubers
Rehmannia elataChinese foxgloveKitchen window garden9/21/200811 gallon plant
Rhodophiala bifidaFront yard9/27/20081bulbnear senecio
Rhubarb Victoria CherryNew raised bed12/5/20101tuber
Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’Rhus trilobataWood pile garden8/6/201015 gallon
Ribes sanguineum glutinosumPink flowered gooseberryStudio raised bed1/16/201011 gallon
Salvia 'Celestial Blue'Celestial Blue sageFront yard1/201441 gallon3 RIP while on vacation due to lack of water
Salvia 'Celestial Blue'Celestial Blue sageFront yard10/12/201431 gallonReplacements for the 3 that died
Salvia apianaWhite SageSlope garden3/20/200921 gallon
Salvia apianaWhite sageFront yard5/8/201412 inch potmoved 4/09, nearer aloes
Salvia cacaliaefoliaIvy Leaf Sage, Guatemalan Blue Vine Sage, Gentian Leaf SageNew raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plant
Salvia chamaedryoides var. isochromaFront yard1/11/200911 gallonrt of front walk--removed, rangy, not good appearance without more water than I want to give it
Salvia clevelandii “Winnifred Gilman’Front yard5/3/200911 gallonraised bed
Salvia discolorandean sageNew raised bed5/20/200811 gallon plant
Salvia leucophylla ‘Amethyst Bluff’Amethyst Bluff SageSlope garden3/19/200911 gallon
Salvia lyrata ‘Purple Volcano’lyre-leaf sageGreenhouse bed4/20/200814 inch pot
Salvia mellifera repensCreeping black sageBehind studio9/14/200811 gallon plant
Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’Baby Sage, Blackcurrant Sage, Cherry SageNew raised bed11/18/200711 gallon plant
Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’New raised bed3/9/200821 gallon plant1 removed, given to Olinda 12/5/2010
Salvia nemerosa ‘Snow Hills’New raised bed5/20/200811 gallon plantMoved 9/14/08
Salvia officianalis ‘Purpurea’Purple sageFront yard1/11/200914 inch potraised bed
Salvia patens ‘Oceano Blue’New raised bed5/20/200811 gallon plantMoved 9/14/08
Salvia sagittataArrow leaf sageNew raised bed3/9/200811 gallon plantMoved 9/14/08, removed 12/5/2010
Salvia sp. BPotted9/27/200812 inch potin greenhouse
Salvia sp. HWPond beds9/27/200812 inch potagainst fence
Salvia spalthaceaGreenhouse bed4/1/200911 gallon
Salvia x Bee’s BlissBehind studio5/3/200911 gallon
Salvia x Bee’s BlissFront yard5/3/200911 gallonby walkway
Sarracenia See special listing of Sarracenia
Sarracenia alataBog5/4/20081rhizome
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnok’Bog5/2/20082rhizomes
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Titan’Bog5/4/20081rhizome
Sarracenia purpurea var. venosaBog5/4/20081rhizomeRIP 8/08
Sarracenia ‘Dixie Lace’Bog5/4/20081rhizome
Sarracenia “Trader Joe’s”Bog3/30/20081plant
Scadoxus puniceus MagnificusBlood- Royal- Paintbrush-lilyGreenhouse bed9/28/20081bulb
Senecio mandraliscaeBlue finger, Blue Chalk SticksVarious11/18/200711 gallon plant
Sisyrinchium bellumBlue-eyed grassPotted3/12/20086seeds in pot(s)
Solanum parishiiParhish’s nightshadeSlope garden3/26/200921 gallon1-RIP, Neighbor stepped on
Solanum xantiPurple Nightsahde, Blue WitchWood pile garden3/20/200911 gallonRIP fall ’09
Sphaeralcea ambiguaDesert mallowPotted9/27/20084seeds in pot(s)
Sphaeralcea ambiguaDesert mallowFront yard9/14/200821 gallon plantSW corner
Sphaeralcea munroanaStudio raised bed1/16/201011 gallon
Spiraea douglasiiWood pile garden2/15/200811 gallon plantRIP fall ’09
Stapelia gettleffiiPotted7/12/201014 inch
Strelitzia reginaeBird of ParadiseBehind studio
Thamnochortus acuminatusPotted10/19/20084seeds in pot(s)
Thamnochortus schlecteriPotted10/19/20086seeds in pot(s)
Thymus lanuginosusWooly thymeNew raised bed3/12/200834 inch pot
Thymus praecox acticusElfin thymeNew raised bed3/12/20081flat
Thymus x citriodorusLime thymeNew raised bed3/12/200814 inch pot
Thymus x citriodorus ‘Creeping Doone’s’Creeping Doone’s thymeNew raised bed3/12/200824 inch pot
Tillandsia caput-medusaePond beds1990s1planthanging over pond
Tillandsia latifoliaPond beds1990s2plantshanging over pond
Tomato ‘Cherokee Purple’Various3/12/20086seeds in pot(s)
Tulipa tardaFront yard10bulbs
Tylecodon striatusPotted6/4/201113 inch pot
Veltheimia capensisFront yard9/27/20082bulbsnear senecio
Verbena bonariensisGreenhouse bed4/1/200911gallon
Verbena lilacinaFront yard12/08 (1), 1/11/09 (2)31 gallon1st by pennisetum, 2nd in raised bed, 3rd rt of front steps; raised bed plant moved 5/3/09 to by walkway
Verbena lilacina ‘Paseo Rancho’Front yard8/2/201011 gallonraised planter
Zauschneria californica ‘Catalina’California FuschiaWood pile garden2/15/200811 gallon plantRIP, too shady, scale attack

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