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Garden of Eden Plant Data Base - Central Valley California Zone 8 / 9
Contents Key are at page bottom here F
Common Name, Add' Info Scientific Name Notes Picture Location Tol Prop Uses Scent
Acidanthera Acidanthera murielae bulb R
0
 
African Daisy Osteospermum Cape Daisy

Pic

P
20
 
African Daisy trailing Osteospermum fruiticosum "Highside" (Cape Daisy)

Pic

HD
10
 
Agapanthus Agapanthaus orientalis Storm Cloud (dark blue/purp)

Pic

PS
10
D S
Agave cactus Agave americana varigated  

Pic

N
10
 
Ageratum Ageratum houstonianum Floss flower

Pic

WN
A
 
Ajuga Ajuga reptans Carpet Bugle

Pic

F, FP
-40
D E I  
Alocasia Alocasia calidora See Elephant Ear, not upright  
30
     
Aloe Aloe Johnson's Hybrid

Pic

P
28
D P  
Aloe vera Aloe barbadensis  

Pic

P
30
D
Alpine Geranium Erodium reichardii  Miniature cranesbill ground cover  
15
     
Alstroemeria Alstroemeria aurea  

Pic

FP
0
C D B H
Y
Alyssum Lobularia

 

Pic

 
10
CDS B
Y
Amaranthus Amaranthus Tri Colour - Joseph's Coat

Pic

N
A
S E  
Amaranthus Amaranthus caudatus "Love"

Pic

N
A
S
Amaryllis Hippeastrum    
30
 
Anemone, Japanese Anemone x hybrida (japonica x hupehensis)

Pic

F
-30
 
Anemone Anemone coronaria St Brigid Windflower, Harmony

Pic

R
-10
 
Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Many colours available

25

Y
Anthurium Anthurium andreanum Flamingo Flower Pic P
40
 
Anubias Anubias barteri "Nana" Aquatic plant for fish ponds FT
20
 
Arabian Jasmine Jasminum sambac Asiatic Jasmine, Sacred Jasmine  
40
 
Y
Aralia Japanese Fatsia japonica  

Pic

A
0
L
Arrowhead Syngonium podophyllum/Nepthytis "White Butterfly' aka Goosefoot

Pic

A F H
50
C I  
Arum Arum italicum  

Pic

A F
-20
S S X  
Arum Arum sintenisii Purple peace lily flower, invasive  
10
BF I
Asapargus Fern Aaparagus densiflorus (fat branches) Foxtail Fern  
20
 
Asparagus fern Asparagas densiflorus sprenger Normal plant

Pic

P
20
 
Asparagas Smilax Asparagas asparagoides Bridal creeper, delicate winding ivy, office deck  
20
 
Astilbe Astilbe japonica  

Pic

F
-30
 
Aubrieta Aubrieta deltoidea Rockcress?  
-30
 
Avens Geum Mrs Bradshaw, from Mother's yard

Pic

EF
-20
 
Baby's Tears Soleirolia soleirolii or Helxia? Helxine soleirolii

Pic

NF EF
30
Bacopa Sutera cordata White Showers

Pic

W
20
D
Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus  

Pic

GH
-35
S
Banana tree Plantano manzano (Ensete?) Never did identify, horribly invasive, herbaceous   FP  
Basil Ocimum basilicum Genovese

Pic

BG
50
S Y
Basil, Holy Ocimum sanctum   BG
40
S
Y
Basil, Purple Ocimum basilicum Dark Opal  

Pic

BG
50
S
Y
Basil, Thai, Queen of Siam Ocimum  

Pic

BG
50
S
Y
Basil, Pesto Ocimun x citriodorum  

Pic

BG
50
S P
Y
Bat Flower Tacca chantrieri  

Pic

GH
40
  U  
Bear's Breech Acanthus mollis  

Pic

WN, NF

10

D I  
Begonia, Angel Wing Begonia coccinea  

Pic

P
30
 
Begonia Strawberry Saxifraga stolonifera P
40
Begonia, Tuberous Begonia x tuberhybrida P

30

Begonia, wax or bedding Begonia semperflorus   P
15
 
Bee Balm, Lemon Monarda citriodora Purple Horse mint

Pic

BG
10
S
Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis  

Pic

N
40
 
Bergenia Bergenia cordifolia "Perfect"  

Pic

EF
-30
 
Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginnae  

Pic

P
25
  H S  
Bishop's Hat Epimedium x versicolor "Sulphureum" Yellow Fairy Wings

Pic

F
-20
Blackberry Rubus ursinus  

Pic

G
0
 
Blackberry Lily Belamcanda chinensis Leopard Lily

Pic

N
-30
 
Blackfoot Daisy Nelampodium leucanthum   N
-30
 
Black Pagoda Aeschynanthus longicaulis Lipstick Plant, Basket Vine, Tiger Stripe P
50
  P
Black Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas "Blackie"

Pic

P
20
C
Bleeding Heart Clerodendrum thomsoniae white

Pic

LA
30
  B S  
Blue Potato Bush Solanum rantonnetii Paraguay nightshade

Pic

 
25
 
Bok Choy Brassica rapa var. chinensis  

Pic

GH
30
  P R  
Borage Borago officinalis  

Pic

BG
30
  B R  
Bower Vine Pandorea jasminoides 'rosea' pink

Pic

WN

20

C S
Bradford Pear tree Pyrus calleryana Flowering Pear (died)

Pic

F
-30
 
Brass Buttons Leptinella squalida Platt's Black

Pic

EF
0
 
Breath of Heaven Coleonema pulchellum  

Pic

GH
20
 
Bridal Creeper Simlax asaparagas Invasive vine P
20
     
Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii Black Knight, Harlequin, Red

Pic

P W

-10

C S B F H
Y
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa  

Pic

GH
-30
  B H  
Caladium Caladium bicolor See plant detail for types

Pic

 

60

 
Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica White, 'Gem Rose'

Pic

HT
10
 
Calla Lily Zantedeschia elliottiana x rehmannii "Flame"

Pic

A
20
 
Calla Lily Zantedeschia rehmannii x hybrid "Gem Dark Eyes"

Pic

A
30
 
Calendula Calendula officinalis Pot Marigold

Pic

B
30
  I  
Calibrachoa Calibrachoa Celebration Cherry Million Bells, Millineum Blue

Pic

PO

20

 
Calico Flower Aristolochia elegans  

Pic

GH
10
 
Camellia Camellia japonica Kramer's Supreme, Nuccio's Gem

Pic

F
0
 
Campanula Campanula muralis/saxifraga Dalmation bellflower

Pic

NF
-30
  P  
Campanula Campanula takesimana "Elizabeth"

Pic

EF
-30
     
Candytuft Iberis amara "Snowflake"

Pic

P
40
  B  
Canna Red Canna indica phasion "Tropicana"

Pic

P
10
  U  
Cardboard palm Zamia furfuracea VERY expensive

Pic

GH

40

  D U X  
Carnation Monarch Dianthus caryophyllus  

Pic

WN
-10
 
Carolina Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens bright yellow Jessamine

Pic

PS
-10
C BEHX  
Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior/lurida  

Pic

F

10

 
Catalpa Tree Catalpa speciosa (Western Catalpa) pink

Pic

N
-30
C S B H  
Cat Grass Avena sativa (annual)  

Pic

P

A

  C  
Catnip Nepeta cataria  

Pic

P

-30

  C R  
Ceanothus Ceanothus "Dark Star"

Pic

W

20

  B H  
Centaurea, Velvet Centaurea gymnocarpa  

Pic

P

0

 
Cerinthe Cerinthe major (and Kiwi) Honey Wort, Pride of Gibraltar

Pic

P

A

 
Chain Fern Woodwardia fimbriata  

Pic

F
10
  S  
Chalice Vine Solandra longiflora Solandra maxima Poisonous

Pic

 

35

  X
Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla German Chamomile

Pic

BG
40
S P R  
Chasmanthe corms Chasmanthe floribunda Orange

Pic

F
20
D S I  
Checkered Lily Fritillaria meleagris Bulb pots

Pic

P
-25
Chenille Plant Acalypha hispida    Pic P 30      
Cherimoya Annona cherimola Custard Apple 

Pic

P

25

  P  
Chicory Cichorium intybus  

Pic

G
-30
S
China Doll Radermachera sinica Give this one up

Pic

P
20
 
Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm

Pic

HD
-20
 
Chinese Fringe Tree Chionanthus retusus  

Pic

FP
-40
 
Chinese Ground Orchid Bletilla striata/hyacinthina Purple

Pic

F
-10
  S  
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla   F
40
 
Chionodoxa Chionodoxa gigantea Glory of the Snow

Pic

R
-30
 
Chitalpa tree Chitalpa linarius  

Pic

PS
-20
C B H U  
Chives Allium schoenoprasum  

Pic

G P
-40
S P  
Chives, Garlic Allium tuberosum  

Pic

G P
-30
S P  
Christmas Berry Ardisia crenata Coralberry Spiceberry, poisonous? Invasive  
10
  P
Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera

Pic

P
38
 
Chrysanthemum Many   All
-20
 
Cigar plant Cuphea ignea Firecracker Plant

Pic

PS
10
 
Clarkia Clarkia elegans Mtn Garland, Garland Flower

Pic

N
A
 
Clematis Clematis armandii white evergreen

Pic

F, PS
-10
C, S F H  
Clematis Florida Clematis florida var sieboldiana Vienetta

Pic

P
-10
 
Clematis Josephine Clematis 'Josephine' Josephine

Pic

-30
Cleome Cleome spinosa Violet Queen Spider flower

Pic

BG
A
S B E I  
Cleopatra's Earrings Billbergia nutans aka Queen's Tears EF 30      
Coffee Plant Coffea Arabica Rhamnus californica Best 50° - 75°

Pic

GH
40
C P  
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides Painted Nettle "Black Giant"

Pic

T

45

S E S  
Columbine Aquilegia caerulea See plant detail for types and pics F LA
-40
S B E H S  
Columbine, double Aquilegia vulgaris Pretty Bonnets, European Columbine, Double

Pic

N
-40
S
Comfrey Symphytum officinale  

Pic

N
-30
 
Cone Ginger Curcuma elata Laddawan P
10
 
Convolvulus Convolvulus althaeoides Enchantment - Dwarf Morning Glory

Pic

N WN
-10
S
Coral Bells Heuchera americana 'Green Spice' , Key Lime, Dolce Peach,

Pic

FP, EF

0

S H  
Coral Bells Heuchera americana "Purple Petticoats"

Pic

PS, EF

0

S
Coral Bells Heuchera americana "Palace Purple"

Pic

EF
0
Coral Bells Heuchera micranthe "Stormy Seas"

Pic

N, EF

0

 
Cordalyne Cordalyne terminalis / fruticosa Ti Plant

Pic

P

32

C D
Coreopsis Coreopsis grandiflora  

Pic

P
10
 
Corn Cockle Agrostemma githago Purple Queen

Pic

WN
A
C
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus "Early Sensation"

Pic

WN
A
S
Costa Rica Butterfly Dalechampia dioscoreifolia Froze : ( - looking for another P
40
 
Cranesbill Geranium macrorrhizum "Ingwersen's" see Alpine Gernaium

Pic

P

 10

 
Creeping Charlie Glechoma hederacea Aka nepata - POISON  
0
 
Creeping Charlie Plectranthus verticillatus Swedish Ivy

Pic

 
40
 
Creeping Jenny / Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia  

Pic

N
0
C
Crepe Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Dark pink

Pic

HD
0
S E  
Crocus Crocus vernus Saffron Crocus R
-30
 
Crossandra Crossandra   P
30
 
Cruel Vine Araujia sericifera  Indoors ok, fragrant, invasive

Pic

N

30

 
Cup and Saucer Vine Cobaea scandens   P

20

 
Curry plant Helichrysum augustifolium  H. italiacum

Pic

P
15
S P F  
Cyclamen, Florist Cyclamen persicum   P
30
 
Cyclamen, Hardy Cyclamen hederifolium  Many colours, some bi colour

Pic

PO T
30
S
Cyclamen Hirari Purple Wave Varigated pink purple flowers Pic PO
30
S
Daffodils Narcissus See plant detail for types E
-40
 
Dahlia Dinner plate, Avignon Rosella, Thomas Edisoin, Vancouver FP
0
 
Daphne Daphne odora Pink

Pic

P
0
L F  
Daylilies Hemerocallis liloasphodelus Calgary Stampede, Night Beacon All
-30
 
Dead Nettle Lamium maculatum "Anne Greenaway" NOT to 20

Pic

P
30
 
Dead Nettle, Spotted Lamium maculatum "Orchid Frost' died 30 days under 32, came back

Pic

PS
30
D
Dead Nettle, Spotted Lamium maculatum "White Nancy" EF
30
Delphinium Delphinium elatum   PS
-30
  B H  
Desert Rose Adenium obesum

Pic

P
30
Dianthus Dianthus Wee Willie, Picotee

Pic

WN
0
  B  
Diascia Diascia barberae "Flying Colors Coral"

Pic

N
20
 
Dietes Dietes butcheriana  Parking lot lily from Mous office, Wild Iris  
0
Dill Anethum graveolens    BG
A
 
Dittany of Crete Origanum dictamnus  

Pic

N

20

L
Dizzy Dizygotheca elegantissima Schefflera elegantissima / False Aralia

Pic

P
40
C
Dizzy Goldcrest Schefflera elegantissima 'Gold Crest'    
25
 
Dog Wood Vine Houttuynia cordata  

Pic

A
-20
S
Dracaena Dracaena deremensis "Janet Craig"    
25
     
Dumbcane Dieffenbachia maculata  

Pic

GH

40

  D  
Dusty Miller Senecio cineraria  

Pic

W
10
C S
Dwarf Pine Tree Crassula tetragona    
30
     
Easter Cactus Epiphyllum crenatum (diurnal) Crenate Orchid Cactus  
40
     
Echinacea Echinacea purpurea  

Pic

GH
-40
S E P  
Elephant Ear Alocasia odora California Smaller 18" leaves

Pic

P

30

D D E S  
Elephant Ear Alocasia colocasia Large 30" + leaves ????

Pic

P

30

D D E S  
Elephant Ear Alocasia calodora Giant, frilly leaves Pic P 30      
Elephant Ear Alocasia amazonica African Mask

Pic

P

50

D D E S  
Elephant Ear Colocasia giantea Giant leaf P
30
 
Elephant Ear Colocasia esculenta Black - some say to 25° Pond
10
 
Ellisiophyllum Ellisiophyllum pinnatum Ground cover from Twain Harte  
0
 
Epimedium Epimedium x versicolor/erralderianum Sulphureum / Bishops Hat

Pic

F
-20
 
Erica Heather Erica ventricosa Article

Pic

P
30
 
Escallonia Escallonia virgata  

Pic

HD
10
 
Eucalyptus tree Eucalyptus No idea which one we have B
10
  H  
Euphorbia Euphorbia marginata Snow on the Mtn

Pic

GH
A
  X
Euphorbia Euphorbia amygdaloides Wood Spurge

Pic

PS

10

D S X  
Euphorbia Silver Fog Euphorbia hypericifolia     
25
 
Euryops Daisy Euyops pectinatus  

Pic

HD
25
C S
Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa Mexican primrose

Pic

W
-20
  I  
Evening Primose, Saltillo Oenothera stubbei Highly invasive yellow flower

Pic

BF
20
S
Exotic Love Ipomoea lobata Mina

Pic

 

A

 
Fairy Wand Dierama pulcherrimum  

Pic

N
10
 
False Aralia Schefflera elegantissima  

Pic

P
40
 
False Freesia, Freesia laxa Anomatheca laxa or cruenta Mark's Coral, Lapeirousia cruenta

Pic

P
10
 
False Heather Cuphea hyssopifolia Needs lotsa sun

Pic

NF
10
S
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Bronze fennel

Pic

G
-30
  B  
Fern, Arborvitae, Moss fern Selaginella pallescens    
0
     
Fern, Birdnest Asplenium australasicum    
30
     
Fern, Boston Nephrolepis exaltata  

Pic

NF P
30
  S  
Fern, Crocodile Microsorium pustulatum     
30
 
Fern, Holly Cyrtomium falcatum   F
20
S S
Fern, Leather Leaf Rumohra adiantiformis Aspidium capense

Pic

P
20
 
Fern, Maidenhair Adianum raddianum 'Frangrans'

Pic

NF
20
  S  
Fern, Male Dryopteris filix-mas Shield Fern

Pic

EF
-20
     
Fern, Rabbit's Foot Davallia trichomanoides Squirrel's Foot

Pic

25
Fern, Korean Rock Polystichum tsus-simense  

Pic

EF
0
     
Fern, Silver Lady Blechnum gibbum Dwarf Tree Fern

Pic

F
25
S  
Fern, Staghorn Platycerium bifurcatum    
30
     
Feverfew Chrysanthemum parthenium  

Pic

BG
-20
S E I  
Ficus Ficus Benjamina Prefers 60  
40
     
Fiddle Leaf Ficus lyrata  

Pic

P

30

  D  
Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis Coral plant, pond deck

Pic

PS

20

  B H I  
Fittonia Fittonia verschaffeltii / albivenis Nerve plant

Pic

H
30
S  
Flax Lily Dianella tasmanica Deep purple berries

Pic

HT
25
 
Fleabane, Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus short tiny white daisy

Pic

F
0
  S  
Flower of An Hour Hibiscus trionum Mark's white hibiscus, Venice Mallow

Pic

P
40
 
Flowering Maple Abutilon hybridum Pink

Pic

F
30
S H  
Flowering Maple Abutilon pictum Thompsonii Orange

Pic

EF
30
S B H  
Flowering Quince Chaenomeles japonica  

Pic

R
20
  H  
Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus  

Pic

P
-10
 
Forget-Me-Not Myosotis sylvatica  

Pic

F FP
-40
S E I  
Freesia Freesia x hybrida  

Pic

D
10
   F  
Fringe Flower Loropetalum chinese Yellow

Pic

FP
0
S E U  
Fringe Flower Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum Purple

Pic

N
0
 
Fuschia, hardy Zauschneria Difficult b/c of heat but possible F

0

  B D H  
Fuschia, California Epilobium canum  P
0
Gaillardia Gaillardia x grandiflora

Pic

-40
Gardenia Gardenia jasminoides & angusta Veitchii pot 50° limit, pot did ok in covered freeze

Pic

P
15
  F  
Gaura Gaura lindheimeri Appleblossom grass

Pic

HD

10

S I  
Gazania Gazania rigens

Pic

15
Gayfeather Liatris spicata  

Pic

GH W
-30
  B H  
Geranium Ivy Pelargonium peltatum See plant detail for colours

Pic

All
25
V H  
Geranium, Nutmeg Pelargonium X fragrans 'Nutmeg' and Sweet Melissa (tiny 2 toned pink)

Pic

PS

25

C H  
Geraniums, Regal Pelargonium domesticum Martha Washingtons

Pic

PO

25

C H  
Geraniums, Zonal Pelargonium hortorum  

Pic

PO

25

C H  
Gerber Daisy Gerbera jamesonii All colours

Pic

P
25
S
German Ivy Senecio mikanioides Cape or Parlour Ivy, Delairea odorata?

Pic

P
40
C
Germander Teucrium chamaedrys Wall Germander

Pic

W

-20

S
Ginger Hedychium coronarium  

Pic

PS
10
D B H I P  
Golden Chain tree Laburmum anagyroides  

Pic

WN
-20
 
Godetia Clarkia amoena   Pic EF
A
     
Gotu Kola Centella asiatica  

Pic

P

25

  P R  
Grape Hyacinth Muscari botryoides  

Pic

R
-40
 
Grape Ivy Cissus rhombifolia  

Pic

P
30
  S  
Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea From mom, small invasive ivy

Pic

-40
Heart Leaf Ice Plant Aptenia cordifolia "Red Apple" Baby Sunrose - ponddeck table

Pic

P
10
 
Heather Ericaceae, Calluna vulagris   W
-20
  B  
Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens Freezes on office deck : (

Pic

N

30

  B S X  
Helleborus Helleborus orientalis Pink Frost - aka Lenten Rose

Pic

A

-10

D S
Hen and Chicks Echeveria elegans  

Pic

P
35
D
Hibiscus Texas Star Hibiscus coccineus Texas Star

Pic

N
-10
  B H  
Hibiscus bits Anisodontea hypomandarum Cape Mallow

Pic

P
25
S
Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus moscheutos P
-20
S
Hollyhock Alcea rosea Several pinks, black

Pic

WN
-30
  B H I  
Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica, Hall's  

Pic

WN C B F H I  
Honeysuckle Lonicera reticulata, L. prolifera Kintzley’s Ghost

Pic

MW      
Horseradish Armoracia rusticana Highly invasive

Pic

P D P R  
Hostas Hostas Several   All   B H S  
Hosta Gold Standard EF
Houttuynia Houttuynia cordata Dogwood vine (Hoo TY nee ya)

Pic

A
0
 
Houttuynia Houttuynia cordata varigated "Chameleon" P -20 C
Hoya Hoya Wax flower  
50
Hoya Curly Hoya compacta "Regalis"  
40
Hummingbird Bush Odontonema strictum Really Firespike, Scarlet Flame, Cardinal Guard

Pic

40
Hummingbird Vine Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress Vine

Pic

BG
Hyacinth Bean Lablab purpureus  

Pic

BF S
Hydrangea Oakleaf Hydrangea quercifolia Standard hydrangea HT
0
U
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' All hydrangea froze winter 2013

Pic

Hydrangea Silver Blue macrophylla Mariesii variegata

Pic

Hydrangea macrophylla "Mars"

Pic

Hydrangea Peegee Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Pic

Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla 'Shooting Star'

Pic

Hydrangea arborescens Hydrangea arborescens 'annabelle'  

Pic

F HT  
Hydrangea Vine schizophragma hydrageolides "Moonlight"

Pic

C        
Hyssop, Anise Agastache foeniculum Licorice mint

Pic

BG   S P  
Ice Plant, Heartleaf Aptenia cordifolia "Red Apple"

Pic

P   C
Impatiens Impatiens mengtziana  

Pic

N
20
 
Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens hybrid Paradise (pink) white, red

Pic

P

20

  S  
Indian Hawthorne Rhaphiolepis indica  

Pic

W  
Iris, Black Iris "Superstition"

Pic

All

10

  H  
Iris, Purple Iris "Color Tart"   All

10

  H  
Iris, Japanese Water Iris ensata Purple and yellow

Pic

P

10

D
Isotoma Isotoma fluviatilis Blue Star Creeper

Pic

Ivy, English Hedera helix  

Pic

All   S C
Jacobs Ladder Polemonium reptans  

Pic

F  
Jade Plant Crassula ovata Mother's, ok in greenhouse 42°   P
30
     
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum  

Pic

NF   S  
Jimson Weed Datura stramonium  

Pic

P S X  
Johnny Jump Ups All S
Joseph's Coat Alternanthera flocidera "Red Threads"   Pond
35
     
Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber  

Pic

W S B I  
Justica Justicia carnea Pink Flamingo

Pic

   
25
 
Kaffir Lily Clivia miniata  

Pic

P

25

  S  
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Christmas Kalanchoe

Pic

EF

30

 
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx  Pearl Bells H
50
     
Kenilworth Ivy Cymbalaria muralis Toadflax, mom's invasive delicate ground cover  
30
     
Kohlrabi Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes  

Pic

BG   P R  
Lady Banks Rose Rosa banksiae 'lutea'  

Pic

B  
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis  

Pic

N    
Lamb's Ears Stachys byzantina  

Pic

All D S I  
Lantana Lantana achyranthifolia ? Lantana camara? "Purple"

Pic

WN   B H  
Lavatera Lavatera thuringiaca / clementii Tree Mallow Pic PS 10
Lavender, English Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote, Munstead

Pic

WN

10

S H P  
Lavender, French Lavandula dentata  

Pic

WN

10

S H P  
Lavender, Hybrid, Goodwin Lavender hybrid Goodwin Creek Grey

Pic

BG
10
 
Lavender, Grosso Lavendula intermedia 'Grosso'     BG
10
 F
Lavender, Jagged Lavendula pinnate var buchii     BG
10
 
Lavender, Red Lavendula stoechas Kew Red   BG    
Lavender, Silver Anouk Lavendula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'   BG
10
 
Lavender, Silver French Lavandula dentata candicans  

Add

PH

10

 
Lavender, Spanish Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple, Otto Quast, Coco (pink)

Pic

WN

10

S H P  
Leather Leaf Fern Aspidium capense or Rumohra adiantiformis

Pic

   
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis  

Pic

P - 30 L P R  
Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citratus  

Pic

P   M  
Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis  

Pic

A D S S  
Leopard Flower Lilium pardalinum  

P

 
Leopard Lily Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry Lily

Pic

Lewisia Lewisia cotyledon Cliff Maids

Pic

P    
Liatris See Gayfeather     P   S
Licorice Polypodium  or glycyrrhiza glabra

Pic

P

C P R  
Lilac Syringa vulgaris Light pink

Pic

F   B F H  
Lily Amarcrinum memoria-corsii  Howardii

Pic

A D S  U  
Lily Oriental Lilium oriental "Stargazer" Asiatic lily

Pic

BU  
Lily Turf Liriope "sunproof"

Pic

NF  
Lily of the Nile, dark purple   Agapanthus "Storm Cloud"

Pic

FP   B H U  
Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis  

Pic

F  
Lily of the Valley shrub Pieris japonica  

Pic

F  
Lime, Keiffer Citrus hystrix   
Pic
P  
Linaria Linaria maroccana Toad flax "Fanatsy Blue"

Pic

PS  
Lion's Tail Leonotis leonurus  

Pic

P

25

 
Lipstick Vine Aeschynanthus radicans  

Pic

P

40

  S  
Liriope Liriope muscari Lily Turf "sunproof"

Pic

NF

10

 
Liricashower Calibrachoa x hybridus 'rose' Million Bells

Pic

NF  
Lisianthus Eustoma grandiflorum or
Lisianthis russellianus
Texas Bluebell

Pic

P

15

  D  
Lithodora Lithodora diffusa Lithodora Carrasquilla

Pic

W
Lizard's Tail Saururus cernuus Pond plant, Water dragon

Pic

Lobelia Lobelia erinus "Palace Royal" and Crystal Palace

Pic

WN

25

 
Loropetalum Loropetalum Chinense

Pic

FP

10

S
Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum "Pizzazz"

Pic

N

10

S
Lovage Levisticum officinale  

Pic

GH   P R  
Love in a Mist Nigella damascena  

Pic

FP S
Lucky Bamboo Dracaena fragrans  

Pic

P  
Lunaria   Money Plant   HP  
Lupine Lupinus polyphyllus Russell Hybrid

Pic

WF  
Madagascar Jasmine Stephanotis floribunda  

Pic

P

45

 
Maiden hair vine Muehlenbeckia complexa aka Wire Vine

Pic

10
Mandevilla From Mom, pink

30

Maltese Cross Lychnis chalcedonica  

Pic

     
Malva Malva sylvesris zebrina Pink and purple

Pic

N

A

S
Manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet' aka Bearberry

Pic

PSH  
Marigold       G S B M  
Marsh Mallow Althaea officinalis (Malvacea)  

Pic

W S
Meadow Sweet Filipendula ulmaria  

Pic

BG  
Mexican/False heather Cuphea hyssopifolia see False Heather

Pic

HD S
Mexican Primrose Oenothera speciosa  Highly invasive, but lovely  
-20
     
Mexican Sage Salvia leucantha   

Pic

W   B H  
Miner's Lettuce Montia or Limnia perfoliata aka Claytonia perfoliataor

Pic

P   P R  
Mint, apple Mentha suaveolens  

Pic

P C L I R  
Mint, chocolate Mentha x piperita f. citrata  

Pic

P C L I R  
Mint, orange Mentha x citrata  

Pic

P C L I R  
Mint, peppermint Mentha x piperita  

Pic

P C L I R  
Mint, pineapple Mentha suaveolens  

Pic

P C L I R  
Mint, spearimint Mentha spicata

 

Pic

P C L I R  
Monarda or Bee Balm Monarda (Wild Bergamont?)  

Pic

P L B H I S  
Monarda, Lemon Monarda pectinata  

Pic

N     
Money Plant Lunaria annua Tiny purple

Pic

P  
Money Tree Pachira aquatica Overwatering kills this fast

Pic

P
50
 
Moonvine Ipomoea turbinata

Pic

HU S
Morning Glory Grandpa Otis  Ipomoea purpurea small deep dark purple

Pic

All C S H I X  
Morning Glory Ipomoea acuminata perennial, purple, Blue Dawn

Pic

PS C I X  
Morning Glory Ipomoea nil or purpurea? "Old Fashioned" pinks "Early Call"

Pic

N S
Morning Glory Ipomoea Crimson Rambler

Pic

N S
Morning Glory Ipomoea Heavenly Blue

Pic

N L
Morning Glory   Japanese   HU    
Moses in a Basket Tradescantia sillamontana White Gossamer  
10
     
Mosquito Plant Pelargonium citrosum Van Leenii Pelargonium citrosum

Pic

P
25
C M  
Mother fern Asplenium bulbiferum Hens and Chicken Fern

Pic

F   S  
Mountain Sage Salvia clevelandii  

Pic

W C S B F H  
Muscari Muscari armeniacum Grape Hyacinth

Pic

Naked Lady Amaryllis belladonna  

Pic

WN S
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus Mixed jewel and Vanilla

Pic

All   B P R  
Neanthebella Palm Chamaedorea elegans Parlour Palm

Pic

H

30

  S  
Nemesia Nemesia strumosa  

Pic

W  
Nettle, Spotted see Dead Nettle        
New York Aster Symphyotrichum novi-belgii Michaelmas Daisy

Pic

   
New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax "Atropurpureum"  

Pic

FP   D  
Nicotiana Nicotiana x sanderae "Fragrant Cloud"

Pic

P   X  
Night Blooming Jasmine Cestrum nocturum  

Pic

P
40
  F  
Norfolk Pine Araucaria heterophylla  

Pic

P   D S  
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana  

Pic 

N  
Oleander tree Nerium oleander  

Pic

PS  
Orange Star Ornithogalum dubium      
30
 
Orchid Cymbidium Long leaves   P

55

 
Orchid Dendrobum kingianum          
Orchid cactus Epiphyllum crenatum  Crenate Orchid Cactus   P
40
C    
Oregano Origanum vulgare  

Pic

P WN   B P R  
Oregano, Golden Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'  

Pic

BG  
Oregano, Greek Origanum vulgare "Hirtum'  

Pic

N  
Oregano, Italian Origanum x majoricum

Pic

P P  
Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium  

Pic

H  
Oxalis, purple Oxalis regenelli purpurea Oxalis triangularis = purple = false shamrock

Pic

P  
Oxalis Oxalis regnellii  

Pic

P F
0
 
Pansy Viola     W  
Paper Whites Narcissus     P  
Papyrus Cyperus papyrus  

Pic

PS   I W  
Paraguay nightshade Solanum rantonnetii Blue Potato Bush

Pic

 F   X  
Parrots Beak Lotus berthelotii      
20
     
Parsley   Flat and curled   BG P   P R  
Passion Flower Passiflora edulis, caerulea  

Pic

WN   B  
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum wallisii POISONOUS

Pic

P

60

 
Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium  

Pic

BG P C I P R  
Penstemon Penstemon barbatus  Firecracker and Blackbird

Pic

PS

10

  B H I  
Pentas Pentas lanceolata  

Pic

P

32

  D H  
Peony Paeonia Red   FP  
Peony, Sarah Bernhardt Paeonia Pink   FP  
Pericallis Pericallis cruenta Neon pink, purple Pic EF 25  
Pericallis Pericallis senecio sp Two coloured   EF
25
 
Perilla Perilla frutscens   Pic BG
10
 
Persicaria Persicaria microcephala "Red Dragon' Knotweed, Fleece Flower, Red silver spade leaf  
0
 
Peruvian Daffodil Hymenocallis festalis Ismene x festalis

Pic

P    
Peperomia Peperomia caperata Emerald Ripple

Pic

H

40 

 
Peperomia Peperomia magnoliifolia Desert Privet Varigated

Pic

H
40
 
Peperomia Peperomia obtusifolia Varigated  
30
 
Persian Shield Strobilanthes dyerianus  

Pic

P

20

 
Petunia Petunia x hybrida Lemon Zest, many many
10
Philodendron big leaf Philodendron selloum  

Pic

H
25
 
Philodendron Split Leaf Monstera deliciosa  

Pic

P
30
C S  
Philodendron Xanadu Philodendron Zanadu Frilly long leaf    
20
 
Phlox Creeping Phlox subulata "Pinwheel"  

Pic

W  
Pieris Mountain Fire Pieris japonica "Mountain Fire";

Pic

N    
Pieris Valley Rose Pieris japonica "Valley Rose"

Pic

N    
Piggy Back Plant Tolmiea menziesii    
40
 
Pilea Pliea cadierei Aluminum Plant

Pic

H   C
Pincushion Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue and Pink Mist, white, black   PS    
Pineapple Flower Eucomis autumnalis  

Pic

P

20

  X  
Pineapple Flower Eucomis bicolour  

Pic

P   S X  
Pink Jasmine Jasminum polyanthum  

Pic

F C L F I  
Pink Splash Hypoestes phyllostachya
25
Plectranthus Plectranthus argentatus

40

Plectranthus Plectranthus ciliatus

40

Plumbago Plumbago auriculata  

Pic

W C B I  
Podocarpus Yew Podocarpus macrophyllus maki  

Pic

FP  
Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima  Red and Pink    
50
 
Pomegranite Punica granatum  

Pic

P   P  
Poppies, Anemone       W  
Poppy, Ca Papaveraceae californica Eschscholzia californica

Pic

W  
Poppy, Iceland       P  
Poppies, opium       WN  
Poppy, Field Papaver rhoeas? Orange

Pic

BF  
Potato Vine Solanum jasminoides

Pic

HD   I  
Pothos Scindapus, Rhaphidophora Epipremnum aureum

Pic

All

50

  D  
Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura erythroneura

Pic

GH

50

  D S  
Pregnant onion Ornithogalum caudatum or Ornithogalum longibracteatum

Pic

P S I S  
Pride of Gibaltar Cerinthe  

Pic

N

A

 
Primrose Oenothera berlandveru siskiyou     All  
Primrose, Fairy Primrose malacoides  

Pic

N    
Privet tree Grrrrr
Pyrethropsis gayana or Chrysanthemum gayanum Grey foilage   PSH  
Pyrethrum Chrysan.cinerariafolium  

Pic

BG S M  
Purple Velvet Gynura aurantiaca  

Pic

GH

20

 
Purple Waffle Hemigraphis alternata    
40
 
Queen Fabolia Triteleia  

F  
Red bud tree Cercis occidentalis  

Pic

W   H  
Redwood, Aptos Blue Sequoia sempervirens  

Pic

WN  
Rhododendron       P   S  
Rice Cactus Rhipsalis cereuscula Gloria's stick cactus, Coral Cactus?  
30
 
Rockcress Aubrieta "Red Cascade"     TR
10
 
Rose See Rose Section     D  
Rose Campion Lychnis coronaria  

Pic

N W S
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis  

Pic

PS

15

  B P  
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus which one?

Pic

W S
Rubber Tree Ficus elastica 15 feet tall

Pic

P

40

C D  
Rudbeckia which one?     P  
Rue Ruta graveolens  

Pic

P

20

C S P R  
Sage, cooking Salvia officinalis  

Pic

BG P   P R  
Sage, Golden (cooking) Salvia officinalis variegata  

Pic

P  
Sage, Berggarten Salvia officinalis Berggarten

Pic

P   P  
Sage Purple (cooking) Salvia officinalis purpurascens  

Pic

All C B P R  
Salisfy Tragopogon porrifolius Vegetable Oyster Plant

Pic

G    
Salvia Black and Blue Salvia guarantica  

Pic

WF   B H  
Salvia, Cherry "Hot Lips" Salvia microphylla  

Pic

     
Salvia, Clary Salvia sclarea  

Pic

WN  
Salvia, Clevelandii Salvia Clevelandii California Mountain Sage

Pic

WF

15

C S B H  
Salvia greggii Navajo Rose Autumn Sage

Pic

WF  
Salvia, Mealy cup Salvia farinacea  

Pic

WN  
Salvia Salvia nemorosa  

Pic

All   H  
Salvia Salvia superba "East Friesland"      
Salvia, Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha  

Pic

W

15

 
Salvia Russian Perovskia atriplicifolia  

Pic

WN  
Salvia, Sapphire Salvia sinaloensis 'Sinaloa Sage'

Pic

 
10
 
Salvia, Tropical Sage Salvia coccinea Brenthurst (pink)

Pic

PSH  
Salvia Salvia splendens "Salsa Purple" EF
Salvia, white Salvia alpina  

Pic

PSH   H  
Santolina Incana S. Chamaecyparissus or S. incana Lavender cotton

Pic

P

10

  P  
Savory, summer Satureja hortensis  

Pic

P   P R  
Savory, winter Satureja montana  

Pic

P   P R  
Scarlet Trumpet Vine Distictis buccinatoria  

Pic

PS   H  
Schefflera Schefflera arboricola 17 feet tall

Pic

P

25

L D  
Scilla Scilla peruviana "Caribbean Jewel"        
Sea Holly Eryngium agavifolium  

Pic

N  
Sea Holly Eryngium serra

Pic

Sea Lavender Statice perizii  

Pic

WF  
Sea Pink Armeria maritima Pink, white, purple

Pic

N S?
Shamrock See Oxalis     F H

0

 
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum  

Pic

N    
Shrimp Plant Justica brandegeana  

Pic

P  
Sickle Cactus Crassula falcata P
Silver Squill Ledebouria socialis     
30
     
Snail vine Vigna caracalla  

Pic

P, WN

20

L U  
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus     All   B  
SnowIn Summer Cerastium tomentosum  
Snowbush Breynia nivosa roseo-picta

Pic

Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea  

Pic

G    
Spanish Broom Genista hispanica  

Pic

B  
Speedwell Veronica     P   B H P  
Spider Flower See Cleome     B

A

 
Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum  

Pic

F LA
25
  I  
Spider Plant, varigated Chlorophytum comosum  

Pic

F LA   I  
Spider Wort Tradescantia virginiana  Blue and white

Pic

WN  
Split Leaf Philodendron       P  
Squirrel's Foot Fern Davallia trichomanoides  

Pic

N  
Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum  

Pic

P  
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides  

Pic

H C
Star of Bethlehem

Pic

P
Statice Limonium sinuatum

Pic

EF
Statice Limonium perezii (classic)

Pic

BF
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana  

Pic

P

10

  P  
Stock Matthiola incana
Strawberry Begonia Saxifraga stolonifera       40      
String of Pearls Senecio rowleyanus   Pic PO 36 C    
Sunflower Helianthus, many Mammoth, Skyscraper, Mexican   GH G S B  
Swamp Plant Sarracenia purpurea and 'x'     GH   U  
Swan River Daisy Brachyscome iberidifolia  

Pic

W  
Sweet flag ? Acorus gramineus        
Sweetheart Vine Philodendron scandens Heart Leaf

Pic

P

55

C D  
Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus     R   B  
Sweet Woodruff Galium odoratum Asperula odorata

Pic

LA
0
 
Swiss Cheese Plant Monstera delicious     P  
Sword Fern Polystichum munitum  

Pic

F  
Sycamore tree Platanus frutescens American Sycamore
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare  

Pic

BG S M P  
Tansy Blue Phacelia tanacetifolia  

Pic

P    
Tarragon, French Artemisia dracunculus  

Pic

P   P  
Tasman Flax Lily Dianella tasmanica  

Pic

H  
Tasmanian Tree fern Dicsonia antartica     F  
Texas Ranger Sage Leucophyllum frutescens YAYYYY!!!

Pic

P

20

C    
Thunbergia Thunbergia gibbsonii neurotic orange INVASIVE

Pic

EF

20

  I  
Thyme, Common or English Thymus vulgare  

Pic

P

0

 
Thyme, Elfin Thymus praecox  

Pic

W

0

  U  
Thyme, French Thymus species   P

0

 
Thyme, Silver Thymus argenteus  

Pic

P

0

  P  
Ti plant see Cordalyne     P

32

 
Toad flax Linaria maroccana  

Pic

T  
Tradescantia Tradescantia virginiana see Spider wort

Pic

WN  
Tree Mallow Lavatera thuringiacea  
Pic
 
-20
     
Trumpet Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle (tiny)

Pic

FP   H  
Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans red orange flowers

Pic

FP    H  
Tulip Recreado See plant detail for colours   P  
Umbrella tree Brassia actinophylla Schefflera

Pic

GH

25

L
Velvet Leaf Abutilon theophrasti China Jute

Pic

BF   S
Verbena Verbena canadensis "Homestead Purple"

Pic

WN   I  
Verbena, upright Verbena bonariensis

Pic

HD   B  
Verbena Verbena hybrid "Tukana Scarlet"

20

Verbena Verbena  rigida Sandpaper Verbena

Pic

W

20

 
Viburnum Viburnum tinus Spring Bouquet

Pic

EF

15

 
Vinca Vinca major Greater Periwinkle

Pic

FP C
Violet Viola odorata "Royal Robe" "Royal Robe" & Yesterday, Today . ."

Pic

LA PS

0

S
Violet - Johnny Jump up Viola tricolor Lawn Violets "Helen Mount"

Pic

F T

0

S
Violet, Labrador Viola labradorica Green purple leaves

Pic

F

0

S
Violet trumpet vine Clytostoma callistegiodes

Pic

WN S B H  
Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare Blueweed (by trailer)

Pic

B  
Vitex tree Vitex agnus-castus

Pic

N
Voodoo Lily Pinellia tripartita Dragon Tails

Pic

N

10

 
Water Celery Oenanthe javanica

Pic

Pond
Water Clover Marsilea quadrifolia

Pic

Watercress Nasturtium officinale  

Pic

BG P   P R  
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes  

Pic

WA    
Water Iris Iris ensata Japanese Water Iris

Pic

PS   D
Water Lily Nymphaea Rubra/aurora  

Pic

WA  
Weeping Pussy Willow Tree Salix caprea  Pendula P
0
Weigela Weigela florida Bristol Beauty
0
White Sage Salvia apiana   Pic BG 10 C S P
Widow's tears Commelina coelestis Blue Spiderwort, blue wandering jew

Pic

Wild Bergamont Monarda fistulosa  

Pic

   
Wild Strawberry Duchesnea indica Mock or Indian Strawberry

Pic

LA, NF S I  
Wire Vine Muehlenbeckia axillaris Maidenhair Wire Vine  
0
     
Wisteria Wisteria sinensis Light pink

Pic

PS C S B  
Yarrow Achillea milefolium "Summer Pastels" 

Pic

BG

10

S B I R  
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Brunfelsia pauciflora

Pic

PO 20 C F  
Zamia Zamia furfuracea  Cardboard Palm  
40
     
Zebra Plant yellow flower Aphelandra squarrosa "Ania"  

Pic

H

H

  D  
Zebra plant Calathea zebrina like prayer

Pic

P

60

D  
ZZ Zamioculcas zamiifolia Ariod palm (sister to cardboard plant)

Pic

P

60

  583

Things I have gotten rid of after identifying them

Knotweed

Polygonum persicaria Light leaves, white berry groups, front yard trees Pic
Western Water Hemlock Cicuta douglasii White Queen Anne's type, by trailer Pic
Deadly Nightshade Solanum americanum Bunnie and vegie garden, black berries Pic

Plants in other locations I have identified

Church next door Spiraea cantoniensis Bridal Wreath Pic
East Campus Red flowered bush Erythrina crista-galli Fireman's cap Pic

Plants on my want list

Rain Lily - Zephyranthes carinata or grandiflora
 

 

Contents Keys

Location - Merced, Zone 9
A     Africa shade
All Everywhere
BF Back fourty Full sun
BG Bunny garden Morning sun
BU Bulb pots
C Cabin at 4500 feet Redwood shade
D Driveway Full sun
EF East Front Dappled shade
F Forest Deep shade
FP Fireplace Morning sun
FT Fishtank Indoors
G Back Garden Full sun
GH Greenhouse
H House plant
HD Handicap walk Full sun
HU Hummingbird area Full sun
HT Hot tub Shade
LA Little Africa Shade
MW MiWuk cabin Zone 8a
N Nursery Full sun
NF New fall Morning sun
P Pots on decks
PO Front porch Afternoon sun
PS Pondside Morning sun
PSH   Pondside herb area Dappled sun
R Roses Full sun
T Front yard tree rings Late day sun
TR Front of trailer Early morning sun
W Wild front area Full afternoon sun
WA Pond plants Dappled sun
WN Walnut area Full noon sun
Tolerances

A

Annual

H

House

W

Winter GH

Propagation Column
Managed to propagate by:

C

Cuttings
D Division
L Layering
S Seeds
Plant Uses
B Butterflies or bees
C Cats
D Delicate
E Easy to propagate
F fragrant
H Hummingbirds
I Invasive
M   Mosquito or pest deterrant
P Personal use
R Rabbit food
S Shade tolerant
U Unusual
X Poisonous

Italics =
I have managed to kill it  : (

Local Nursery Sources: The Merced Gardens is one of our favorite local nurseries.
The prices might be slightly higher than your major chain hardware stores, but the selection, quality and  homey individual service cannot be beat.
Angela has found us many of our specified, hard to find plants for us. Give them a try!
Merced Gardens, 1077 Tahoe St at Hwy 59, Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-0513 Open every day


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