California Native Plants for Sale

Garden Entrance Plaza
Opening Day: Wednesday, September 14, 9:00am4:30pm

Sale continues through Sunday, October 2
Regular Garden Shop hours, 10:30am–4:30pm

Garden closed Tuesday, Sept. 20

20% off all CA Native plants!

It’s fall, the perfect time to think about adding some California native plants to your garden! Many of these plants are beloved by butterflies, and all have features that attract birds, native bees and/or other beneficial insects. Your purchases at this sale provide support for our work at the Garden. Thank you!

  • No additional Member discount on sale plants.
  • Bring a box to carry your purchases home.
  • If you plan to only shop without a Garden visit, there is no reservation or admission fee required.

Click the “Plant List” button below to see available plants. The number of plants available for a genus/species varies.  Shop early for the best selection!

PLANT LIST

Watch this Zoom recording with our volunteer propagators and learn about some featured plants, associated pollinators, as well as planting and care tips.

CA Native Plant Presentation

Propagator Picks

Island Snapdragon (Gambelia speciosas)

Island Snapdragon Gambelia speciosa (Galvezia speciosa)

Fast, easy and vigorous evergreen shrub with red flowers that attract hummingbirds. May flower most of the year with the right conditions. Grows to a mound of arching branches about 5’ high and wide. Can be pruned to a smaller bush in a container or into an informal hedge. Likes sun to part shade. Does well in any soil. Drought tolerant once established.

1 gallon size

Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)

Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)

This vibrant deciduous shrub with its shiny green leaves,  is a nectar source for birds and butterflies. It is drought tolerant once established, but grows better with some summer water. Charming orange-red flowers appear March-July, followed by black berries, which may be toxic to humans. Tolerates clay soil, but prefers good drainage. Sun to part shade. Grows to 8’ H x 3’-5’ W. Valuable for stream bank erosion control.

1 gallon size

‘Eve Case’ Coffeeberry (Frangula californica)

‘Eve Case’ Coffeeberry (Frangula californica)

This handsome, compact evergreen shrub is useful for smaller gardens and can be used as a background plant or a focal point. Larval food source for Pale Swallowtail butterfly. Good for a bird garden. Can handle many soils, but prefers good drainage. Drought tolerant once established, but appreciates occasional deep watering during the hot months. Sun to light shade.   4’-6’H x W, but can get to 8’ when mature.

1 gallon size

Pacific Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus)

Pacific Ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus)

Graceful deciduous shrub with papery bark that peels off in artistic layers. Spherical clusters of white flowers with red stamens become red seed pods providing fall color. About 5-8’ tall. Any soil, including serpentine. Shade to part shade. Drought tolerant but prefers regular water. Good for erosion control. Deer resistant.

1 gallon size

Yellow eyed grass

Yellow-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum)

Yellow-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum)

This clumping herbaceous perennial is more closely related to irises than grasses. It grows about 1’ tall and has yellow flowers in spring. Easy and adaptable, it is suitable for wet areas, but can also become drought tolerant, and does great in a rock garden also. Any soil. Sun to part shade. Self sows.

Creating a CA Native Garden Workshop
Thur, Sept 22 | 2 – 4 pm