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Ornamentals

Category Breakout by Category : Drought Tolerant

Annual- Arroyo Lupine

Reseeds itself easily...

Perennial- Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Silvery, lacy, drought tolerant...

Perennial- Beach Evening Primrose

Grows in sand...

Perennial- Blue Flax

Delicate, showy, blue...

Perennial- California Buttercup

Bright yellow flowers...

Perennial- California Fuchsia

Very showy flowers...

Perennial- California Goldenrod

Showy yellow flowers...

Perennial- California Poppy

California state flower...

Perennial- Cleveland Sage

Very showy, fragrant...

Perennial- Desert Mallow

Orange flowers for bouquets...

Perennial- Hairy Golden Aster

Bright yellow blooms...

Perennial- Hummingbird Mint

Orange and lavender colors...

Perennial- Hummingbird Sage

Hummingbird magnet...

Perennial- Jerusalem Sage

Woolly leaves and flowers...

Perennial- Jerusalem Sage, Pygmy

Woolly yellow flowers...

Perennial- Tall Buckwheat

Small, delicate flowers...

Perennial- Yarrow

Carefree, blooms all summer...

Shrub- Bougainvillea 'Rosenka'

Beautiful against a wall...

Shrub- Brittlebush

Lots of yellow daisies...

Shrub- Bush anemone

Fragrant white flowers...

Shrub- California Copperleaf

Evergreen and blooms...

Shrub- California Sunflower

Beautiful cut flower...

Shrub- California White Sage

Silvery white in the moonlight...

Shrub- Coffeeberry

Berries turn the color of coffee...

Shrub- Island Tree Mallow

Fast growing hedge...

Shrub- Mock Orange

Flowers smell like oranges...

Shrub- San Diego Mountain Mahogany

Little to no water...

Shrub- Wand Holdback

Unusual plant for dry gardens...

Shrub-Tree- Blue Elderberry

Berries for jam or wine...

Shrub-Tree- California Mountain Mahogany

Tolerates dry soil...

Shrub-Tree- Ceanothus

California Lilac...

Shrub-Tree- Manzanitas

Ground cover to tree-like...

Shrub-Tree- Western Redbud

Striking pea-shaped flowers...

Tree- California Buckeye

Hummingbirds...

Tree- Palo Verde

Well adapted to dry gardens...

Vine-Shrub- California Honeysuckle

Good on slopes...

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