Home > Shop by Plant Origin > California
Sort By:
Page of 1
Erythronium tuolumnense Erythronium tuolumnense

Robust California native that has a very limited distribution in the wild.  This seems like the cabbage of Erythroniums as it puts up very large succulent green leaves with pendulous flowers of a rich yellow intensity.  These increase quite nicely by offsets leading to impressive clumps.  Shade.

Price: $12.00
In Stock
Veratrum californicum var. caudatum Veratrum californicum var. caudatum - Nursery Pickup Only

Our native False Hellebore which we see in the Cascades. Fabulous foliage plant with big rounded pleated leaves - these are old plants.  These may flower next year up to 6' with lots of small whitish starry flowers. Best in light shade or no afternoon sun. Loves a rich moist soil and is deer proof.  These started early in our greenhouses and are thinking about summer dormancy.

Price: $30.00
In Stock
Veratrum fimbriatum Veratrum fimbriatum

A rare species from shaded moist areas in coastal Mendocino and Sonoma Counties in CA. Pleated leaves and branched flower stems to nearly 2 feet bear beautifully fringed snowy white flowers. Regarded as tender, Veratrum expert Christoph Ruby of Hof Botanic Garden in Germany tells us zone 5 hardy!

Price: $25.00
In Stock
Asarum caudatum Asarum caudatum

Our selection from the California Redwoods of a large-leafed and vigorous clone of Wild Ginger. This sports large glossy green leaves which mask the sizable brown starfish flowers hidden underneath.  We always like surprises.  A dense big groundcover in shaded rich moist soil.

Price: $18.00
In Stock
Hesperocyparis pygmaea (syn. Cupressus) Hesperocyparis pygmaea (syn. Cupressus)

California native conifer from seed collected from the Pygmy Forest in Humboldt County. This unique population is naturally dwarfed from growing on nutrient deficient podosol soil with a high aluminum content that overlays a high iron hardpan. This will grow normally for you becoming a lovely drought tolerant tree.

Price: $40.00
In Stock
Vancouveria chrysantha hybrid Vancouveria chrysantha - soft yellow

This is the form most often available here in the Northwest and which may well be a hybrid with Vancouveria planipetala.  The flowers are much paler and a smidge smaller than typical Vancouveria chrysantha from our observations.  Regardless, a first rate evergreen ground cover which is drought tolerant.

Price: $18.00
In Stock
Trillium kurabayashii Trillium kurabayashii

Surely one of the finest Trillium species and perhaps the most fervently desired plant in our shade garden.  This is an uncommon species growing in southern Oregon and Northern California.  Dark red sessile flowers with a slight twist of the petals stand at attention above maculated leaves.

Price: $25.00
(Out of Stock)
Philadelphus madrensis Philadelphus madrensis

This plant smells so good in flower that it should be illegal or barring that, taxable.  This could help with budget shortfalls because it is frankly addictive.  One sniff and the response is "Ooh!  Do you have this for sale?"  Southwest native remarkable hardy with grape koolaid fragrant white  flowers in masses.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)
Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei

When this columbine blooms, I feel like I would imagine I would feel if I had a 4 year old daughter with flowing blonde tresses that we had dressed in her first real dress and shiny shoes.  Delicate in appearance yet possessed of that resiliency of childhood, this has impossibly long spurred yellow flowers.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)
Trillium aff. angustipetalum Trillium angustipetalum

More art than flower and more flower than one's soul can bear.  Almost anyway, as each spring we gasp back to awareness from the horticultural fugue state that these flowers send us to and while we don't know where we've been or what we've done, we do know that it was amazing.  Narrow black-red petals evoke a dark and sinuous eroticism that tests your limits.

Price: $20.00
(Out of Stock)
Erigeron scopulinus Erigeron scopulinus

Rock Fleabane.  A mighty mite in the Asteraceae family, this rock crevice dweller was not discovered until 1978 in the Chiricahua Mts in Arizona and later was found 200 miles east in the Black Range of New Mexico.  It has been very easy and rock hardy for us and although drought tolerant, adapts to frequent irrigation.  Small white flowers.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)
Adiantum x tracyi Adiantum x tracyi

A fine evergreen Maidenhair Fern from a naturally occurring hybrid between Adiantum aleuticum and A. jordanii.  These are a different clone than the "original clone" and no less desireable with the same fine and wholesome attributes.  Maidenhairs have always been one of the quintessential ferns in our estimation and this is a choice one.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Epilobium (syn. Zauschneria) 'Silver Select' Epilobium (syn. Zauschneria) canum 'Silver Select'

A nice silver-foliaged selection of the California Fuchsia.  This loves a well-drained soil in a hot sunny spot where it has lots of tubular bright orange hummingbird magnet flowers in late summer.  Disappears in winter but comes up from the spreading underground rhizomes.  Cut back in spring.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)
Pseudotrillium rivale syn. Trillium rivale Pseudotrillium rivale syn. Trillium rivale

This sweet little Trillium from the Siskiyou Mountains has been moved into its own genus of which it is the sole representative.  This is known as a monotypic genus and we are drawn to such isolated species.  This is quite diminutive but is very beautiful with usually white flowers but can be pink or have varying degrees of dark pink spotting.  It increases well by division - these are nice freshly divided plants.

Price: $40.00
(Out of Stock)
Clintonia andrewsiana Clintonia andrewsiana

This is one of the stars in the understory of the towering coastal redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens.  Wide fleshy green leaves would not look out of place in the subtropics and that impression is only enhanced by the umbels of red flowers which become visually luscious blue-purple fruit.

Price: $16.00
(Out of Stock)
Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii

Twinberry Honeysuckle.  This the southern variant of our native shrubby Honeysuckle which here in Washington has tubular yellow flowers but down in southern Oregon and California, these flowers are little firecrackers of orangish-red.  Tough plant liking wet sites but quite tolerant of drier spots.  Hummers like this!

Price: $16.00
(Out of Stock)
Epipactis gigantea 'Eco-Arbuckle' Epipactis gigantea 'Eco-Arbuckle'

Collected by the late Don Jacobs from an especially robust population at the eastern extension of its range in in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. This eastern extension our native Western Stream Orchid will soon form a colony of flowering stems with small orange-yellow-brown flowers. Moist to wet rich soil - it's easy!

Price: $25.00
(Out of Stock)
Gaultheria humifusa Gaultheria humifusa

Alpine Wintergreen. Our collection as cuttings of this little groundcover growing on the shores just above waterline at a montane forest lake in northern California. Seldom encountered for sale despite being distributed across the western US and Canada. White flowers with a red calyx followed by red fruit.  This has been easy-peasy for us and enjoys an airy moist soil high in organic matter.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Vancouveria planipetala MD15-07 Vancouveria planipetala MD15-07

A collection from northern California where this mingled with Pseudotrillium rivale and Rhododendron occidentale among other tantalizers.  This one has flowers noticeably larger than the other forms we grow which means the tiny white flowers make the leap from speck to mote.  Vigorous evergreen groundcover for shade that tolerates dry which slows its spread.

Price: $16.00
(Out of Stock)
Iris PCH 'Endless' Iris PCH 'Endless'

This Pacific Coast hybrid Iris from a 1985 Ghio introduction has indeed provided endless enjoyment since its release. Eye-catching without stridency, the three broad falls have a rich dark berry thumbprint at their base transitioning to a good rose color at fall's end.  The prominent upright style crest on each fall is a light rose while the smaller sepals separate the richly colored falls with the color of old bone shot with red veins.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Petrophytum caespitosum Petrophytum caespitosum

Grown from seed we collected from plants growing on a sheer rock face in Colorado.  This population is known for its color variations from the usual whitish theme and our young plants have yet to flower so we are twitchy with anticipation.  We first saw this species growing among the ancient Bristlecone Pines in the White Mts - that day was magic!  Grows in rock cracks/crevices or stony open ground in dry situations.  Evergreen mat-former.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Primula (Dodecatheon) jeffreyi  NNS collection Primula (Dodecatheon) jeffreyi NNS collection

Western Shooting Star. A pleasing western wildflower California to Alaska that one can't help but enjoy with its showy pinkish flowers with its strongly backswept petals. Likes it moist in spring and goes summer dormant when it gets drier.  The taxonomic move of Dodecatheon to Primula nearly made us give up on plants and take up studying something stable and predictable like Constitutional checks and balances.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)
Salvia spathacea Salvia spathacea

Hummingbird Sage.  A California native perennial Sage that can take sun or some dry shade as this will grow under California live oaks.  California shade is notably brighter than our Washington shade.  This will get 16"-28" tall with rose-pink flowers appearing out of prominent dark calyces and will creep rhizomatously to 4' or so across.  Hummingbird banquet and deer proof.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Monardella odoratissima ssp. pallida NNS102116-11 Monardella odoratissima

Mountain Coyote Mint. A Washington State native whose range extends from BC to CA and east to UT, inhabiting drier slopes in mid-elevation montane settings to subalpine settings. Very variable in flower color, this one has pincushion heads of pink-purple flowers.  The flowers and the powerfully aromatic foliage, has been used historically in a decoction for flatulence.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum

Fine Buckwheat from seed collected in Kern Co. CA at 7830'.  This population is one of the most compact forms of this variety with very small, gray-white leaves on a low mat that can eventually get 2' across.  The flower stems can be 16" tall, and unlike its pom-pom flowered kin, the white to pale pink flowers are ranked along the stem to nice effect.  Dryish mineral soil zones 5-8.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Iris macrosiphon Iris macrosiphon

Young plants from seed collected in Mendocino County by botanist Alex Wright.  This species has the all the charms inherent to Pacific Coast Iris along with their legendary variability in color among populations.  This was not seen in flower but we can pin it down for you.  Blue, cream, white or yellow and shades between.

Price: $15.00
(Out of Stock)
Monardella macrantha 'Marion Sampson' Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'

Pretty much an awesome plant for the rock garden or hell strip as this relishes good drainage and hot sun.  We saw this at Lakewood Gardens in Denver summer of 2014 and had to have!  A small subshrub covered in blazing red tubular flowers and allows no other plant to have any attention whatsoever.  On the moderate to dryish side and lean.

Price: $12.00
(Out of Stock)