California Natives at Suncrest Nurseries Inc.

Though Suncrest Nurseries offers interesting plants from several continents, including much of the United States, a few of us are almost obsessively devoted to the native plants of California. We regularly stalk the wilds, always with at least a semiconscious "eye out" for potentially gardenworthy natives, and we bring back seeds and cuttings from nearly every trip. We also rely on friends at several California botanic gardens, and on passionate native plant gardeners, who bring us their plant treasures for trial and possible introduction. All in all, it may be the best part of our work here, and we're privileged to be able to contribute a wide offering of beautiful natives to California horticulture.

You'll find a lengthy list of our native offerings below, organized by pages to make it a bit more manageable. Click on the name of any plant on the list for a fuller display of plant characteristics and cultural needs and possibilities. Also be sure to download our flyer on native plants from the Publications page of this site, for easy reference offline.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Juncus patens Native rush, stiff clumps; dark green stems to 2 feet.
Juncus patens 'Elk Blue' Native rush. Dense clumps, blue stems to 18 inches.
Juncus xiphioides Irisleaf rush. Flat green leaves, to 2 feet. Chestnut seedheads.
Justicia californica Soft green leaves then stems go leafless. Many bright red flowers in spring.
Keckiella cordifolia Arching shrub with dark shiny leaves, stems tipped with scarlet tubular fls.
Lavatera assurgentiflora--dark-flowered form Tree mallow; large lobed leaves, dark purple-red flowers with white centers.
Lepechinia calycina Grey furry, aromatic leaves; pale lilac bell flowers in spring.
Lepechinia fragrans Seed grown plants have the typical very fragrant soft grey furry leaves and large pink flowers.
Lepechinia fragrans 'El Tigre' Soft grey furry, fragrant leaves, large pink flowers, CA native.
Lessingia (Corethrogyne) filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet' Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction. Low, with grey leaves, pink daisies.
Lewisia 'Dark Cloud' Suncrest Nurseries seed strain; flowers deep rose.
Lewisia 'Little Peach' L. longipetala hybrid. Large starry yellow to apricot flowers over low succulent leaves.
Lewisia 'Little Plum' L. longipetala hybrid. Starry clear pink flowers over low succulent leaves.
Lewisia 'Pink Cloud' Suncrest Nurseries hybrids, 8 inch flower sprays. Large bright pink flowers.
Lewisia 'Rainbow' Single to semi-double flowers, white, pink, red, yellow.
Lewisia 'White Cloud' Suncrest Nurseries hybrids. Succulent rosettes, sprays of white flowers.
Leymus (Elymus) californicus Wide green leaves, arching flower stems to 5 feet have drooping tips. Shade.
Leymus (Elymus) condensatus 'Canyon Prince' Thicketing grass, to 2-3 feet high; grey-green leaves.
Leymus (Elymus) triticoides 'Grey Dawn' Colonizing grass with narrow, soft grey erect stems to 2 feet or more.
Leymus (Elymus) triticoides--Hedgerow short Creeping wild rye. Green leaves, stems to 2 feet. Spreading.

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