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
Malacothamnus palmeri 'Jolon' Santa Lucia bush mallow. Green leaves, white flowers, to 4 feet.
Melica californica California melic. Green clump to 12 inches, flower stems to 30 inches.
Melica imperfecta Clumping bright green California bunchgrass; flower stem to 2 feet.
Mimulus aurantiacus Monkeyflower, to 4 feet or more. Narrow leaves, bright tangerine orange flowers.
Mimulus aurantiacus 'Electric Pumpkin' Erect habit, with masses of bright orange flowers in spring and early summer.
Mimulus aurantiacus 'Pine Canyon' Monkeyflower; bushy, narrow leaves, ruffled soft yellow flowers.
Mimulus bifidus 'Cone Peak' Mock azalea. Bushy, with orange flowers edged white.
Mimulus bifidus--creamy yellow Mock azalea; bushy, narrow leaves, ruffled light yellow flowers.
Mimulus bifidus 'Junipero Serra' Mock azalea. Bushy, to 18 inches. Large orange flowers, marked white.
Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet monkeyflower; 1 foot+, soft, lush; scarlet tubular flowers.
Mimulus cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold' Golden orange tubular flowers; soft lush leaves. Moist growing.
Mimulus cardinalis hybrid--yellow Yellow fower form of scarlet monkeyflower. Moist growing.
Mimulus 'Fiesta Marigold' Compact plant, ruggled bright red flowers with golden orange petal edges. Persoff hybrid.
Mimulus [flemingii] To 2 feet, bushy. Dark leaves, bright red flowers.
Mimulus 'Jack' To 2 feet, bushy. Dark leaves, large bright purplish red flowers.
Mimulus 'Jelly Beans Betabel' Vivid rosy magenta flowers with golden throat. Long bloom.
Mimulus 'Jelly Beans Brick' Compact plant. Light red orange flowers, green leaves. Long bloom.
Mimulus 'Jelly Beans Buttercreme' Monkeyflower. Many white-creme flowers. Long bloom.
Mimulus 'Jelly Beans Cinnamon' Compact plant, large tawny orange flowers fade lighter. Persoff hybrid.
Mimulus 'Jelly Beans Citron' Bright pale golden yellow flowers, medium green leaves. Persoff hybrid.

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