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
Mimulus 'Yellow Belle' Yellow fls over soft lush lvs. Moist growing, lewisii hyb.
Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' Scarlet monardella; shiny-leaved mat; large red tubular flowers.
Monardella odoratissima Loose habit. Aromatic green leaves, heads of white flowers.
Monardella odoratissima x glauca Dark green aromatic leaves; heads of bright lavender flowers.
Monardella villosa Coyote mint. 12 inch shrublet. Lavender flowers in dense heads.
Monardella villosa 'Russian River' Coyote mint. 12 inch shrublet. Lavender flowers in dense heads. Aromatic grey-green leaves.
Monardella villosa var. obispoensis Coyote mint. Shrublet; furry, aromatic leaves; lavender flowers.
Monardella villosa x purpurea Coyote mint; 12 inches, bright green leaves, purple flower heads.
Monardella viminea Slender shrublet. Heads of bright violet flowers, aromatic leaves.
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer grass. Flower stems to 5 feet+. Dense rounded clumps.
Myrica (Morella) californica 12 feet+. Wax myrtle. Bushy native with narrow dark green leaves.
Nolina bigelovii Rounded clump of tough narrow leaves, makes trunk with time.
Oenothera elata Lush green leaves; tall stems of large bright yellow flowers. Birds love the seeds.
Oenothera caespitosa Densely clumping, to 12 inches. Long narrow leaves, huge white fragrant flowers.
Oxalis oregana 'Klamath Ruby' Redwood sorrel. Red violet backed leaves. Light pink flowers.
Oxalis oregana 'Smith River' Redwood sorrel. Light green leaves form broad carpet in shade. Light pink flowers, spring
Pellaea andromedifolia 1' native rock fern; wiry stems, dark green leaflets.
Pellaea mucronata 12 inches. California native rock fern; wiry stems, grey leaflets.
Penstemon azureus Flower stems to 18 inches; blue flowers over grey-green leaves.
Penstemon azureus var. angustissimus 12-18 inches. Narrow blue grey leaves; yellow buds open to blue flowers.

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