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
Ribes speciosum 'Rana Creek' 6 feet high. Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry. Spiny stems, pendant bright red flowers in winter and spring.
Ribes viburnifolium 2-4 feet. Catalina perfume. Dark shiny leaves. Spreader for shade.
Romneya coulteri Matilija poppy; perennial to 6-10 feet; huge white flowers.
Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud' Matilija poppy. Compact, to 6 feet with huge white flowers.
Rosa californica 'First Dawn' Thicketing native, to 6 feet; single creamy pink flowers.
Rosa minutifolia Ensenada rose. Thorny canes, tiny leaves, single rose flowers.
Rosa woodsii ssp. ultramontana 5 feet or more. Mountain wood rose. Fragrant single pink flowers. Red hips.
Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry. Soft green leaves, edible red fruits, white flowers.
Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry. Thicketing shrub from moist woods. Pink flowers, tasty light red berries.
Salvia 'Allen Chickering' Native hybrid sage; 4 feet+; grey leaves, lavender blue flowers.
Salvia apiana White sage. Short branches, nearly white leaves, tall flower stem.
Salvia 'Aromas' CA native hybrid sage. To 5 feet high, with grey-green leaves, lavender flowers in whorls.
Salvia 'Bedazzle' Low, clumping sage. Narrow grey leaves; showy spikes of deep blue flowers set in rosy bracts.
Salvia 'Baja Blue' Green aromatic leaves, many whorls of blue flowers in spring. Vigorous hybrid sage, probable parents are S. munzii and S
Salvia 'Bee's Bliss' Broad carpet; fragrant grey-green leaves, lavender blue flowers.
Salvia 'Bon Bon' 2' h. Hybrid sage. Fragrant foliage and clusters of lavender flowers.
Salvia brandegei 'Pacific Blue' California sage with dark green leaves, light blue flowers. 5 feet high and wide.
Salvia 'Calamity Jane' Dusty green leaves, lavender flowers in whorls, spring. Hybrid of California species.
Salvia 'Celestial Blue' 3-5 feet high. California native hybrid sage. Light rose bracts & calyces, blue flowers.
Salvia clevelandii 'Alpine' 4-5 feet. Aromatic grey leaves; bright blue flowers, summer.

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