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
Sisyrinchium bellum 'Rocky Point' Dwarf, dense selection. Purple-blue flowers.
Sisyrinchium bellum 'San Simeon' Compact clumps. White flowers in spring.
Sisyrinchium bellum 'Wild Night' Blue-eyed grass. Deepest blue-purple flowers, spring.
Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-eyed grass. Iris-like leaves, yellow flowers.
Sisyrinchium 'Wayne's Dwarf' 4-6 inches. Tight clump, blue purple flowers.
Solanum umbelliferum v. incanum 'Dark Eyes' Native subshrub. Green leaves and stems, vivid blue purple flowers.
Solanum umbelliferum v. incanum 'Indians Grey' Native subshrub. Grey leaves and stems, bright lavender flowers.
Solanum umbelliferum v. incanum 'Spring Frost' Native subshrub. Grey leaves and stems, white flowers.
Solanum xanti 'Mountain Pride' Purple nightshade. Vivid royal purple flowers, soft green leaves.
Solidago multiradiata Northern goldenrod. Low mat, 8-12 inch spikes of yellow flowers.
Solidago velutina ssp. californica Spreading. Yellow flowers along wand-like stems to 2-3 feet in summer.
Sphaeralcea fulva 'La Luna' Baja native, to 2 feet+. Light green leaves, silky white flowers. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction.
Spiraea densiflora 'Trinity Rose' 2-3 feet; blue-green leaves; rose-pink flowers in summer.
Spiraea douglasii Western spiraea. To 6 feet, bushy. Spikes of rose pink flowers, summer.
Sporobolus airoides Alkali dropseed. Clumps to 2 feet+; airy flower clusters.
Stachys bullata--dark pink fl. Hedge nettle. Bright dark pink flowers; widely spreading roots.
Stachys bullata--SBBG/unscented Form with unscented leaves from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, widely spreading. Pink flowers.
Stipa cernua (Nassella c.) Nodding feather grass. 2 feet high and wide. Airy flowers.
Stipa coronata (Achnatherum c.) California bunch grass with fairly upright green leaves; narrow flower stems to 4 feet, erect habit.
Stipa hymenoides (Achnatherum h.) Low clumps; lacy flower heads with tiny spikelets in summer.

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