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Regional Native Plants of Particular Interest: Epilobium canum 'Catalina'

522Catalina California Fuchsia, blooms in Summer, though can sometimes bloom in Spring also.  Get's about 3 feet tall and spreads some length more.  Silvery foliage.  Yellow flowers in background are Constancea nevinii, also native to the southern SoCaL Islands.  Landscape here done by Greg Rubin, located in Pt. Loma.

Near SDSU, simple subtropical-scape rental

 Middle Bougainvillea probably 'Orange King', ties in with building.  Unknown designer.

East Carmel Valley, private gated community

Unknown landscape architect/designer.


Hillcrest Landscape, Asiatic theme

Unknown landscape designer.  

East Carmel Valley, Michael Buckner succulent-n-cactus designscape, Located in a private gated community

                   San Diego succulent landscapin

Hillcrest Landscape, trés chic xeric, four plant varieties composition + DG

Euporbia 'Ammak'(light), Euphorbia ingens(dark), Euphorbia trigona(small), Agave parryi 'huachucensis', coarse decomposed granite.  Unknown designer.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia, Del Mar Manzanita

(Click underlined title to see more) Del Mar Manzanita, in center, gets a few feet or more all around, wider than taller, with Eriogonum fasciculatum(local Buckwheat) in left foreground, Torrey Pines in background, Adenostoma fasc. between them in the mid-background.  Below photo with the Manzanita in foreground, with a little portion of Lemonade Berry showing at left side of photo, and a mixture of the rest mentioned above to the right background.

Regional natives of particular interest: Oenothera elata

An upright evening primrose.  Tolerates a range of watering / moisture situations, but normally is found where watering or moistness is frequent throughout the year, like many other garden plants.  Occasionally plants will be found growing wild in urban areas near asphalt or concrete where no irrigation occurs, doing pretty well and blooming most of the time.

Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm

(Click on underlined title to see more)The Bismarck Palm has silvery to blue-grey-green foliage color(described as 'glaucous').  Green leaved strains are also available but the glaucous strains do better in SoCaL and other similar climates.  Grows to around 40 plus feet to the top of the foliage, and with adequate conditions can do so in about as many decades, and potential to 100 feet in a century.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Delphinium cardinale - Scarlet Larkspur

(Click underlined title for more info) Delphinium cardinale, the red flowered stalks, grows about 5 to 6 feet tall in bloom, foliage stays within about a foot of ground.  Blooms late Spring into Summer.  Foliage is green and growing in winter with the rains then withers by late Spring.

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