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RE: Winter color in Northern California? Help! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: gardenguru1950 on 09.01.2009 at 08:17 pm in California Gardening Forum

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are good cutflowers. Keep in mind that the best cutflower material is from plants over 2 feet tall.

ANNUALS FOR FALL PLANTING (WINTER-SPRING COLOR)

Medium (1-3 feet) --

Amberboa moschata SWEET SULTAN*
Antirrhinum majus SNAPDRAGON*
Arctotis fastuosus MONARCH OF THE VELDT
Arctotis venusta (A. stoaechadifolia) BLUE-EYED AFRICAN DAISY
Bracteantha bracteata STRAWFLOWER*
Cerinthe major HONEYWORT*
Digitalis purpurea ‘Foxy’ FOXGLOVE
Limonium bonduellii YELLOW STATICE*
Limonium sinuatum STATICE*
Malope trifida MALOPE
Matthiola incana STOCK*
Molucella laevis BELLS-OF-IRELAND*
Pericallis (Senecio) x hybridus CINERARIA

Short (under 1 foot) --

Anchusa capensis CAPE FORGET-ME-NOT
Antirrhinum majus SNAPDRAGON
Brachyscome iberidifolia SWAN RIVER DAISY
Brassica oleracea var. Acephala FLOWERING CABBAGE, KALE
Calceolaria x herbeohybrida POCKET FLOWER, LADY’S PURSE
Calceolaria mexicana MEXICAN POCKET FLOWER
Calendula officinalis POT MARIGOLD*
Chrysanthemum multicaule YELLOW CLUMP DAISY
Chrysanthemum paludosum WHITE CLUMP DAISY
Cladanthus arabicus PALM SPRINGS DAISY
Clarkia amoena GODETIA*
Cynoglossum amabile CHINESE FORGET-ME-NOT
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid' DWARF SWEET PEA
Limonium sinuatum ANNUAL STATICE*
Lobelia erinus LOBELIA
Matthiola incana STOCK
Mimulus x hybridus MONKEY FLOWER
Nemesia strumosa NEMESIA
Nemesia versicolor NEMESIA
Pericallis (Senecio) x hybridus CINERARIA
Primula malacoides FAIRY PRIMROSE
Primula obconica GERMAN PRIMROSE
Schizanthus pinnatus, S. x wisetonensis BUTTERFLY FLOWER
Tropaeolum majus/minus NASTURTIUM

BIENNIALS FOR FALL PLANTING (WINTER-SPRING COLOR)

Medium (1-3 feet) --

Campanula medium CANTERBURY BELLS*
Dianthus superbus LACE PINK*
Erysimum cheiri ENGLISH WALLFLOWER
Hesperis matronalis DAME’S ROCKET*
Lunaria annua HONESTY*
Lychnis coronaria ROSE CAMPION
Salvia argentea SILVER SAGE

Short (under 1 foot) --

Bellis perennis ENGLISH DAISY
Campanula medium CANTERBURY BELLS, CUP-AND-SAUCER
Dianthus barbatus SWEET WILLIAM
Dianthus chinensis hybrids PINKS
Erysimum cheiri ENGLISH WALLFLOWER
Myosotis sylvatica (M. alpestris) FORGET-ME-NOT
Viola cornuta VIOLA
Viola tricolor JOHNNY-JUMP-UP
Viola x wittrockiana PANSY

"HARDY" PERENNIALS TO GROW AS WINTER/SPRING ANNUALS

Agastache anisata, A. rugosa, A. urticifolia HYSSOP
Aquilegia COLUMBINE
Aster ericoides HEATH ASTER*
Aurinia saxatilis BASKET OF GOLD
Campanula lactiflora, C. persicifolia BELLFLOWER
Catanache caerulea CUPID’S DART*
Coreopsis x grandiflora TICKSEED*
Delphinium grandiflorum CHINESE DELPHINIUM
Dianthus deltoides, D. gratianopolitanus, D. plumarius PINKS*
Erysimum x allionii SIBERIAN WALLFLOWER
Eustoma grandiflorum PRAIRIE GENTIAN*
Gaillardia aristata BLANKET FLOWER
Nierembergia CUP FLOWER
Papaver croceum (P. nudicaule) ICELAND POPPY
Penstemon x gloxinioides BEARDTONGUE
Primula x polyantha ENGLISH PRIMROSE
Primula sinensis CHINESE PRIMROSE
Rudbeckia hirta BLACK-EYED SUSAN

COOL SEASON ANNUALS TO SOW DIRECTLY TO THE GROUND WHERE THEY ARE TO GROW

Agrostemma gracilis (A. githago) CORNCOCKLE*
Amberboa (Centaurea) moschata SWEET SULTAN*
Calendula officinalis POT MARIGOLD*
Centaurea cyanus CORNFLOWER, BACHELORS’ BUTTONS*
Clarkia amoena GODETIA*
Collinsia heterophylla CHINESE HOUSES
Dimorphotheca pluvialis RAIN DAISY
Dimorphotheca sinuata AFRICAN DIASY
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis LIVINGSTONE DAISY
Dorotheanthus gramineus MOONLIGHT DAISY
Eschscholzia californica CALIFORNIA POPPY
Gaillardia pulchella BLANKET FLOWER
Glaucium corniculatum HORNED POPPY
Gypsophila elegans ANNUAL BABY’S-BREATH
Iberis amara WHITE CANDYTUFT
Iberis umbellata CANDYTUFT
Lathyrus odoratus SWEET PEA*
Layia platyglossa TIDY-TIPS
Linanthus grandiflorus MOUNTAIN PHLOX
Linaria maroccana BABY SNAPDRAGON
Linaria reticulata FLAMENCO TOADFLAX
Linum grandiflorum SCARLET FLAX
Lobularia maritima SWEET ALYSSUM
Lupinus hispanicus SPANISH LUPINE
Lupinus mutabilis (L. hartwegii) MEXICAN LUPINE
Lupinus succulentus ARROYO LUPINE
Malcomia maritima VIRGINIA STOCK
Matthiola longipetala bicornis EVENING-SCENTED STOCK
Mentzelia lindleyi BLAZING STAR
Nemophila maculata FIVESPOT
Nigella damascena LOVE-IN-A-MIST*
Omphalodes linifolia BLUE NAVELWORT
Papaver commutatum FLANDERS POPPY
Papaver rhoeas CORN POPPY, SHIRLEY POPPY
Phacelia campanularia CALIFORNIA BLUEBELLS
Platystemon californicus CREAM CUPS
Reseda odorata MIGNONETTE*
Silene coeli-rosa ROSE-OF-HEAVEN*
Tropaeolum majus NASTURTIUM
Vaccaria hispanica COW COCKLE
Xanthisma texanum TEXAS SLEEPY DAISY

BEST BULBS FOR WINTER-SPRING COLOR

Allium neopolitanum ‘Cowanii’ FLOWERING ONION*
Anemone blanda GRECIAN WINDFLOWER
Anemone coronaria POPPY-FLOWERED ANEMONE
Anemone x fulgens SCARLET WINDFLOWER
Arisarum proboscideum MOUSE PLANT
Arum italicum (shade) ITALIAN ARUM
Babiana plicata BABOON FLOWER
Babiana rubrocyanea LITTLE WINE CUP
Babiana stricta BABOON FLOWER
Babiana villosa BABOON FLOWER
Chlidanthus fragrans PERFUMED FAIRY LILY*
Cyanella lutea FIVE FINGERS
Cyclamen persicum (shade) CYCLAMEN
Freesia FREESIA*
Freesia laxa LAPEYROUSIA*
Gladiolus alatus SMALL GLADIOLA*
Gladiolus debilis SMALL PAINTED LADY*
Gladiolus tristis MARSH AFRIKANER*
Homeria collina CAPE TULIP*
Hyacinthoides hispanica SPANISH BLUEBELL*
Ipheion uniflorum SPRING STAR FLOWER
Ixia hybrids CORN LILY
Ixia viridiflora GREEN CORN LILY
Lachenalia aloides CAPE COWSLIP
Leucojum vernum SPRING SNOWFLAKE
Moraea polystachya PEACOCK FLOWER
Moraea villosa PEACOCK IRIS
Muscari armeniacum GRAPE HYACINTH
Narcissus (see separate list) NARCISSUS, DAFFODIL*
Ornithogalum arabicum STAR OF BETHLEHEM*
Ornithogalum narbonense NARBONE STAR
Ornithogalum thyrsoides CHINCHERINCHEE*
Oxalis purpurea CAPE SORRELL
Rhodohypoxis baurii SPRING STARFLOWER
Scilla peruviana PERUVIAN SQUILL*
Sparaxis tricolor HARLEQUIN FLOWER
Spiloxene capensis PAINTED PEACOCK FLOWER
Sternbergia lutea GOLDEN CROCUS
Triteleia ‘Queen Fabiola’ BRODIAEA*
Triteleia hyacinthina WHITE HYACINTH BRODIAEA
Triteleia laxa PRETTY FACE, TRIPLET LILY*
Tritonia crocata FLAME FREESIA*
Tulipa clusiana LADY TULIP*
Tulipa clusiana chrysantha GOLDEN LADY TULIP*
Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ CANDYSTRIPE TULIP*
Tulipa saxatilis MIDDLE-EAST TULIP
Tulipa sylvestris FRAGRANT WILD TULIP
Veltheimia bracteata (shade) CAPE FOREST LILY

DAFFODILS AND OTHER NARCISSUS*
(for naturalizing on the Central Coast)

‘Accent’ -- large pink cup, white petals
‘Arctic Gold’ -- trumpet with deep all-yellow flowers
‘Bantam’ -- large orange-red cup and smallish, deep yellow petals
‘Binkie’ -- large sulfur yellow cup that fades to white, sulfur petals
‘Bridal Crown’ -- double-flowered, pure white
‘Carlton’ -- large-cupped, soft yellow
‘Ceylon’ -- large pale orange deepening to orange red cup, golden petals
‘Cheerfulness’ -- white double tazetta
‘Delibes’ -- large-cupped, yellow petals, red-banded yellow cup
‘Erlicheer’ -- small very fragrant, double white flowers in clusters, tazetta
‘February Gold’ -- cyclamineus, golden yellow trumpet
and pale yellow swept-back petals
‘Festivity’ -- yellow trumpet, large clear yellow cup, white overlapping petals
‘Galway’ -- large-cupped all gold
‘Geranium’ -- tazetta, white and orange flowers
‘Green Island’ -- greenish lemon cup, white petals
‘Hawera’ -- triandrus, soft yellow, recurved petals, 5"
‘Jenny’ -- cyclamineus hybrid, white and yellow, swept-back petals
‘Kinglet’ -- jonquilla hybrid, fragrant, yellow petals, orange cups
‘Mabel Taylor’ -- large pink cup, ivory petals
‘Matador’ -- tazetta, bright orange cup and sulfur petals, fragrant
‘Martha Washington’ -- tazetta, red cups, white petals
‘Mount Hood’ -- trumpet, giant all white
‘Silver Chimes’ -- tazetta, several fragrant creamy white flowers per stem
‘Sir Winston Churchill’ -- double-flowered version of ‘Geranium’
‘Suzy’ -- jonquilla, small red cups, ruffled yellow petals
‘Sweetness’ -- jonquilla, rich yellow, fragrant
‘Thalia’ -- triandrus, all-white, 2-3 per stem
‘Trevithian’ -- jonquilla, bright yellow, 2-3 per stem
‘Vigil’ -- all white trumpet
‘Vireo’ -- jonquilla, fragrant, tiny greenish cup and gold petals, 9"
‘Wee Bee’ -- trumpet, tiny all-golden, 5"
‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ -- double tazetta, creamy yellow

Species:

Narcissus bulbocodium
Narcissus jonquilla
Narcissus papyraceus
Narcissus viridiflorus -- tiny yellow-green flowers; fall-blooming

CALIFORNIA NATIVE BULBS
Fall planted

Allium unifolium ONE-LEAF ALLIUM*
Bloomeria crocea GOLDEN STARS*
Brodiaea elegans HARVEST BRODIAEA*
Calochortus albus WHITE GLOBE LILY, FAIRY LANTERN
Calochortus argillosus CLAY MARIPOSA LILY
Calochortus simulans SAN LUIS OBISPO MARIPOSA LILY
Calochortus uniflorus MEADOW STAR TULIP
Calochortus venustus albus WHITE MARIPOSA LILY
Chlorogalum pomeridianum AMOLE, SOAP PLANT
Dichelostemma ida-maia FIRECRACKER FLOWER*
Dichelostemma pulchellum BLUE DICKS, WILD HYACINTH*
Erythronium revolutum COAST FAWN LILY
Fritillaria biflora CHOCOLATE LILY, MISSION BELLS
Fritillaria lanceolata CHECKER-LILY
Triteleia hyacinthina WHITE HYACINTH BRODIAEA*
Triteleia laxa PRETTY FACE, TRIPLET LILY*


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clipped on: 09.05.2010 at 05:34 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2010 at 07:21 pm

California Blueberries?

posted by: socks12345 on 03.31.2009 at 11:19 am in California Gardening Forum

I saw the blueberry plants at the nursery and got the one called O'Neal. I might have to put it in a pot since there will be work done on the home and plants will get mashed.

There was another called Sunshine which I might exchange for since it's a little shorter and might work better in a pot.

Anyone grow these in hot, inland valleys? I was wondering about bright shade, maybe a little direct sun in the a.m.

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clipped on: 04.18.2009 at 01:18 pm    last updated on: 04.18.2009 at 01:18 pm

RE: Mediterranean garden ideas (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: HoovB on 11.28.2005 at 12:30 am in California Gardening Forum

Check to see if your local library has 'Sun Drenched Gardens: The Mediterranean Style'. Good book.

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clipped on: 04.14.2008 at 11:22 am    last updated on: 04.14.2008 at 11:22 am