Native to Australia, these colorful and drought tolerant shrubs are well suited to our Bay Area climate. The bright fire-engine red, orange-scarlet, or pink flowers are great for attracting hummingbirds. Some of our favorite low-growers are Austraflora Fanfare, Jade Mound, and Mt. Tamboritha. Other favorite showy and tall varieties include Bonfire, Long John, Ned Kelly, and Moonlight.
Candle Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)
Every year at this time we look forward to receiving our limited batch of Pacific Giant Delphinium. If you plant now, expect 5-8’ tall colorful flower stalks (staking is recommended) to fill your garden from spring until fall. The blue, pink, white, and purple blooms are cherished by pollinators and in flower arrangements. These showy but short-lived perennials may also reseed in your garden!
1 gallon, $19.95
California Lilac (Ceanothus)
We tend to stock this hardy, low-maintenance and popular California native shrub year-round. As they begin to bloom now, our selection is at its fullest (and most fragrant!). They are extremely diverse in flower color, foliage size and texture, growth habits, and local ranges that they are endemic to. A place can easily be found for any Ceanothus in our Bay Area gardens.
Magnolias have been a long-time favorite tree for East Bay gardens. They are adaptable to our soil & climate, are reliable bloomers and are relatively low maintenance. And they come in many sizes, forms and flower colors. We currently have our best selection of the year from our friends at Alluvial Terrace Nursery, Soquel CA.
Summer Blooming Bulbs
Dahlias, Ranunculus, and Lilies, oh my! Prepare to be wowed by the extensive selection of flowering bulbs coming to us from Netherland Bulb Company. We’ll also have a rainbow of Begonias, Caladium, Freesia, and Gladiolus. Keep an eye out this February, as we do sell out quick! Click here for a full list.