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Top Native Plants of Southern California

These tough, beautiful plants can take hot, dry conditions with ease. They're among the best easy-care plants for gardeners in this region.

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    • Miniature Hollyhock

      An ideal cut flower, miniature hollyhock adds charm to the vase or middle of the perennial border. Blooms appear in summer and come in shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.

      Name: Sidalcea oregana

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist soil

      Size: To 3 feet tall

      Zones: 4-9

    • California Lilac

      How we envy lucky Californians who can grow this shrub! It has wonderful blue, fragrant flowers that appear in masses on the plants in late spring and early summer.

      Name: Ceanothus spp.

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 feet tall

      Zones: 8-10

    • Baby Blue Eyes

      A wonderful annual with a low habit and sky-blue blooms, baby blue eyes adds lovely color to the front of your spring and summer border.

      Name: Nemophila menziesii

      Growing Conditions: Part sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 8 inches tall

      Zones: Annual

    • California Poppy

      California's state flower, this longtime favorite offers beautiful flowers in shades of orange, yellow, cream, apricot, and pink through the summer. The finely cut blue-gray foliage is wonderful, too.

      Name: Eschscholzia californica

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 18 inches tall

      Zones: Annual

    • Fried-Egg Flower

      This compact, showy annual will cheer up any dull spots in your landscape. The flowers are bright colored and fragrant. Though it's an annual, it will self-seed, often profusely, and come back year after year.

      Name: Limnanthes douglasii

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil

      Size: To 1 foot tall

      Zones: Annual

    • Godetia

      Godetia is a charming annual that loves poor soils and thrives just anywhere. The long-lasting flowers appear though summer in luscious shades of lavender, pink, carmine, and white.

      Name: Clarkia amoena

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 3 feet tall

      Zones: Annual

    • Pineleaf Penstemon

      A hummingbird favorite, pineleaf penstemon offers delicate, fine textured foliage and bright, orange-red or yellow flowers through the summer.

      Name: Penstemon pinifolius

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 1 foot tall

      Zones: 4-9

    • Broadleaf Sedum

      Create a no-maintenance, drought-tolerant carpet of blue-gray in your garden with this sedum. In summer, the wonderful foliage is accented by starry yellow blooms.

      Name: Sedum spathulifolium

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

    • Eaton's Penstemon

      Sometimes called firecracker penstemon, this desert plant's scarlet-red flowers make an eye-popping effect in the garden.

      Name: Penstemon eatonii

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 3 feet tall

      Zones: 4-9

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      Calliopsis

      This coreopsis is a carefree, self-seeding annual that creates loads of bright yellow color all summer long. It's as tough and drought tolerant as it is charming.

      Name: Coreopsis tinctoria

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 2 feet tall

      Zones: Annual

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      Hummingbird Trumpet

      Another hummingbird favorite (as you probably guessed by the name), this plant offers beautiful late-summer orange and red flowers and a ground-hugging habit.

      Name: Zauschneria californica

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 1 foot tall

      Zones: 8-10

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      Black-Eyed Susan

      Black-eyed Susans are much-loved garden plants that feature daisy-like, golden flowers in summer and autumn. A delightful array of varieties is available. They range in color from rusty red to lemon yellow to the more traditional gold.

      Name: Rudbeckia hirta

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 2 feet tall

      Zones: 11-12 (though considered annual in most zones)

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      Sea Pink

      A beautiful groundcover, sea pink offers tight, grassy foliage. In spring and summer, it produces little clusters of white or pink flowers that can almost cover the plant.

      Name: Armeria maritima

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 8 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

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      Desert Evening Primrose

      This creeping evening primrose is an ideal groundcover. Nearly pest-free, it has shimmering white flowers that have a delightful fragrance.

      Name: Oenothera californica

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 7-10

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