I keep finding good pics from our trip back to Wisconsin last May. We hit up almost all of our favorite plant places including The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (it’s all California natives and all awesome). It was foggy when we visited, so the poppies weren’t open. I think that purple-blue plant is Penstemon heterophyllus, but I’m not 100% sure.
Hurray for California native Salvias!
Just for fun I’ve been checking out Ceanothus varities online, since I want to plant one when we move back. I think ‘Kurt Zadnik’ might be the one. I like this description from Yerba Buena Nursery,“The same species as ‘Carmel Creeper’, this selection differs in having a slightly smaller leaf, brilliant midnight purple flowers, and in that it has not been planted over thousands of acres of the state. ”
Pretty sure this looker is ‘Pamela’ but not 100%. I’ve been starting a list of CA native plants we’re going to need in my head.
Another cute little reasonably sized agave I’ve always liked.
That’s it for now, but did you notice I didn’t include our all time favorite CA native succulent that starts with D? It’s coming soon.
Categories: California Natives, Public Gardens, Roadtrip | Tags: agave shawii, CA Native plant, California native, Ceanothus ‘Kurt Zadnik’, Heuchera ‘Canyon Delight’, Mimulus, Penstemon heterophyllus, Phacelia, Salvia leucophylla, Salvia spathacea, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden | Permalink