Did you know that there were plants in bloom this weekend? Maybe you thought they would all wilt in this heat, but No! Beautiful flowers popping up all over! And not just from the cactus. Although, especially from the cactus this weekend. Cactus flowers like the heat. But wait, this isn’t a post about cactus flowers. This is a post about California Native Perennials. Wildflowers! First up…. Fleabane!

Erigeron glaucus

Erigeron glaucus
Seaside Daisy, Fleabane

N. California Coastal Natuve
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Sun
Water: Moderate
Size: 6-12″
Clay tolerant, found on clay coastal bluffs. A great butterfly plant, mixes well with coastal sages and monkey flowers. Lavender flowers spring through summer when it could use a little extra water. Hardy to 20F.

Salvia Winifred Gilman

Salvia “Winifred Gilman”
Musk Sage

California Native
Evergreen perennial/shrub

Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low
Size: 3 to 4 ft.

Fragrant grey-green leaves. Strongly fragrant whorls of lavender blue flowers. Deer resistant, attracts butterflies. Hardy to 10F.