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Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

An annual with delicate, trailing plant with masses of bright, blue flowers, 1-2 inches across, with white centers. Found in California; moist flats and slopes below 2,500 ft. elev., foothills, grasslands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral. Best in partial sun to shade, moist soils; excellent for shady borders.

Bird’s Eyes Gilia (Gilia Tricolor)

A slender annual with flowers to l inch across, pale violet with throats marked by paired purple spots surrounding a yellow or orange tube, fragrant. Found in California on open grassy plains and slopes, below 2,000 ft. Best in full sun, dry soils.

Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)

Synonyms: California Blue-Eyed Grass
A perennial and a member of the Iris family but resembling a tuft of bluish-green grass; the violet-blue clusters of flowers are borne well above the foliage, 3/4-1 inch wide. Blooms late May through June and again in September. Found in coastal California, open grassy places below 3000 feet elev. Best in full sun, moist soils; plant in groups for best effect and do not allow soil to dry out.

California Bluebell (Phacelia campanularia)

An annual, compact plant producing a profusion of dark blue, bell-shaped flowers. Found across southern California in the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Best in full sun, dry soils, grows best in sandy, well-drained, infertile soils.

Dwarf Evening Primrose (Oenothera Missouriensis)

Synonyms: O. macrocarpa / Missouri Evening Primrose
A tap-rooted perennial with low plants bearing 3-5 inch, yellow flowers. Blooms from mid-June through August, day-blooming. Found across Missouri and Kansas, south to Texas; dry, thin, rocky, exposed calcareous soils on prairies, cliffs, hillsides, slopes. Best in full to partial sun, dry soils, prefers a soil with good drainage; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity.

Five-Spot (Nemophila maculata)

An annual with cup-shaped, white blossoms, 1-2 inches across with light purple veins and a purple spot at the edge of each petal lobe. Found in California on mesic to moist slopes and flats, below 7,500 ft. elev., west of the Sierra Nevadas. Best in partial sun to shade, mesic to moist soils; excellent for shady borders.

Four O’Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

Synonyms: Marvel-of-Peru | Beauty-of-the-night
A tender perennial that produces handsome, trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, pink, yellow and white, often striped or mottled. Flowers open in late afternoon. Blooms late summer through autumn. Found in tropical America, occasionally escaping from cultivation and establishing in waste places and roadsides. Best in full sun, dry to moist soils; attracts birds and butterflies.

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja)

Synonyms: Common Paintbrush
A perennial with hairy leaves, linear; bracts and flowers tipped with scarlet. Found across Oregon and California, east to Wyoming and New Mexico; mostly sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper, creosote bush, and blackbrush communities. Best in full sun, dry soils; may benefit when planted with native grasses or sagebrush since it is thought to be partly parasitic.

Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor)

Synonyms: Johnny Jump up, heartsease, heart’s ease, heart’s delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, or love-in-idleness. An annual to perennial, produces tiny, Pansy-shaped flowers in purple and gold. Blooms all summer, strongest in spring and fall in hot climates. Best in full to partial sun, prefers moist soils; tolerates full sun best in cool summer areas, will not tolerate combination of heat and humidity; reseeds easily.

Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides)

A mat-forming perennial, flowers are dark pink, with serrated petals. Blooms from mid-May to July. Best in full sun to light shade, dry to moist soils; prefers gritty, alkaline soil; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity; excellent for borders, rock gardens, fragrant gardens; can be susceptible to crown rot.

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Mountain Phlox (Phlox austromontana)

A bushy annual, has leaves divided into needle-like divisions, 1-inch flowers in dense heads, white to pale lilac. Found across California, open woods and sandy places, below 3,500 ft. elev., coastal strand and scrub, pine forests. Prefers full sun and light, sandy soils; can sow in the fall in spring elsewhere after soil warms up.