plant list for San Diego xeriscape garden design and landscape at Whackyfunster

Plant List

This is a pretty complete list of the plants that are currently in the yard. If I add anything, or lose anything I try to always reflect it on this list.

Aeonium tabulaeforme
Aeonium urbicum
Aloe verecunda - Pole Evans
Alyssum white
Arctotis hybrid (wine, lemon)
Argyranthemum frutescens - bright carmine
Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera
Aster cordifolius 'little carlow'
Babiano blue
Bijlia cana
Brachycome hybrid
Calandrinia grandiflora
Calylophus drummondii - Texas sundrops
Cassia nemophila
Crassula columnella
Crassula congesta
Crassula perforata nealeana
Crassula ovata
Crassula socialis
Delosperma hybrid "Carmen Lucia"
Dicliptera suberecta - hummingbird plant
Didelta carnosa "Dawn"
Drosanthemum speciosum
Dudleya abramsii
Dudleya hassii
Dymondia margaretae
Echeveria agavoides
Echeveria crest
Echeveria elegans
Echeveria pilosa
Echeveria pulvinata
Echeveria secunda
Engelmannia pinnatifida - Engelmann's daisy
Erigeron karvinskianus - Santa Barbara daisy
Erodium bishops pink - cranesbill
Erodium kolbianum - natasha
Erigonum grande rubescens - red buckwheat
Eschscholzia - California poppy
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia graptoeptalum paraguayense
Faucaria tuberculosa - tiger's jaws
Gaillardia pulchella - Indian blanket
Galvezia speciosa - scrophulariace
Galvezia juncea - Gran Canon
Geranium stanhoe
Graptopetalum rusbyi
Haworthia cymbiformis
Haworthia attenuata
Haworthia tortuosa v. curta
Herniaria glabra
Hesperaloe parviflora
Justicia californica red - Chuparosa
Justicia spicigera - Mexican honeysuckle, orange plume flower
Lachenalia cape cowslip
Lampranthus aureus red
Leptospermum scoparium 'Kiwi' - tea tree
Leucophyllum zygophyllum - cimmarron
Lithops - mixed
Manfreda maculosa
Neo ampullacea - tigrina
Othonna capensis - 'little pickles'
Pachyphytum brevifolium
Pachyphytum longifolium
Pachyphytum oviferum
Pachyveria glauca
Pelargonium ionidiflorum - pink fairy cascade
Pelargonium graveolens - rose scented geranium
Petrea volubilis - Queen's wreath vine
Plectranthus - coleus cannis "dog-off"
Plectranthus amboinicus "vicks plant mentholato"
Plectranthus amboinicus - Cuban oregano
Puschkinia scilloides
Rosemary - culinary
Ruschia uncinata
Ruschia perfoliata
Salvia chamaedryoides
Salvia chiapensis
Salvia 'Christine Yeo'
Salvia clevelandii - chaparral sage
Salvia clevelandii - 'Winifred Gilman'
Salvia coccinea
Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'
Salvia microphylla 'hot lips'
Salvia muirii
Salvia sinaloensis
Sansevieria parva
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Santolina virens
Scilla pauciflora
Scilla violacea
Sedum adolphi
Sedum album - athoum
Sedum - autumn joy
Sedum lydium
Sedum obtusatum
Sedum reflexum
Sedum sieboldii Sedum rubrotinctum - pork and beans, jelly beans
Sempervivum calcareum
Sempervivum giuseppii
Sempervivium montanum
Sempervivium tectorum
Senecio scaposus
Silene uniflora rosea
Sphaeralcea coccinea - globemallow
Stachys 'sentimental journey'
Talinum calycinum
Thymus pseudolanuginosus - creeping thyme
Thymus serpyllum - mother of thyme
Toyon heteromelus arbutifolia - California holly (recently removed)
Tulbaghia fragrans white
Tulbaghia violacea - society garlic
Urginea Maritima - Giant White Squill
Yucca schidigera
Zauschneria californica 'Catalina'
Zephrantes labuffarosea
Zephrantes candida

Plant Belief

I feel the need to point out my belief on the use of plants in this type of environment. While my first love is of California native plants, I find that they don't always do as well in our city environment. Some do unbelievably well like my toyon and acacia, yet others just never quite get robust enough. So by mixing drought tolerant plants in general along with some succulents, the natives seem to shine and stand out.

My point is, that I'm not a purist. I'm realistic on my view that creating less water intensive landscaping takes a mix of plants and patience. For thirty or so years this yard had lawn covering it. It was fertilized and sprayed within an inch of its life, and those chemicals seeped into the soil. Even with amending it took some time to heal. It isn't over night that all of this happens. My water bill has been cut in half, so I know the pay off is there.

I've had some trial and error but it has all been worth it!