Small Flowering Plants A-D

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Achillea millefolium  Common Name: Yarrow

Family: Asteraceae

Type: Small plant 1'h x 2'w, spreading

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: White

Likes: Part Shade to Full Sun

Widely distributed throughout the  US.  White flowers on feathery leaved stalks.  Flowers in spring and with moisture. Very frost resistant.  Will spread and reseed.

Drought tolerant.  Can use summer irrigation and be incorporated into non-native gardens.

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Aquilegia formosa  Common Name: Columbine

Family: Ranunculaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: March to June

Flower Color: Orange/Red

Likes: Part Sun

A favorite. Smaller plant with very interesting flowers on stalks.  Plant single or in groups.  

Somewhat drought tolerant.   Sprinkle irrigate only. Summer water every few weeks during the first year to establish. 

 
Winter / Fall

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Baileya Multiradiata  Common Name: Desert Marigold

Family: Asteraceae

Type: 2'tall x 1' wide

Flowers: Spring and Summer dependent on moisture

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Short lived perennial (3-4 years).  Really a nice accent plant.  

Nice bright yellow flowers in clumps.  May reseed. Great for a rock garden. Will flower with available moisture.

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Boechera (Arabis) pulchraCommon Name: Rockcress

Family: Brassicaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 1'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Smaller plant with very interesting flowers.  Good as part of a rock garden.  

May not flower first year after establishment.

Drought tolerant.  Can be part of a traditional landscape - takes periodic watering very well.

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Diplacus aurantiacus  Common Name: Sticky Monkey Flower

Family: Phrymaceae

Type: Small Shrub, 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: Spring and Fall (dependent on moisture)

Flower Color: Orange  

Likes: Full Sun

Native to California and Oregon.  Spring flowering perennial.  Great hummingbird plant.  Good placed among larger shrubs like Ceanothus Concha. Will flower longer if moisture present.  Common in Sierra foothills.  Sticky leaves.  Very adaptable, easy to grow.

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Diplacus calycinus  Common Name: Rock Monkey Flower

Family: Phrymaceae

Type: Small shrub 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: March to June

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Smaller shrub with very interesting flowers.  Plant single or in groups. Nice planted with other Diplacus (Mimulus) species for varying colors. Orange, Red and Yellow.

Drought tolerant although will benefit from some regular irrigation.

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Diplacus punicieus  Common Name: Red Monkey Flower

Family: Phrymaceae

Type: Small shrub 2'h x 3'w

Flowers: March to Summer

Flower Color: Orange/Red

Likes: Full Sun

Smaller shrub with very interesting flowers.  Plant single or in groups. Mix with other Diplacus for an interesting presentation.  Will flower dependent on moisture.  Nice smaller shrub with unique flower shape and color.  Can take some summer irrigation after established.