Small Flowering Plants E-I

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Erigeron glaucus x  Common Name: Seaside/Wayne Roderick Daisy

Family: Asteraceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring and Summer dependent on moisture

Flower Color: Lavender

Likes: Full Sun 

Nice small spreading daisy. Very pretty lavender flowers. Appears to be a cross with Erigeron glaucus and ?. Unique color brings dimension to a native flower bed. Long flowering with regular pruning and adequate moisture.  Really nice border, ground cover or accent plant. Can tolerate garden water.

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Eriogonum fasciculatum  Common Name: California Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: 2'tall x 4' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: White/Pink

Likes: Full Sun

Attracts birds and butterflies. Very adaptable and easy to grow.  Low maintenance. 

Mounding type of shrub. Can use as a hedge or mix with other Buckwheats and accent plants.

Winter / Fall

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Eriogonum grande rebescens  Common Name: Red Flowered Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Red

Likes: Full Sun

Nice buckwheat - one of the most showy. Low growing. Should be very drought tolerant after the 1st year. Red/pink summer flowers. Native to the Channel Islands.  Likes full sun.

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Eriogonum umbellatumCommon Name: Sulphur Buckwheat

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: Small plant 1'h x 2'w

Flowers: March to June

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Brilliant yellow, low growing, perenial,  mounding shrub. Native from California to Colorado. Can be variable dependent on growing conditions and the specific plant.  Basal leaves with flower clusters on 6' stems.  Flower color can vary from cream to yellow. Very drought tolerant.

 

Can take some summer irrigation after established.

 

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Eriophyllum confertiflorum  Common Name: Golden Yarrow

Family: Asteraceae  (Images)

Type: 1.5'tall x .5' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Small plant for Spring/early Summer color.  Member of the Daisy (Asteraceae) Family. Nice contrast to the blue/violet flowering Penstemons, and others,  during Spring.  Grayish foliage. Although they share a common name not related to Achillea millefolium.

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Eriophyllum lanatum  Common Name: Woolly Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae  (Images)

Type: 2'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Daisy family.  Gray foliage, widely distributed and adaptable.  Good mixed with other small flowering plants of various colors.  Nice addition as a small accent plant - reportedly very easy to grow. 

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Heuchera maxima  Common Name: Island Alum Root

Family: Saxifragaceae

Type: 1'tall x 2' wide

Flowers: Spring into Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Likes: Part Sun

Native to the Channel Island along the Coast of California.  Large leaves. Flowering in 1-2' spikes in Spring. Nice as a ground cover in massed plantings or as an accent under Oaks.  Flowers attract hummingbirds.

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Iris Douglasiana  Common Name: Iris Canyon Snow

Family: Iridaceae

Type: Small plant 1.5'h x .2'w

Flowers: March to April

Flower Color: White

Likes: Part Shade

Pure, beautiful flowers.  Flowers in spring, usually around Easter.  Less prolific than cultivated Iris but worth waiting for. Semi-Drought tolerant.  Likes some summer irrigation and can be incorporated into non-native gardens.

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Iris innominata  Common Name: Del Norte Canyon Iris

Family: Iridaceae,   (Images)

Type: Small plant 1.5'h x .2'w

Flowers: March to April

Flower Color: White

Likes: Part Shade

Northern California Iris.  Small plant with usually yellow flowers.  Needs shade and additional water.