Water Plants

Native Plants Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

SHRUBS Adenostoma fasciculatum—Chamise Most abundant shrub in some local coastal chaparral, often called “Chamise chaparral”. Known for spring bloom but often flowers in fall. Arctostaphylos glandulosa, ssp. crassifolia—Del Mar manzanita Coastal manzanita endemic to local region. Arctostaphylos pumila—Sandmat manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursa—kinnikinnick From northern California but will grow here. Artemisia californica—California sagebrush888 Frequently found in old […]

How Gypsum Improves Drainage

Question from Barbara: Can you tell me whether adding gypsum will truly help break up and/or improve clay soil in the home garden? The information I find on line is conflicting and confusing.  So glad you’re there (or here) to help us. Answer from Pat: Gypsum is a relatively inexpensive mineral mined from the earth […]

Native Grasses & Succulents Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

Grasses Not listing any grasses due to invasive qualities. Succulents Agave shawii—Shaw agave***  Excellent barrier plant with clean appearance, bold, architectural  shape and ferocious spines. Uniquely-shaped bloom spike is   attractive to hummingbirds. Cylindropuntia prolifera—Coast cholla**  Extremely prickly plant for keeping out intruders, not for use near paths. Opuntia littoralis; O. orricula—Coast prickley pear**  Effective spiney […]

Native Annuals Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

 Abronia umbellate ssp. umbellate—Sand verbena  Prostrate and spreading with purple flowers in spring and summer   common in sandy coastal clearings. Camissonia bistorta—Calfornia sun cup  One of the more easily identified yellow spring wildflowers common  in sandy soil near coast. Cryptantha intermedia—Popcorn flower  Coastal wildflower with bunches of white flowers on hairy plant in    Spring. […]

Native Perennials Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

Achillea millefolium—Yarrow**  Frequent member of our coastal plant community Aster chilensis ‘Point Saint George’—Point Saint George aster**  Improved selection of a similar aster species to the species of aster  found growing in coastal San Diego. Aster subulatus var. ligulatus—Slim aster  Grows near coastal lagoons, such as Buena Vista Coreopsis maritima—Sea dahlia***  Cannot take summer irrigation. […]

Native Shrubs Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

SHRUBS Adenostoma fasciculatum—Chamise  Most abundant shrub in some local coastal chaparral, often called “Chamise  chaparral”. Known for spring bloom but often flowers in fall. Arctostaphylos glandulosa, ssp. crassifolia—Del Mar manzanita  Coastal manzanita endemic to local region. Arctostaphylos pumila—Sandmat manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursa—kinnikinnick  From northern California but will grow here. Artemisia californica—California sagebrush888  Frequently found in old […]