Spring Garden Market 2019 • Flowers

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Type Cultivar Description Color SMSF Zone
yellow-orange flowers against dark green foliage alstromeria

An evergreen plant that produces an abundance of flowers. As cut-flowers, they are popular and last for weeks.  This plant spreads; provide ample space for it to grow. 

sulfur yellow w/ tiger stripes
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Plant with small fleshy, light green leaves and small white flowers bacopa Water Hyssop

Native to India and commonly known as water hyssop or brahmi, this plant has a low-growing, creeping habit. It produces small fleshy green leaves and white flowers. Popular as an aquarium and pond plant due to its ability to grow in water, it can even grow in brackish conditions. Can be used as… more

bright green
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silvery grey open leaves dusty miller

This silvery plant (Dusty Miller) produces attractive grey foliage and insignificant yellow flowers.  It is drought tolerant and requires little care, but likes being cut back occasionally.

silver grey leaves, yellow flowers
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Single flower with red-orange center, petals have bright yellow tips. gaillardia

Gaillardia, commonly known as Blanket Flower, is native to North American prairies.  It bears showy long-lasting blooms non-stop from June to winter.  In mild winter areas, it is a short-lived perennial and can be divided every 2-3 years.  Drought-tolerant, attracts butterflies.

red-orange with yellow-tipped petals
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Red-orange cut flowers Mexican tournesol Torch

Often call Mexican Sunflower.  Brilliant red-orange 2- 3-inch flowers; an excellent butterfly plant. These bloom over a very long season, and the plants produce masses of blooms. The large 5-foot plants are very beautiful. Easy to grow

 

brilliant red-orange
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bell-shaped flowers in pale apricot color, blooms line up along a vertical stem foxglove Sutton's Apricot

Foxgloves are best grown in groups to show off their beauty. Produces long-lasting flowers on a tall stalk. Good for cut flowers. Flower spikes may need support. Removal of flower spikes after bloom will encourage a secondary bloom.

Likes regular to rich, moist, well-drained soil. Soil… more

apricot/pink
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Purple flowers on tall stalks salvia

Lovely scented variety of California native saliva. Very drought tolerant and easy to grow. Spreads readily via rhizomes and divides easily, but does not become invasive. Blooms throughout spring and ttracts hummingbirds. Deer and gophers tend to avoid this plant.

red
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lovely grey foliage with yellow flowers santolina

This plant is known for its beautiful grey foliage, small yellow flowers, cut back yearly. Drought tolerant.

grey with yellow flowers
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beautiful white flowers -- cascading! bacopa

This popular plant is grown mostly to drape from pots and hanging baskets, but can be grown in the ground  Pinching and pruning are necessary to prevent woody and leggy plants. 

White
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Medium-green, oval to heart-shaped leaves are overlaid with burgundy red amaranth All Red Leaf

Edible amaranth, also known as ‘Chinese Spinach’, can be used in stir-fries, soups, and salads. Prefers a sunny location, tolerates hot, dry, moist conditions, but not extreme cold.

Purple-red leaf
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ground cover with small variegated leaves and pinkish-purple flowers lamium Beacon Silver

This plant loves partial to full shade, and will brighten those areas with its silvery-white, green-edged foliage. 

It grows with a trailing habit, but also does well as a ground cover. Good for pots and hanging baskets.

pinkish-purple flowers
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 2” clusters of green flowers hang in chain-like tassels amaranth Green Tails

Dramatic addition to flower arrangements with long, lime green tassels .  Good background plant.  Easy to grow.

Chartreuse
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Red seed-trusses resemble rope like flowers. amaranth Love Lies Bleeding

Ropes of deep red, trailing blooms.

A reminder of things Victorian and a graceful accent in arrangements. Common names include amaranth and tassel flower. Good for cut flower and drying. 

Dark red flowers
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This spreading plant is an excellent ground cover lippia

Also known as Texas frogfruit or turkey tangle, this plant is often used as a ground cover or lawn replacement. 

Endures foot traffic and spreads easily via surface runners.  Blooms spring and summer.  May get shabby during the winter but will come back. Adaptive to most soils. Can… more

white, lavender
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Picture of a Boat Orchid (Orchidaceae Cymbidium) at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens orchid

In general, Cymbidium orchids enjoy morning sun and need fertilizing twice a year in order to produce blooms.  Flowers can last for months. 

This particular variety was propagated from one of our UC Master Gardener's home collections.  We're not yet sure which species it is, nor which… more

unknown flower color
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prolific pink flowers geranium
zonal geranium

This common geranium blooms throughout the year, producing long-lasting pink flowers.  Keep deadheaded and cut back after blooms fade.

pink
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 Thick, sturdy 20 inch stems that support loads of 4-6 inch, circular blooms. sunflower
branching
Soraya

Halos of luminescent orange petals surround handsome dark-mahogany centers. Each plant has thick, sturdy 20 inch stems that support loads of 4-6 inch blooms. If you love to decorate, you'll love the production of Soraya. You can expect up to 25 flowers per plant! Its unique color complements the… more

bright yellow
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Photo of 3 large blossoms of marigold, orange with yellow trim. marigold
French marigold
Queen Sophia

Marigold flowers are edible, and can be used to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Their flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter. Dark orange petals… more

Dark orange petals rimmed in gold.
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trailing variegated leaves with orange-red blooms geranium
zonal geranium
Vancouver Centennial

This plant is grown for its beautiful leaves.  Insignificant red flowers bloom, but the leaves are the showpiece.  Very hardy. 

green and brown leaves
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a single lemon-yellow flower cosmos
sulphureus

Lush flowering bushy like appearance; lots of yellow flowers. 

yellow
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Green and cream variegated lily-pad leaves withspurred flowers in bright gold, cheery orange, rich mahogany and salmon. nasturtium
semi-trailing
Alaska

Herbaceous, fast growing flowering plant.  Begins blooming about eight weeks after seeds are planted. Continues to bloom until hot weather arrives.

multiple shades of gold, orange, salmon, red
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A single large white daisy with yellow center chrysanthemum
Shasta daisy

This Shasta daisy variety, developed by Luther Burbank, will reseed itself.  Perfect for large areas.  Cut flowers do not last because of tender stems. 

white w/ yellow center
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Corn poppy blooms in shades of white, pink, lavender, and peach. poppy
corn poppy
Angel's Choir

Double poppies, also known as Flanders poppy, common poppy, and field poppy. Colors range from apricot to lavender with some bicolor blooms. Easy to grow!

pastel shades of pink, lavender, apricot
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Nasturtium plant spilling over the side of a container, variegated leaves and a profusion of blooms in bright yellow, orange, and orange-red. nasturtium
semi-trailing
Little Firebirds

Fast growing with variegated leaves and cheery flowers in warm hues. Will quickly fill garden beds, planters and hanging baskets. 

Provide adequate water and clip seed heads, and these nasturtiums will reward you with a profusion of blooms from July to fall's first frost.

Multiple shades of burgundy, pumpkin, coral
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10-14 inch bright yellow heads on 4-5 foot tall plants sunflower
single stem
Sunseed

Grown specifically for its delicious sunflower seeds. It produces an abundance of large kernels that are great for snacking, and can be used for making sunflower oil, too. If you don't quite get around to harvesting the seed, the birds will thank you. The earliest maturing variety in its class… more

bright yellow
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