U.C. Davis Arboretum All Star list for Part Shade





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Aquilegia eximia - serpentine columbineClick for more information California native plant; larger and showier than most columbines; attractive delicate foliage in basal mound; attracts hummingbirds.More Details

Click for more information Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ - Vine Hill manzanita California native plant; known for its smooth, wine-red bark; one of the few manzanitas that tolerates our clay-loam soils; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Aristolochia californica - California pipevine California native plant; leaves provide food for pipevine swallowtail butterfly larvae; versatile plant that can be used as a climbing vine or a groundcover.More Details

Click for more information Berberis aquifolium ‘Compacta’ - compact Oregon grape California native plant; dark, grape-like fruits provide food for native birds and can be made into preserves; tough plant that tolerates a variety of garden conditions; attracts beneficial insects and birds.More Details

Click for more information Bergenia crassifolia - pigsqueak Dense clusters of pink flowers bloom in winter and early spring; classic California garden plant for dry or moist shady border; broad, shiny leaves provide textural contrast to small-leaved plants; attracts beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Bouteloua gracilis - blue grama grass California native plant; green flowers age to tan by the end of the summer; retains tidy, upright shape even when dormant.More Details

Click for more information Calycanthus occidentalis - western spice bush California native plant; maroon-red flowers attract pollinating beetles; leaves have a sharp, clean fragrance and turn yellow in the autumn, adding seasonal color to the garden.More Details

Click for more information Carpenteria californica - bush anemone California native plant; has clusters of large, sweetly-scented white flowers in late spring and early summer; glossy, dark-green leaves stay on the plant all year; older stems have attractive, pale, papery bark.More Details

Click for more information Ceanothus maritimus ‘Valley Violet’ - valley violet maritime ceanothus California native plant; best small ceanothus for Central Valley gardens; clusters of dark-violet flowers bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more informationCercis occidentalis - western redbud California native plant; early spring bloom before leaves appear; attractive reddish seed pods in summer; new stems, cut in winter, are used to add color to Native American baskets; attracts beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Cercocarpus betuloides var. blancheae - island mountain mahogany California native plant; thrives in full sun and dry soil; tiny flowers attract pollinating insects; seed pods are curly and fuzzy.More Details

Click for more information Epilobium canum - California fuchsia California native plant; easy to grow and tolerates heat and drought; different varieties can have narrow or broad leaves that range from silver to bright green.More Details

Click for more information Erigeron karvinskianus - Santa Barbara daisy California native plant; flowers bloom through the spring, summer, and fall; long-blooming daisy for Central Valley gardens; attracts butterflies and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Eriogonum giganteum - Saint Catherine’s lace California native plant; large clusters of white flowers appear in summer and attract beneficial insects; fast growing and quickly develops into a large, rounded shrub with woolly, whitish-gray foliage.More Details

Click for more information Festuca californica - California fescue California native plant; tolerates summer drought and various soil types, and is long lived; has graceful, gray-green leaves and airy flowers that mature to a golden yellow color; attracts butterflies.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera ‘Lillian’s Pink’ - Lillian’s pink coral bells California native plant; bright pink flowers attract bees and hummingbirds; excellent groundcover for small shady areas or borders.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera ‘Rosada’ - rosada coral bells California native plant; one of the best flowering perennials for dry shade; introduced to the nursery trade by the UC Davis Arboretum.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera maxima - island alumroot California native plant; a good informal groundcover for dry shade; tolerates heavy clay soils; frilly green leaves look good all year.More Details

Click for more information Iris ‘Canyon Snow’ - canyon snow Pacific iris California native plant; tough hybrid iris of the Pacific coast; grows with little maintenance; narrow leaves form an attractive, evergreen, grass-like mound.More Details

Click for more information Isomeris arborea - bladderpod California native plant; one of the only native shrubs that blooms year round; yellow flowers attract beneficial insects and hummingbirds to the garden and then develop into attractive seed pods.More Details

Click for more information Lessingia filaginifolia var. californica ‘Silver Carpet’ - silver carpet California-aster California native plant; light-purple flowers attract butterflies and other beneficial insects; looks good spilling over low walls or down steps.More Details

Click for more information Muhlenbergia rigens - deergrass California native plant; makes a low informal screen; needs almost no maintenance; remove old leaves at any time; adds texture and movement to the garden.More Details

Click for more information Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita B.O.P.’ - Santa Margarita foothill penstemon California native plant; flowers are golden yellow as buds, bright blue as blooms, then change to purple pink; unlike many penstemons, it thrives in garden conditions.More Details

Click for more information Ribes aureum - golden currant California native plant; flowers have a light, spicy fragrance; good choice for planting under native oaks; attracts butterflies and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Ribes malvaceum - chaparral currant California native plant; pale-pink winter flowers attract hummingbirds; drought tolerant with scented leaves.More Details

Click for more information Ribes viburnifolium - evergreen currant California native plant; good shade-tolerant groundcover under native oaks and in other dry, shady areas; shiny and fragrant foliage looks attractive all year; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ - Winnifred Gilman Cleveland sage California native plant; evergreen shrub produces maroon-stemmed, blue-violet flowers; heat and drought tolerant; attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Salvia spathacea - hummingbird sage California native plant; leaves have a pleasant, fruity fragrance; excellent drought-tolerant groundcover for sun or partial shade; attracts hummingbirds.More Details

Click for more information Solidago californica ‘Cascade Creek’ - Cascade Creek California goldenrod California native plant; bears bright yellow flowers in summer and fall that attract butterflies and beneficial insects; ideal for native grass meadow.More Details

Click for more information Viguiera parishii - desert goldeneye California native plant; golden daisies blossom from early spring until mid-fall among triangular-shaped green leaves; tolerates full sun or part shade and is low maintenance.More Details






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