Regions / Northern California
Selecting plants suited to the Northern California climate is a key step to success.
A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.
Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the delicate presence and intriguing blossoms of Great masterwort (Astrantia major) with the royal-blue vertical blossoms of Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica) and the shimmering golden blades of Bowles' Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea')
A brilliant way of coloring shady areas!
Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the delicate presence and eye-catching blossoms of Candelabra Primroses with the vibrant, violet blue flowers of Siberian Irises
Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden! All 3 plants have been granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding qualities
Colorful and rich in textures! Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. All plants are deer, rabbit and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest
A super fragrant mix!
A mixture of ornamental grasses and perennials, this prairie style planting has been designed by world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations at RHS Wisley.
Long-lasting and low maintenance!
Growing roses by themselves would be an open invitation to the pests and diseases that favor roses. Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.
Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!
A dazzling splash of color in early-mid spring!
Adds delightful splashes of color and fragrance to the landscape!
Splashes of color with 2 stars!
Orange flush! Two orange-superstars with very different personas make quite the duo in the late season garden
Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it! Both plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding merits