Common name: Common Thrift
Botanical name: Armeria maritima
This clumping, grass-like perennial is native to many areas, including coastal California. Its flowers range from deep rose pink through white. -Monterey Bay Nursery
Common name: Society Garlic
Botanical name: Tulbaghia violacea
This clumping perennial will grow less than 1' tall and has narrow, blue-green leaves. Clusters of lavender flowers bloom in spring and summer. Leaves and flowers have a distinct onion or garlic smell if crushed.
Common name: Lamb's Ears
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
This variety of Lamb's Ears does not produce significant flowers. It is grown for the beautiful and soft silver grey foliage.
Common name: Prostrate Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2'-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender-blue in color, and the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.
Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus
This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.
Water Efficient Plantings