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The availability listing contains latin names and container sizes available. The plants listed are considered prime for the retail nursery trade. Availability lists are published weekly. The availability can change dramatically from week to week, so please use the current version. Published in Adobe acrobat reader format

Week of August 3, 2015

New this Week

1g Armeria ‘Bright Rose’
24” Box Berberis ‘Ken Hartman’
1g Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi'
1g Calandrinia spectabilis
1g Campanula ‘Blue Orb’
1g Carex texensis
1g Carpenteria californica ‘Elizabeth’
5g Ceanothus glorious ‘Anchor Bay’
16” Box Chondropetalum tectorum ‘El Campo’
16” Box Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’
1g Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’
1g Encelia californica
1g Euphorbia x martinii ‘Red Martin'
1g Euphorbia characias ‘Tasmanian Tiger'
1g Euphorbia xanti
1g Euphorbia ‘Limewall’
1g Festuca californica
1g Geranium ‘Rozanne’
1g Helichrysum petiolare ‘Compacta’
1g Lavandula x intermedia 'Cathy Blanc'
1g Lavandula angustifolia ‘Maillette’
1g Lavatera ‘Red Rum’
1g Leptospermum ‘Copper Glow’
1g Lomandra confertifolia 'Seascape'
1g Melianthus major
1g Pennisetum setaceum 'Eaton Canyon’
1g Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita BOP’
1g Penstemon ‘Riding Hood™ Lavender'
1g Romneya coulteri
5g Sambucus nigra ‘Black Tower’
1g Sporobolus airoides


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Plant of the Week: Carex praegracilis is a low, spreading native species that is effective as a lawn substitute or ground cover. Extremely durable, it has withstood the foot traffic of children using the swing set in our garden. The thin, wiry leaves are a rich, dark green and rise above the spreading rhizomes to 12”. Consider large drifts for erosion control or for a meadow mixed with other native species. Assertive in moist soils and can be kept lower with mowing. Full sun or part shade with moderate to occasional water. Hardy to 10F. Carex praegracilis is available this week in fifty count plug trays.