where to purchase

Southern California
Central California
Northern California

current availability

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 October 20, 2014

New this Week

5g Abelia x grandiflora ‘Radiance’
1g Agonis flexuosa ‘Burgundy’
1g Antennaria 'McClintock's Variety'
5g Arctostaphylos bakeri ‘Louis Edmunds’
5g Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’
5g Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Wayside’
15g Arctostaphylos morroensis (compact form)
5g Coprosma ‘Lemon and Lime’
1g Festuca ’Siskiyou Blue’
1g Festuca amethystina ‘Superba’
1g Harpochloa falx 'Compact Black'
1g Hebe speciosa 'Variegata'
1g Helianthemum 'Hartswood Ruby'
5g Lavandula stoechas ‘Marshwood'
1g Lavandula x christiana
1g Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’
5g Leptospermum 'Copper Glow'
15g Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius
1g Penstemon ’Thorn’
1g Phlomis purpurea
15g Pittosprum tenuifolium ‘Harley Botanica’
1g Polygala myrtifolia ‘Mariposa’
1g Rhamnus californica ‘Eve Case’
1g Ribes malvaceum
15g Ribes malvaceum

Native Sons availability

Native Sons priced availability - password required

blogs & social networks

twitter logo facebook icon

Rainie's Corner - gardening essays
Native Sons Plant of the Week

recommended reading & reference

Native Sons Reference Book Store


Aristida purpurea var. purpurea, or purple three-awn, is an upright clumping grass 2 to 3 feet tall and 18 to 24 inches wide that is native to dry regions of North America and Mexico. This rugged species can be used in meadows, dry gardens, grass borders or native gardens. Self-sowing may be a nuisance in some areas, but the beauty of the backlit purple flowering heads often surpasses any disappoint in the plant’s spread. Provide full sun, well-drained soils and only infrequent water once established. Hardy to 0F.