Seasonal planting - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
Question by celianne
May 19, 2007
In my new landscaping, I am trying to plan for seasons. What can I plant for winter bloom in my area? (92116)


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Answer from NGA
May 19, 2007

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A brand new palette! How exciting! Here are suggestions for the backbone of your landscape. You can add seasonal annuals for extra bursts of color.
Winter interest:

FAT ALBERT COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE Picea pungens glauca `Fat Albert`
CRANBERRY COTONEASTER Cotoneaster apiculatus
MINT JULEP (R) JUNIPER Juniperus chinensis `Monlep`
WESTMONT ARBORVITAE Thuja orientalis `Westmont`
DWARF MUGO PINE Pinus mugo pumilio
YULETIDE CAMELLIA Camellia sasanqua `Yuletide`
BERRIES JUBILEE HOLLY Ilex cornuta `Berries Jubilee`

Spring bloomers:
ENGLISH SPIKE LAVENDER Lavandula latifolia
'APPLE BLOSSOM' PENSTEMON Penstemon x'Apple Blossom'
'MIDNIGHT' PENSTEMON Penstemon x'Midnight'
FERN LEAF YARROW Achillea x'Moonshine'
PURPLE CONEFLOWER Echinacea purpurea
PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS
or *MAIDEN GRASS Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
STARBURST? YELLOW EVERGREEN DAYLILY Hemerocallis x'Monow'
MOONBEAM THREADLEAF COREOPSIS Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
DWARF LILY OF THE NILE
or *LILAC BEAUTY LILYTURF Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'
Liriope muscari 'Lilac Beauty'
PALACE PURPLE CORAL BELLS Heuchera mircrantha 'Palace Purple'
SEA BREAZE FLEABANE
or *JOHNSON'S BLUE CRANESBILL Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'
Geranium x'Johnson's Blue'
TAPIEN? LAVENDER VERBENA Verbena x'Lavender'
SNOWFLAKE CANDYTUFT Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
LAVENDER COTTON Santolina chamaecyparissus
TEXAN PURPLE JAPANESE WISTERIA Wisteria floribunda 'Texas Purple'

Summer color:
BLOODSTONE THRIFT Armeria maritima ?Bloodstone?
VARIEGATED WINTER DAPHNE Daphne odora ?Aureo-marginata?
LAVENDER LADY LILAC Syringa vulgaris ?Lavender Lady? P.P. #1238
LIMEMOUND? SPIRAEA Spirea x bumalda ?Monhub? P.P. #5834
TEXAS PURPLE JAPANESE WISTERIA Wisteria floribunda ?Texas Purple?
MEYER IMPROVED LEMON Citrus limon ?Improved Meyer?
STARBURST? RED EVERGREEN DAYLILY Hemerocallis x?Mond?
ENGLISH SPIKE LAVENDER Lavandula latifolia
DWARF POMEGRANATE Punica granatum ?Nana?
TUSCAN BLUE ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis ?Tuscan Blue?

Fall color:
SIZZLING PINK FRINGE FLOWER Loropetalum chinense 'Sizzling Pink?
AUTUMN JOY STONECROP Sedum x 'Autumn Joy' (S. 'Herbstfreude')
PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
MAIDEN GRASS Miscanthus sinensis `Gracillimus`
PINK SPICE CRANESBILL Geranium x 'Pink Spice' P.P.# 12172
FRAGRANT OLIVE Osmanthus fragrans
TUSCAN BLUE ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis ?Tuscan Blue?
JERUSALEM SAGE Phlomis lanata
FRENCH LAVENDER Lavandula dentata candicans

Hope these suggestions help you install a beautiful new landscape!


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