Native to the temperate Pacific coastal regions of North and South America, these clumping evergreen and annual perennials are grown for their satiny, cup-shaped flowers. All tolerate lean soil, but grow and flower best in humus-rich loam. Good drainage is essential.Calandrinia ciliata
This common Western wildflower populates sunny meadows, growing 8–16 in. high and wide, with narrow, fleshy, gray-green leaves. From late winter into spring, dainty magenta flowers, about 1 in. wide, are produced on 8-in.-long stems. Grow from seed.
Petunias have long been among the most popular annuals, thanks to their profuse bloom, incredible colo...
Native to southern Europe. Some peas are for shelling, some have edible pods, and others can be eaten ...
Easy-to-grow Western natives that are related to phlox. Slender plants with finely cut leaves and colo...