Pride of California
In this group is one of the best-known garden flowers, the delightfully fragrant and colorful sweet pea.
The flower of the sweet pea is typical of the many members of the pea family (Fabaceae). Each flower has one large, upright, roundish petal (banner or standard), two narrow side petals (wings), and two lower petals that are somewhat united, forming a boat-shaped structure (keel).Lathyrus splendens
Native to chaparral in San Diego County and adjacentBaja California. Grows to 8–10 ft. Each stem bears clustersof 3 to 10 deep red blooms inearly spring. Start from seedin pots in autumn or spring;plant out in fall or winter. Long-lived in dry, well-drained soil.
Shrub. To 6–9 ft. tall and spreading 10–15 ft. wide, with finely divided, bright greenleaves. Masses o...
Australian ground cover to 3 ft. high, 6 ft. wide. It spreads steadily in loose, well-drained soil by ...
Variable, but all forms are dense growers with half-inch-long gray leaves. ‘Billywing‘, to...