Cactus · Drought Resistance · Succulent

Lophophora williamsii

Scientific name: Lophophora williamsii Synonym: Ariocarpus williamsii, Echinocactus lewinii,  Echinocactus williamsii, Lophophora texana, Peyoti zacatensis Family: CACTACEAE Common names: “Peyote” Plant Type: Evergreen succulent spineless cactus Conditions: Zone: 10-11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from cold, exposed to heat and sun Soil: Alkaline cactus mix with additional perlite, or make a perlite pete potting soil mix… Continue reading Lophophora williamsii

Annual · Drought Resistance · Vancouver Island Native

Matricaria discoidea

Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Pineapple weed” “disk mayweed” Plant Type: Annual Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Rocky soil -gravel driveways and concrete cracks, tolerates compacted clay soil, doesn’t do well in cultivated fertile soils Moisture: Average – dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: 3-12″ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply divided into… Continue reading Matricaria discoidea

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Shrub

Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: “Royal grevillea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and… Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora Family: ELAEAGNACEAE Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales,… Continue reading Elaeagnus multiflora

Drought Resistance · Edible · Tree

Ziziphus jujuba

Scientific name: Ziziphus jujuba Synonym: Ziziphus zizyphus Family: RHAMNACEAE Common names: “Jujube” “red date” “Chinese date” “Korean date” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered, hot location Soil: Prefers less clay, handles high alkalinity & poor soil Moisture: Moist well drained, handles drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H  15-30′ W 15-25′ Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Ziziphus jujuba

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Sub-Shrub

Salvia officinalis

Scientific name: Salvia officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Sage” “common garden sage” “sauge” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen sun-shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – loam Moisture: Well drained, dry – drought tolerant, avoid winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Very aromatic, finely… Continue reading Salvia officinalis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Perennial

Melissa officinalis

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lemon balm” “balm leaf” “balm oil plant” “barm leaf” “bee balm” “dropsywort” “honey plant” “pimentary” “sweet balm” “sweet Mary” “tea balm” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Well drained, dry – medium, enjoys some… Continue reading Melissa officinalis