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The Plants of Granite Gardens

We started propagating plants in a desperate attempt to find more plants that would be appropriate for dry Sierra Foothill gardens. We have had many failures but also many successes.
The main purpose of this website is to share our experience with you. Our Plant Database information on many of the plants we have succeeded with. Look for the code TNT throughout the database to indicate plants that are "Tried and True" in the Sierra Foothills. These are plants that have proven easy or reliable in gardens known to us.
You can navigate through our database of plants by using the alphabetical index on the sidebar. (The letter corresponds to the Genus.)
Or, if you are patient, by using the numerical pager on the bottom.

Plant Description
Monardella odoratissima A nice form of this native mint with pale green leaves and bright lavender flowers. Monardellas are great butterfly plants. Unfortunately, they hate to grow in nursery pots in the hot sun so we will probably never offer them again. Get seed and direct sow in the garden. 6 8 5
Monardella nana tenuifolia Woolly gray leaves form tight rosettes. The flowers are 2” pale yellow corollas that radiate out from a distinctive cluster of pale green and maroon bracts. A mint for light shade, beloved by hummers and butterflies alike. Beautiful and unique. 4 8
Muhlenbergia dubia A smaller version of our native deer grass, this relative is from Texas. We love it. 24 24