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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
Zauschneria californica A selection of California Fuschia from the mountains of Mendocino County, growing on south facing talus slopes at 7000’. Thick mats of furry green foliage and nice size scarlet trumpets. As with all of this species, site carefully, as it will grow vigorously in the rock garden setting. 10 30 TNT 7 CA