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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
Echinocereus reichenbachii perbellus Beautiful black lace spines from Belva OK.
Echinocereus reichenbachii perbellus Black tipped spines from Major Co, OK 0 0
Echinocereus reichenbachii perbellus Black lace from Beckham co, OK 0 0
Echinocereus triglochidiatus Super heavy black spines from Alamogordo, NM 0 0
Echinocereus triglochidiatus Few headed clumps. Large brilliant scarlet blossoms with green throats. Uintah Co, UT 6000’ 6 10 4
Echium wildprettii Large rosettes of hairy grey-green leaves send up huge towering spikes of salmon-rose flowers. Beloved by hummingbirds, and covetted by everyone who sees it during our garden tours. Mono-carpic, but self-seeds. 50 20 8
Edrianthus dinaricus Tufts of grassy green leaves topped with beautiful violet bells. 3 10 5
Erigeron compositus A tiny daisy with grey dissected leaves and flowers of various colors. Most typical color is white, but there are purple and pink forms. 2 4 5
Erigeron elegantulus Tufts of linear foliage graced with small daisies of lavender to pink. Native to foothills of Oregon and North California. 6 12 6
Erigeron glaucus Species native to California coast. Loose mounds of green foliage with large daisies of white to lilac. 6 18 5