California Native Plants & Grasses
Tolerant of Regular Water
California native plants can be found growing in various types of soil and exposures including wet, dry and very dry conditions. It is imperative that when choosing a plant palette that all of the material on the palette is tolerant of similar conditions. One common misconception is that native plants do not need water. This is far from the truth; remember that all plants (even the most drought tolerant ones) need some water. Properly establishing native plants is the key to the success of each planting. Irrigation frequency is dependent on the type of irrigation being used, soil type, climatic conditions and exposure. Natives and other drought tolerant material benefit from deep, infrequent watering.
As a general rule, native plants should be planted during October through May. The species listed here can be planted any time of the year provided that they are watered properly. During the exceptionally hot months, some plants may appear to be stressed for water even though the soil appears moist. In many cases, the plant will recover during the evening.
*Without a contractual agreement, material may be unavailable or only in limited quantities during certain times of the year.
California Native Grasses, Reeds, Rushes & Sedges
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This page was last updated on 01/15/2009