Ferns

Cow clover

Lance Self Heal

Beach Strawberry

Kinnikinnick

Redwood sorrel

Deer fern

Sword fern

Lady fern

Bunch Grasses

  Groundcovers

Cow Clover

Trifolium wormskioldii

Type: Perennial

Height: 6-10 inches

Light: Sun- part shade

Bloom time: May-August

Bloom color: dark pink to purple

Uses: Pollinators, host plant for
Seaside elfin butterfly, wildlife forage

Lance Self Heal

Prunella vulgaris spp lanceolata

Type: Perennial

Height: 6-12 inches

Light: Sun- part shade

Bloom time: May-July

Bloom color: Purple

Uses: Pollinator nectar plant,

bees, wildlife

Beach Strawberry

Fragaria chiloensis

Type: Perennial

Height: 6-10 inches

Light: Sun- part shade

Bloom time: April -May

Bloom color: white- pale pink

Water needs: low

Uses: Bees, pollinators, edible , wildlife

 

Kinnikinnick

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Type: Perennial

Height: 6-10 inches

Light: Sun- part shade

Bloom time: March-May

Bloom color: pale pink

Water needs: drought tolerant

Uses: Hummingbirds, bumblebees, host plant for Coastal Blue butterfly, wildlife,  erosion control

Redwood Sorrel

Oxalis oregana

Type: Perennial

Height: 2- 8 inches

Light: Part shade- shade

Bloom time: May-August

Bloom color: white - pale pink

Water needs: medium

Uses: Pollinators, deer resistant

Groundcovers

Tufted Hairgrass

California fescue

Rush (Grass-like)

 

Deer fern

Blechnum spicant

Type: Evergreen

Height: 1-2 ft

Light: Part shade- shade

Water needs: needs moisture 

Reproduce from spores and rhizomes

Western sword fern

Polystichum munitum

Type: Evergreen

Height: 3-6 ft

Light: Part sun- shade

Water needs: prefers some moisture

Uses: provides cover for ground nesting bumblebees. erosion control

Reproduce from spores and rhizomes

Lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Type: Deciduous 

Height: 2-5 ft

Light: Part shade- shade

Water needs: prefers some moisture

Uses: Fiddlehead are edible. wildlife forage

Reproduce from spores and rhizomes

Bunch Grasses

Bunch grasses provide forage resources for beneficial insects and potential nesting sites for colonies of bumble bees. Bees can access bare ground near the grass clump's base.

Rhizomatous grasses are not desirable in this type of planting because they spread out and exclude the desired forbs/wildflowers.

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Tufted Hairgrass

Deschampsia cespitosa

Type: Perennial

Height: 2-3 ft

Light: Sun- part shade

Water needs:low needs- flood tolerant

Uses: Pollinator host, wildlife browse, erosion control, bio-filtration

California fescue

Festuca californica

Type: Perennial

Height:  1.5 - 3 ft

Light: Sun - part shade

Water needs: low needs, drought tolerant

Uses: Butterfly host plant, provides bumblebee nesting habitat, deer resistant

Coastal Rush

Juncus spp

(similar to a bunch grass)

Type: Perennial

Height: 2-3 ft

Light: Sun- part shade

Water needs: needs moisture

Uses: Bogs, ponds, bioswales, tolerates standing water, deer resistant, bird habitat

 
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Growing plants for people and pollinators of the south coast