Common Name: California Wild Lilac Cultivar: Centennial Family: Rhamnaceae Genus: Ceanothus Category: Evergreen Type: Shrub, ground cover Flowering: February to June USDA Hardiness: 7 to 11 Height: 1 foot Spread: 8 feet Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) Water Use: Low Water Needs, Drought-tolerant Exposure: Full Sun
Blue Star Creeper ~ A wonderful creeping specimen for filling the edge of a pond or moist landscape. Tiny green leaves make a dense, low mat to place between stepping stones, under shrubs, and around ponds and decks. Small light blue star-shaped flowers cover the plant in spring. Groundcover, Semi-evergreen, Cold hardiness zones: 5-9; part to full sun; constantly moist soil; 2-4" tall, 12-18" spread
Provide a well drained soil away from reflected heat. After establishment, can tolerate drought, but looks best with regular watering during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering but new suckers from below the rosette perpetuate the plant
Variegated Star Jasmine - Monrovia - Variegated Star Jasmine Cream and pale green variegated foliage brightens the garden; in cold weather the foliage develops strong pink tones. Its fragrant white blooms perfume the garden in summer, though the flowers are far less conspicuous against the lighter variegated foliage than on the standard Star Jasmine. As a spreading vine it performs well in mixed borders and as a formal or informal groundcover. Evergreen.