Mission Canyon Association

Native Plants

Bruce Reed, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's nursery manager has compiled a list of plants that are recommended for our area. They are both native and drought tolerant and would be a welcome addition to any Mission Canyon property. The criteria for the plants were "low growing, low water, full sun native species that might be good for revegetation.

And some shrubs for accent plants:

Also, here are the "Easy 8" as refferenced by Steve Windhager of the SB Botanic Gardens during the Annual Meeting: (link to the SBBG page)

Easy Eight

image of Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' image of Erigeron glaucus image of Iris 'Canyon Snow' image of Rhus integrifolia hedge at SBBG

1. Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' (Manzanita)
2. Erigeron glaucus cultivars (California Seaside Daisy)
3. Iris 'Canyon Snow'
4. Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade-berry)
5. Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage)
6. Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' (California Wild Lilac)
7. Salvia 'Allen Chickering' or 'Winnifred Gilman' (Sage)
8. Heuchera cultivars (Coral Bells)

image of Salvia spathacea (hummingbird sage) image of Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' image of Salvia 'Winnifred Gilman' with Eriogonum giganteum image of Heuchera 'Canyon Quartet' 

Another Easy Eight

image of Eriogonum grande var. rubescens image of Muhlenbergia rigens image of Verbena 'De La Mina' image of Vitis californica 'Roger's Red' growing at aSBBG

1. Eriogonum grande var. rubescens (Red-flowered Buckwheat)
2. Muhlenbergia rigens (Deergrass)
3. Verbena 'De La Mina'
4. Vitis californica and hybrids (California Grape)
5. Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)
6. Galvezia speciosa (Island Snapdragon)
7. Achillea 'Pink Island Form' (Yarrow from San Miguel Island)
8. Leymus 'Canyon Prince' (Dwarf Giant Rye)

image of Quercus agrifolia (California coast live oak), Meadow Oaks at SBBG image of Galvezia speciosa image of Achillea 'Pink Island Form' (Yarrow from San Miguel Island) image of Leymus 'Canyon Prince' at the entrance to SBBG