Top 40 WaterSmart Plants

Many of your neighbors have already made the switch to landscape that
thrive in our semi-arid climate.  What plants did they choose when replacing
their lawns?

The following are 40 common plants often chosen for their cost, beauty, availability and hardiness.

Common Name Botanical Name
Aeonium Aeoneum spp. (ex. Aeoneum undulatum)
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Agapanthus praecox
Agave (Attenuata, Foxtail, Octopus) Agave spp. (ex. Agave attenuata)
Aloe Aloe spp. (ex. Aloe vera)
Barrel Cactus Ferocactus spp. (ex. Ferocactus echidne)
Bearded Iris Iris germanica
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
Brittlebush Encelia farinosa
California Lilac Ceanothus ssp. (ex.Ceanothus maritimus)
Callistemon "Little John" (Bottlebrush) Callistemon viminalis hybrid
Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea
Coyote Brush (Pigeon Point) Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'
Creeping Sage Salvia sonomensis
Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum
Crape myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Day Lilies Hemerocallis hybrids
Deer grass Muhlenbergia rigens
Dudleya Dudleya brittonii
Dymondia Dymondia margaretae
Echeveria Echeveria spp. (ex. Echeveria elegans)
Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos flavidus
Lantana Lantana camara
Lavender Lavandula spp. (ex. Lavandula angustifolia)
Lion's Tail Leonotus leonurus
Lobelia Lobelia laxiflora
Manzanita Arctostaphylos spp. (ex. Arcostaphylos 'Sunset')
New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax
Palo Verde Tree Parkinsonia aculeata
Penstemon (Beard Tongue) Penstemon cobaeus
Pittosporum Pitosporum tobira
Rock Purslane Calandrinia spectabilis
Rosemary Rosemary officinalis
Sage (Autumn, Mexican, Cleveland) Salvia spp. (ex. Salvia greggii, Salvia clevelandii)
Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Sticks on Fire Euphorbia tirucalli
Wooly Grevillea Grevillea lanigera
Yarrow Achillea millefolium