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  • The Antelope Valley pre-planned gardens invite nature lovers to indulge their senses in the cyclical beauty of a seasonally dry grassland

    Recreate one of the few remaining annual wildflower ecosystems in California in your own back (or front!) yard. This garden is a native-inspired plant palette that produces incredible pops of vibrant color when in bloom each Spring and dramatic waves of amber when the large ornamental grasses enter their dormant cycle each fall. 

    These sacred gardens are drought tolerant and require minimal maintenance. Their blooms and verdure will be greatly extended by a routine sprinkle of loving water in dry seasons. These plants are dramatic. They reveal their majesty seasonally — with showstopping colors and climactic phases of dormancy where they offer a muted beauty of understated elegance.


  • Sunset Zone: 16-17, 19-24

    Native to: 90% California 10% Mexico Native

    Habitat: Chaparral, Prairie, Foothills

    Wildlife: Birds & Pollinators

    Blooms: Spring-Summer

    Fragrance: Minty, Herbal

    Uses: Wildlife, Famine Foods

    Water Needs: Low

    Soil Needs: Improved Drainage

  • Small (100-200 sq.ft.)
    California Sunflower
    Apricot Hummingbird Mint
    Grama Grass
    Purple Three Awn Grass
    Mexican Hair Grass
    Early Sunrise Aster
    Sand Verbena

    Medium (500-750 sq.ft.)
    All of the Above AND
    Matilija Poppy
    Silver Bush Lupin
    Mexican Evening Primrose

    Large (1,500-2,000 sq.ft.)
    All of the Above AND
    Blue Eyed Grass
    California Bunchgrass