Catalina Small Plant Pack
Catalina Small Plant Pack
*plants shown at full maturity and in full bloom*


Preplanned gardens are plant blends with panache. Passionate about growth, climate improvement & making love to the birds and the bees. 
  • Tiny
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
- schedule delivery from 4-30 days at time of checkout. -

The Catalina package is a showcase of the foliage native to the rare archipelago ecology of California’s Channel Islands. Isolated from the mainland of our golden state, these majestic plants have evolved and adapted over centuries to withstand prolonged dry heat, relentless harsh winds, and the sprays of salt water from their perches on exposed rocky cliffs.

The Catalina box is manna for butterfly metamorphosis. As buckwheat, purple verbena and daisy adapt to the seasons, the unique Catalina perfume of soft spicy peppermint creates a simultaneous aura of vivacity and cozy comfort.

Catalina Garden Plants for Southern California

Tiny (50 sq.ft.):  Beach Aster, Cedros Island Verbena, Brass Buttons or Gold Yarrow, Island Snapdragon, Cape Blanco Stonecrop 

Small (150 sq.ft.):  Beach Aster, Cedros Island Verbena, Brass Buttons, Island Snapdragon, Cape Blanco Stonecrop + Catalina Perfume, Monkey Flower, Penstemon

Medium (300 sq.ft.) : Beach Aster, Cedros Island Verbena, Brass Buttons Gold Yarrow, Island Snapdragon, Cape Blanco Stonecrop, Catalina Perfume, Monkey Flower, Penstemon + Channel Island Bush Poppy (or Flannel Bush depending on availability), Island Manzanita, Catalina Cherry (1 gallon)

Large (500-700 sq.ft.): Beach Aster, Cedros Island Verbena, Brass Buttons Gold Yarrow, Island Snapdragon, Cape Blanco Stonecrop, Catalina Perfume, Monkey Flower, Penstemon, Channel Island Bush Poppy, Island Manzanita, + Felt Leaf Ceanothus, Catalina Cherry, Catalina Ironwood Tree


Sunset Zone: 16-17, 19-24


Native to: 90% California

Habitat: Island, Foothills, Coastal Mountains

Wildlife: Birds & Pollinators

Blooms: Year-round

Fragrance: Minty, Fresh

Uses: Wildlife

Water Needs: Very Low

Soil Needs: Good Drainage i.e. slope, gravel, rocky, fast-draining

Free Curbside Delivery on orders over $400.
$39 Curbside Delivery for orders under $400.
Southern California / Weekdays ONLY 
You must be home to recieve plant orders. 
A 2-hour delivery window will be provided to you the evening before.

How to Plan Your Landscape

What do I have to do to get ready?
Prep your soil. You want to ensure your dirt is ripe n' ready for its new plant friends! Most of our plant packs need soil with good drainage and a lot like extra compost or worm castings too. Soil needs are noted in the specifications section of each plant pack. 
What size do I need?
If your yard is small bust out that tape measure! If not, download Google Earth and try the ruler tool to get the lengths you need to calculate rough square footage. 

Most plant packs can cover double the square footage if you like a very generous spacing between plants. We prefer to plant close to keep down weeds & support beneficial soil life. 
How long does it take?
Get your soil prep done before your plants arrive. And plan so you can plant plants within 36 hous of delivery. Keep them out of direct sun until planting if its hot. 

Every plant takes around 5 minutes to dig the hole for, water in and plant. We recommend having some friends or family over to help with medium-large pacakges. Try tempting them with barbecue!   
What about irrigation?
A few of our packages are hand waterable (especially if you just have a small garden) but we do recommend setting up or using an existing irrigation system wherever possible to give your yard the greasted chance of success. Drip is preferred!
Can my Gardener do my Install?
100% any landscaper familiar with native or drought tolerant plants can prep your soil, plant your plants, mulch and setup irrigation for your preplanned garden. 

Trying showing them a sample plan first to make sure they're familiar with some of the plant varieties. 
What about pathways and mulch? 
We LOVE mulch. It helps retain water, improve soil drainage, keep weeds at bay and - in the right depths & blends - cool the earth. 

Each garden package comes with mulch or pathway material recommendations. Our LARGE garden layouts include an access pathway in their square footage. 
What about maintenance?
All gardens need love to thrive but some much more than others! We've designed our gardens around evolving into low-maintenance little eco paradises. 

They'll need some extra monitering & weeding while getting to know your yard in the first 1-2 years. Once they're all grown up they'll occassionally need some fresh nutrients, mulch or trimming (when flowers fade or a branch fails just cut-off the dead stuff). 

You can leave it up to a gardener but we have a feeling you won't mind doing it yourself because you'll be so in love.

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