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  • We feel that call for raw, natural, rugged beauty. Late winter and early spring are crowd pleasing times for Southern California's rolling hillsides and lush valleys.

    </>Our Cajon Pass plant pack boasts expanses of wild California lilacs cascading and clustering like misty clouds. When in flower they produce a dreamy blanket of late winter blossoms in snowy whites, icy blues and deep regal purples. The rest of the year they offer a deep glossy green foliage best served by little to no additional water [after their first year of getting established]. Top it off with some summer pops of pink sage and the incredible giant wild Matilija poppy and you have a true recipe for lovable landscaping.

    This early Spring wildflower garden is inspired by California’s thick and rocky foothill chaparral. Cajon Pass plants reach upwards to 10 feet in height. They love heat and require minimal water. These gardens thrive with the support of sharp drainage, or, sloped terrain. Delicate as they are strong, they die easily in mucky clay or boggy soils [never fear click here to learn how to amend!].

  • Sunset Zone: 16-17, 19-24

    Native to: 92% California Native

    Habitat: Chaparral, Foothills, Mountain

    Wildlife: Birds & Pollinators

    Blooms: Winter-Spring

    Fragrance: Minty, Herbal

    Uses: Wildlife, Famine Foods

    Water Needs: Low

    Soil Needs: Excellent Drainage

  • Small (125-175 sq.ft.)
    California Lilac 'Concha'
    California Lilac 'Carmel Creeper'
    Woolly Blue Curls*
    White Yarrow

    Medium (500-750 sq.ft.)
    All of the Above AND
    California Lilac 'Ray Hartman'
    California Lilac 'Snow Flurry'
    Silverbush Lupin

    Large (1,600-2,000 sq.ft.)
    All of the Above AND
    Groundcover Manzanita