Fall Plant Sale – Sept 30, 2023 10a-2p

UPDATE 9/22: Plant lists are now updated to those plants actually ordered.  There are over 100 plants!! The prior list was a wish list and, as expected, a number of those on the list were not available.  Most plants are 1 gallon and some are 4″.  There are no 5 gallon plants this year.

Our fall plant sale will be on Saturday Sept 30, 2023 at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center (3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503) from 10 AM until 2 PM, rain or shine.  This sale will be in-person, unlike recent years, and we will not be individually pre-ordering plants.   We will have plants from PVPLC and  Tree of Life Nursery.   Left over plants will be sold at a discount at the following Monday night meeting, which will also be held at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at the usual time.  For Monday’s meeting, we will meet at Madrona marsh at 5PM for a walk at 5:30, then have an early start to our regular (in person) meeting at 7PM.

2023 plant sale
  • Changes this year:
    • We are returning to an in-person sale, similar to those prior to 2020
    • We will have seeds of select garden annuals to give away with a minimum plant purchase
    • We will have seeds of common garden annuals available for sale
    • Bring seeds from your garden to donate, trade, or give away – there will be a dedicated table for this activity
    • Brief native plant tutorials
    • We will issue a POAP  (say “poe-app) (1) (2) to commemorate the plant sale.
      • POAP is an acronym for “Proof of Attendance Protocol,” a type of unique digital collectible that takes the form of a cool graphic badge.
      • They can be fun to collect, but they are not regarded as valuable collectible items, any more than concert tickets (after the concert) are regarded as collectible.  POAPs are free until we run out – see one of our staff members for your unique claiming URL.
      • See the POAP we will issue HERE
  • How can I find out more about native plants for my garden before I get to the sale?
    • Review the planting guide HERE (https://chapters.cnps.org/southcoast/2022/10/10/planting-guide/)
    • If you want to check into plants that would be viable in your garden before the sale, Calscape (for plants) and Bloom California (for philosophy and design) are great starting points.
    • Don’t forget to check Tree of Life Nursery‘s web site and the PVPLC web site as well – they are chock full of information.
  • How can I find out more about native plants at the sale?
    • Don’t forget that the Madrona Marsh Nature Center is surrounded by a beautiful demonstration garden
    • Also don’t forget that the Madrona Marsh itself is open to the public and may provide inspiration.
  • Can I volunteer?
    • Yes!  Please contact us by email and we will work around your availability and skills.  We need all skills, age, and capabilities.  We particularly need people on Friday the 29th to set up the sale as well as on the 30th, the day of the sale. “SouthCoastCNPS at gmail com” is a good contact point.
  • I’d really like to have assurance that I can get a (medium to large) quantity of Ceanothus “Yankee Point” (or any other plant).  How can I do this?
    • Please contact us with an email.  We will try to order and set aside specific large quantities of the same plant so that you can get your order and other attendees will still have good availability.

See below for a list of plants ordered this year (alphabetical by scientific name and by common name in separate lists).  If you are searching in vain, try ctrl-F to search this page.


Plant List for 2023 SCCNPS Native Plant Sale (alphabetical by scientific name)

* after scientific name indicates local to our area.

(…) Indicates a synonymous scientific name that may still be in use.

Alphabetical by Scientific Name

Scientific Name Common Name
Abutilon palmeri Indian Mallow
Achillea millefolium White Yarrow
Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’ Island Yarrow
Acmispon (Lotus) glaber* Deerweed/Deer Vetch
Arctostaphylos ‘Canyon Sparkles’ Island Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’ McMinn Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’ Lester Rowntree Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Louis Edmunds’ Louis Edmunds Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Pacific Mist’ Pacific Mist Spreading Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Paradise’ Paradise Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Point Reyes’ Pt. Reyes Bearberry Manzanita
Arctostapylos ‘Sunset’ Sunset Manzanita
Artemisia ca. ‘Canyon Gray’ Spreading Sagebrush
Artemisia californica* Coastal Sagebrush
Artemisia douglasiana* California Mugwort
Asclepias fascicularis* Narrow-leaf Milkweed
Astragalus trichopodus ssp. Lonchus* Rattlepod/Milk Vetch
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri Coast Saltbush/Quail Bush
Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ Dwarf Coyote Bush
Baccharis pilularis ssp. Consanguinea* Coyote Bush
Baccharis salicifolia* Mulefat
Berberis (Mahonia) ‘Golden Abundance’ Golden Abundance Oregon Grape
Brickelia californica* Brickellbush
Calliandra californica Baja Fairy Duster
Calystegia ‘Anacapa Pink’ Anacapa Pink Morning Glory
Carpenteria californica Tree Anemone
Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Concha Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Frosty Blue’ Frosty Blue Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’ Joyce Coulter Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’ Julia Phelps Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ Ray Hartman Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’ Snow Flurry Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’ Yankee Point Ceanothus
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud
Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin’s Bower
Dudleya pulverulenta Chalk Dudleya
Dudleya virens ssp. insularis* Island Green Dudleya
Encelia California* Bush Sunflower
Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum* California fuchsia
Epilobium ‘Catalina’ Island Fuchsia
Epilobium ‘Everett’s Choice’ Everett’s Choice California Fuchsia
Epilobium ‘Wayne’s Silver’ Wayne’s Silver California Fuchsia
Erigeron ‘Arthur Menzies’ Arthur Menzies Compact Beach Daisy
Erigeron ‘Bountiful’ Bountiful Seaside Daisy
Erigeron ‘Wayne Roderick’ Wayne Roderick Seaside Daisy
Eriogonum arborescens Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum* Ashy Leaf Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasc. ‘Warriner Lytle’ Prostrate Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum* California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum St. Catherine’s Lace
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Red Buckwheat
Eriogonum parvifolium* Coast/Dune Buckwheat
Fragraria chiloensis Coast/Dune Strawberry
Frangula (Rhamnus) ‘Eve Case’ Eve Case Coffeeberry
Frangula ‘Mound San Bruno’ San Bruno Coffeeberry
Fremontia ‘Pacific Sunset’ Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush
Gambelia (Galvezia) speciosa Island Snapdragon
Gambelia ‘Firecracker’ Compact Island Snapdragon
Gambelia ‘Gran Canyon’ Gran Canyon Baja Snapdragon
Grindelia camporum Great Valley Gum Plant
Heteromeles arbutifolia* Toyon/California Holly
Heuchera ‘Opal’ White Flower Coral Bells
Heuchera ‘Susanna’ Red Flower Coral Bells
Heuchera maxima Island Alum Root
Iris ‘California Gold’ Golden Iris
Iris ‘Canyon Snow’ White and Yellow Iris
Iris ‘Pacific Coast Hybrids’ Hybris Iris
Isocoma menzieii ssp. vernonoides* Coast Goldenbush
Juncus ‘Quartz Creek’ Quartz Creek Rush
Lepechinia fragrans Pitcher Sage
Leptosyne (Coreopsis) gigantea Giant Coreopsis/Dr. Seuss Plant
Lessingia (Corethrogyne) ‘Silver Carpet’ Prostrate California Aster
Leymus ‘Canyon Prince’ Blue Wild Rye
Lonicera hispidula Chaparral Honeysuckle
Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius Santa Cruz Island Ironwood
Malva (Lavatera) assurgentifolia Island Rose Mallow/Tree Mallow
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus* Sticky Monkeyflower
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia* Wishbone Plant/Coast Four O’Clock
Monardella villosa Coyote Mint
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass
Penstemon ‘Margarita’ Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis Showy Penstemon
Peritoma (Isomeris) arborea* Bladderpod
Perityle incana Guadelupe Island Rock Daisy
Prunus ilicifolia Chaparral Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonia Catalina Cherry
Rhus integrifolia* Lemonadeberry
Ribes aureum Golden Currant
Ribes speciosum Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry
Ribes viburnifolium Catalina Perfume/Evergreen Currant
Romneya coulteri Matilija Poppy
Salvia ‘Allen Chickering’ Allen Chickering hybrid Sage
Salvia ‘Arroyo Azul’ Arroyo Azul Baja Cleveland Sage
Salvia ‘Bee’s Bliss’ Spreading hybrid Sage
Salvia ‘Jade Carpet’ Jade Carpet Sage
Salvia ‘Skylark’ Skylark hybrid Sage
Salvia ‘Tera Seca’ Prostrate Black Sage
Salvia ‘Winifred Gilman’ Winifred Gilman Cleveland sage
Salvia apiana White Sage
Salvia brandegeei Island Sage
Salvia cedroensis Cedros Island Baja Sage
Salvia leucophylla* Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera* Black Sage
Sisyrinchium bellum Blue Eyed Grass
Stipa pulchra* Purple Needlegrass
Trichostema lanatum Wooly Blue Curls
Verbena lilacina De La Mina Lilac Verbena
Vitis ‘Roger’s Red’ Roger’s Red Grape



Alphabetical by Common Name

Common Name Scientific Name
Allen Chickering hybrid Sage Salvia ‘Allen Chickering’
Anacapa Pink Morning Glory Calystegia ‘Anacapa Pink’
Arroyo Azul Baja Cleveland Sage Salvia ‘Arroyo Azul’
Arthur Menzies Compact Beach Daisy Erigeron ‘Arthur Menzies’
Ashy Leaf Buckwheat Eriogonum cinereum*
Baja Fairy Duster Calliandra californica
Black Sage Salvia mellifera*
Bladderpod Peritoma (Isomeris) arborea*
Blue Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium bellum
Blue Wild Rye Leymus ‘Canyon Prince’
Bountiful Seaside Daisy Erigeron ‘Bountiful’
Brickellbush Brickelia californica*
Bush Sunflower Encelia California*
California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum*
California fuchsia Epilobium (Zauschneria) canum*
California Mugwort Artemisia douglasiana*
Catalina Cherry Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonia
Catalina Perfume/Evergreen Currant Ribes viburnifolium
Cedros Island Baja Sage Salvia cedroensis
Chalk Dudleya Dudleya pulverulenta
Chaparral Cherry Prunus ilicifolia
Chaparral Honeysuckle Lonicera hispidula
Coast Goldenbush Isocoma menzieii ssp. vernonoides*
Coast Saltbush/Quail Bush Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri
Coast/Dune Buckwheat Eriogonum parvifolium*
Coast/Dune Strawberry Fragraria chiloensis
Coastal Sagebrush Artemisia californica*
Compact Island Snapdragon Gambelia ‘Firecracker’
Concha Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Concha’
Coyote Bush Baccharis pilularis ssp. Consanguinea*
Coyote Mint Monardella villosa
De La Mina Lilac Verbena Verbena lilacina
Deer Grass Muhlenbergia rigens
Deerweed/Deer Vetch Acmispon (Lotus) glaber*
Dwarf Coyote Bush Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’
Eve Case Coffeeberry Frangula (Rhamnus) ‘Eve Case’
Everett’s Choice California Fuchsia Epilobium ‘Everett’s Choice’
Foothill Penstemon Penstemon ‘Margarita’
Frosty Blue Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Frosty Blue’
Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry Ribes speciosum
Giant Coreopsis/Dr. Seuss Plant Leptosyne (Coreopsis) gigantea
Golden Abundance Oregon Grape Berberis (Mahonia) ‘Golden Abundance’
Golden Currant Ribes aureum
Golden Iris Iris ‘California Gold’
Gran Canyon Baja Snapdragon Gambelia ‘Gran Canyon’
Great Valley Gum Plant Grindelia camporum
Guadelupe Island Rock Daisy Perityle incana
Hybris Iris Iris ‘Pacific Coast Hybrids’
Indian Mallow Abutilon palmeri
Island Alum Root Heuchera maxima
Island Buckwheat Eriogonum arborescens
Island Fuchsia Epilobium ‘Catalina’
Island Green Dudleya Dudleya virens ssp. insularis*
Island Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Canyon Sparkles’
Island Rose Mallow/Tree Mallow Malva (Lavatera) assurgentifolia
Island Sage Salvia brandegeei
Island Snapdragon Gambelia (Galvezia) speciosa
Island Yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’
Jade Carpet Sage Salvia ‘Jade Carpet’
Joyce Coulter Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’
Julia Phelps Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’
Lemonadeberry Rhus integrifolia*
Lester Rowntree Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’
Louis Edmunds Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Louis Edmunds’
Matilija Poppy Romneya coulteri
McMinn Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’
Mulefat Baccharis salicifolia*
Narrow-leaf Milkweed Asclepias fascicularis*
Pacific Mist Spreading Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Pacific Mist’
Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush Fremontia ‘Pacific Sunset’
Paradise Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Paradise’
Pitcher Sage Lepechinia fragrans
Prostrate Black Sage Salvia ‘Tera Seca’
Prostrate Buckwheat Eriogonum fasc. ‘Warriner Lytle’
Prostrate California Aster Lessingia (Corethrogyne) ‘Silver Carpet’
Pt. Reyes Bearberry Manzanita Arctostaphylos ‘Point Reyes’
Purple Needlegrass Stipa pulchra*
Purple Sage Salvia leucophylla*
Quartz Creek Rush Juncus ‘Quartz Creek’
Rattlepod/Milk Vetch Astragalus trichopodus ssp. Lonchus*
Ray Hartman Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’
Red Buckwheat Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Red Flower Coral Bells Heuchera ‘Susanna’
Roger’s Red Grape Vitis ‘Roger’s Red’
San Bruno Coffeeberry Frangula ‘Mound San Bruno’
Santa Cruz Island Ironwood Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius
Showy Penstemon Penstemon spectabilis
Skylark hybrid Sage Salvia ‘Skylark’
Snow Flurry Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Snow Flurry’
Spreading hybrid Sage Salvia ‘Bee’s Bliss’
Spreading Sagebrush Artemisia ca. ‘Canyon Gray’
St. Catherine’s Lace Eriogonum giganteum
Sticky Monkeyflower Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus*
Sunset Manzanita Arctostapylos ‘Sunset’
Toyon/California Holly Heteromeles arbutifolia*
Tree Anemone Carpenteria californica
Virgin’s Bower Clematis ligusticifolia
Wayne Roderick Seaside Daisy Erigeron ‘Wayne Roderick’
Wayne’s Silver California Fuchsia Epilobium ‘Wayne’s Silver’
Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis
White and Yellow Iris Iris ‘Canyon Snow’
White Flower Coral Bells Heuchera ‘Opal’
White Sage Salvia apiana
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Winifred Gilman Cleveland sage Salvia ‘Winifred Gilman’
Wishbone Plant/Coast Four O’Clock Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia*
Wooly Blue Curls Trichostema lanatum
Yankee Point Ceanothus Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’


  1. Does this mean there won’t be a published plant list? I appreciated from last year being able to research the plants ahead of time.

    1. While we may have a plant list from PVPLC (last year’s list is a good start), we may only have a “best guess” list from Tree of Life. The reason I think this will be the case is that ToL grows and sells much more widely and their inventory may be subject to more up and down swings. If you have a special request in quantity, then I encourage you to email or call us.

  2. Please sign me up to volunteer Friday morning 29 Sep to set up for the Plant Sale. Is 9AM still the kickoff time? I can be available thru noonish. The direct email link posted on the website is not working.

    1. I sent your kind offer out to the Board, who are organizing the volunteers. Thank you so much for pitching in! They’ll be in touch about the time – I suspect that 10AM is a more likely start time, but I plan to be there at 9 just in case.

    2. Hey Philip – I went looking for a broken email link on the web site, but I soon discovered that there actually wasn’t a clear path to send an email. Was that your experience too or did you find a link somewhere that bounced? I’m just asking because I want to fix the issue.

      1. Thanks for checking. There wasn’t a clear pathway. There should be a plainly visible “email us” button to click to get right onto the link.

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