The UCSB Restoration Club and Island are in partnership consignment-wise with multiple varieties of local Goleta Valley native species. The club will receive funds from the sales of these easy to grow natives…they are so easy because they live here!
From the bluffs above the beaches we have some Sea Cliff Buckwheat, a hardy perennial.
Dudleya, a local succulent, flowers on six inch yellow spikes in spring.
Blue-eyed grass, an iris actually, that opens its flowers with the sun and closes in the eves. Purple colored like its relative the douglasii, blue-eyed grass is well-suited for the poorest soils and grows to a height of about 10 inches.
ird sage, Salvia spathacea, has tall spikes of magenta flowers whose blooming is the call sign for hummingbirds. A Salvia, it likes a moist environment, but will do well anywhere in your garden that gets a bit of water
Hooker’s Evening Primrose, is named with the surname of a botanist, not a red-light district connotation. This tall yellow flowered spike opens with or without regular water – very hardy, it will grow in all conditions.
California Fuchsia, Zauschernia californica, is a major attractant for hummingbirds with its very bright scarlet flowers blooming in later summer and into fall. Happy with little water it will spread out rather thickly and act as an effective barrier against most weeds by blocking out light underneath.