Colleen Johnsen's California Plants
Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #4

Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #4


Botanical Name: Erigeron x karvinskianus
Botanical Pronunciation: air-RIDGE-err-on car-vin-skis-AHN-us
Common Name: Santa Barbara daisy
Family Name: Asteraceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Daisy shape 3/4" - l" dia. in white - pink flowers in the spring thru fall.
Growth: 10-18" x 2-3' fast growing.
Landscape Use: Bank cover, border/edging, container plant, deer proof, fire retardant, groundcover, rock garden and hanging basket.
Light: Sun to part sun on coast and inland.
Location: Across drive from front entry of Sesnon.
Pest: Gophers.
Problems: Invasive/ reseeds,
Propagation: By cuttings and seeds.
Pruning: Tolerates shearing, cut back to 6" in summer.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects, lawn irrigation, neglect, seacoast and winds.
Type: Herbaceous perennial ground cover that is semi-open, mat forming, and spreading.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
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Botanical Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
Botanical Pronunciation: dry-OP-terr-iss air-rith-row-SOAR-ah
Common Name: Autumn Fern
Family Name: Polypodiaceae
Diseases: None
Flower: Insignificant.
Growth: 2'heigh x 2'spread, average growth to fast.
Landscape Use: Bank cover, cut flower, deer proof, erosion control, shrub/plant mass and dry stream bed.
Light: Shade on the coast and inland.
Location: Sesnon front entry area.
Pest: None.
Problems: Invasive/reseeds but slow spreading.
Propagation: By division and spores.
Pruning: Remove old fronds in March as desires.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects, lawn irrigation and neglect.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen fern.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Sunset zones 2-9, 14-24.
Hardy to 0
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Botanical Name: Erigeron x moerheimii
Botanical Pronunciation: air-RIDGE-err-on more-heim-ee-i
Common Name: Purple Fleabane
Family Name: Asteraceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Purple - lavender daisy 1" dia. in mid spring-fall with no fragrant.
Growth: 1' heigh x 12-18"spread, average growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees/birds, bank cover, border/edging, container plant, deer proof, erosion control, fire retardant, groundcover, rock garden, seacoast, wall spiller and hanging basket.
Light: Sun to part shade on the coast and inland.
Location: South side of Children's Center fence.
Pest: Gophers (control) baskets or ?
Problems: Invasive.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: Shear to 3-6" in late spring or if it looks ratty.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insect, lawn irrigation, neglect and seacoast.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen herbaceous perennial groundcover.
Water: Dry beyween to none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 10-20 degrees.
Sunset zones: 12-24, H1, H2.
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Botanical Name: Rosa polyantha 'Cecile Brunner'
Botanical Pronunciation: ROW-zah pol-lee-AN-thah
Common Name: Cecile Brunner Rose
Family Name: Rosaceae
Diseases: Fungal leaf spot (control) plant with garlic.
Flower: Pink small rose that grows in clusters 1 1/2- 2" each.
Growth: 10-15' heigh x 10-15' spread, fast growing.
Landscape Use: Atteacts birds, bank cover, container plant, cut flowers, espalier, hedge, screen, seacoast, shrub mass and specimen.
Light: Sun both coastal and inland.
Location: Against pillar of 100 Admin Bldg.
Pest: Aphids (control) increase water, sprat with soap. Raspberry sawfly (control) Remove infected areas and hope for the best.
Problems: Invasive.
Propagation: By cuttings and layering.
Pruning: As desire to control.
Tolerance: Drought, wind, heat,insects and neglect.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub that is climbing, dense, pictureque, spreading and upright.
Water: Dry between, none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones: 4-24.
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Botanical Name: Osteospermum fruticosum
Botanical Pronunciation: oss-tea-oh-SPER-mum fruh-teh-COS-uhm
Common Name: African Daisy
Family Name: Asteraceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: White, purple daisy shape 2" dia. in Nov.- March, all year with fragrant leaves.
Growth: 12-18" heigh X 12-18" spread.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees/bird, bank cover, deer proof, erosion control, fire retardant, groundcover, seacoast, wall spiller, and hanging basket.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Across drive from front of Sesnon House.
Pest: Snails (control) mow back every 2-3 years.
Problems: Invasive/reseeds.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: Shear back to 6".
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects/disease resistant, lawn irrigation, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and wind.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen perennial groundcover.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones 8,9, 12-24, H1, H2.
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Botanical Name: Correa 'Ivory Bells'
Botanical Pronunciation: CORE-ee-ah
Common Name: Ivory Bells Australian Fuchsia
Family Name: Rutaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: white flower, tan bud in a bell tubular shape, 1-1 1/2" x 1/2" in winter-spring.
Growth: 3-4'heigh x 3-4'spread, average to slow growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees/birds, container plant, deer proof and shrub/plant mass.
Light: Sun on the coast, and sun to part shade inland.
Location: Baskin/Sesnon Bldg.
Pest: None.
Problems: Crown rot in dense soil.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: None required but will tolerate shearing.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, insects and neglect.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 20 degrees.
Suset zones: (5,) 14-24
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Botanical Name: Jasminum polyanthum
Botanical Pronunciation: Jaz-mee-nuhm paul-ee-AN-thuhm
Common Name: Pink Jasmine
Family Name: Oleaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Bud pink, flower white star shaped tube cluster.
Growth: 15-20' X 15' spread, fast growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees, bank cover, container plant, cut flowers, erosion control, espalier, groundcover, screen with support, specimen plant and wall spiller.
Light: Sun to part on the coast and inland.
Location: North of 300 & east of photo lab.
Pest: None.
Problems: Suckers at base on ground and excess litter.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: Annually to prevent tangling and every 3 years to ground.
Tolerance: Drought, heat, insects, lawn irrigation, neglect, seacoast and smog/dust.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen vine.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 10-15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 5-9, 12-24.

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Botanical Name: Pennisetum setaceum
Botanical Pronunciation: pen-eh-SEE-tum ceh-TAY-see-uhm RUBE-rum
Common Name: Red Fountain Grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Burgundy and wheat color plumes.
Growth: 3-4' X 3-5' fast to average growth with less H2O.
Landscape Use: Bank cover, container plant, cut/dried flower, deer proof, erosion, rock garden and shrub/plant mass.
Light: Full sun on coast and inland.
Location: Hillside between Admin. bldg. & Theater.
Pest: Gophers (control) plant in wire baskets.
Problems: Fire hazard if unpruned.
Propagation: By division.
Pruning: Cut in spring to 6".
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insect, neglect, seacoast and winds.
Type: Herbaceous perennial.
Water: Monthly.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 18 degrees.

JUST MENTIONED IN CLASS 63/LAB 4
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Botanical Name: Correa 'Dusky Bells'
Botanical Pronunciation: core-ee-ah
Common Name: Australian Fushsia
Family Name: Rutaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Rose to red fuchsia like tubular bell-shaped 1" X 1/4" in fall to winter.
Growth: 3-4' height x 5-6' spread is round, average growth and dense spreading
Landscape Use: As a bank cover, container plant and ground cover.
Light: Sun and part sun on the coast and part sun inland.
Location: Admin. Hillside, south of 100 bldg.
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings
Pruning: None required but will tolerate shearing.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, insect, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and wind.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub that is dense and spreading.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Characteristic: Beautiful under our native oaks,
avoid reflected heat.

Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 14-24
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Botanical Name: Echium candicans
Botanical Pronunciation: ECK-ee-uhm
Common Name: Pride of Madeira
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Flower: In the spring - summer cylindrical thyrsoid panicle in blue to purple, w/red stamens.
Growth: 5-6'heigh x 6-10'spread. Fast in youth growing.
Landscape Use: Large bold textured rounded shrub with striking flower display. Plant in perennial borders.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Behind and around Bus stop of 600 building.
Pest: None.
Problems: Allelopathic, fire hazzard, invasive/reseeds, short lived in gardens and week wooded.
Propagation: By cuttings, seeds.
Pruning: Deadhead flowers as desired, tip prune as needed or prune all the way to ground.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects, neglect, seacoast, smog and winds.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub in a dense oval or round, semi-open, spreading and upright form.
Water: Monthly and none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 25-30 degree
Sunset zones 14-24
Great coastal plant, reseeds readly and attracts humming birds.

Botanical Name: Arbutus X 'Marina'
Botanical Pronunciation: arr-BUTTE-us
Common Name: Strawbery Tree
Family Name: Ericaceae
Diseases: Rhizoctonia (control) Plant high so no water gathers at the base of tree.
Flower: Pink bell, in drooping panicles 1/2" each x 4-6 clusters X 2" in late fall, winter.
Growth: 30-40' heigh X 20-25' spread, average to fast growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts birds, hedge, screen, seacoast, street tree and windbreak.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Baskin to the left of front door, in lawn of Seson House.
Pest: Aphids and Thrip (control) spray with soap & increase water.
Problems: Excess litter.
Propagation: Cuttings.
Pruning: As desired to reveal branch structure and will tolerate shearing.
Tolerance: Drought, heat, lawn irrigation, neglect, smog/dust and winds.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen tree that is dense, oval, sem-open, spreading and upright.
Water: Monthly/dry season.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 8,9,14-24
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