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Our nursery grows
wildly diverse plants
for the
native
plant
nerd
and novice
for the urban
weed warrior
and restoration specialist.
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OPEN REGULAR HOURS 10 – 5 Thursday through Sunday

Please wear a mask and keep aware of physical distance. Credit cards strongly preferred.
If you would like to minimize contact, use the  Shopping Cart to facilitate curbside orders Thursday – Sunday. Create your shopping list and chose a pick-up date/time here.

About our nursery

We grow and sell California native plants for:

  • home gardeners
  • landscapers
  • habitat restoration
  • garden and landscape design
  • and more!

 

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FALSE INDIGO

California false indigo (Amorpha californica var. californica) is a spring bloomer with handsome spikes of deep violet flowers. This deciduous shrub is classified in the pea family, though the flower looks nothing like a typical pea flower. Each floret is composed of a single reduced petal off-set by contrasting white stamens tipped with bright yellow/orange anthers. Amorpha can be seen in the wild growing in chaparral and woodland habitats in full sun, part shade, or dappled light. Typically false indigo is a 3’ – 6’ high by the same wide, though it can reach up to 10’ in height. Attractive slightly hairy oval shaped leaflets form pinnately compound leaves each tipped with a resin gland. The fruit is a tiny version of a typical legume pod containing a single seed …
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