Bergenia has a dense cluster of pink flowers that bloom in winter and spring. This classic California garden plant is for a dry or moist shady border. The broad and shiny leaves provide textural contrast. The flowers attract beneficial insects. I have this in my yard. In fact most homes in my area have this plant. It does very well in the shade with occasional water.
California fescue or Blue fescue
Blue fescue is a California native plant that tolerates our summer drought and various soil types. It has graceful, gray-green leaves and airy flowers that mature to a golden yellow color. The flowers attract butterflies. This grass is my favorite. It has a beautiful blue gray color and the flowers are a nice change during the summer.
Ivy leaf cyclamen
The scented rose-pink or white flowers bloom in late summer and early fall before the leaves emerge. This needs to be planted in dry shade. The ivy leaf cyclamen tolerates a wide variety of soil types and can also grow well in containers.
The Master Gardeners of Colusa County can be contacted by: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone (530) 458-0570. office, 100 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. E, Colusa, on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. – or visit us at our plant clinics, farmers markets, Colusa County Fair and at other area events.