Sunset Western Garden Collection

Get to know the varieties in our Western Garden Collection

'Amistad' Salvia

'Amistad' Salvia

(Salvia 'Amistad' PPAF)

'Amistad' Salvia's dark purple flowers bloom earlier and rebloom constantly from early spring until frost, without pruning. More compact and with a fuller habit than other guaranitica types, its flowers are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds.

'Black Adder' Phormium

'Black Adder' Phormium

(Phormium ‘Black Adder’ PP20451)

'Black Adder' Phormium's dramatic burgundy foliage holds its color year-round and stays under 4 feet tall. Drought and heat tolerant, it's great in mixed borders, containers, and can even be planted as a hedge.

‘Tequila Sunrise’ Coprosma

‘Tequila Sunrise’ Coprosma

(Mirror plant ‘Tequila Sunrise’ PP18392)

Coprosmas like 'Tequila Sunrise' are garden chameleons.  New growth starts off emerald green and gold, turns to orange with gold, and finally ends up orange and red. Left unpruned, will naturally grow in a pyramidal shape.

‘Blue Riding Hood’ Penstemon

‘Blue Riding Hood’ Penstemon

(Penstemon barbatus ‘Blue Riding Hood’ PPAF)

Like 'Hot Pink Riding Hood', ‘Blue Riding Hood’ Penstemon is an easy care perennial that will fill your border, rock garden, or containers with masses of blooms from summer through fall. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and makes good cut flowers too.

‘Design-A-Line’ Cordyline

‘Design-A-Line’ Cordyline

(Cordyline ‘Design-a-Line Burgundy’ PPAF)

‘Design-A-Line’ Cordyline's unique cascading grass-like habit is ideal for containers, along walls and walkways, or as accent plants in mixed borders. Easy care, water-wise and holds color year-round.

Meema™ Hardenbergia

Meema™ Hardenbergia

(Hardenbergia violacea Meema™ PPAF)

Meema™ Hardenbergia represents a major breakthrough in Hardenbergia breeding.  These sturdier, non-vining, and longer blooming shrubs hold their lush green foliage all yearlong, and completely cover themselves with rich purple blooms each winter.

‘Diamond Heights’ Ceanothus

‘Diamond Heights’ Ceanothus

(Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus ‘Diamond Heights’)

Ceanothus is a West Coast native, prized for its summer drought tolerance and ability to cover a slope with zero maintenance. 'Diamond Heights' combines these qualities with brilliant golden yellow and bright green foliage for year round interest.

‘Evergold’ Carex

‘Evergold’ Carex

(Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’)

An unbeatable choice for edging or mass planting as a ground cover, 'Evergold' Carex tolerates dry shade with occasional watering. Arching blades of variegated dark green and creamy yellow foliage are great for adding color and texture.

‘Hot Pink Riding Hood’ Penstemon

‘Hot Pink Riding Hood’ Penstemon

(Penstemon barbatus ‘Hot Pink Riding Hood’ PPAF)

These easy care perennials will fill your border, rock garden, or containers with masses of bright flowers from summer through fall. 'Hot Pink Riding Hood' Penstemon attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and makes good cut flowers, too.

‘Everillo’ Carex Oshimensis

‘Everillo’ Carex Oshimensis

(Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ PP21002)

'Everillo' Carex is a dramatic statement grass to brighten up shady spots, or add a pop of color to a mixed container.  Easy care, dwarf, and resistant to deer, pests and disease, try it as a groundcover, or to edge a path.

‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia

‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia

(Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ PP16988)

Looking for a dwarf, easy care, evergreen shrub that flowers and provides yearlong color? 'Kaleidoscope' Abelia is as versatile as it is colorful, with chameleon-like foliage that changes with the seasons from golden yellow in spring, to orange-red in fall.

‘Pineapple Popsicle’ Kniphofia

‘Pineapple Popsicle’ Kniphofia

(Kniphofia ‘Pineapple Popsicle’ PP22969 Popsicle Series™)

‘Pineapple Popsicle’ Kniphofia is a versatile re-blooming perennial that will fill your garden with clear yellow flower spikes from June through October. Great for mixed borders, containers, or cut flower arrangements.

‘Silver Shadow’ Compact Astelia

‘Silver Shadow’ Compact Astelia

(Astelia chathamica x nervosa ‘Silver Shadow’ PP22195)

‘Silver Shadow’ Compact Astelia's bold strappy silver foliage adds height to container gardens and succulent plantings. Can be used or overwintered as an indoor plant in bright indirect light.

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia

(Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’ PP20183)

‘Soft Caress’ has everything we love about Mahonia, without the pesky thorns!  Compact enough to use in containers, yet large enough for foundation plantings, they provide fabulous texture to the shade garden.

‘Cream of Mint’ Pittosporum

‘Cream of Mint’ Pittosporum

(Pittosporum tobira ‘Shima’)

‘Cream of Mint' Pittosporum is the perfect easy care shrub! Excellent as a container plant, mass planted as ground or slope cover, as a low hedge, or in cut arrangements and wreaths.

Blush Pink™ Nandina

Blush Pink™ Nandina

(Nandina ‘AKA’ PP19916)

Unique, blush-colored young foliage from spring until fall, turning to deep green mature foliage.  Blush Pink™ Nandina makes the perfect short hedge or color accent to evergreen shrubs.

Chef’s Choice® Rosemary

Chef’s Choice® Rosemary

(Rosemary officinalis ‘Roman Beauty’ PP18192)

Chef's Choice® Rosemary is an outstanding new rosemary specially selected for its higher oil content and spicy flavor. With a compact, mounding habit, this is the rosemary of choice for container, herb, and kitchen gardens.

Dianella Variegated

Dianella Variegated

(Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’)

Dianella Variegated's strappy, boldly variegated, yellow-striped green leaves are a sublime accent for shady areas. Added interest is provided by the small, light-blue flowers that mature to long-lasting, bright-blue berries.

Emerald Snow® Loropetalum

Emerald Snow® Loropetalum

(Loropetalum ‘Shang-white’ PP21738)

Loropetalums have a naturally elegant, layered habit that works beautifully in any landscape or container garden. By selecting a dwarf variety like Emerald Snow®, you can give your shears a rest, and never worry about pruning again.

‘Orange Rocket’ Berberis

‘Orange Rocket’ Berberis

(Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ PP18411)

The award-winning 'Orange Rocket' barberry sports a unique color combination for an easy care shrub.  New spring foliage starts out a vibrant coral, ages to mid green, then turns ruby red for fall. 

Flirt™ Nandina

Flirt™ Nandina

(Nandina ‘Murasaki’ PP21391)

Stunning deep-red new growth from spring until fall accentuates the evergreen leaves of Flirt™ Nandina. Flirt holds its superior red color through the summer unlike similar varieties.

Jubilation™ Gardenia

Jubilation™ Gardenia

(Gardenia jasminoides 'Leeone' PP21983)

Tropical Gardenia fragrance on a cold hardy, evergreen, easy care plant. Jubilation™ Gardenia flowers heavily from spring through fall with masses of white blooms.

Obsession™ Nandina

Obsession™ Nandina

(Nandina ‘Seika’ PP21891)

This new and distinctive nandina is an improved selection of ‘Gulfstream.' With its compact, dense growth habit, and brilliant red new foliage, Obsession™ Nandina is a great easy-care choice for your garden or containers.

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Cistus

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Cistus

(Rockrose corbariensis ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ PP22364)

We love Cistus.  Poor soil, drought, salt, wind, and heat...They take it all. Add deer, pest, and fire resistance, what’s not to love? New this year, 'Little Miss Sunshine' stays compact without pruning.

Purple Diamond® Loropetalum

Purple Diamond® Loropetalum

(Compact Loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-hi’ PP18331)

Combining colorful flowers with year-round deep purple foliage, Purple Diamond® Loropetalum holds its purple color better than others. Its compact habit is useful as an accent shrub in borders, a foundation plant, low hedge, or in mass plantings.

Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

(Weeping Loropetalum chinense ‘Peack’ PP18441)

First ground cover Loropetalum! Easy to grow, low maintenance dwarf shrub holds rich purple foliage year round. Purple Pixie® is great in mass plantings, on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. Adds vibrant color spilling over containers and hanging baskets.

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