Sunset Western Garden Collection Get to know the varieties in our Western Garden Collection '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, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. More: View a simple water-wise combo. Pinterest '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. Protect from frost in colder climates. More: Use Black Adder to add structure in this combo. ‘Design-A-Line’ Cordyline (Cordyline ‘Design-a-Line Burgundy’ PPAF) Cordyline's unique cascading grass-like habit is ideal for containers on patios, along walls and walkways, or as accent plants in mixed borders. This low-maintenance plant provides rich, burgundy color all year and works great with succulents. More: Create contrast in the garden with 'Design-A-Line' Cordyline. ‘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. More: Find out if 'Diamond Heights' Ceanothus will grow in your garden. ‘Everillo’ Carex Oshimensis (Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ PP21002) Everillo wins our best plant for brightening up shady spots, or for adding a pop of color to a mixed container. This easy care evergreen grass can be used as a groundcover, to edge a path or patio, or tucked into a living wall or window box. More: Find your garden center. ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ PP16988) Looking for a dwarf, easy care, evergreen shrub that flowers and provides year-long 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. More: Add deer resistant drama to your landscape with 'Kaleidoscope' Abelia and these great pairs. ‘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. More: Add sparkle to shade with 'Silver Shadow' Astelia. ‘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. More: Achieve year round star factor with 'Soft Caress' Mahonia Mojo® Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira ‘Shima’) Mojo® Pittosporum is the perfect easy care shrub! Excellent as a container plant, mass planted as ground or slope cover, as a low hedge, or as an accent plant in borders. Year-round foliage can also be used in cut arrangements and wreaths. More: Mojo® Pittosporum offers the perfect year-round, deer resistant accent in the garden. Blush Pink™ Nandina (Nandina ‘AKA’ PP19916) This sport of 'Firepower' has unique blush-colored young foliage from spring until fall, then turns to deep red over winter. Blush Pink makes the perfect short hedge or color accent to evergreen shrubs. Its dense low growth habit is perfect for any garden or mixed container. More: Find your garden center. 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. More: 8 fresh rosemary recipes 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. More: Find out if Emerald Snow® Loropetalum will grow in your garden. ‘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. Useful as a vertical element in borders, landscapes, or containers. More: If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, and has outstanding foliage, then look no further than ‘Orange Rocket’ Berberis. Flirt™ Nandina (Nandina ‘Murasaki’ PP21391) Stunning deep red new growth from spring until fall accentuates the evergreen leaves of this nandina. Unlike similar varieties, Flirt holds its superior red color through the summer. Space 2 inches apart for groundcover or low hedge. Perfect in mixed beds and containers. More: Use Flirt Nandina to achieve an evergreen garden that's not so green. 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. Plant near patios, porches, decks, and other outdoor living areas where the fragrance can be enjoyed. More: Create a courtyard container garden with Jubilation Gardenia. Obsession™ Nandina (Nandina ‘Seika’ PP21891) This new and distinctive nandina is a selection of 'GulfStream' with brighter and longer-lasting foliage color. 'Obsession' has a dense growth habit and brilliant red new foliage all spring and summer. More: Obession Nandina is a great easy care choice for your garden or containers. ‘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? This new charmer stays compact without pruning, and even looks great when not in bloom. Works well as a border plant, or in containers. More: Pure white flowers of 'Little Miss Sunshine' Cistus cover the plant in spring and can attract honeybees. 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. More: Find out if Purple Diamond Loropetalum will grow in your garden. 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. Miss Lemon™ Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora Hybrid) An outstanding abelia with bright variegated foliage that starts yellow with green centers when young, then matures to ivory and green. Produces a heavy bloom of white flowers for summer and fall. More: Find your garden center. Baby Gem™ Buxus (Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159) Buxus are a staple plant for edging, hedging, and topiary. Baby Gem is very compact, and will need much less pruning than others, making it ideal for lower hedges and containers. Branches can be used as cut foliage in arrangements or wreaths. More: Find your garden center. Clarity Blue™ Dianella (Dianella hybrid 'DP401' Clarity Blue) Dianella are the ultimate easy care plants. This tough new hybrid gets strong upright Phormium-like growth from one parent and deep blue color from the other. Plays well with succulents, and makes a great container plant. More: Find your garden center. Illumination® ‘Apricot’ Digiplexis® (Digiplexis® Illumination® 'Apricot' PPAF) Every now and then a new plant comes along that is perfect for our Western climates. Foxglove was crossed with a shrubby Isoplexis, which resulted in a perennial re-blooming apricot-orange garden wonder. More: Brighten partial shade with standout selections like Illumination Apricot Digiplexis. ‘Angyo Star’ Fatshedera (x Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star') Hybrid between Fatsia japonica and English ivy, these plants got the best of both parents. Giant ivy leaves provide color in darker locations, but will not root into stucco or spread where it isn't wanted. Stems will need to be staked or supported. Can be used indoors. More: 'Angyo Star' Fatshedera brightens up the shade and has a habit perfectly suited to espalier. ‘Beyond Blue’ Festuca (Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue' PP23307) Most Festucas lose their blue color over the summer, but not Beyond Blue. This versatile grass tolerates cold, heat, humidity, drought, and poor soils. More: Evergreen foliage doesn't have to be green. Combine 'Beyond Blue' Festuca with these unique evergreen plants. ‘Sunset Bolero’ Gaillardia This compact plant holds its shape and its blooms don't fade. It produces heavy blooms early spring to fall and requires little water. More: Find out if 'Sunset Bolero' Gaillardia will grow in your garden. ‘Meerlo’ Lavandula (Lavender allardii 'Meerlo' PP25276) Lavender allardii are the most heat-tolerant and water-wise lavenders we grow. These vigorous plants hold their beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage. They also sport pale, blue flowers in summer. Dry leaves for sachets and moth repellent. More: 'Meerlo Lavandula pairings. ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinense 'Sunshine' PP20379) How did a ligustrum make it into the Sunset Collection? We are always on the lookout for easy care, colorful, water-wise, non-invasive garden solutions. This tough plant is so versatile we keep finding new places to use it. More: Find your garden center. Platinum Beauty™ Lomandra (Lomandra longifolia ‘Roma13’ PP25962) Lomandras look like grasses, but they're actually tough, low-water perennials. 'Platinum Beauty' is the first green-and-white striped variegated form, and looks great with succulents and other low-water use plants. More: Find out if Platinum Beauty Lomandra will grow in your garden. Red Diamond™ Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-Red') This new, compact loropetalum has the reddest blooms of all cultivars. Dark burgundy foliage retains its color throughout the year. Great for specimen planting, mass plantings and borders. More: Find your garden center. ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina (Nandina domestica Alba 'Lemon-Lime' PP24749) Finally, a Nandina for those of you who don't want red in your gardens! Lemon Lime has chartreuse new foliage that fades to a nice green, and won't turn red, even over the winter. More: If you love tangy citrus shades in your garden you will want to see out this new variety of heavenly bamboo. Twist of Pink™ Oleander (Oleander nerium 'Planst' Twist of Pink) Twist of Pink's deep pink blooms and creamy white variegated foliage—plus its resistance to drought, heat and salt—make it the perfect plant for a more aggressive climate. More: Find out if Twist of Pink Oleander will grow in your garden. Mountain Snow™ Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Planow') Elegant in foliage and form, Pieris' are good companions for azaleas and loropetalums. More: Create a courtyard garden with Mountain Snow Pieris. ‘Love and Wishes’ Salvia (Salvia 'Love and Wishes' PPAF) Deep purple flowers cover these tough plants from early spring to frost. Like its cousin, Wendy's Wish Salvia, this Salvia will form a ball of color in your yard, with no pruning or deadheading. A portion of plant proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. More: Get prettier planting beds with Love and Wishes Salvia. ‘Little Kiss’ Salvia (Salvia micropylla 'Little Kiss' PPAF) Better behaved than Salvia 'Hot Lips', 'Little Kiss' remains dense and compact at only 18. More: Find your garden center. ‘Killer Cranberry’ Salvia (Salvia microphylla 'Killer Cranberry' PPAF) Salvia microphylla is native to the American Southwest, and it's a fabulous perennial shrub choice for dryer climates. 'Killer Cranberry' has masses of rich magenta flowers to lure honeybees and hummingbirds to your garden. Plus, it's got a superior glossy foliage. More: Find out if 'Killer Cranberry' Salvia will grow in your garden. ‘Ember’s Wish’ Salvia (Salvia Hybrid 'Ember's Wish' PPAF) Glowing coral flowers cover these tough plants from early spring to frost. Her blooms won't fade in the heat, forming a ball of color in your yard with no pruning or deadheading. A portion of plant proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. More: Find your garden center. ‘Black and Bloom’ Salvia (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom' PPAF) An improved earlier blooming version of Black and Blue. Another great Salvia option for the mid to back of borders. Deer-resistant and heavy blooming until frost. More: Blue flowers make a classic contrast with golden foliage. Lydia™ Tecoma (Tecoma 'TEC60109106' PP24169) Until recently, tecomas grew huge, bloomed only in late spring and fall, and were covered in unattractive seed pods. Lydia stays more compact and blooms bright yellow flowers from early spring until frost. More: Find out if Lydia Tecoma will grow in your garden. Bells of Fire™ Tecoma (Tecoma 'TEC6010916' PP24170) While some tecomas grow to gigantic sizes, Bells of Fire is bred to be more compact. Enjoy its tropical appearance and flower power. More: Find your garden center. Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela (Weigela 'Kolmagira' PP20384) A charming selection, Rainbow Sensation will brighten your garden with its attractive, variegated foliage. Dense clusters of soft pink, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in profusion in May as hummingbirds flock to harvest the sweet nectar. More: Find if Rainbow Sensation Weigela will grow in your garden.