Plant Catalog

from Gold Rush Nursery

Our goal is to have descriptions and pictures of all our plants in this online Plant Catalog.  We're focusing first on plants we commonly have available for sale.  In the meantime, if you're looking for a plant that's not listed here or for more information on one that's listed but doesn't yet have any information, please call or email us.

You can choose to display the plants in alphabetical order by either their common name or botanical name.  In addition, if you're only interested in one particular type of plant - California natives for example - you can select that option from the Plant Type drop down menu.

If you want to do a more detailed search of our plant catalog, go to the Plant Search page.


 
 
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

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Calamagrostis foliosa

Calamagrostis foliosa

Common Name: Leafy reed grass

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Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Common Name: Pacific reed grass

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Calochortus venustus

Calochortus venustus

Common Name: Butterfly mariposa

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Calycanthus occidentalis

Calycanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Western spicebush

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Calystegia macrostegia

Calystegia macrostegia

Common Name: California morning glory

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Carex 'The Beatles'

Carex 'The Beatles'

Common Name: The Beatles sedge

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Carex barbarae

Carex barbarae

Common Name: Santa Barbara sedge

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Carex buchananii

Carex buchananii

Common Name: Leatherleaf sedge

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Carex densa

Carex densa

Common Name: Dense sedge

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Carex dipsacea

Carex dipsacea

Common Name: Green sedge

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Carex divulsa

Carex divulsa

Common Name: Berkeley sedge

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Carex flagellifera

Carex flagellifera

Common Name: Brown-leaved sedge

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Carex globosa

Carex globosa

Common Name: Round-fruit sedge

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Carex nudata

Carex nudata

Common Name: Torrent sedge

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Carex pansa

Carex pansa

Common Name: Dune sedge

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Carex praegracilis

Carex praegracilis

Common Name: California meadow sedge

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Carex remota

Carex remota

Common Name: Remote sedge

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Carex secta

Carex secta

Common Name: Makura grass

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Carex solandri

Carex solandri

Common Name: New Zealand forest sedge

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Carex spissa

Carex spissa

Common Name: San Diego sedge

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Carex subbracteata

Carex subbracteata

Common Name: Small bract sedge

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Carex subfusca

Carex subfusca

Common Name: Brown sedge

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Carex testacea

Carex testacea

Common Name: Orange sedge

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Carex tumulicola

Carex tumulicola

Common Name: Slender sedge

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Carex vesicaria var. major

Carex vesicaria var. major

Common Name: Western blister sedge

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Castilleja latifolia

Castilleja latifolia

Common Name: Coast paintbrush

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Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'

Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'

Common Name: Owlswood Blue ceanothus

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Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Common Name: Tuxedo ceanothus

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Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Common Name: Ray Hartman's ceanothus

'Ray Hartman' is one of the most commonly grown selections of ceanothus in California.  Why?  Because it's one of the least finicky of this popular group of shrubs and it looks good.  It performs reliably well in bot…

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Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

Common Name: Heart's desire ceanothus

Heart's Desire ceanothus is an evergreen shrub that grows 6-12" high and 4-5' wide.  It makes a good ground cover, particularly in coastal areas where it's happy in sun or light shade.  Inland, it prefers light shade.

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Ceanothus hearstiorum

Ceanothus hearstiorum

Common Name: Hearst ceanothus

Hearst ceanothus is a very low-growing evergreen shrub that's native to California.  It forms a groundhugging loose mat of dark green foliage that's less than 1' tall and up to 8' wide.  Clusters of light blue flowers bloom in spring.

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Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'

Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'

Common Name: Valley Violet ceanothus

Valley Violet ceanothus is a stunning new water-conserving UC Davis Arboretum All-Star selection.  The small California native shrub is covered with spectacular clusters of dark-violet flowers in early spring.  It is one of the b…

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Common Name: California blue blossom

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Common Name: Creeping blue blossom

Creeping blueblossom is somewhat similar to Carmel creeper (Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis).  However, its smaller, glossy, dark green leaves give it a more refined appearance.  It also tends to have a denser, lower-g…

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Centaurea gymnocarpa

Centaurea gymnocarpa

Common Name: Dusty Miller

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Chamaemelum nobile

Chamaemelum nobile

Common Name: Chamomile

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Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'

Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'

Common Name: Double-flowered Roman chamomile

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Chilopsis linearis

Chilopsis linearis

Common Name: Desert willow

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Chondropetalum elephantinum

Chondropetalum elephantinum

Common Name: Cape rush

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Chondropetalum tectorum

Chondropetalum tectorum

Common Name: Cape rush

An evergreen perennial with upright, dark green, grass-like foliage. 

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Clematis lasiantha

Clematis lasiantha

Common Name: Chapparal clematis

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Clematis ligusticifolia

Clematis ligusticifolia

Common Name: Virgin's bower

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Clematis tibetana var. vernayi

Clematis tibetana var. vernayi

We bought our stock plant from Cistus Nursery near Portland, Oregon in 2010.  It was labeled as growing to about 10', although we suspect it grows much bigger!  Cistis Nursery reports that this is a strikingly architectural vine with fin…

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Cotyledon 'Happy Young Lady'

Cotyledon 'Happy Young Lady'

Common Name: Happy Young Lady chalk fingers

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Cotyledon macrantha

Cotyledon macrantha

Common Name: Pig's ear

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Cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon orbiculata

Common Name: Pig's ear

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Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Common Name: Chalk fingers

This striking succulent spreads slowly to form a dense carpet of silvery-gray finger-like foliage. The upright sturdy flower stems rise boldly 15-18" above the foliage. Clusters of bell-shaped salmon flowers dangle from the tip of the stem like an …

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Crassula corymbulosa 'Red Pagoda''

Crassula corymbulosa 'Red Pagoda''

Common Name: Red Pagoda Shark's Tooth crassula

Red Pagoda crassula has fascinating orangey-red, triangular leaves that are tightly arranged in geometric spirals around the stems.  Clusters of white flowers bloom in summer.  Hardy to 20-25°F.  Red Pagoda can be planted in …

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Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata

Common Name: Jade plant

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Crassula ovata 'Large leaved form'

Crassula ovata 'Large leaved form'

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Crassula radicans 'Large leaved form'

Crassula radicans 'Large leaved form'

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Cuphea 'Caribbean Sunset'

Cuphea 'Caribbean Sunset'

Common Name: Caribbean Sunset bat face

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Cypella aquatilis

Cypella aquatilis

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Cypella coelestis

Cypella coelestis

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