The month of February has rushed past us already. Here are a couple of California native plant color highlights from the past month….
The Gooseberries and Currents, Ribes spp., have continued their color show that started in January. Pictured here is one of the stunning cultivars of Pink-flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum,and the more southern California species, Chaparral Currant, Ribes malvaceum. These plants go dormant in the summer, but their fresh green leaves and gorgeous flowers are a welcome sight in early spring.
Finally, we (and the bees and hummingbirds) welcome the beginning blues and whites of spring Sage blooms. Pictured below is the low-growing Creeping Sage Hybrid, Salvia ‘Dara’s Choice’, with masses of dark purple flowers.
Please comment and share the star bloomer in your yard for February.