Cardamine
Cardamine trifolia
Trifoliate Bittercress

Height: 15 cm (6")
Spread: 30 cm (12")
Soil: Humus-rich, moist soil.
Exposure: Full sun.
Flowers: Congested racemes of white flowers late spring.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-7 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Borders; Rock gardens; Woodlands.
General Information: Evergreen.


  Ceanothus
Ceanothus gloriosus
Point Reyes Creeper

Height: 45 cm (18")
Spread: 3 m (10')
Soil: Porous soil.
Exposure: Full sun.
Flowers: Blue flowers in spring.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 7-9 (hardy to -18°C or 0°F)
Suggested Uses: Mass plantings.
General Information: Ideal for coastal conditions; Low growing; Fast spreading; Drought tolerant; Deer resistant; Evergreen.


  Cerastium
Cerastium tomentosum
Snow in Summer

Height: 5-8 cm (2-3")
Spread: Indefinite.
Soil: Well-drained soil.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.
Flowers: Star-shaped white flowers in late spring and summer.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 2-9 (hardy to -46°C or -50°F)
Suggested Uses: Useful for poor soil on dry, sunny banks; Front borders; Walls; Rock gardens.
General Information: Drought tolerant; Deer resistant; Evergreen.


  Cheilanthes
Cheilanthes lanosa
Hairy Lip Fern

Height: 15-30 cm (6-12")
Spread: 20-40 cm (8-16")
Soil: Average to dry rocky soil.
Exposure: Full or partial sun.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-9 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Alpine and rock gardens; Edges.
General Information: Deciduous; Grey-green foliage; Deer and rabbit resistant; Drought tolerant.


Cornus canadensis (N) Cornus
Dwarf Cornel
Bunchberry
Creeping Dogwood

Height: 5 cm (2")
Spread: 30-35 cm (12-14")
Soil: Humus-rich, moist soil.
Exposure: Partial sun and/or partial shade.
Flowers: Showy dogwood flowers in spring.
Berries: Red berries from summer to fall.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 2-9 (hardy to -46°C or -50°F)
Suggested Uses: Naturalizing.
General Information: Native; Woodland plant; Attracts birds; Deer resistant.


Cotoneaster  
  Cotoneaster
C. dammeri
Bearberry Cotoneaster

Height: 10 cm (4")
Spread: 50-60 cm (20-24")
Soil: Tolerant of most soil conditions.
Exposure: Full sun.
Flowers: Fragrant white blossoms in summer.
Berries: Red berries in fall.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-9 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Mass plantings; Slope retention; Ideal for planters.
General Information: Drought tolerant; Deer resistant; Evergreen.

  Cotoneaster
 
C. dammeri 'Eichholz'

Height: 15 cm (6")
Spread: 50-60 cm (20-24")
Soil: Tolerant of most soil conditions.
Exposure: Full sun.
Flowers: Fragrant white blossoms in summer.
Berries: Bright red berries in fall.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-8 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Mass plantings; Slope retention; Ideal for planters.
General Information: Drought tolerant; Deer resistant; Deeper colors and hardier than regular dammeri; Evergreen.


Cyclamen  
  Cyclamen
 
 
C. coum
Hardy Winter Cyclamen

Height: 5-20 cm (2-8")
Spread: 10-15 cm (4-6")
Soil: Well-drained.
Exposure: Partial to full shade.
Flowers: Pink or white compact flowers from late autumn to mid spring.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-9 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Alpine and rock gardens.
General Information: Deep green foliage with silver highlights; Self-seeding; Fragrant; Deer and rabbit resistant; Drought tolerant.

  Cyclamen
 
C. hederifolium
Baby Cyclamen
Hardy Fall Cyclamen

Height: 10-15 cm (4-6")
Spread: 15-20 cm (6-8")
Soil: All soil types.
Exposure: Full sun or partial shade.
Flowers: Pink or white flowers from early autumn to early winter.
Cold Hardiness: Zone 5-9 (hardy to -29°C or -20°F)
Suggested Uses: Alpine and rock gardens.
General Information: Grey-green foliage with purple marks; Self-seeding; Fragrant; Deer and rabbit resistant; Drought tolerant.


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