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Bay Laurel Garden Center specializes in California native plants and drought tolerant plants suitable for our area, the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. Browse through our extensive stock of quality plants. We are happy to help you select the ideal varieties for your garden.

Our nursery carries a great selection of pottery, statuary and gifts as well as everything you need for a beautiful landscape. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff look foward to meeting you!

During the months of January, February and March, we stock hundreds of varieties of bareroot fruit and nut trees, berry plants, roses and shade trees. Visit our Fruit Trees Online website to find out more.

Black-eyed Susan – a very general term! This is a fancy one – Rudbeckia ‘Denver Daisy’ – and perhaps one of the showiest. Other plants under the term include many other Rudbeckias – ‘Indian summer’, ‘Irish Eyes’ and ‘Cherokee Sunset’. The most cold hardy variety is ‘Goldsturm’ with smaller flowers. Echibeckia is the newest one, a cross between Rudbeckia and Echinacea with the purpose of combining the best attributes of both. We have most of these varieties plus four different Echinaceas. They are all extremely popular this time of year – they loudly suggest that summer is definitely here! See our August Newsletter for more details…

The gorgeous tall Lisianthus are back! The flowers, resembling small roses, are wonderful flowers for cutting. We currently stock double red, pink and blue mariachi. The plants are somewhat tender in our winters but you may be able to hold them over for another year by covering when the temperatures drop.

How about a little cool blue for these hot summer days? This spreading ground cover is Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, a mouthful for sure but a very hardy little plant. In time it can spread three feet or more and will thrive in either sun or part shade. Leaves turn red in fall and then the plant totally disappears in winter.

Another very popular ground cover/filler is the ‘Santa Barbara Daisy’, Erigeron. We try to keep this in stock all the time but it can periodically evade us. You will find this charming spreader in 4″ pots, 6 packs and whole flats.

Celosia ‘Amor’ – a whimsical annual to add to the summer garden. Celosias are one of the most colorful annuals – the more common variety has plumes instead of cockscombs.


Quails galore to decorate your garden!