Here are the plants I like to use when designing a slope. Some of these plants work best in combination with other similar plants (like California Natives).
Botanical Name Common Name #Type of Slope
#Mimulus hybridus Monkey Flower Bunny
Myoporum parvifolium Creeping Myoporum Both
Myrtus communis Variegated Myrtle Bunny
Pelargonium peltatum Ivy Geranium Bunny
Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks Fountain Grass Bunny
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage Bunny
Phormium tenax New Zealand Flax Bunny
Photinia x fraseri Fraser’s Photinia Bunny
Pittospoum tobira Varigated Mock Orange Bunny
*Platanus racemosa Caifornia Sycamore Bunny
Plumbago auriculata Cape Plumbage Both
Rhus lancea African Sumac Both
Rosmarinus officinalis Prostrate Rosemary Bunny
*Salvia clevelandii Cleveland Sage Both
Senecio mandraliscae Blue Chalk Sticks Both
Teucrium fruiticans Bush Germander Bunny
Tristana conferta Brisbane Box Bunny
Vitex agnus-caste Chaste Tree Bunny
If you are not sure which plant combinations work best, then send me an email (my address is listed at the top of the page).
#Bunny slopes are those easy slopes that you skied on when you were a kid. Bunny slopes are 5 to 20 degree slopes that you can walk up and down without having to hold onto anything. Both refers to Bunny or Cowabunga slopes. Cowabunga slopes are those steeper inclines that teenagers go snowboarding down yelling “COWABUNGA!!!!!” as they rip and shred everything in their path. Cowabunga slopes are in the 25-60 degree range and require some type of aid (railing, fence, etc.) for you to hold onto in order to go up and down the hill.