California Sister Nursery

California Sister Nursery is back in the Canyon and has a good selection of veggies, herbs, natives and other cold hearty, drought tolerant perennials. Open Thursday through Sunday 9-4.

The nursery specializes in plants native to this area of the Sierras. There are plants to encourage birds and other wildlife to visit your garden. All plants are hardy to zones 5-7. Choose from many varieties of colorful perennials, vines, fruit, shade and ornamental trees. I have been a California Certified Nurseryman for over twenty years and rather than just sell you a plant, I believe in planting for a purpose and will help you find the right plant for the right spot.

California Sister is a butterfly special to this area of the Sierras, often confused with Loroquins Admiral. California Sister prefers to lay its eggs on the leaves of the live oak trees. The adult butterflies can be seen throughout the summer attracted to the many blooming perennials as well as moist sandy areas along the river.

Tiger lilies can be found growing wild throughout Plumas County, please do not dig them up. Commercially grown bulbs can be purchased at the nursery. Hummers and butterflies are attracted to these lovely lilies.


California Sister Nursery specializes in plants native to the area.

Rocki's boys with the picks of the pig and bunny litter

Tam's Flying Pig going to Reno

Bossier the cow finds a new home

Swallowtail on rose campion

Fall color coming to the Feather River Canyon.

Sally Holmes rose, a lovely climber still blooming in October

The columbine are still blooming in September. Fall is in the air, it's starting to cool off at night and the mornings are crisp. In a couple more weeks we should start to see some color in the canyon.

A pink dogwood takes center stage in May.

Many types of butterflies visit the front meadow.

Black-eyed Susan

Tiger lilies can often be seen growing wild throughout Plumas County.

California Sister butterfly, Adelpha bredowii californica

Veggie starts include a good selection of Heirloom tomatoes in 4" pots, and annuals and perennials in job packs.

native variety of Columbine

Adopt a farm animal from the nursery. The Ryans took home "Sitting Pig."

Adopt a farm animal from the nursery. Terry fell in love with Dolly the Pony.

Mariachi Rooster was adopted by the "Blues Sisters."

Barbara's Bunny, another nursery adoption

"Hot Lips" daylily

Not a California Sister, but a close relative — the Loroquins Admiral — on Echinacea

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