Russian Sage This super-tough plant can grow to 6 feet tall, and is great for the back row of garden borders or along fences. It is heat and drought resistant, and most pests like deer and rabbits will stay away from it. The fragrant silver foliage is just as pretty as the purple blooms.
Native plants The fruit from a coffeeberry bush attract bees. Such established plants do not require irrigation, but look better with moderate watering. http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-native-plants-photos-015-photo.html