Cuesta Ridge checkerbloom. An elegant native checkerbloom with lobed olive green leaves on spreading stems to 2 feet wide. Silver-pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer although plants in the nursery bloom through the warm season. Cuesta Ridge checkerbloom is a good choice for coastal gardens, perennial borders, in containers, and of course for the gardeners seeking the rare and unusual. Best in full sun or light shade with occasional water. Hardy to 15F. San Luis Obispo County, California.