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Yellow Lavender Cotton
Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma
Miniature Marguerite
Alkali Sacaton or Dropseed
Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Reed Grass
Boston Ivy
Blue Moor Grass
Yellow Lavender Cotton

Common name:Yellow Lavender Cotton
Botanical name:Santolina pinnata

Yellow Cotton is a low shrub to about 2' and a little bit wider. It has dense rich green foliage and yellow flowers. It creates a distinct Mediterranean look.

Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma

Common name:Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma
Botanical name:Pratia pedunculata

Laurentia fluviatilis has bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4" leaves. In late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers.

Miniature Marguerite

Common name:Miniature Marguerite
Botanical name:Chrysanthemum paludosum

Chrysanthemum paludosum is an annual in Alaska. In the summer bears white flowers resembling minature Shasta daisies on 8-10 in. stems.

Alkali Sacaton or Dropseed

Common name:Alkali Sacaton or Dropseed
Botanical name:Sporobolus airoides

This winter-dormant drought tolerant grass tolerates a variety of soils including alkaline conditions. Pinkish inflorescence in summer. Best in mass plantings.

Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy

Common name:Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name:Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens. Capable of spreading.

Reed Grass

Common name:Reed Grass
Botanical name:Calamagrostis foliosa

This tufted perennial bunchgrass is native to the northern California coastal scrub. It forms a beautiful, dense mound of grey greeen leaves that reach 2' tall, with showy arching flower stalks to 3' tall. Reed Grass leaves assume an attractive purple coloration in the fall and winter. This evergreen should be grown under sun, with little or no summer watering required. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Boston Ivy

Common name:Boston Ivy
Botanical name:Parthenocissus tricuspidata

This deciduous vine grows leaves that are usually lobed and divided into 3 leaflets. It clings tightly to any surface.

Blue Moor Grass

Common name:Blue Moor Grass
Botanical name:Sesleria caerulea

This grass will grow to about 18-24"H x 18-24"W. It has blue/green or gray/green leaves.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.