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Planter in front of Police Department
Jerusalem Sage
Irene Rosemary
Prostrate Rosemary
Common Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegras
Frades or Compact Escallonia
Jerusalem Sage

Common name:Jerusalem Sage
Botanical name:Phlomis fruticosa

This hardy perennial is a useful, old-time garden plant with coarse, woolly gray/green, wrinkled leaves and yellow, 1" flowers in ball-shaped whorls. It handles drought and poor soils but needs full sun.

Irene Rosemary

Common name:Irene Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis 'Irene'

This evergreen shrub will grow 1-1 1/2' tall and 2-3' wide. It has small, dark green leaves with rich lavender-blue flowers that bloom all year.

Prostrate Rosemary

Common name:Prostrate Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender-blue in color, and the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Common Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegras

Common name:Common Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegras
Botanical name:Festuca glauca

This groundcover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue-green leaves.

Frades or Compact Escallonia

Common name:Frades or Compact Escallonia
Botanical name:Escallonia 'Frades'

The 'Fradesii' is an evergreen shrub that grows to 6-8' tall and wide. It is valued for its glossy foliage and clusters of pink flowers. The heaviest bloom period is during spring and fall, with some flowers all year. The Escallonias grow best in sun to part shade, but will tolerate mostly shade if they have to. These plants usually need little or no summer watering. This is the most tolerant of poor drainage of all Escallonia varieties. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Designer: 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz

Planter in front of Police Department

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.