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White Birch, European White Birch
Cape Rush
New Zealand Flax
Common Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegras
Blue Oat Grass
French Lavender, Toothed Lavender
Hybrid Daylily
Miss Willmott's Ghost
Mexican Bush Sage
Red Damask Tea Tree
Yellow Lavender Cotton
White Birch, European White Birch

Common name:White Birch, European White Birch
Botanical name:Betula pendula

This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves. This plant has high water needs when in a full sun situation. It is best used along riparian or pond areas, in wet soils, or on properties with high rainfall or water tables.

Cape Rush

Common name:Cape Rush
Botanical name:Chondropetalum tectorum

Chondropetalum tectorum has 3-4 ft. tall stems that shoot out in all directions from the roots. Each stem has papery bracts connected to the endes that turn from tan to dark drown, then fall off. Chondropetalum can grow in marshes, in the ground with regular watering, or in drought conditions.

New Zealand Flax

Common name:New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.

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.

Blue Oat Grass

Common name:Blue Oat Grass
Botanical name:Helictotrichon sempervirens

The blue oat grass is a evergreen blue clumping grass that grows 12-18 in. tall and wide. Its showy flowers are 1-2 ft. above the foliage. This plant looks good alone as well as in mass plantings. The blue oat grass likes dry hill sides and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

French Lavender, Toothed Lavender

Common name:French Lavender, Toothed Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula dentata

This lavender has green leaves and will grow 3' H x 5' W. It has lavender flowers that are prominent in the spring and summer months.

Hybrid Daylily

Common name:Hybrid Daylily
Botanical name:Hemerocallis hybrids

Acapulco Night has dramatic, velvety dark black/red flowers. It makes strong bloom scapes, and lush tropical foliage. -Greenwood Daylily Gardens -Greenwood Daylily Gardens

Miss Willmott's Ghost

Common name:Miss Willmott's Ghost
Botanical name:Eryngium giganteum

This short-lived perennial will grow 3-4' high and has sturdy branches with blue/green flowers on a silver ruff. As summer approaches, the entire plant will turn to an ivory color.

Mexican Bush Sage

Common name:Mexican Bush Sage
Botanical name:Salvia leucantha

The Mexican sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3-4 ft. tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, gray-green leaves and velvet like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican sage is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds. -Cornflower Farms

Red Damask Tea Tree

Common name:Red Damask Tea Tree
Botanical name:Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'

Leptospermum sco. is an evergreen shrub or tree. 1/2 in. flowers are showy. Branches densely set with needlelike green leaves.

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.

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Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

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