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Spanish Lavender
Ivy Geranium
Princess Flower
Hybrid White Rockrose
Grosso Long Stemmed Lavender
Spanish Lavender

Common name:Spanish Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula stoechas

This dense shrub grows 2-3 ft. tall with blue gray foliage and deep purple flowers that have large showy bracts near the top of the spikes. It is drought tolerant . - Cornflower Farms

Ivy Geranium

Common name:Ivy Geranium
Botanical name:Pelargonium peltatum

Clouds of single flowers are produced from spring through fall on this plant, which should be planted in areas that receive part sun. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Princess Flower

Common name:Princess Flower
Botanical name:Tibouchina urvilleana

The Princess Flower is a rangy, loosely constructed evergreen shrub with oval, velvety leaves that are 3-6" in length. Dramatic and elegant, 3" wide royal purple flowers form at the ends of the branches during the warm season. Very eye-catching flowers. When grown in the warmer valley areas, this plant prefers protection from hot, drying winds. Semi-tender.

Hybrid White Rockrose

Common name:Hybrid White Rockrose
Botanical name:Cistus X hybridus

This is a small evergreen shrub with 2 in. long gray-green crinkly leaves. It has pure white flowers with prominant yellow stamens . It is produced throughout the spring to early summer. Avoid heavy mulches. Also sold as Cistus corbariensis.

Grosso Long Stemmed Lavender

Common name:Grosso Long Stemmed Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula X intermedia 'Grosso'

Long Stemmed Lavender has beautiful violet colored plumes in the summer. Very drought tolerant and it is a great plant to create that Mediterranean effect.

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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:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.