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Lion Tails and Sage
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Red Hot Poker
Silver Mound Artemisia
Lion's Tail
California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Bougainvillea, La Jolla
Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry
Monarch Blanket Flower
Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage

Common name:Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Botanical name:Salvia leucantha

The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' 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 Hot Poker

Common name:Red Hot Poker
Botanical name:Kniphofia uvaria

This perennial will reach about 3' tall and has large green leaves with orange flowers that bloom in summer and fall.

Silver Mound Artemisia

Common name:Silver Mound Artemisia
Botanical name:Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

This mounding perennial will grow 1'-3' high and has medium-sized silvery white leaves with yellow and white flowers.

Lion's Tail

Common name:Lion's Tail
Botanical name:Leonotis leonorus

This is an upright shrub to about 6' tall and wide. Lion's Tail provides both lush greenery and a durable, drought-tolerant shrub. Tubular, bright orange flowers are produced from summer through fall. Plants thrive in desert heat, and can be grown in containers, so plants can be moved to sheltered locations for frost protection.

California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Bougainvillea, La Jolla

Common name:Bougainvillea, La Jolla
Botanical name:Bougainvillea 'La Jolla'

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to be carefree. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage. 'La Jolla' blooms in bright red; it is a compact shrub and good for containers.

Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry

Common name:Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry
Botanical name:Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi is a deciduous shrub/vine that grows 12' to 25' long. It has hairy gray green leaves. It likes full sun, medium watering, and rich, well drained moist soil. It has white flowers and reddish brown edible fruits in the fall.

Monarch Blanket Flower

Common name:Monarch Blanket Flower
Botanical name:Gaillardia X grandiflora 'Monarch'

Gaillardia granidiflora 'Monarch' is a perennial. It grows to 2'-4' high, 1.5' wide, with roughish, gray green foliage and single or double flowers 3"-4" across. It has an exceptionally long bloom.

Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm

Common name:Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm
Botanical name:Trachycarpus fortunei

This easy-to-grow palm of medium height will mature to a size of 30' tall, and its slender trunk is covered with dense, heavy fiber topped with a crown of rich green, fan-shaped leaves.

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Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

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