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Thread Leaf Coreopsis
Chaste Tree
Sea Pink, Common Thrift
Germander Sage
Australian Bluebell Creeper
Dahlia (assorted)
Bowles Mauve Wallflower
Shrub Rose
Common Sunflower
Thread Leaf Coreopsis

Common name:Thread Leaf Coreopsis
Botanical name:Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Shower'

This bushy, full-branched perennial will grow 3' tall and 2' wide; it has threadlike leaves with clusters of yellow flowers that bloom in early summer and last until winter.

Chaste Tree

Common name:Chaste Tree
Botanical name:Vitex agnus-castus

The Chaste Tree is a deciduous tree or small shrub in which the sizes vary due to their location, but they tend to be multi-trunked and widespreading. It blooms in the summer with 7" blue flower spikes and the leaflets are green above and gray beneath. The Chaste Tree is a native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Sea Pink, Common Thrift

Common name:Sea Pink, Common Thrift
Botanical name:Armeria maritima

This clumping, grass-like perennial is native to many areas, including coastal CA. Its flowers range from deep rose pink through white. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Germander Sage

Common name:Germander Sage
Botanical name:Salvia chamaedryoides

Low mounding perennial with long bloom spreads by underground runners. Produces a small, silvery foliage which serves as a background for bright blue flowers. Bruised leaves have spicy fragrance. Native to eastern Mexico 7-9000' in desert habitat Grows to mature size of 2' tall and wide. Heaviest bloom in spring and early fall, intermittent throughout the rest of the season. Full sun, well drained site. No fertilizer. Drought tolerant.

Australian Bluebell Creeper

Common name:Australian Bluebell Creeper
Botanical name:Sollya heterophylla

The Australian Bluebell Creeper is a spreading evergreen shrub that grows 2'-3' tall, or a climbing vine that grows to 8' tall with support. It has attractive, glossy green foliage and blue, bell-shaped summer flowers. This shrub can tolerate full sun on the coast and part shade inland. It can grow under Eucalyptus trees, and needs good drainage. The Australian Bluebell Creeper is also drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Dahlia (assorted)

Common name:Dahlia (assorted)
Botanical name:Dahlia X hybrida

This perennial can grow up to 5' tall and produces full, large blooms that do well in the sun or light shade.

Bowles Mauve Wallflower

Common name:Bowles Mauve Wallflower
Botanical name:Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

This shrubby evergreen perennial reaches a size of 3' tall and 6' wide with narrow, dark foliage and a dense habit. Its flowers always emerge as mauve purple, and are produced on 4' tall stalks. It blooms throughout warm months but can bloom continuously in mild climates. It should receive sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering. It is hardy to frost.

Shrub Rose

Common name:Shrub Rose
Botanical name:Rosa Shrub varieties

The dark green, heavily veined leaves of this bushy shrub are strong support for the pure white or pink, nearly double flowers it produces. This is a very tolerant, heavily scented plant with an impressive fall color. Also, large hips appear intermittently with this plant.

Common Sunflower

Common name:Common Sunflower
Botanical name:Helianthus annuus

Sunflowers can grow anywhere from 6'-15' tall on top of thick, sturdy stems. They have large, dark green leaves with bright yellow flowers with tender petals that bloom spring to summer. The flowers need direct sunlight and a lot of water.

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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:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.