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New Zealand Flax
Snow-In-Summer
Lamb's Ears
Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage
New Zealand Flax

Common name:New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves (9 ft. long, to 5 in. wide) in a fan pattern. Leaves are purple red. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1-2 in. blossoms in dark red to yellow.

Snow-In-Summer

Common name:Snow-In-Summer
Botanical name:Cerastium tomentosum

Masses of snow white flowers highlight this plant during the early summer season.

Lamb's Ears

Common name:Lamb's Ears
Botanical name:Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

This variety of Lamb's Ear does not produce flowers worthy of having. It is grown for the beautiful and soft silver grey foliage.

Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage

Common name:Sonoma Sage, Creeping Sage
Botanical name:Salvia sonomensis

This low growing, native groundcover has glaucous green leaves with blue-violet flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.

Designer: Sherri Osaka

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

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