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Staircase and Jerusalem Sage
Jerusalem Sage
Swan Hill Fruitless Olive
White Gaura
Jerusalem Sage

Common name:Jerusalem Sage
Botanical name:Phlomis fruticosa

This hardy perennial is a useful, old-time garden plant with coarse, woolly gray/green, wrinkled leaves and yellow, 1" flowers in ball-shaped whorls. It handles drought and poor soils but needs full sun.

Swan Hill Fruitless Olive

Common name:Swan Hill Fruitless Olive
Botanical name:Olea europaea 'Swan Hill'

Standing 25-30' high, a flower deformity makes this tree fruitless.

White Gaura

Common name:White Gaura
Botanical name:Gaura lindheimeri

White Gaura is a profusely flowering perennial for all zones that grows 2-4ft. high. It has pink buds that open to showy white flowers in spring and fall. It needs full sun and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Designer: Jennifer Chandler

Staircase and Jerusalem Sage

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.