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.
Botanical name:Cerastium tomentosum
Masses of snow white flowers highlight this plant during the early summer season.
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.
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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Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.
Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.