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Backyard Bank Biaggi
Quasti Spanish Lavender
Red Hot Poker
Lavender Cotton
Carolina Jessamine
White Rockrose
Quasti Spanish Lavender

Common name:Quasti Spanish Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula stoechas 'Quasti'

This lavender grows to 2' tall. The flower spikes are topped with purple bracts. It is drought tolerant - Cornflower Farms

Red Hot Poker

Common name:Red Hot Poker
Botanical name:Kniphofia uvaria

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

Lavender Cotton

Common name:Lavender Cotton
Botanical name:Santolina chamaecyparissus

This ground cover/small shrub will grow to 3' tall and has small, grayish/silver leaves with yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

Carolina Jessamine

Common name:Carolina Jessamine
Botanical name:Gelsemium sempervirens

As a vigorous evergreen, this vine has fine, rich, glossy foliage complete with trumpet-shaped, yellow flowers that are borne from late winter to spring. Carolina Jessamine will bloom best in full sun.

White Rockrose

Common name:White Rockrose
Botanical name:Cistus ladanifer 'Blanche'

The fragrant leaves of this species are 4" in length, and are dark green above and lighter green beneath, and are sticky. Its white flowers are 3" wide, with yellow centers. It is rather tough and is resistant of minor neglect. Leaves are olive-green above and blue-gray beneath, lanceolate, aromatic and pubescent. The pure white flowers are 4" in diameter. A tough and durable selection that makes an effective screen. -Native Sons Nursery

Designer: Suzanne Biaggi

Backyard Bank Biaggi

Photographer: Suzanne Biaggi

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:

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