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Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'

Common Name: Phenomenal Lavender
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Great fragrance and flowers produced above very uniform silver foliage. Great for fresh and dried cut flowers.


Garden Notes: Rated “must grow” plant by Better Homes and Gardens for 2013. Reported to be one of the hardiest lavenders with less winter die back than others.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Vicenza Blue'

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Common Name: Vicenza Blue Lavender
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Thick spikes of deep blue flowers over silvered foliage


Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera'

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Common Name: Vera Lavender
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

“True Lavender” Heirloom variety from England. Easy to grow, but needs good drainage, compact clay is deadly. Mix in course compost. Mound soil slightly when planting to keep crown out of water.


Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow Yucca'

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Common Name: Yellow Yucca
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Very much like red yucca. It seems to be a little shorter, but just as hardy for us. Pale yellow blooms.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Mesa Yellow'

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Common Name: Mesa Yellow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

First year flowering. Drought tolerant with long bloom season. Well branched, compact & early blooming. Neat mounds of bright yellow flowers.


Garden Notes: All American Selection winner 2010 and Fleuroselect Gold medal winner. Good for containers.

Gaillardia aristata 'Tokajer'

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Common Name: Tokajer
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red-Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 26"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Nice, deep red blooms. Makes a nice, showy plant. It tends to wilt on hottest days, but blooms stay nice and it makes it through fine.


Garden Notes: Nice, deep red-orange blooms

Gaillardia aristata 'Bijou'

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Common Name: Bijou
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red with Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Improved uniformity and more compact than Goblin, compact, bushy habit, Easy to grow


Fallugia paradoxa

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Common Name: Apache Plume
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3-6'
Mature Width: 4'
Description:

White, rosy blooms followed by fuzzy seed heads in summer. Showy shrub. Southwest look. Deciduous.


Doliolichos lablab

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Common Name: Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 3'
Description:

Showy climber with green and purple colored foliage and shiny reddish-purple 2-3” seed pods. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Seed pods can be used in dried arrangements. Great to be trained for climbing on trellises and arbors. Fast growing vine, an annual, but very easy and very showy.

Delosperma cooperi 'John Proffitt'

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Common Name: Mountain Iceplant
Bloom Season: Late Spring to Early Fall
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 4"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

A fast spreading ground cover from South Africa that blooms for most of the growing season. The lustrous, fuchsia flowers are an improvement on Delosperma cooperi. During the winter the leaves remain turgid and green, often tinged with purple. Plant Select® award winner.