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Penstemon centranthifolius

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Common Name: Scarlet Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange-Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Tall,protect from wind. Doesn't like cold wet gardens. Ultimate hummingbird plant. Orange-Red Flowers. Deadhead when the flower stalks are completely finished and it will continue to produce blooms through fall!


Delosperma 'Firespinner'

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Common Name: Firespinner Iceplant
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red and Orange
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 5"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner.


Agastache rupestris 'Sunset'

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Common Name: Sunset Hyssop
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 20"
Description:

Silver-gray leaves with apricot orange flower spikes. Sweet, aromatic leaves. Plant Select® award winner.


Agastache aurantiaca 'Coronado'

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Common Name: Coronado Hyssop
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 28"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Compact form, bushy, branching plant. Aromatic silver-green foliage, durable. Needs good drainage. Soft orange flowers all summer. Plant Select® award winner.


Digitalis obscura

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Common Name: Sunset Foxglove
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Rose with yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 16"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Large bells of dusty rose with yellow markings at throat. Good in dry arrangements. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Biennial? Mine has died after blooming the second year. May just be the conditions I give it. Has a very nice dusky-orange bloom.

Celtis reticulata

Common Name: Netleaf Hackberry
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 15 feet
Description:

Native tree, birds love seed, gets a gall that diminishes looks. Will reseed itself in garden from bird droppings.


Garden Notes: Hackberry is a very tough native tree. It is gangly looking when young. Keep pruning up branches for tree. Not the most refined looking tree, but it is a good selection for outlying areas.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

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Common Name: Apricot Sprite
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 14"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Compact form, bushy, branching plant. Aromatic silver-green foliage, durable. Prefers good drainage. Soft orange flowers all summer.


Garden Notes: A great plant, nice summer blooms, unique color. Somewhat short lived for me, but worth planting every few years.