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Origanum majorana

Common Name: Marjoram
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White to Pale Pink
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12-24"
Mature Width: 12-24"

Antirrinum pendula 'Magic Lanterns' Snapdragon

Common Name: Magic Lanterns Snapdragon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mixed
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: Trailing
Description:

Trial for 2018


Salvia microphylla 'Hotlips'

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Common Name: 'Hot Lips' Autumn Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red with White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Blooms may be white, deep red or a combination. Evidently depends on temperatures at the time blooms are setting.


Garden Notes: 'Hot Lips' is shown as a zone 7-8 perennial. May not survive harshest winters, but it will provide summer long, showy blooms.

Penstemon ambiguus

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Common Name: Sand Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White with Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Well-drained soil. Covered with white phlox-like blooms for a long season. Panhandle native. Great plant


Garden Notes: Even though called Sand Penstemon, it has done very well in my heavier clay type soil. Plant it on a mound and incorporate plenty of compost to give its roots better aeration.

Dianthus plumarius 'Spring Beauty Mix'

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Common Name: Cottage Pink 'Spring Beauty Mix'
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 12-36"
Description:

Large flowering, double mix in shades of pink, mauve, red and white.


Aquilegia caerulea 'McKana Giant'

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Common Name: McKana Giant Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Blend of all different colors
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great plants for part shade, protect from harsh SW winds. Blooms following spring. Not long lived, but good mix of colors.


Garden Notes: Plan to replace every three years. Give regular light feedings. Check for and wash off aphids with soap water.