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Oenothera berlandieri

Common Name: Mexican Evening Primrose
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: Groundcover
Description:

Profuse pink blooms, stems die back in winter, will take over if not controlled. Good ground cover for dry areas.


Zinnia grandiflora 'Gold on Blue'

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Common Name: Prairie Zinnia Gold on Blue
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 18+"
Description:

Outstanding selection of native prairie zinnia chosen for its vigor, foliage color and large flowers. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Excellent for hot, dry sites; thrives in all soil types, even dry clay. Recommended for slopes, along driveways and other places where it can spread as a large scale groundcover. Developed by David Salman.

Veronica pectinata

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Common Name: Wooly Speedwell
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3"
Mature Width: Spreading
Description:

Forms a low growing mat of 3” high foliage. Spreads by stems that root at the joint for a nice groundcover. Produces outstanding blue blooms in spring.


Teucrium polium

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Common Name: Felty Germander
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lilac
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

A nice, low growing low care perennial. I’ve had it in my beds for a couple of years and enjoy its bright grey foliage.


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.


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.


Teucrium chamaedris

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Common Name: Germander
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose/Red
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Semi-evergreen shrublet, Spreads to make groundcover, dry partial shaded areas, takes pruning well, cut back after blooming to promote bushiness.


Teucrium aroanium

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Common Name: Gray Creeping Germander
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Lilac
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

A great low care plant. Easy to grow, long bloom season, attractive through winter. Great for the forefront of beds.


Garden Notes: This is one of my favorites! Nearly continuous blooms through the summer with no deadheading needed. Creates dense growth to smother weeds. Spreads by roots very lightly. Easy to control growth. I have had no troubles with it. It gets better each year. TRY IT!!!

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

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Common Name: Blue Plumbago
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: Groundcover
Description:

Good groundcover spreads by rhizomes. Long bloom season with dark blue flowers. Red foliage in fall.


Garden Notes: Keep a border (sidewalk) around this plant to keep in place. Slow to leaf out in spring, sometimes dies to ground by winters, but usually provides hint of red through winter.