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Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)
Autumn Joy Sedum
Torch Lily Improved
Yellow Stalked Bulbine
Verbena
White Birch, European White Birch
Bearded Iris
Jerusalem Sage
Sea Lavender, Statice
Pink Mexican Evening Primrose
Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)

Common name: Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)
Botanical name: Rosa Hybrid Tea varieties

These shrubs and vines are the most loved in the Western USA and are very resilient. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and are easy to maintain with proper care. They can be used in a water-conserving garden with careful attention to irrigation practices.

Autumn Joy Sedum

Common name: Autumn Joy Sedum
Botanical name: Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Noted as the finest of all upright Sedums, Autumn Joy Sedum produces from its sturdy stems, a variety of flower heads with an umbrella-like shape, whose color changes from pink to a rosy-red shade. This plant loses its leaves in the winter.

Torch Lily Improved

Common name: Torch Lily Improved
Botanical name: Kniphofia hybrids

This perennial will grow to about 6' tall and has large green, grass-like leaves with red, orange, and yellow tubular flowers that bloom in summer. Flowers resemble tiki torches. Hummingbirds love the flowers.

Yellow Stalked Bulbine

Common name: Yellow Stalked Bulbine
Botanical name: Bulbine frutescens

Bulbine frutescens is an evergreen perennial that grows 1' in height and 1'-3' in spread. The leaves are narrow and long. This low- spreading plant is attractive year round.

Verbena

Common name: Verbena
Botanical name: Verbena peruviana

This perennial forms a flat mat that covers an area rapidly. It has dark green leaves with clusters of bright flowers that bloom all year. Hybrids will have a little more height, different flower colors and spread more slowly. It is drought tolerant.

White Birch, European White Birch

Common name: White Birch, European White Birch
Botanical name: Betula pendula

This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves.

Bearded Iris

Common name: Bearded Iris
Botanical name: Iris Bearded Hybrids

This perennial will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium sized, blue green leaves with flowers of different colors that bloom in spring. It needs well draining soil and full sun. Many are fragrant and rebloom several times a year. Plant rhizomes in Sept or Oct. They need water once a week during the hot spells. Top dress with compost and gypsum in January and August.

Jerusalem Sage

Common name: Jerusalem Sage
Botanical name: Phlomis fruticosa

This hardy perennial is a useful, old-time garden plant with coarse, woolly gray green, wrinkled leaves and yellow, 1" flowers in ball-shaped whorls. It handles drought and poor soils but needs full sun.

Sea Lavender, Statice

Common name: Sea Lavender, Statice
Botanical name: Limonium perezii

This mounding shrub will reach about 3' high and has large, dark green leaves with small blue and purple flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Pink Mexican Evening Primrose

Common name: Pink Mexican Evening Primrose
Botanical name: Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'

Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea' is a perennial groundcover. It grows 10"-12" high, with profuse showing of 1.5" wide rose pink blooms in summer. Flowers open in daytime and stems die back after bloom. It can be highly invasive.

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