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Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
Mexican Feather Grass
Jade Plant
Matilija Poppy
Blue Bush Sage
Bush Poppy
Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage

Common name: Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
Botanical name: Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman'

The ' Winifred Gillman' Sage is a dense, compact sub-shrub that grows to 4'-5' tall and wide, and has a round form. It has blue flowers in spikes above the foliage in the spring and summer. This sub-shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Mexican Feather Grass

Common name: Mexican Feather Grass
Botanical name: Nassella tenuissima

This ornamental grass grows to 2' tall. It goes partially dormant during the summer but green in spring and fall. It prefers a sunny, well drained site. This plant can be invasive in some areas, so use caution. To keep reseeding to a minimum, drip irrigation will be best. Cut back in early spring to remove dormant foliage and dried seed heads. It can also tolerate dry shade. It grows to 10" wide and is the finest textured of the ornamental grasses.

Jade Plant

Common name: Jade Plant
Botanical name: Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata is an evergreen shrub that grows to 2' to10' tall and 3' to 6' wide with light green leaves. It like full sun, low watering, and will live in any type of well drained soil.

Matilija Poppy

Common name: Matilija Poppy
Botanical name: Romneya coulteri

Crowned by white poppies, this high-impact, spreading, gray green perennial stands statuesque at 5"-8" tall. It is best used where its scale and habit will not overpower, and it requires no summer water and thrives on dry alluvial slopes..

Blue Bush Sage

Common name: Blue Bush Sage
Botanical name: Salvia 'Allen Chickering'

The Allen Chickering Sage is a perennial shrub that grows 2'-5' high and 2'-4' wide. It has blue flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Bush Poppy

Common name: Bush Poppy
Botanical name: Dendromecon rigida

This medium to large branched shrub, with blue, gray-green foliage topped by yellow poppies make it valuable for backgrounds and large scale situations. It should be pruned to 3' after flowering. Do not provide this shrub with summer water.

Designer: Gwen Romani

Waves of Grasses

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