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Shrimp Pink Aloe
Gloriosa or Soft-Tip Yucca, Spanish
Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne
Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian
Soaptree Yucca
White Rockrose
Shrimp Pink Aloe

Common name: Shrimp Pink Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe saponaria

This succulent plant will grow about 2' high and has large, greenish/white leaves with orange, pink, and red flowers that bloom in spring and fall.

Gloriosa or Soft-Tip Yucca, Spanish

Common name: Gloriosa or Soft-Tip Yucca, Spanish
Botanical name: Yucca gloriosa

This clumping palm relative will reach 10' to15' tall and has large, green, sword-like leaves with white flowers in spring and summer. Its broad, medium green leaves blend with either tropical or desert theme landscapes.

Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne

Common name: Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne
Botanical name: Nolina recurvata

This palm-like shrub from the Agave family has a single trunk and grows up to 30' tall. It has thin flat leaves that can grow up to 6' long and only 1" wide. The base is large and distinctive; it usually looks swollen. Mature plants may bloom on a 3'-4' tall stalk.

Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian

Common name: Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian
Botanical name: Centranthus ruber

This perennial groundcover will grow 1'-3' high and has medium-size blue/green leaves with red, pink, or white flowers that bloom in the summer.

Soaptree Yucca

Common name: Soaptree Yucca
Botanical name: Yucca elata

This tree-like Yucca grows 10'-30' tall with single or multiple heads. It can look a little rough and forms a skirt of dead leaves on the trunk. In late summer, flower stalks are the tallest of Yuccas. Flowers are creamy white and lily-like. Thin grass-like leaves have filamentous margins and teeth on the undersides.Most Yuccas have fibrous roots; this one has taproot and is difficult to transplant. Keep this plant dry during winter. It is very cold hardy.

White Rockrose

Common name: White Rockrose
Botanical name: Cistus X hybridus

This is a small evergreen shrub with 2" long gray green, crinkly leaves. It has pure white flowers with prominent yellow stamens. It flowers throughout the spring to early summer. Avoid heavy mulches. .

Designer: Shelly Jennings

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