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Downtown Newhall
Elija Blue Fescue
Autumn or Texas Sage
California Sycamore
Rosemary
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Miniature Marguerite
Cedros Island Verbena cv.
Elija Blue Fescue

Common name: Elija Blue Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca glauca 'Elija Blue'

The 'Elijah Blue' is a dwarf variety with gray blue (but sometimes white-looking) foliage. It should receive sun and little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursrey

Autumn or Texas Sage

Common name: Autumn or Texas Sage
Botanical name: Salvia greggii

The Autumn Sage is a hybrid evergreen shrub that grows 3'-4' high It has fragrant green leaves and colorful flowers in shades of red that bloom in spring and summer. This lovely perennial can tolerate sun or partial shade and is hardy to 15 degrees. The Autumn Sage is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds. The flower colors that can be grown are: Coral, Pink, Purple, Red, and White. It can be grown near the coast and in inland warm valleys. -Cornflower Farms

California Sycamore

Common name: California Sycamore
Botanical name: Platanus racemosa

The California Sycamore is a fast growing deciduous tree that reaches up to 40'-50' high. It tolerates heat, smog, as well as moist conditions; it is native to riparian areas. It can be drought tolerant once it's established if there is a high water table. It has interesting mottled bark when the tree is bare in winter. Leaves in fall are gold, red and orange, creating litter. It is beautiful all year round.

Rosemary

Common name: Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is hardy in full sun areas where winter temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees F. They can be grown in a clay pot with well-drained, porous soil in bright indoor light, and will also flourish on the backporch in spring, summer and fall. Its beautiful, slowly trailing stems and shiny slender leaves are perfect for showing off the small, light blue flowers that blossom in the summer. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Common name: Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

This tall, mounding grass will grow to about 6' high and has seasonally deciduous, greenish white, variegated leaves. Tall grasses are highly combustible.

Miniature Marguerite

Common name: Miniature Marguerite
Botanical name: Chrysanthemum paludosum

Chrysanthemum paludosum is an annual in Alaska. In the summer, it bears white flowers resembling miniature Shasta daisies on 8"-10" stems.

Cedros Island Verbena cv.

Common name: Cedros Island Verbena cv.
Botanical name: Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina'

Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina' is a selection introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. It is a fast-growing shrub that reaches 3' tall and 3' wide. Flowers are purple and fragrant and bloom all year long in coastal areas. These star-shaped flowers are held high above the mound shaped foliage. It does well in sun and part sun and is considered drought tolerant. It is a beautiful shrub that attracts butterflies.

Designer: Anon

Downtown Newhall

Photographer: GardenSoft