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Lovely Shrub Border
Torch Lily Improved
Honey Bush
Wulfen Euphorbia
Jade Plant
Ivy Geranium
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.

Honey Bush

Common name: Honey Bush
Botanical name: Melianthus major

Melianthus major is an evergreen shrub. It is a soft-wooded plant of rapid growth to 12'-14'. It has a boldly patterned foliage with grayish green leaves of 1' long, divided into 9-11 strongly toothed leaflets. Foliage smells disagreeable when brushed or bruised. Foot-long spikes of reddish brown, 1" flowers appear in late winter, early spring.

Wulfen Euphorbia

Common name: Wulfen Euphorbia
Botanical name: Euphorbia characias wulfenii

This perennial will reach about 4' tall and has significant green leaves with clusters of yellow flowers.

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.

Ivy Geranium

Common name: Ivy Geranium
Botanical name: Pelargonium peltatum

Clouds of single or double flowers are produced from spring through fall on this plant, which should be planted in areas that receive afternoon shade in warm inland valleys. Foliage resembles ivy (pointed lobes) and are bright green and glossy. Ivy Geranium looks great in hanging baskets, window boxes or in planters. Do not use for erosion control.

Designer: Shelly Jennings

Lovely Shrub Border

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