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Spoon-Yucca
Ferned-Leaved Tickseed
Gold Tooth Aloe
Blue Fescue
Western Redbud
Rock Purslane
Coast Sunflower, Coast Encelia
Sage
Red Star Autumn Sage
Pacific Coast Irises
Spoon-Yucca

Common name: Spoon-Yucca
Botanical name: Dasylirion wheeleri

Spoon-Yucca requires little maintenance, as it tolerates drought, reflected heat and poor soils. It develops a short, thick trunk while reaching 6' tall and wide. Leaves are linear gray-green to 3' long and armed. During late spring and summer, erect stems of white creamy flowers are visible. It is a long lived shrub and slow-growing. It needs a well-drained site; it is cold and drought hardy.

Ferned-Leaved Tickseed

Common name: Ferned-Leaved Tickseed
Botanical name: Bidens ferulifolia 'Goldmarie'

Tickseed grows 14'-18" tall. It is a heat tolerant variety that is perfect for cascading, bright color in baskets, containers, and window boxes. Finely divided foliage is covered with gold, single flowers. It blooms until first frost. Plant in full sun. It needs well-drained soi.

Gold Tooth Aloe

Common name: Gold Tooth Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe X nobilis

This succulent perennial will only grow 1' tall and 1' wide. It has large, sharp, dark green leaves and clusters of red-orange flowers that bloom in summer.

Blue Fescue

Common name: Blue Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca glauca

This ground cover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue green leaves.

Western Redbud

Common name: Western Redbud
Botanical name: Cercis occidentalis

This deciduous shrub ranges from 6'-20' tall and 10'-15' wide. It is desirable for its magenta spring flowers, yellow to red fall color, and dangling winter seed pods. It is tolerant of many soil types, drought and oak root fungus. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The Western Redbud can be found statewide in CA in the foothills below 4500' elevations in chaparral and woodland communities.

Rock Purslane

Common name: Rock Purslane
Botanical name: Cistanthe grandiflora 'Jazz Time'

This perennial will grow 12"-36" and produces large blue-green rosettes that last for a long season. It produces large, silky, lavender pink flowers that have lime-green, purple spotted calyces.

Coast Sunflower, Coast Encelia

Common name: Coast Sunflower, Coast Encelia
Botanical name: Encelia californica

Encelia californica is a fast growing woody subshrub with bright green foliage and yellow daisy-type flowers. It can be used effectively in the natural landscape with regular pruning to maintain form. It is more commonly used in native restoration work. In inland situations, it requires more regular water. It grows to 3'-5' tall and 3'-5' wide.

Sage

Common name: Sage
Botanical name: Salvia uliginosa

This clumping plant with straight stems of 6'-7' and narrow, bright green leaves is a favorite of hummingbirds. These highly aromatic leaves are accented by pale blue and white flowers. The flowers are arranged in 7" long, branched clusters. This plant blooms throughout the entire summer.

Red Star Autumn Sage

Common name: Red Star Autumn Sage
Botanical name: Salvia greggii 'Red Star'

This shrub will grow 1'-4' tall and 1'-4' wide. It has glossy green leaves with red flowers that bloom from fall to spring.

Pacific Coast Irises

Common name: Pacific Coast Irises
Botanical name: Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids

These Irises are 6"-18" tall and have clumps of grass-like foliage. The flowers are 3"-4" across; it makes good cut flowers and vary from white, yellow, lavender, purple, blue, and reddish purple.

Designer: The Plant Nerd

Med Front Center

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Check your irrigation controller once a month, and adjust as necessary.

Most plants require only one-third as much water in winter as they do in summer.