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Color Haven and Cercis
Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Gaiety Girl New Zealand Tea Tree
Forest Pansy Redbud
Dwarf Morning Glory
Netted Chain Fern
Petunia
Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi
Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes iridioides

This clumping evergreen Iris bears tall, narrow leaves to 30" tall and white flowers marked purple in the center on stalks up to 3' tall. This variety has stiffer, darker foliage than the bicolor form. It requires sun to part shade with little or no summer watering when established.

Gaiety Girl New Zealand Tea Tree

Common name: Gaiety Girl New Zealand Tea Tree
Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium 'Gaiety Girl'

New Zealand Tea Tree has small, needle-like green leaves with showy, 1/2" rose-like flowers in winter and spring. These shrubs can be thinned to enhance their attractive branch structure and flaking bark. They need very little water once established. 'Gaiety Girl' is a slow grower to 5' tall by 4' wide. It has reddish foliage with double flowers in pink and lilac.

Forest Pansy Redbud

Common name: Forest Pansy Redbud
Botanical name: Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

This small tree may reach 25' tall and it has dark green/purple leaves that are purple in the fall. Amazing pink flowers bloom in the spring and fill the tree.

Dwarf Morning Glory

Common name: Dwarf Morning Glory
Botanical name: Convolvulus sabatius

Convolvulus sabaticus is a perennial that grows 1'-2' high, with branches that spread to 3' or more. It produces blue to lavender flowers with blooms of 1"-2" wide. The soft, evergreen leaves are 1/2" to 1.5" long.

Netted Chain Fern

Common name: Netted Chain Fern
Botanical name: Woodwardia areolata

The Netted Chain Fern is a small fern that grows 2'-3' tall. It can tolerate full sun but does best in some shade. This fern is native to California and is drought tolerant.

Petunia

Common name: Petunia
Botanical name: Petunia X hybrida

This plant will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium-sized green leaves with multi-colored flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi

Common name: Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi
Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium

This medium sized evergreen shrub has medium green leaves with black stems. Its pleasing texture and narrow, upright growth make this a fine hedge or screen. It is easy to grow in soils with good drainage. Many new cultivars are being introduced with smaller, variegated and/or multi-colored foliage.

Designer: The Plant Nerd

Color Haven and Cercis

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.