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Blue Fescue
Ground Cover Myoporum
Shore Juniper
Lavender Cotton
Orchid or Purple Rockrose
Creeping Mirror Plant
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.

Ground Cover Myoporum

Common name: Ground Cover Myoporum
Botanical name: Myoporum parvifolium

This great ground cover will grow 9" high and 9' wide and does well in partial or full sun with moderate watering. It produces delicate white flowers that bloom in summer and are surrounded by tiny, bright green leaves.

Shore Juniper

Common name: Shore Juniper
Botanical name: Juniperus conferta

This is a very low growing hardy juniper that works great as a lawn alternative. It is problem free and reliable performer in the California garden.

Lavender Cotton

Common name: Lavender Cotton
Botanical name: Santolina chamaecyparissus

This ground cover/small shrub will grow to 3' tall and has small, grayish silver leaves with yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

Orchid or Purple Rockrose

Common name: Orchid or Purple Rockrose
Botanical name: Cistus X purpureus

Orchid rockrose is an evergreen shrub growing to 4' tall and wide, often shorter in stressful situations. The rosy-crimson flowers to 3" wide exhibit a dark purple blotch at the base of each petal, and bloom early to mid-summer. The flowers also feature a contrasting yellow cluster of stamens in the center. It does well in salt spray and cool winds. It is relatively long-lived, tolerant of heat and aridity as well as accepting many soil conditions.

Creeping Mirror Plant

Common name: Creeping Mirror Plant
Botanical name: Coprosma X kirkii

This spreading evergreen shrub grows 1'-3' high and 2'-5' wide with small glossy leaves. It tolerates clay soils, mild drought situations, and wind.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.