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Ruby Glow Sedum
Mexican Hat
Ruby Glow Sedum

Common name:Ruby Glow Sedum
Botanical name:Sedum 'Ruby Glow'

Long term beauty. Purplish leaves on ruddy stems quickly fill the front of the border spring. By summer the ruby red flower clusters open and age to deep brown while neighboring blooms continue to open until fall. 8" tall. Attracts bees.

Mexican Hat

Common name:Mexican Hat
Botanical name:Ratibida columnaris

This unusual perennial forms large dense mounds 2' tall 1' wide. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. The tall center cone rises above deep maroon petals that are tinged with yellow tips, and the long-lasting flowers literally cover the plant all summer and into the fall. This is a good cut flower.

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El Paso General Gardens 8

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Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Remember to check your irrigation system at least once a month, especially your valves, sprinkler heads, and drip emitters.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.