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Cane Cholla
Upright Maiden Grass
Cane Cholla

Common name:Cane Cholla
Botanical name:Cylindropuntia imbricate

Evergreen shrublike cactus grows at a moderate rate to 4' x 5' tall. Stems are medium green and covered in yellow spines. Branches spread out, close to ground. Flowers are red to yellow and appear in spring. This plant makes an effective security barrier. Plant away from high traffic areas. Jointed stems break off easily and form new plants. This cactus accepts reflected heat. Native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Upright Maiden Grass

Common name:Upright Maiden Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

The 'Gracillimus' is a taller variety, often growing to 6'-8' tall with delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. Tall grasses are highly combustible.


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Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

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:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.