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Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Bush Muhly
Muhly Autumn Glow
Donkey Tail Euphorbia
Bi-colored Hesperaloe

Common name:Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Botanical name:Hesperaloe parviflora 'Duet'

Spectacular accent for desert gardens anywhere. Plants tolerate drought, full sun, reflected heat, and poor soils. Forms rosettes of leaves 4' x 6'. The red and yellow flower stalks emerge in spring and remain on the plant until the end of summer. - Mountain States Nursery

Bush Muhly

Common name:Bush Muhly
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia porteri

Bush muhly is a perennial grass with airy pink-purple seed heads that resemble cob webs in late summer to fall. It is drought tolerant but will need water every 3- 4 weeks once it's established, especially during the summer. This grass is not particular about soil type but prefers good drainage. It grows to a mature size of about 3' tall and 2' wide. This grass looks like a tangled group of leaves and stems, perfect for an organic look, wild garden.

Muhly Autumn Glow

Common name:Muhly Autumn Glow
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia lindheimeri 'Autumn Glow'

Narrow light green leaves form a dense mound 5' . Tall spikes of light yellow flowers appear during the fall months. Very adaptable, tolerates full sun to almost full shade and most soil types. Good for retention basins or periodic flooding. Native to Texas and New Mexico.

Donkey Tail Euphorbia

Common name:Donkey Tail Euphorbia
Botanical name:Euphorbia myrsinites

This hardy perennial grows 4-6" and has blue glaucous leaves that are stiff and round, set closely to the stem. Flattish clusters of chartreuse to yellow flowers bloom between late winter and early spring.

Designer: Jennifer Barr

Barr Gardens 10

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

Integrated Pest Management:

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