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Yarrow, Milfoil 'Moonshine'
Gaillardia
Oleander
Verbena
Purple Ice Plant
Coronation Gold Hybrid Yarrow
Yarrow, Milfoil 'Moonshine'

Common name:Yarrow, Milfoil 'Moonshine'
Botanical name:Achillea 'Moonshine'

Long, straight stems with pale yellow flowers are striking on the mats of green to grey-green leaves of this plant, which are flatter and less divided than those of the Achillea millefolium. This Yarrow propagates easily from rooted cuttings or divisions which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded. Introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's.

Gaillardia

Common name:Gaillardia
Botanical name:Gaillardia pulchella

Flowers of this plant are 3-4" across, with orange petals edged in yellow that frame a rust-colored center. This plant thrives in full sun and needs good drainage. It blooms from June until frost.

Oleander

Common name:Oleander
Botanical name:Nerium oleander

Oleander is a dense, upright evergreen shrub that grows quickly to 6' x 4'. Leaves are dark green, leathery, and glossy. Accepts reflected sun. Flowers appear spring to fall. Excellent screen. Good summer color. Native to the Mediterranean.

Verbena

Common name:Verbena
Botanical name:Verbena stricta

This perennial forms a flat mat that covers an area rapidly. It has dark green leaves with clusters of bright flowers that bloom all year. This variety has blue flowers. This groundcover is drought tolerant.

Purple Ice Plant

Common name:Purple Ice Plant
Botanical name:Delosperma cooperi

This evergreen succulent is a useful groundcover and has round, green leaves accented by deep purple flowers. It only gets to 3" tall and spreads 1 1/2' wide.

Coronation Gold Hybrid Yarrow

Common name:Coronation Gold Hybrid Yarrow
Botanical name:Achillea X filipendulina 'Coronation Gol

The filipendulina are characterized by dense clumps of upright stems, which show green, densly-hairy leaves similar to those of a fern. The plant is accented with flower heads formed in flat-topped clusters of a bright yellow color. r The yarrow propagate easily from rooted cuttings or division, which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded.

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Soils and Compost:

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

Water Saving Tip:

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.

Integrated Pest Management:

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