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Yellow Bird Of Paradise
Garden Verbena
Bi-colored Hesperaloe
Deer Grass
Yellow Bird Of Paradise

Common name:Yellow Bird Of Paradise
Botanical name:Caesalpinia gilliesii

Shrub grows to 6' x 5'. Has exotic yellow flowers with showy red stamens that appear from spring until fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. More open and woodier than Caesalpinia pulcherrima.

Garden Verbena

Common name:Garden Verbena
Botanical name:Glandularia X hybrida (Verbena)

This perennial will grow to 1' x 3'. It has gray-green leaves with flowers of various colors that bloom in summer and fall.

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

Deer Grass

Common name:Deer Grass
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia rigens

Mounding grass that grows quickly to 4' x 4'. Leaves are medium green and turns tan in fall. Tall flower spikes appear in fall they start out green and dry to tan. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Very frost tolerant. This is a versatile grass with lush foliage and interesting flowers. Great for softening a landscape. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

Designer: Sallie Homan

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Photographer: GardenSoft

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:

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