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Variegated Century Plant
Hybrid Gazanias
Matilija Poppy
Sageleaf Rockrose
Centennial Coyote Brush
Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Rosemary
Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass
Variegated Century Plant

Common name: Variegated Century Plant
Botanical name: Agave americana 'Variegata'

This Agave has a creamy yellow margins around the edge of the leaves. It will grow 6'-10' tall by up to 13' wide. It is native to Mexico. It has a very open growth habit, with leaves that recurve along their length. -Mountain States Nursery

Hybrid Gazanias

Common name: Hybrid Gazanias
Botanical name: Gazania hybrids

These ground covers will grow less than 1' tall and have medium size, gray green leaves with gold, lavender, orange, red, yellow, or white flowers that are present all year.

Matilija Poppy

Common name: Matilija Poppy
Botanical name: Romneya coulteri

Crowned by white poppies, this high-impact, spreading, gray green perennial stands statuesque at 5"-8" tall. It is best used where its scale and habit will not overpower, and it requires no summer water and thrives on dry alluvial slopes..

Sageleaf Rockrose

Common name: Sageleaf Rockrose
Botanical name: Cistus salviifolius

This low-spreading shrub reaches a size of 2' tall by 6'-8' wide. It bears white flowers that are 1" wide with yellow centers. This variety makes a good groundcover. The plant requires average to good drainage, and little or no summer watering when established. It should be grown in sun or part shade. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Centennial Coyote Brush

Common name: Centennial Coyote Brush
Botanical name: Baccharis 'Centennial'

This plant is a hybrid that combines a prostrate habit with tolerance for desert conditions. It grows 3' tall and 6' wide. It tolerates heat, sun and frost, maintaining its green appearance.

Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes iridioides

This clumping evergreen Iris bears tall, narrow leaves to 30" tall and white flowers marked purple in the center on stalks up to 3' tall. This variety has stiffer, darker foliage than the bicolor form. It requires sun to part shade with little or no summer watering when established. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Rosemary

Common name: Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is hardy in full sun areas where winter temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees F. They can be grown in a clay pot with well-drained, porous soil in bright indoor light, and will also flourish on the backporch in spring, summer and fall. Its beautiful, slowly trailing stems and shiny slender leaves are perfect for showing off the small, light blue flowers that blossom in the summer. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass

Common name: Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass
Botanical name: Festuca glauca

This groundcover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue green leaves.

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Looking Up the Hill

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.