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Mexican Sage in the Strip
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass
Prostrate Rosemary
Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Silver Mound Artemisia
New Zealand Flax
Lily of the Nile
Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage

Common name: Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Botanical name: Salvia leucantha

The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, gray green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican Sage is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds. -Cornflower Farms

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.

Prostrate Rosemary

Common name: Prostrate Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2'-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender blue in color; the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good groundcover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor

This clumping perennial Iris relative stands 3'-4' high. It has light yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun and in soil with good drainage.

Silver Mound Artemisia

Common name: Silver Mound Artemisia
Botanical name: Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

This mounding perennial will grow 1'-3' high and has medium-sized silvery white leaves with yellow and white flowers.

New Zealand Flax

Common name: New Zealand Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.

Lily of the Nile

Common name: Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis

This evergreen groundcover/shrub will grow about 3' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers ( there is also a white variety) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil.

Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl

Common name: Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Botanical name: Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon is a California native evergreen shrub that grows 8'-15' high and spreading 2'-3'. It has leathery toothed leaves, white summer flowers and clusters of red winter berries. It tolerates full sun or partial shade, heat, smog, wind and heavy or light soils. It is drought tolerant, attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. - Cornflower Farms

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Mexican Sage in the Strip

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Be sure to fix all leaks promptly no matter how small they may seem.