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Yucca / Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ – A sharply variegated Yucca with bright green strap-like leaves that are generously edged in a rich golden-yellow. It is smaller growing than the species and is quite drought tolerant once established. ‘Bright Edge’ produces 3 to … Continue reading

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A Sedum Sampler

Sedum hakonense ‘Makino’ – A needle-type Sedum with silvery-blue foliage that shifts to a beautiful coppery-red to brown in fall and winter – hence the reason it is more commonly available during the autumn container season. It is stunning in combination … Continue reading

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Lavender V / Lavandula

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Bouquet’ – A typical English Lavender with a floriferous nature and spikes of sweetly fragrant purple blooms from late June through to early September with deadheading. The long flower stems are ideal for cutting and drying. Drought tolerant … Continue reading

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Spreading Junipers III / Juniperus

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Limeglow’ (syn. ‘Lime Glow’) – A perfect evergreen groundcover or accent plant with bright lime green new growth that shifts to a coppery-bronze in winter. It is reasonably fast growing, tolerates urban pollution and is drought tolerant once established. … Continue reading

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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Eryngium giganteum ‘Silver Ghost’ – A striking architectural perennial with thistle-like lime green blooms with blue stamens, surrounded by silvery bracts and leaves. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and requires very well-drained soils in winter or … Continue reading

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Low-Growing Sedums

Sedum cautiola – A highly attractive foliage perennial with rounded bluish-grey leaves that often have rose to burgundy highlights around the edges. This native of Japan is herbaceous in nature and features purplish-pink flowers in early autumn that fade to … Continue reading

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Evergreen Shrubs

Ceanothus x veitchianus – This California Lilac is a cross between Ceanothus griseus and C. rigidus. It bears small clusters of fragrant blue flowers from mid to late spring, with sporadic blooms in summer. It is an evergreen shrub with … Continue reading

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