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Visalia Riot of Color
European White Birch
Hollyhock
Common Garden Petunia
California Fuchsia, Zauschneria
Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree
Daylily (hybrid selection)
Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian
European White Birch

Common name: European White Birch
Botanical name: Betula pendula

This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish-brown bark with deciduous green leaves.

Hollyhock

Common name: Hollyhock
Botanical name: Alcea rosea

This plant grows 4-8' high and is particularly useful for background screening. It grows best in full sun in deep, rich, well drained soils and can produce a variety of colors of flowers.

Common Garden Petunia

Common name: Common Garden Petunia
Botanical name: Petunia hybrid selection

This plant will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium-size green leaves with multi-colored flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

California Fuchsia, Zauschneria

Common name: California Fuchsia, Zauschneria
Botanical name: Epilobium canum

The California Fuchsia is a perennial with dense, narrow, silver foliage and orange summer flowers. The growth habit of this plant is sprawling and low, 2' tall and 4' wide. This perennial is a California native and attracts hummingbirds. It prefers full sun and is drought tolerant once it's established.

Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree

Common name: Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree
Botanical name: Albizia julibrissin

This is a very graceful tree with a unique flat top which creates an interesting canopy effect. The light sensitive leaves close at night. It has delightful fluffy pink summer flowers and fern like leaves. It is a fast grower to 40' when given adequate water. It enjoys high summer heat. It is especially interesting when viewed from above so works well on down slopes.

Daylily (hybrid selection)

Common name: Daylily (hybrid selection)
Botanical name: Hemerocallis hybrids

These summer-blooming perennials form clumps with large, grass-like leaves. Its showy flowers, resembling lilies, are borne in clusters on stems held well above the foliage. Daylilies can be found in many colors: yellow, orange, red, purple, pink or multi-colored. Hemerocallis does better in well-draining soil and with extra summer water. Hemerocallis are very hardy,with few or none pests/problems.

Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary

Common name: Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

The Upright Rosemary is an upright shrub that grows 3'-6' tall. It has dark green leaves and bright showy lavender-blue flowers throughout the year. This shrub is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian

Common name: Jupiter's Beard, Red Valerian
Botanical name: Centranthus ruber

This perennial groundcover will grow 1-3' high and has medium-size blue-green leaves with red, pink, or white flowers that bloom in the summer.

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Visalia Riot of Color

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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