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Oriental Fountain Grass
Early Sunrise Coreopsis/Tickseed
California or Golden Poppy
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Variegated Silver Grass
Little White Oleander
Oriental Fountain Grass

Common name: Oriental Fountain Grass
Botanical name: Pennisetum orientale

Oriental Fountain Grass is a clumping, warm-season grass with spectacular pinkish white flowers in summer and sometimes fall. Flower plumes change to light brown. Foliage is a bright green that changes to straw color as winter approaches. This grass is 2.5' tall and wide. It usually does not reseed. This grass is striking if backlit to show off flower plumes.

Early Sunrise Coreopsis/Tickseed

Common name: Early Sunrise Coreopsis/Tickseed
Botanical name: Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'

The 'Early Sunrise' is a wonderful cultivar and showy, southern U.S. native. Semi-double, deep yellow flowers that flush to orange-yellow near the center on 18" tall bushy plants bloom from June to September in full sun and average to dry soils. It makes for good cut flowers, and pruning keeps the plants abundant with blooms. -Holland WIldflower Farm

California or Golden Poppy

Common name: California or Golden Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue-green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

Common name: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Botanical name: Calamagrostis X acutiflora 'Karl Foerste

This ornamental perennial grass grows 4-6' tall x 1-1.5' wide and has semi-evergreen foliage that is green in spring and summer and turns green/brown in fall. The flowers bloom in mid June and emerge a light green but quickly turn to pink/purple.

Variegated Silver Grass

Common name: Variegated Silver Grass
Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

This mounding grass will grow to about 6' high and has deciduous, greenish-white variegated leaves.

Little White Oleander

Common name: Little White Oleander
Botanical name: Nerium oleander 'Little White'

Oleander is an evergreen shrub with moderate to fast growth. Leaves are narrow, 4"-12" long, dark green, leathery, and glossy, attractive in all seasons. Flowers are in clusters on branch ends; blooms from late spring through fall. 'Little White' grows 8'-12' tall and wide with white flowers.

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Water Saving Tip:

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