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Jacquemontii Birch
Azure or Russian Sage
Lamb's Ear
Eastern Redbud
Mullein Pink, Rose Campion
Mexican Evening Primrose
Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass
Pink Breath Of Heaven
Jacquemontii Birch

Common name: Jacquemontii Birch
Botanical name: Betula jacquemontii

45' tall with a 30' spread. White bark to end of twigs. Whitest bark of all the birches when young. Attractive, large, shiny, green leaves in the summer. Upright, somewhat rounded pyramidal form. Yellow fall color.

Azure or Russian Sage

Common name: Azure or Russian Sage
Botanical name: Perovskia X atriplicifolia

This broad perennial will grow 3'-6' tall and has small, grey-green leaves with blue-violet flowers that bloom in the summer. Foliage is aromatic if brushed against it.

Lamb's Ear

Common name: Lamb's Ear
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina

This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.

Eastern Redbud

Common name: Eastern Redbud
Botanical name: Cercis canadensis

This small, deciduous tree with a rounded head is covered with small flowers of a rose pink color in the spring before the appearance of heart-shaped leaves. It can grow to 25' tall with an equal spread. It has a low branching habit with a rounded form. During fall, foliage turns yellow. Eastern Redbud lives about 20 years. This is a great patio tree or for a small front yard.

Mullein Pink, Rose Campion

Common name: Mullein Pink, Rose Campion
Botanical name: Lychnis coronaria

Magenta-pink blooms in May through July on mossy-soft, grey-green leaves highlight this plant. The 1'-2' stems branch at the top and are loaded with flowers. It should be grown in slightly moist, well-drained soil, and is a great companion to Lamb's Ears. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Mexican Evening Primrose

Common name: Mexican Evening Primrose
Botanical name: Oenothera speciosa

Oenothera berlandieri is a perennial. Grows 10"-12" high, with profuse showing of 1.5" rose pink blooms in summer. Flowers open in daytime and stems die back after bloom. Can be highly invasive.

Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass

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

This ground cover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue-green, evergreen leaves that are very thin and hair-like. Flowers appear in the summer but are insignificant. This dependable ground cover prefers full sun in coastal areas and afternoon shade in warm inland areas. It needs well draining soil and is drought tolerant once it's established. Leaves may burn during the summer but trim in winter to keep it looking refreshed.

Pink Breath Of Heaven

Common name: Pink Breath Of Heaven
Botanical name: Coleonema pulchellum

Pink Breath of Heaven is a finely textured wispy shrub growing 5' high with tiny pink flowers and fragrant leaves. It blooms sporadically throughout the year. It needs good drainage and is drought tolerant. - Cornflower Farms

Designer: Leslie Corsbie

Back Meadow Walk

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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