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Crape Myrtle
Early Sunrise Coreopsis/Tickseed
California or Golden Poppy
Fiesta Red Gazania
Oriental Fountain Grass
Deer Grass
Century Plant
Soaptree Yucca
New Gold Trailing Lantana
Liquidambar, American Sweet Gum
Dwarf Red Fountain Grass
Little White Oleander
Crape Myrtle

Common name: Crape Myrtle
Botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica

The new leaves of this species are 2" long, bright green, and tinged with bronze. Some cultivars have spectacular fall color. When it has a bare outline, its rounded seed capsules add interest. Its delicate flowers bloom in 6"-12" long clusters. The flower colors could be shades of red, rose, pink, purple, and white, blooming in summer. It thrives on heat, and new cultivars have been created that resist mildew. This tree prefers full sun and has low watering needs once it's established.

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.

Fiesta Red Gazania

Common name: Fiesta Red Gazania
Botanical name: Gazania 'Fiesta Red'

This perennial groundcover won't grow more than 1' tall and has grey-green foliage with bright orange flowers with a rust stripe that bloom from April to September.

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.

Deer Grass

Common name: Deer Grass
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia rigens

The Deer Grass is a warm season perennial that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike-like flower stalks grow 2'-3' tall and this grass has striking foundation form. The Deer Grass is native to California and needs watering once or twice a month after it has been established. The more water it has, the greener it is.

Century Plant

Common name: Century Plant
Botanical name: Agave americana

This agave is fast growing to about 6-10' tall and 8-13' wide. Wide, gray leaves have stiff terminal spines and recurved teeth on margins. It prefers full sun and well-drained situations. It is prone to agave snout weevil which will eat the roots and leaves. After blooming, which could take several years, it will die but will send up new pups from around the base. Some people are allergic to the sap. Removal is difficult if unwanted. Water once a month during the summer.

Soaptree Yucca

Common name: Soaptree Yucca
Botanical name: Yucca elata

This Yucca grows slowly to 10'-30' tall with single or multiple heads. It can look a little rough, forming a skirt of dead leaves on the trunk. Attractive, bell shaped, white flowers appear in spring. Leaves are 4' long and narrow, evergreen with sharp tips and filamentous margins. Most yuccas have fibrous roots; this has taproot and makes it very difficult to transplant. Keep winter dry. Very cold hardy.

New Gold Trailing Lantana

Common name: New Gold Trailing Lantana
Botanical name: Lantana 'New Gold'

Another reliable bloomer on and off throughout the year. It provides wonderful golden flowers, and benefits from deep, infrequent watering and some pruning.

Liquidambar, American Sweet Gum

Common name: Liquidambar, American Sweet Gum
Botanical name: Liquidambar styraciflua

A tall, deciduous tree of upright, pyramidal habit, the liquidamber has dark green, maple-like leaves that turn beautiful shades of red and yellow in the fall season. It can be used as a single specimen, hedge, or grouped plant.

Dwarf Red Fountain Grass

Common name: Dwarf Red Fountain Grass
Botanical name: Pennisetum 'Eaton Canyon'

This grass will grow 2'-3' tall and has red or bronze colored stems that are very slender and topped red- purple whips.

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:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.