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Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy
Kleinia
Red Star Autumn Sage
Sticks on Fire Pencil Tree
Fox Tail Agave, Velvet Agave
Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst
Lilac Melaleuca
Mountain Flax
Baines Tree Aloe
Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy

Common name: Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy
Botanical name: Arctotis hybrids

African Daisy hybrids grow 12"-18" high and 12" wide; they produce daisy-like flowers from spring through summer. These hybrids have lobed leaves and bloom in white, pink, red, purple, cream and orange.

Kleinia

Common name: Kleinia
Botanical name: Senecio mandraliscae

This succulent perennial will grow to about 1.5' tall and 2' wide. It has curved, bluish gray leaves that are about 3.5" long and very slender.

Red Star Autumn Sage

Common name: Red Star Autumn Sage
Botanical name: Salvia greggii 'Red Star'

This shrub will grow 1'-4' tall and 1'-4' wide. It has glossy green leaves with red flowers that bloom from fall to spring.

Sticks on Fire Pencil Tree

Common name: Sticks on Fire Pencil Tree
Botanical name: Euphorbia tirucalli

In frost free areas, Euphorbia can become a 30' tree but in colder areas, it is often knocked back by frost. It can be single or multiple trunked. It has green cylindrical branches that are about the diameter of a pencil. Leaves are not usually present. Some people are allergic to the sap. It is tolerant of salt, full sun, part shade and quite drought resistant. It is a great accent plant for a container. This form has light green branches if in full sun.

Fox Tail Agave, Velvet Agave

Common name: Fox Tail Agave, Velvet Agave
Botanical name: Agave attenuata

This Agave has a dramatic tropical form. Even light frost can damage its succulent leaves. It is great for containers. In the low desert, partial sun will be best. If it becomes top heavy, simply cut and stick in the ground to root. It is not a fast grower and has light green foliage. It will also die after flowering but pups around the mother will survive. Distinctive with its large rosette of leaves perched on a long curving trunk, it is a native from Mexico.

Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst

Common name: Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst
Botanical name: Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to be carefree. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage. The 'Barbara Karst' variety blooms bright red in full sun; more crimson if in shade. It blooms early and long.

Lilac Melaleuca

Common name: Lilac Melaleuca
Botanical name: Melaleuca decussata

This evergreen shrub will grow 8'-20' tall and 8'-20' wide. It has tiny, blue green leaves with lavender pink flowers that bloom from late spring to summer.

Mountain Flax

Common name: Mountain Flax
Botanical name: Phormium 'Cream Delight'

Phormium 'Cream Delight' is an evergreen perennial. It is a 3' tall, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Leaves have a cream-yellow midstripe and green margins edged with red.

Baines Tree Aloe

Common name: Baines Tree Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe barberae

This slow-growing tree has a heavy trunk with forking branches. It produces 2'-3' leaves in rosettes and rose/pink flowers.

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Blue Drama by the Sea

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Take your 'My List' Hydrozone Report to a landscape designer, or local nursery, when selecting and purchasing plants.