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Lamb's Ears
Rosemary
Silver Carpet L., Calif. Aster
Parasol Aeonium
Jade Plant
Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush
Rocky Point Ice Plant
Lamb's Ears

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

This tiny, herbaceous shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium sized, grayish green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring.

Rosemary

Common name: Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is hardy in full sun areas where winter temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees F. They can be grown in a clay pot with well-drained, porous soil in bright indoor light, and will also flourish on the backporch in spring, summer and fall. Its beautiful, slowly trailing stems and shiny slender leaves are perfect for showing off the small, light blue flowers that blossom in the summer. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Silver Carpet L., Calif. Aster

Common name: Silver Carpet L., Calif. Aster
Botanical name: Lessingia flilaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'

Silver Carpet Lessingia is one of the best native groundcovers for use in large areas. It grows very quickly once established in the ground and requires little to no care. It will tolerate almost regular water to very little. The fuzzy silver foliage remains attractive through most of the year. Small pink to lavender flowers appear on the foliage intermittently throughout the year for added interest. This plant is very vigorous and should not be planted in small areas. It will grow to 6'-8' tall.

Parasol Aeonium

Common name: Parasol Aeonium
Botanical name: Aeonium arboreum

Parasol Aeonium is an upright succulent with rosette leaf clusters. It forms a mound and can be easily propagated by cuttings.

Jade Plant

Common name: Jade Plant
Botanical name: Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata is an evergreen shrub that grows to 2' to10' tall and 3' to 6' wide with light green leaves. It like full sun, low watering, and will live in any type of well drained soil.

Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush

Common name: Elephant's Food, Elephant Bush
Botanical name: Portulacaria afra

This interesting succulent has an irregular growth habit. Depending on pruning and cold, Elephant's Food can be grown as a groundcover or shrub to 12' tall and wide. Plants work very well in containers, and can be used indoors or outdoors. It is drought tolerant but needs some protection from frost. It does best with some shade in most arid climates; otherwise, it tolerates full sun. This plant is a native of South Africa.

Rocky Point Ice Plant

Common name: Rocky Point Ice Plant
Botanical name: Malephora lutea

Succulent, bright green leaves provide a lush backdrop for yellow daisy flowers. It blooms off and on nearly all year with short breaks in winter and summer. It grows to about 10" tall and 3'-4' wide. It can burn back in very hot summer but regrows quickly.

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Water Saving Tip:

Mulching and adding compost to soil can minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.