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Germander Field
Coast Rosemary
Trailing Germander
Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Bearded Iris
Coast Rosemary

Common name: Coast Rosemary
Botanical name: Westringia fruticosa

The Australian Rosemary is an evergreen shrub that grows 3'-6' tall. It has soft, gray green leaves and white flowers throughout the year and prefers sun and little to average amounts of water. This shrub is also drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Trailing Germander

Common name: Trailing Germander
Botanical name: Teucrium X lucidrys

This mini-shrub with small, shiny, dark green leaves on woody stems can be sheared and shaped. The stems trail and rise to 24", with lovely, reddish purple flowers between the upper leaves. It can be used as a low hedge plant in herbal knot gardens. To encourage branching, it should be pruned in the spring. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary

Common name: Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

The Upright Rosemary is an upright shrub that grows 3'-6' tall. It has dark green leaves and bright, showy, lavender blue flowers throughout the year. This shrub is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage

Common name: Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage
Botanical name: Salvia leucantha

The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, gray green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican Sage is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds. -Cornflower Farms

Bearded Iris

Common name: Bearded Iris
Botanical name: Iris Bearded Hybrids

This perennial will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium sized, blue green leaves with flowers of different colors that bloom in spring. It needs well draining soil and full sun. Many are fragrant and rebloom several times a year. Plant rhizomes in Sept or Oct. They need water once a week during the hot spells. Top dress with compost and gypsum in January and August.

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Germander Field

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.