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Curving to the Front Door
Firebird Border Penstemon
Superba Fescue
Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass
Eastern Redbud
California Fescue
London Plane Tree
Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Elija Blue Fescue
Japanese or Oriental Persimmon
Firebird Border Penstemon

Common name: Firebird Border Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon hybrids 'Firebird'

Penstemon gloxiniodes 'Firebird' is perennial, but sometimes treated as an annual. It has a compact, bushy, upright growth to 4' tall. Tubular summer flowers in loose spikes appear at the stem ends, in a rosy red color.

Superba Fescue

Common name: Superba Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca amethystina 'Superba'

The Rainbow Fescue is a hardy fescue with fine, blue green foliage that grows 8" tall. It has spring flowers that are 12" above the foliage. This fescue is a very showy, neat grass for sunny spots during spring and fall. The Rainbow Fescue is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Blue Fescue, Blue Fescuegrass

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

This groundcover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue green leaves.

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. Leaves turn yellow green in the fall.

California Fescue

Common name: California Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca californica

The California Fescue is a cool season bunchgrass with blue green blades that reach 2'-5' high and 3' wide. Foliage arches gracefully upwards and outwards. Flower spikes reach 3' above the leaves. Plant in full sun or partial shade. It makes a great companion plant to oak trees and is handsome as a backdrop behind lower growing grasses for a meadow look. The California fescue is native to California and is a beneficial insect plant. -Cornflower Farms

London Plane Tree

Common name: London Plane Tree
Botanical name: Platanus X acerifolia

London Plane Tree is a fast growing, deciduous tree that reaches a size 40'-80' high by 30'-40' wide. Its leaves are 3-5 lobed, with a width of 4"-10". This plant is tolerant of most soils, smog, dust and reflected heat.

Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy

Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish, daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.

Elija Blue Fescue

Common name: Elija Blue Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca glauca 'Elija Blue'

The 'Elijah Blue' is a dwarf variety with gray blue (but sometimes white-looking) foliage. It should receive sun and little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursrey

Japanese or Oriental Persimmon

Common name: Japanese or Oriental Persimmon
Botanical name: Diospyros kaki

This medium-sized tree will grow 15'-25' tall and has bright green summer leaves, sunset colored fall foliage, with white spring blooms, and orange fruit that persists on deciduous winter branches. It will do best in full sun and moist soil.

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Curving to the Front Door

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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