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Apple Blossom Penstemon
Woolly Blue Curls
Mountain Mahogany, Hardtack
Apple Blossom Penstemon

Common name: Apple Blossom Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon hybrids 'Apple Blossom'

This Penstemon is a showy perennial that remains 2'-4' high. It has light pink, tubular blossoms on long flower spikes with white throats. It blooms from spring through the fall and is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Woolly Blue Curls

Common name: Woolly Blue Curls
Botanical name: Trichostema lanatum

The Woolly Blue Curls is an evergreen shrub that reaches 3'-5' high. It has an open branching habit and has long stalks of brilliant purple woolly flowers in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds. -Cornflower Farms

Mountain Mahogany, Hardtack

Common name: Mountain Mahogany, Hardtack
Botanical name: Cercocarpus betuloides

This evergreen shrub grows 5-12 ft. high or as a small tree to 20 ft. with loose, spreading habit. The leaves are sharply toothed and feather-veined beneath. The spring flowers give fall fruit with characteristic long feathery plume. It is very tolerant of drought situations and considered a good browse plant for animals. It can be found statewide in California at elevations of 500 to 4000 ft. in chaparral and woodland communities - Cornflower Farms

Designer: Susan Ferrarri

Modern Mediterranean Look

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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