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.
Common name: Century Plant, Maguey
Botanical name: Agave americana
This plant is fast growing to about 6'-10' tall and 8'-13' wide. Wide gray leaves have stiff terminal spines and recurved teeth on margins. It prefers full sun and well-drained situations. After blooming, which could take several years, it will die but will send up new pups from around the base. Some people are allergic to the sap. Removal is difficult if unwanted.
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.
Common name: Mexican Feather Grass
Botanical name: Nassella tenuissima
This ornamental grass grows to 2' tall. It goes partially dormant during the summer but green in spring and fall. It prefers a sunny, well drained site. This plant can be invasive in some areas, so use caution. To keep reseeding to a minimum, drip irrigation will be best. Cut back in early spring to remove dormant foliage and dried seed heads. It can also tolerate dry shade. It grows to 10" wide and is the finest textured of the ornamental grasses.
Common name: White Sage, Sacred White Sage
Botanical name: Salvia apiana
This woody shrub has long stems with silvery white leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom in the spring. It provides a strong structural form as a garden focal point. It can reach 6' tall and 6' wide.
Common name: White Birch, European White Birch
Botanical name: Betula pendula
This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves.
Common name: New Zealand Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax
New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.
Common name: Kangaroo Paws, Green
Botanical name: Anigozanthos flavidus
This tender perennial is a clump-forming evergreen that produces fuzzy, yellow green flowers that bloom in spring and last for over 2 months. It comes in other colors, like red also.
Common name: Tequila Sunrise Sage
Botanical name: Salvia 'Tequila Sunrise'
Tequila Sunrise is a perennial shrub that reaches 3'-6' tall and wide. It needs full sun and medium amount of water. Orange flowers bloom in the spring but this shrub has blossoms most of the year. This shrub will get knocked down to the ground when the first frost arrives in colder climates; however, it will come back vigorously especially if pruned in February or March. Hummingbirds love the flowers.
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