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Artichoke
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Artichoke

Common name: Artichoke
Botanical name: Cynara scolymus

This perennial will grow 4' tall and 6'-8' wide. It has silvery green leaves with bluish purple flowers that bloom in spring. Artichoke is a favorite fruit/vegetable of California kitchens but it is a great ornamental plant often overlooked for color contrast. It is very tolerant of little water when planted for ornamental purposes.

Kleinia

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.

Rose Trailing Ice Plant

Common name: Rose Trailing Ice Plant
Botanical name: Lampranthus spectabilis 'Rose'

This trailing succulent will grow 12" high and spreads 2' in diameter. It produces 2" flowers that are shades of pink and purple and bloom at the end of spring.

Garden Nasturtium

Common name: Garden Nasturtium
Botanical name: Tropaeolum majus

This annual groundcover/vine and will grow less than 1' tall, but will spread and climb up to 6' tall. Nasturtium has 2" light green leaves with edible, red, orange, yellow, or white flowers that are in constant bloom throughout the warm season. This plant usually reseeds, with new plants emerging in early spring.

Designer: La Loma Development

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.