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Black or Honey Sage
Scarlet Trumpet Vine
Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
Malva Rose, Island Tree Mallow
Laurel Sumac
Black or Honey Sage

Common name:Black or Honey Sage
Botanical name:Salvia mellifera

This woody shrub has fragrant, dark green leaves with blue, white, or lilac flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.

Scarlet Trumpet Vine

Common name:Scarlet Trumpet Vine
Botanical name:Distictis buccinatoria

This evergreen vine is highlighted by large, blood red, trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow throat. These flowers will continue to appear throughout the warm months.

Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage

Common name:Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
Botanical name:Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman'

The ' Winifred Gillman' Sage is a dense, compact sub-shrub that grows to 4'-5' tall and wide, and has a round form. It has blue flowers in spikes above the foliage in the spring and summer. This sub-shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Malva Rose, Island Tree Mallow

Common name:Malva Rose, Island Tree Mallow
Botanical name:Lavatera assurgentiflora

This is a fast growing, evergreen, flowering shrub that works great as a foundation planting or windbreak. They require little maintenance other than occasional shearing to keep it dense.

Laurel Sumac

Common name:Laurel Sumac
Botanical name:Malosma laurina

This evergreen shrub has dark green foliage that is red when it is young. This is a good plant for dry slopes.

Designer: Ellen Mackey

Mackey Garden 1

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.