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Rosemary Hillside
Ray Hartman California Lilac
Prostrate Rosemary
Dymondia, Rock Ditty
Powis Castle Artemisia
Sageleaf Rockrose
Ray Hartman California Lilac

Common name: Ray Hartman California Lilac
Botanical name: Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Growing vigorously as either a large shrub or small tree, the Ray Hartman has big leaves and medium blue, delicate flowers in 3"-5" clusters. It grows to 12' high and 8'-10' wide. This cultivar has good tolerance for heat; it needs occasional deep waterings with good drainage. It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects.

Prostrate Rosemary

Common name: Prostrate Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2'-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender blue in color; the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Dymondia, Rock Ditty

Common name: Dymondia, Rock Ditty
Botanical name: Dymondia margaretae

This foliage is gray/green/silvery; it is a very dense, mat forming ground cover. It tolerates drought, cold, salt spray and poor soils. It's deep rooted and produces small, inconspicuous yellow flowers. Rock Ditty is great for use in between stepping stones or pavers.

Powis Castle Artemisia

Common name: Powis Castle Artemisia
Botanical name: Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

This mounding shrub reaches 3' high and up to 5' wide with fine silver foliage.

Sageleaf Rockrose

Common name: Sageleaf Rockrose
Botanical name: Cistus salviifolius

This low-spreading shrub reaches a size of 2' tall by 6'-8' wide. It bears white flowers that are 1" wide with yellow centers. This variety makes a good groundcover. The plant requires average to good drainage, and little or no summer watering when established. It should be grown in sun or part shade.

Designer:

Rosemary Hillside

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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