Common name:Pride Of Madeira
Botanical name:Echium candicans
Mature specimens of this evergreen shrub can grow to a size of 6'-8' tall and 8'-10' wide. In the spring, spikes of rosy-violet to blue-purple flowers appear. It should receive sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering when established. This plant can be severely damaged by frost below 25 degrees F.
Common name:Bearded Iris
Botanical name:Iris Bearded Hybrids
This perennial will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium size, blue green leaves with wonderful flowers that come in a variety of colors.
Common name:Sunray Coreopsis
Botanical name:Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sun Ray'
Coreopsis lanceolata 'Sun Ray' is a perennial which grows 1'-2' high and 1'-1.5' wide. It produces yellow, 1.5"-2" blooms, with maroon centers, on pale green stems that open in late spring and summer.
Common name:Bitsy Hybrid Daylily
Botanical name:Hemerocallis 'Bitsy'
This Daylily has yellow flowers in profusion for over 250 days per year. Thin stalks give an airy, fairy-like quality. Tiny 2" lemon-yellow blossoms appear very early in the season above 12"-20" tall slender, grassy foliage
Common name:Blanket flower
Botanical name:Gaillardia X grandiflora
This perennial has daisylike flowers in warm colors on sturdy stems. Plants form medium-sized clumps. It likes full sun and well-drained soil but tolerates poor soil and drought. It makes a great cut flower.
Common name:Maiden Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
The 'Gracillimus' is a taller variety, often growing to 6'-8' tall with delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. Tall grasses are highly combustible.
Common name:Berkeley Sedge
Botanical name:Carex divulsa
Berkeley Sedge is a fast growing, vibrant green clumping sedge to 2' tall and wide. Widely adaptable, it can be planted in wet soil or arid soil, tolerates sun to partial shade and can be drought tolerant. Tan to brown flowers show in spring.
Dappled Shade in Front Yard
Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.