Path of Perennials
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
Glossy Ternstroemia
Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

Common name:Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Crimson Queen'

On this deciduous Acer, the foliage is very fine and double-lobed on the edges, showing bright, crimson red coloring. The low branching habit serves to create a delicate weeping effect.

Glossy Ternstroemia

Common name:Glossy Ternstroemia
Botanical name:Ternstroemia gymnanthera

This elegant evergreen shrub of medium height with dark green to bronze leaves is highly valued for its glosy, polished appearance. For proper growth, the plant should receive shade.

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria

Common name:Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria
Botanical name:Alstroemeria hybrids

The deciduous rhizomes of this Peruvian lily will often run aggressively if not controlled. They grow best in full to part sun with some summer watering in dry climates. The florist strains can reach 6' tall, while the compact strains range from 12-36" For extra long, florist quality stems, stake or grow through netting for support. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Managing Your Soil

Healthy soil is the cornerstone of a vibrant landscape. It provides oxygen and nutrients vital to plant growth and sustenance. It provides protection from the sun and stability for root systems.

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Path of Perennials

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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:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.