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Conejo Buckwheat
Fiesta Marigold Monkey Flower
Margarita Foothill Penstemon
Catmint
Conejo Buckwheat

Common name:Conejo Buckwheat
Botanical name:Eriogonum crocatum

Saffron Buckwheat is a compact, low growing perennial 1-2 ft. high and wide, having white wooly stems and leaves and contrasting yellow flower clusters summer to fall. It tolerates heavy soils if given good drainage and no summer water.-Cornflower Farms

Fiesta Marigold Monkey Flower

Common name:Fiesta Marigold Monkey Flower
Botanical name:Mimulus 'Fiesta Marigold'

Mimulus 'Fiesta Marigold' is fun variety of the dry Mimulus species/hybrids. Although it still requires well drained soil and drier conditions in most environments, it stays evergreen and can bloom through the year with supplemental summer water when oth

Margarita Foothill Penstemon

Common name:Margarita Foothill Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita Bop'

Another one of the easiest and most versatile California native plants. This is a hybrid penstemon; will produce beautiful purple/blue flowers through much of the year when spent flowers are removed. Foliage grows in low growing mats to 6-8"H x 12-18"W.

Catmint

Common name:Catmint
Botanical name:Nepeta X faassenii

Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray-green, undulating mounds o 1.5 ft. high in bloom. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring, and early summer.

Using Water Wisely

An efficient watering system applies the right amount of water to the right parts of the garden at the right time. This conserves water and saves you money.

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Designer: Nancy Niemeyer

Native Color Garden A1

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.