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Red and Black Splashes
Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria
Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)
Cornflower, Bachelor's Button
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

Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)

Common name:Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)
Botanical name:Rosa Hybrid Tea varieties

These shrubs and vines are the most-loved in the West and are very resilient. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and are easy to maintain with proper care. They can be used in a water-conserving garden with careful attention to irrigation practices.

Cornflower, Bachelor's Button

Common name:Cornflower, Bachelor's Button
Botanical name:Centaurea cyanus

This plant has leaves that are 10cm high x 5mm wide and stems that can reach 1m high. It produces blue/purple, white, and pink flowers from May-September.

Designer: Sarah Nichols

Red and Black Splashes

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

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