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Calendula, Pot Marigold
Coral Bells
Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria
Catmint
Calendula, Pot Marigold

Common name:Calendula, Pot Marigold
Botanical name:Calendula officinalis

This wonderful flower will grow about 1-3' tall and has amazing dark green leaves with bright golden/yellow/orange flowers that bloom in winter, spring, and summer. Is an edible flower in organic gardens.

Coral Bells

Common name:Coral Bells
Botanical name:Heuchera sanguinea

Tufts of round leaves 2-3" wide with scalloped edges accent this plant. It also produces wiry stems to 24" tall with open clusters of red/pink, bell-shaped flowers.

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

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.

Designer: Sarah Nichols

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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:

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