Plant of the Month – August

Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica Plant Form: Deciduous tree, shrub Water Use: Low, moderate Mature Size: 2-22 ft. tall and wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Summer (June – August), Fall (September – November) Native to: China Hardiness: Cold hardy to 15°F Crape Myrtle’s claim to fame is its incredibly showy, ruffled flowers, but it has many other admirable qualities. This ornamental shrub or tree offers year-round interest: flowers from summer into fall, fall foliage color, sculptural branching in winter […]

Plant of The Month – January

Copper Canyon Daisy, Mexican Marigold Tagetes lemmonii Plant Form: Herbaceous evergreen perennial Water Use: Low Mature Size: 3-5 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide Exposure: Full Sun or part shade Bloom Time: Year-round; Heaviest bloom Fall – Winter (Sept – Jan) Native to: Southern Arizona, northern Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 5°F (roots); 20°F (foliage)     Copper Canyon Daisy is highly aromatic, releasing a strong fragrance when its foliage is rubbed or brushed against, which is likely the reason […]