Plant of the Month – July

White Sagebrush, Silver Wormwood Artemisia ludoviciana Plant Form: Evergreen sub-shrub Water Use: Low Mature Size: 2-3 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Summer (July-Aug), Fall (Sept) Native to: North America Hardiness: Cold hardy to <0°F White Sagebrush is grown for its beautiful silver-white foliage. This attractive groundcover’s native range extends from Canada to Mexico. It spreads by underground stems (rhizomes) to create a bushy clump. Although its small yellow flowers are inconspicuous, its […]

Plant of the Month – March

White Evening Primrose, Tufted Evening Primrose Oenothera caespitosa Plant Form: Evergreen groundcover Water Use: Low Mature Size: 6 – 12 inches tall  x 2 – 3 feet wide Exposure: Full or filtered sun Bloom Time: On & off all year; most prolific in Spring, Summer, Fall (Apr – Sept) Native to: Western U.S. and Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 0°F White Evening Primrose creates masses of fragrant, four-inch wide, snow-white flowers each evening that attract night-flying pollinators like hawk moths. […]

Plant of the Month – August 2014

Desert Four-O’Clock Mirabilis laevis   Plant Form: Evergreen Perennial Sub-Shrub Water Use: Very Low Mature Size: 2′ – 3’ tall & wide Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Bloom Time: Spring (peak bloom), Summer, Fall (March – November) Native to: California, Arizona, Nevada & Utah (below 7,000 feet)  Hardiness: Cold Hardy to 25°F     Desert Four-O’Clock is a fast-growing, mounded, evergreen sub-shrub or herb. Dark green leaves and branches have soft, glandular hair, and the whole plant feels succulent, almost […]

Plant of the Month: April 2013

Silver Bush Morning Glory Convolvulus cneorum   Plant Form: Evergreen Shrub Water Use: Low Mature Size: 1-2 feet tall, 3 feet wide Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Time: April – September Native to: Southern Europe Hardiness: Cold Hardy to 10° F   Silver Bush Morning Glory is prized not just for its glorious flowers, but also for its soft, silvery foliage that it displays all year. Masses of white funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throats open from pink buds on this compact […]

Plant of the Month: October 2012

Silver Sage, Artemisia Artemisia x Powis Castle   Plant Form: Evergreen shrub Water Use: Low Mature Size: 2’-3’ tall & 3-4’ wide Exposure: Full Sun, Part sun Bloom Time: Rarely blooms Native to: Mediterranean, Europe Hardiness: Cold Hardy to 0° F   Silver Sage is a dense, mounded, evergreen shrub with soft silvery leaves. While the tiny flowers of this hybrid are insignificant, its attractive foliage makes it a star. The aromatic foliage is finely cut like filigreed silver lacework, […]