Common name: Prostrate Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2'-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender blue in color; the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.
Common name: Fox Tail Agave, Velvet Agave
Botanical name: Agave attenuata
This Agave has a dramatic tropical form. Even light frost can damage its succulent leaves. It is great for containers. In the low desert, partial sun will be best. If it becomes top heavy, simply cut and stick in the ground to root. It is not a fast grower and has light green foliage. It will also die after flowering but pups around the mother will survive. Distinctive with its large rosette of leaves perched on a long curving trunk, it is a native from Mexico.
Common name: New Zealand Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax
New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, olive green leaves that arise from its base, reaching 8'-10' tall. Leaves are 3"-4" wide. Orange red flowers appear on stalks, high above the leaves in spring. It can be grown in full sun to light shade. This hardy plant can be grown near the coast or in hot inland areas. It does better with regular irrigation.
Common name: California Pepper, Mission Pepper
Botanical name: Schinus molle
The California Pepper is a fast growing evergreen tree that will mature to a height of 25'-40' and as wide. Its bright green leaves are divided into many narrow, 1.5"-2" long leaflets.
Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus
This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish, daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.
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