Common name: New Zealand Flax, Purple
Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'
Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves can reach 5' tall. Leaves are purple red. Flower stems reach high above the leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" wide, dark red blossoms in spring and summer. Phormium can be grown in full sun or light shade. It looks better with regular watering. This variety is heat tolerant.
Common name: Ginkgo Tree, Maidenhair Tree
Botanical name: Ginkgo biloba
The Ginko biloba, with its distinct fan-shaped leaves, initially grows with a pyramidal habit, but later becomes wide-spreading. It is generally not bothered by insects or disease.
Common name: Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus hybrids
This evergreen reliable shrub will grow about 3'-4' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers (there is a white variety and dwarf varieties) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil. It needs full sun to bloom.
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