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Allan Bloom Hybrd
Sea Lavender, Statice
Lily of the Nile
Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn
Allan Bloom Hybrd

Common name: Allan Bloom Hybrd
Botanical name: Achillea 'Moonshine'

Long, straight stems with pale yellow flowers are apparent on the mats of green to grey-green leaves of this plant, which are flatter and less divided than those of the Achillea millefolium. The yarrow propagate easily from rooted cuttings or division, which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded.

Sea Lavender, Statice

Common name: Sea Lavender, Statice
Botanical name: Limonium perezii

This mounding shrub will reach about 3' high and has large, dark green leaves with small blue and purple flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Lily of the Nile

Common name: Lily of the Nile
Botanical name: Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis

This evergreen groundcover/shrub will grow about 3' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers ( there is also a white variety) that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil.

Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn

Common name: Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn
Botanical name: Parkinsonia aculeata

The Mexican Palo Verde has prickly stems. This tree is very fast growing with sparse foliage and very long narrow leaves. Yellow flowers with orange red throats bloom sporadically. It is very messy, thorny, weedy and short-lived. This tree is usually found on limestone soils in areas with moisture but is strongly drought tolerant. It can withstand saline conditions. It can be cold or drought deciduous. It is beautiful in form being light and airy looking, with green bark.

Designer: Susan McEowen

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