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Garnet Penstemon
Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac

Slavia greggii "Burgendy Seduction"

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

Garnet Penstemon

Common name:Garnet Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon 'Purple'

The Border Penstemon is a showy perennial that reaches 2'-4' in height. It has purple, tubular blossoms with red-striped throats on long flower spikes that bloom from spring through the fall. It is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac

Common name:Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac
Botanical name:Buddleja davidii

Butterfly bush is a fast growing deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub ranging from 3' up to 10', with an open, rangy growth habit. It should be cut back nearly to the ground in fall for size control and appearance. Purple, pink, white or red flowers appear in spring and summer, attracting butterflies. This shrub looks great in mass plantings.

Digitalis hybrida 'Polkadot Pippa'

Designer: Richard Wise

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Knowledge Tips:

Runoff from the built environment is unavoidable. However, we can work to reduce the pollutants entering our waterways.

WaterSmart Tips:

Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Direct water from roofs, downspouts, driveways and walkways to vegetated basins or 'rain gardens'.