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White Autumn Sage
Firecracker Penstemon
White Autumn Sage

Common name:White Autumn Sage
Botanical name:Salvia greggii 'Alba'

This drought tolerant, evergreen shrub is 4' tall and 4' wide and produces beautiful white flowers that bloom from spring to fall.

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine'

Firecracker Penstemon

Common name:Firecracker Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon eatonii

This perennial grows at a moderate rate to 1' x 1-1/2'. Bright green leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant. Scarlet spikes of flowers appear late winter to spring. Reseeds easily. Plant in fall for spring flowers. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Accepts full sun to partial shade. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico. Similar to Penstemon barbatus but eatonii is earlier and more compact.

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:

Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three inches of soil are dry, it's time to water.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Fertilizers and pesticides applied to outdoor landscaping will seep into groundwater and contaminate our creeks.

Consider using organic compost, soil amendments, and non-toxic alternatives to pest and weed management.