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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:

Passive rainwater harvesting relies on micro-topography to direct water towards depressions in the landscape where water will infiltrate the soil and benefit landscape plants.

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'.