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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:

Stormwater runoff is flow from rain or snowmelt that does not percolate into the ground.

WaterSmart Tips:

Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Consider permeable alternatives for driveways, patios and walkways that allow water to soak into the soil and reduce runoff.

Use bricks or blocks set in sand, gravel, or wood chips.