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Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells
Peace Hybrid Tea Rose
Gold Flame Spirea
Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry
Dragon's Blood Stone Crop
Tussock Bellflower
Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells

Common name:Santa Ana Cardinal Coral Bells
Botanical name:Heuchera 'Santa Ana Cardinal'

This Heuchera is believed to be a hybrid between the native Heuchera maxima and the non-native Heuchera sanguinea. The name is a little misleading as the flower is more pinkish red than it is red or cardinal. It is best used in dry shady conditions with well drained soil. Once established, it requires little care. It is susceptible to mealy bugs and root rot if it receives too much water. It grows to 18"-24" tall and wide. It looks great in mass plantings.

Peace Hybrid Tea Rose

Common name:Peace Hybrid Tea Rose
Botanical name:Rosa 'Peace'

Rosa 'Peace' is a deciduous shrub. It grows 1'-3' high. Leaves are small, compound, glossy, and deep green. Flowers bloom mainly in summer and fall.

Gold Flame Spirea

Common name:Gold Flame Spirea
Botanical name:Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'

The 'Gold Flame' is a deciduous shrub that grows to a height of 3'-4'. New leaves emerge with a bronze color, and turn yellow as they expand. The flowers are rosy red from June through the fall season. It should be grown with full sun.

Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry

Common name:Crimson Pygmy Japanese Barberry
Botanical name:Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Pygmy purple leaf barberry is a deciduous shrub with arching branches which reaches 2 ft high and 3 ft wide. The foliage becomes bronzy red in summer and fall. 'Crimson Pygmy' prefers full sun and regular watering, more in hot summer months. This plant has thorns. It makes a great hedge. Prune in winter to re-shape.

Dragon's Blood Stone Crop

Common name:Dragon's Blood Stone Crop
Botanical name:Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

This herbaceous perennial will grow 6" high and 6"-12" wide and has dark green leaves with clusters of pink flowers that bloom from July through August.

Tussock Bellflower

Common name:Tussock Bellflower
Botanical name:Campanula carpatica

This low-growing, reliable perennial can be used in the rock garden or front border. Its flowers are clear blue, deep blue or white on 6-10" plants, blooming from June through September. The variety is easy to grow in sun or light shade. Organic mulch is preferred to keep the roots cool. -Holland Wildflower Farm

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.