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Trailing Germander
Serbian Bellflower
Glossy Abelia
Sun Rose
Adagio Eulalia Grass
Trailing Germander

Common name:Trailing Germander
Botanical name:Teucrium X lucidrys

This mini-shrub with small, shiny, dark green leaves on woody stems can be sheared and shaped. The stems trail and rise to 24", with lovely, reddish purple flowers between the upper leaves. It can be used as a low hedge plant in herbal knot gardens. To encourage branching, it should be pruned in the spring. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Serbian Bellflower

Common name:Serbian Bellflower
Botanical name:Campanula poscharskyana

The large, light lavender blue flowers of this Bellflower are produced along trailing stems throughout the year. It is a fast, easy grower in areas of sun to partial shade. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Glossy Abelia

Common name:Glossy Abelia
Botanical name:Abelia X grandiflora

Abelia X grandiflora is a semi-evergreen shrub of medium size. It has small, white, fragrant flowers that bloom from spring through the fall season. Bracts add a bronzy tint to the flowers. Abelia makes a good sheared hedge or screen. When unsheared, it is naturally arching.

Sun Rose

Common name:Sun Rose
Botanical name:Helianthemum nummularium

An evergreen shrublet that grows 6"-8" high and 2' wide, the flowers of this plant are 1" wide, and from April to June, are borne in shades of red, apricot, orange, yellow, pink, rose and white.

Adagio Eulalia Grass

Common name:Adagio Eulalia Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

These deciduous grasses grow from 2'-3' tall, and often turn orange or dark red before going dormant. Tall, showy spikes of feathery, curved seed heads are borne and retained well into the winter or the following spring. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

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Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

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