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Penstemon palmeri | Pink Wild Snapdragon | Low Water Plants, Eco Friendly Landscapes | High Country Gardens

Pink Wild Snapdragon (Penstemon palmeri): loves sandy/gravelly soil and less than rainfall. Plant on the dry slope between house and pasture.

Although you don’t have to live in the tropics to grow plumeria in the home garden, you should be aware of its growing requirements beforehand. Often grown in the garden as an ornamental shrub or small tree, plumeria plants need to be grown in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. They also need at least six hours of full sun.

Although you don’t have to live in the tropics to grow plumeria in the home garden, you should be aware of its growing requirements beforehand. Often grown in the garden as an ornamental shrub or small tree, plumeria plants need to be grown in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. They also need at least six hours of full sun.

Artemisia Powis Castle  Silver Sage Powis Castle' is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials with differently colored foliage.

Artemisia Powis Castle Silver Sage Powis Castle' is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials with differently colored foliage.

Carex - sedges - species is good to use around tree roots.

Bowles' golden sedge Latin name: Carex elata 'Aurea' Zone Great contrast with dark flowers and foliage. Plant with black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens')

Rhododendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea) fragrant flowers early summer. Propagate by taking cuttings late summer/early fall. Remove lower leaves from cutting & dip tip in rooting hormone. Plant in mixture of sand, peat moss & soil, damp, not soaked. Cover container with clear plastic such as a plastic bag or cut-off plastic bottle. Don't place in direct sunlight, but give light. Cuttings establish roots two to four months. Water infrequently while cuttings are covered, over-watering cause rot.

[Prop for swamp flora] Rhododendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea) fragrant flowers in early summer

Rhododendron atlanticum, the Coastal Azalea, is a common understory plant along the south eastern coastal plains of the United States. The white flowers are 1 to 1.5 inches across, but are often blushed with pink on the outside and some have a yellow blotch.    Collected by John Clayton in 1743, this plant was appreciated more in England than in its native land. The plant habit is relatively low but stoloniferous. Spreading by underground stems, R. atlanticum can develop into very large…

Rhododendron atlanticum (Native Azalea) -- with a gardenia/clove fragrance.

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