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Salvia Caradonna - Ultra hardy & deer proof perennial for sun. Perfect with Daylilies, KnockOut Roses, Shrubs, Sun Perennials.

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For a waterwise landscape, consider Mediterranean garden design

landscape design with lavender - love the color mix

Hebe buxifolia A very pretty and easy to grow small evergreen flowering shrub, with masses of white flowers appearing in late winter. Ideal border and hedge plant. Prefers a full sun to part shade position in well drained soil. Drought tolerant and frost hardy onc...

Eragrostis, Purple Love Grass The flower spikes of this native grass come to life by creating a pink cloud-like effect on the planting area while in bloom. Easy to grow and provides interest in all four seasons. lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 5-8 Sun: Full Sun Height: 18-24 inches Spread: 18-24 inches Uses: Beds, Borders, Container Bloom Season: Fall, Summer Resistant To: Deer

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A Gardener's Guide to Lavender

English Lavender - English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most widely grown type of lavender in North America because it doesn't mind humidity and winter moisture as much as other lavenders. It's also the most commonly used in cooking and baking, and has a sweet, soft fragrance. English lavender, like all lavender varieties, does best in full sun and well-drained soil. The plants don't tolerate wet or especially heavy soil. Note: English lavender isn't from England. It picked up…

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Russian Sage

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ ... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.