Lavandula pinnata buchii

Lavandula pinnata buchii This lovely Lavender adds an elegant touch to any landscape. Its long spikes, topped with dark purple flowers sway in the wind, causing movement and attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to your garden. The gray-green foliage is finely divided, creating an almost lacy appearance. It grows 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Lavandula pinnata buchii fits into the category of Pterostachys Lavenders, which get their name from the “winged spikes” shape of the flowers that grow atop the long slender stems. This type of Lavender is also called “Jagged Lavender” or “Candelabra Lavender”, for the way the flower is divided into three parts, making them look like candelabras.

Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Desert Flame’

Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Desert Flame’ This low growing perennial is native to Australia and is listed as one of Australia’s “Aussie Winners” for its excellent performance in Mediterranean climate gardens. Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Desert Flame’ has a decumbent growth pattern which means that the stems lie flat along the ground with a spread of 20-30 inches, and the tips, which bear flowers, turning upwards to a height of 6 inches. This plant is an excellent choice for many areas of a garden that are in full sun. It’s silver-grey foliage and golden-yellow button head flowers create a stunning border if mass planted. If planted along the edge of a retaining wall, its blooms will spill ov

Nepeta faassenii ‘Junior Walker’

Nepeta faassenii ‘Junior Walker’ This Nepeta is a sterile form of its mother plant Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’. ‘Junior Walker’ is much more compact in height than ‘Walker’s Low’, growing to 15 inches tall and 4 feet wide. It produces an abundance of lavender-purple flower sprays that are densely clustered over blue-green foliage. This beautiful plant is highly aromatic and is an excellent choice to plant along a garden path where is can be brushed up against to release its wonderful fragrance. ‘Junior Walker’ has a long blooming season, from mid-May through September. It is best to cut back the spent blooms to ensure this plant will continue to put out a continuous display of its lovely blossoms.

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