Correa ‘Carmine Bells’ aka ‘Dusky Bells’

Correa ‘Carmine Bells’ aka ‘Dusky Bells’ Pronounced KOR-ree-ah, this long-lived Australian Native shrub is commonly referred to as “Australian Fuchsia”. ‘Carmine Bells’ grows 2 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It has a moderate growth rate and is an excellent choice for garden beds, banks and slopes. It is also attractive in large containers where the bell-shaped flowers can be enjoyed up close. Autumn through spring is when ‘Carmine Bells’ comes into bloom and the hummingbirds can hardly resist the carmine-rose flowers. The gray-green leaves of Correa ‘Carmine Bells’ are felted on the underside and range from narrow oval (elliptic), to lance-shaped (lanceolate) to egg-shaped (ovate). This tried

Lysimachia congestiflora ‘Persian Chocolate’

Lysimachia congestiflora ‘Persian Chocolate’ Profuse shiny purple leaves contrast beautifully with bright yellow bell-shaped flowers in this low-growing, spreading perennial. Native to China’s damp grassland areas, this plant has moderate watering needs, but grows vigorously in part shade to full sun, especially on low wet ground or near water. It is a short growing plant, at only 6 inches tall but will spread as far as 3 feet wide and fill in woodland edges, steep ledges, beds, borders, and rock gardens. It drapes beautifully over edges of containers, and can be accentuated by pairing with plants of contrasting foliage such as Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’ or Duranta erecta ‘Aurea Yello

Oscularia caulescens

Oscularia caulescens This lovely, low growing succulent gives a bright blanket of pink, sweet smelling flowers spring through summer with very little care once established. It has 3 dimensional triangular blue green leaves with a pink blush to them. It will trail over walls, or container sides, making it a versatile plant depending on your yards needs and your own preference. It compliments other succulents of similar or contrasting color, and works well in a rock or succulent garden as well. Native to South Africa, Oscularia caulescens prefers well-drained sandy or rocky soil, and is very drought tolerant once established. Commonly called ice plant, Oscularia caulescens tolerates full

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’

Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ Commonly called California Wild Lilac, Ceanothus species are a part of the Rhamnaceae, or Buckthorn family. ‘Ray Hartman’ is a Hybrid of Ceanothus arborous and Ceanothus thysiflorus var.griseus, named after a California native plant enthusiast from Morgan Hill, California. The Genus comes from the Greek ‘Keanthos’, meaning thistly or thorny plant, but ‘Ray Hartman’ is not as thistly as many other species. It is a fast growing evergreen shrub that can be trained as a small tree. It will grow to 12-20 feet tall, and 15-20 feet wide. It has large, dark green, shiny leaves and profuse radiant blue blossoms growing in clusters in the winter and spring. Pruning back af

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