This is a lovely evergreen shrub with shiny, bright green foliage. Long, slender stems grow outwards, reaching about 1.5 feet in height. A mature plant can cover 2.5 feet. The upper ends of stems host tiny, two-lipped flowers that are pale-lilac to white. Blooms are profuse and appear in summer and last through fall. As a member of the Mint family, the foliage has a wonderful minty-lemon scent. Leaves are often used for tea and flavor in a variety of dishes. Fortunately, C. n
This week’s star feature offers splashes of sweet aroma and color wherever it grows. Lavandula ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ is an evergreen shrub with striking green-grey foliage that grows 2.5-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. With close observation of the leaves, you’ll notice a tooth-like texture along the edges. This unique shape places ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ in a group of lavenders known as ‘Fernleaf’ types. During the spring through fall seasons, tightly whorled blooms decorate shor
We have a beautiful series of the evergreen perennial Ajuga reptans known as ‘Catlin’s Giant’ here at Clearwater Color. Interestingly, members of the Ajuga genus are also referred to as ‘bugleweed’ or ‘carpet bugle’! As a species, A. reptans spreads through runners, creating a mat of striking leaves that are oval to tongue-shaped and roughly 4 inches wide. The leaves of ‘Caitlin’s Giant’ are a unique shade of bronzy dark-green. From the foliage rise 8-inch spikes of deep blue
Today we dive into a lovely member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family known as Salvia microphylla ‘Mesa Azure’. A quick note, the members of the Salvia genus are commonly referred to as ‘Sages’. ‘Mesa Azure’ is a hybrid salvia beloved for its relatively compact shape and distinctive foliage and blooms. Aromatic, light green leaves climb the lower part of the stem. Crowning the upper part of the plant are light purple blooms with subtle white markings on the center of the petals.