October 24, 2015

Tagetes lemmonii (Mexican Marigold, Mountain Marigold)

A bushy evergreen shrub with highly aromatic foliage that grows 4-6 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. It is native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico and can be found growing in the mountain canyons at 4,000 – 8,000 foot elevations. As the “ii” at the end of the species name indicates, this plant was named after someone with the surname Lemmon. It was discovered by a husband and wife team of botanists by the name of John G...

October 17, 2015

Salvia chamaedryoides

This compact salvia has a loosely mounding habit and grows 18 – 24 inches tall and 24 – 36 inches wide. The vivid sapphire blue flowers have a trumpet shape with a distinctive lower “lip” and appear almost year-round, with its peak bloom season being mid-spring through late-fall. The blooms contrast beautifully with the bright silvery-grey-green foliage. This is a good choice if you are looking for a flowering perennial to add contrast and interest to you...

October 10, 2015

Salvia hybrid ‘Wendy’s Wish’ PP 21889

A stunning perennial salvia that has brilliant magenta colored tubular flowers with fluted tips and a pinkish-brown calyx. The stems are dark maroon and the leaves are dark green with a glossy appearance and serrated margins. ‘Wendy’s Wish’ has a compact yet open growth habit and grows 3-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. It provides great impact in the landscape if mass planted and also adds a vivid pop of color in mixed container gardens.

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