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Pampas Patio
Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed
Kangaroo Paws, Red
Bauer's Dracaena
Purple Tree Aeonium
Fern Pine
Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed

Common name:Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed
Botanical name:Cyperus papyrus

This tall, subtropical perennial bears clusters of filmy, narrow, thread-like leaflets on stalks to 6-8' tall. This plant requires average to heavy watering, and must be protected from hard frost. It makes an outstanding container plant, and is striking when used with cut flowers. The plant should be grown in sun to part shade, an will tolerate standing water. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Kangaroo Paws, Red

Common name:Kangaroo Paws, Red
Botanical name:Anigozanthos hybrids

This tender perennial is a clump-forming evergreen that produces fuzzy, yellow green flowers that bloom in spring and last for over 2 months. Many sizes and varieties are available including yellow and pink flowers.

Bauer's Dracaena

Common name:Bauer's Dracaena
Botanical name:Cordyline baueri

Bauer's Dracaena grows to 10' high, and is topped with a 5' wide crown of burgundy leaves. In summer, there are clusters of fragrant white flowers.

Purple Tree Aeonium

Common name:Purple Tree Aeonium
Botanical name:Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' is a succulent perennial that is used for accenting effect. Aeonium arboreum grows 3' tall and wide. Each branch has a 6"-8 " wide rosette of dark green, fleshy leaves.The flowers are yellow in clusters.

Fern Pine

Common name:Fern Pine
Botanical name:Afrocarpus gracilior

Soft, narrow, pointed leaves on graceful arching branches characterize this plant. The foliage is gray green, and the plant can be used as an individual specimen, screen, or even a small tree.

Designer: Brooke Dietrich

Pampas Patio

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.