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Petunia
Giant Bird Of Paradise
Bauer's Dracaena
Petunia

Common name:Petunia
Botanical name:Petunia X hybrida

This plant will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium-sized green leaves with multi-colored flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Giant Bird Of Paradise

Common name:Giant Bird Of Paradise
Botanical name:Strelitzia nicolai

This clumping evergreen perennial can reach 25' tall fairly quickly, forming a false trunk from the base of the leaves. The leaves are shaped like bananas, reaching 10' long with the widest part reaching 5' . It does best with fertilizer once a month and rich soil. It does not like wet feet so water only when dry. It can be planted in full sun but will do better if it receives afternoon shade. The flowers can reach a size of 10"-12", but plants need to be a few years old before they will flower.

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.

Designer: Cherie Ciotti

Arches Garden Seating

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.