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Brick Borders Outside the Courtyard
Hot Lips Sage
Golden Breath Of Heaven
Dymondia, Rock Ditty
Purple Tree Aeonium
Blue Oat Grass
Amazing Red Flax
Bearded Iris
Orange Sedum
Pork And Beans
Hot Lips Sage

Common name:Hot Lips Sage
Botanical name:Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Salvia 'Waverly' is a perennial shrub that reaches 3'-5' tall and wide. It needs full sun and medium amount of water. Pinkish white flowers bloom in the spring but this shrub has blossoms most of the year. This shrub will get knocked down to the ground when the first frost arrives; however, it will come back vigorously especially if pruned in February or March. Hummingbirds love the flowers.

Golden Breath Of Heaven

Common name:Golden Breath Of Heaven
Botanical name:Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold'

Golden Breath of Heaven is a fine, textured, low growing shrub to 10" high and wide with bright yellow foliage. It is excellent for rock gardens. It is drought tolerant.

Dymondia, Rock Ditty

Common name:Dymondia, Rock Ditty
Botanical name:Dymondia margaretae

This foliage is gray/green/silvery; it is a very dense, mat forming ground cover. It tolerates drought, cold, salt spray and poor soils. It's deep rooted and produces small, inconspicuous yellow flowers. Rock Ditty is great for use in between stepping stones or pavers.

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.

Blue Oat Grass

Common name:Blue Oat Grass
Botanical name:Helictotrichon sempervirens

The Blue Oat Grass is an evergreen, blue clumping grass that grows 12"-18" tall and wide. Its showy flowers are 1'-2' above the foliage. This plant looks good alone as well as in mass plantings. The blue oat grass likes dry hill sides and is drought tolerant.

Amazing Red Flax

Common name:Amazing Red Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Amazing Red'

Phormium 'Amazing Red' is an evergreen perennial. It is a 2' tall, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Leaves are dark reddish brown in color.

Bearded Iris

Common name:Bearded Iris
Botanical name:Iris Bearded Hybrids

This perennial will grow 1'-3' tall and has medium size, blue green leaves with wonderful flowers that come in a variety of colors.

Orange Sedum

Common name:Orange Sedum
Botanical name:Sedum nussbaumeranian

This succulent perennial will grow best in a wall pot or hanging basket due to its long stems. It has light, gray green leaves that grow over one another to give off a "braided" look. The flowers are pink to deep red and bloom in spring and summer.

Pork And Beans

Common name:Pork And Beans
Botanical name:Sedum rubrotinctum

This ground cover will grow less than 1' tall and has small leaves that vary in color and are brownish bronze in the fall. Red and yellow flowers will bloom in spring and summer.

Designer: Denise Pulley

Brick Borders Outside the Courtyard

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:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.