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Groundcover with Yellow Flowers
Bitsy Daylily
Ground Cover Potentilla
Sago-Palm
Deodar Cedar
Japanese Boxwood
Beverly Sills Bearded Iris
Bitsy Daylily

Common name:Bitsy Daylily
Botanical name:Hemerocallis 'Bitsy'

This dependable perennial has thin, strap-like, grass-like leaves reaching 12"-18" tall. Bright yellow flowers, resembling lilies, are high above the foliage, making the overall height of this plant at 24" tall. Blooms appear in spring through fall, thus making this Hemerocallis variety very popular. It needs regular watering and more during hot summer months. It prefers full sun or light shade and will tolerate seaside conditions.

Ground Cover Potentilla

Common name:Ground Cover Potentilla
Botanical name:Potentilla neumanniana

Perennial. Dainty-looking yet tough and persistent ground cover 3"-6" high. Bright green leaves are divided into five leaflets. Butter yellow, 1/4" flowers bloom in spring and summer. Spreads quickly. Good bulb cover.

Sago-Palm

Common name:Sago-Palm
Botanical name:Cycas revoluta

Sago Palm resembles small palms; it is evergreen. It can slowly grow to 10'. It is used for a tropical effect and also looks great in planters. In the low desert, light shade and additional moisture are best. Side sprouts can form multi-trunked individuals. Apply fertilizer at leaf expansion. This plant has few pests.

Deodar Cedar

Common name:Deodar Cedar
Botanical name:Cedrus deodara

This fast-growing, coniferous evergreen is capable of reaching a size of 80' high by 40' wide. Its needles are a light, silvery green color, 2" long. Flowers are inconspicuous. Barrel shaped cones appear in fall and winter. Branches are pendulous and spreadings. Plant in area that has ample room for growth.

Japanese Boxwood

Common name:Japanese Boxwood
Botanical name:Buxus microphylla japonica

Japanese Boxwood is often used as a hedge. It is compact, with small bright green leaves. It can reach 4-6' tall and wide or be kept smaller through pruninig. It can be sheared to shape. It does better in areas with milder winters. It prefers full sun and a moderate amount of water.

Beverly Sills Bearded Iris

Common name:Beverly Sills Bearded Iris
Botanical name:Iris bearded 'Beverly Sills'

This popular Iris quickly reaches 3' tall and has coral peach colored ruffles. It needs fertilizer 3 times a year but may reward you with blooms in spring and fall. It attracts butterflies. It tolerates full and part sun with well draining soil and medium watering.

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Groundcover with Yellow Flowers

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Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.