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Pops of Color
Flanders Poppy
Moonshine Yarrow, Milfoil, Sneezewo
Mexican Feather Grass
Flamingo Green Eulalia Grass
California or Golden Poppy
Anise-Scented Sage
Flanders Poppy

Common name:Flanders Poppy
Botanical name:Papaver rhoeas 'Flanders Field'

This beautiful annual has bright red single flowers, each petal often marked at its base with a large black blotch. Sow seeds in spring. Flanders Poppy is attractive near entries, walkways, and in containers. It can reach 3' tall and prefers full sun in well draining, rich soil. It may re-sow.

Moonshine Yarrow, Milfoil, Sneezewo

Common name:Moonshine Yarrow, Milfoil, Sneezewo
Botanical name:Achillea 'Moonshine'

Long, straight stems with pale yellow flowers are striking on the mats of green to grey-green leaves of this plant, which are flatter and less divided than those of the Achillea millefolium. This Yarrow propagates easily from rooted cuttings or divisions which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded. Introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's.

Mexican Feather Grass

Common name:Mexican Feather Grass
Botanical name:Nassella tenuissima

The Mexican Fan Grass is a fine, airy grass that is emerald green in color. It has many soft yellow-beige flower stalks in the spring.It is extremely invasive; the California Invasive Plant Council is working to halt commercial sale of this grass because it is taking over natural areas. This grass grows 10"-12" tall , 1'-2' wide, and is drought tolerant.

Flamingo Green Eulalia Grass

Common name:Flamingo Green Eulalia Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

These deciduous grasses grow from 4-5' tall, and often turn rose colored in fall before going dormant. Tall, showy spikes of feathery, pink, curved seed heads and flower panicles appear in summer. It should receive sun to part shade with little to regular summer watering. It is deer resistant. Flowers are great for arrangements.

California or Golden Poppy

Common name:California or Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue-green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Anise-Scented Sage

Common name:Anise-Scented Sage
Botanical name:Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

This perennial sub-shrub will grow 1'-3' tall and 2' wide and has light green leaves, accented by beautiful blue flowers that bloom from June to November.

Designer: Jody Palmer

Pops of Color

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.

Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.