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California Fan Palm
Annual Sweet Pea
California or Golden Poppy
Hollyhock
California Fan Palm

Common name:California Fan Palm
Botanical name:Washingtonia filifera

California Fan Palm is the only palm native to CA. It grows to 60' tall and 20' wide. It has light green fronds 3'-6' long. This palm has a gray trunk, ringed with old frond scars. Mature fronds have curved thorns along the margins. Yellow white flowers appear in spring and summer. It prefers full sun, heat and will become drought tolerant once it's established. It will do better with occasional deep watering.

Annual Sweet Pea

Common name:Annual Sweet Pea
Botanical name:Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea is a favorite among many gardeners for its wonderful scented flowers. Some cultivars are vines and others are bush or shrub-like. It comes in blue, pink, purple, red or white flowers. They do better in cooler climates; keep roots mulched. Grow in rich, moist soil and provide regular watering especially in the summer. Excellent for cut flowers. These annuals are grown from seed.

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.

Hollyhock

Common name:Hollyhock
Botanical name:Alcea rosea

This plant grows 4-8' high and is particularly useful for background screening. It grows best in full sun in deep, rich, well drained soils and can produce a variety of colors of flowers.

Designer: Cooperative Extension

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.