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Colors on the Corner
Blue Marguerite, Blue Felicia Daisy
Zebra Iris
Eulalia Grass
Munstead Dwarf Lavender
Blue Marguerite, Blue Felicia Daisy

Common name:Blue Marguerite, Blue Felicia Daisy
Botanical name:Felicia amelloides

This shrubby perennial has oval leaves that are 1" in length and dark green in color. It produces a variety of bright blue 1 1/4" wide flowers almost continuously, those of which resemble daisies.

Zebra Iris

Common name:Zebra Iris
Botanical name:Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'

This garden favorite is grown more for its striking silver variegated foliage than its fragrant blue blooms. Avoid intense heat and poor drainage. Deciduous.

Eulalia Grass

Common name:Eulalia Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberspinne'

These deciduous grasses grow from 4-7' tall, and often turn orange or dark red before going dormant. Tall, showy spikes of feathery, curved seed heads are borne and retained well into the winter or the following spring. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Munstead Dwarf Lavender

Common name:Munstead Dwarf Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

While this hybrid is half the size of the standard angustifolia, it flowers early and has a more intense flower color than most of the species. Its foliage and flowers are good for sachets. This is a perfect choice for smaller scale situations. It is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. -Cornflower Farms

Designer: Scott Sommerfeld

Colors on the Corner

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

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